Elections Program Manager
Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time Salary: Closes: June 21, 2021
Zambia Federation of Disability Organisation (ZAFOD) is a national umbrella organisation of and for organisations of persons with disabilities whose mandate is to advocate for the promotion and protection of the rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs). Since the early 1980s, ZAFOD has been advocating for the promotion and protection of disability rights and the inherent dignity of persons with disabilities, including advocacy for the observance of rights to political and public participation of persons with disabilities through inclusive and accessible electoral processes. ZAFOD will be conducting a pre-and post-election observation of key aspects of accessibility and participation in electoral processes for persons with disabilities in all the provinces. ZAFOD’s thematic election observation will monitor specific processes, activities, or events for issues that could undermine the accessibility and participation of persons with disabilities in the electoral process and support ZAFOD to conduct evidence-based advocacy for improving the accessibility and participation of persons with disabilities. ZAFOD is seeking a highly motivated and qualified candidate for the position of Elections Program Manager. The Elections Program Manager will be responsible for implementing the ZAFOD disability thematic election observation program activities. The manager will be based in Lusaka. The Election Program Manager will form part of a small and dynamic team. Please note that the hiring of these positions is dependent upon additional funds becoming available. ZAFOD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Responsibilities and Duties
Serve as point of contact on the disability thematic election observation program and provide close oversight of all aspects of daily operations of the program; including training and preparation of presentations.
Support the organization of program events, conferences, consultations, workshops and meetings.
Develop approach and key documents related to the election observation program.
Support the program planning process and update activity plans for the disability thematic observation program.
Ensure the accreditation and deployment of observers for the disability thematic electoral process observation.
Working knowledge of basic budgeting and accounting procedures.
Maintain regular and efficient internal communication on the program developments with the disability thematic election program team; proofread and edit program materials and documents for accuracy as needed.
Support data analysis and data visualization.
Ensure timely monitoring and evaluation of activities and collect data for ME&L purposes.
Must have a University Degree in field of study related to international development; political science, international relations, public policy, law, or related field.
Must have at least 5 years working experience in governance or civil society
Must have excellent writing skills.
Data analysis skills and use of Excel/Google Sheets.
Must have good analysis skills of the political context of the country and beyond.
Knowledge of project management will be an added advantage.
Working knowledge of Microsoft and Google application packages and internet technology.
Possess experience in the use of ICTs for data management.
Familiarity with electoral processes and inclusive governance issues.
Enthusiastic and energetic personality; willing to work long hours.
Excellent communication, problem-solving and writing skills.
Experience with election-related work and sound political judgment.
Must possess a high level of integrity, objectivity and non-partisanship.
Send your application and CV with the names and telephone numbers of three traceable referees to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 21 June, 2021. The applications should be addressed to the Federal Director, ZAFOD. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.