Key Expert 2 – Election Administration Specialist


Federal Republic of Nigeria


Technical Assistance for the Implementation of the EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) Programme Phase II

Assignment duration:

Minimum of 1000 workdays in Nigeria

Project duration:

The provisional start date is 1st May 2022 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 60 months from this date

Project information:

The overall objective of the action is to foster a functioning pluralistic, inclusive, participatory and representative democracy in Nigeria.


Qualifications & skills:

Minimum Requirement:

  • Advanced university degree (Masters or Ph.D.) in the humanities, law or social sciences

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with EU funding instruments, preferably European Development Fund (EDF)

General professional experience:

Minimum Requirement:

  • At least 10 years of experience in the area of democracy and democratic governance dealing with electoral issues.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience working in politically polarized countries implementing electoral activities in a highly politically sensitive environment;
  • Fluency and excellent communication skills in the English language.

Specific professional experience:

Minimum Requirement:

  • At least 6 years of experience providing technical/advisory services to electoral management body (ies). Experience in West Africa will be an advantage.

Preferred Requirements

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the political and electoral context in Nigeria and West Africa;
  • Experience in providing advisory, strategic, operational and logistics planning support to Election Management Bodies;
  • Capacity to design and implement electoral activities such as civic/voter education, voter registration, and promoting inclusivity in the electoral process and electoral activities such as civic/voter education, voter registration, and promoting inclusivity;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to engage with key stakeholders including political parties, the media, civil society, and the security agencies;
  • Experience in the planning, management and deployment of electoral technology will be considered an advantage;
  • Ability to utilise relevant programme management and ICT tools facilitate, co-ordinate and manage complex and sensitive training, report writing and policy briefings.


Under the overall strategic direction of the Team Leader, the election administration specialist will work closely with the technical team of the INEC Chairman, INEC officials at various levels and the Programme Officers of the other components of the programme. He/she will provide policy and technical support and advice, prepare and implement activities as detailed in the annual work plan and undertake tasks as directed by the Team Leader.

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