The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance - The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization with a mission to advance democracy worldwide, as a universal human aspiration and an enabler of sustainable development, through support to the building, strengthening and safeguarding of democratic political institutions and processes at all levels.
We believe that democracy is a universal human aspiration and an experience that is pursued and lived in different ways around the world. Beyond the basic tenets of citizens’ choice and citizens’ political equality, the critical choices are best made and the quality of democracy is best gauged by those directly concerned: the citizens themselves. We systematically nurture an open and pluralistic understanding of democracy. This is respectful of the national context, and is in line with our non-prescriptive and non-intrusive approach, as well as with the priorities set by national actors.
International IDEA produces, shares and enables the use of comparative knowledge in its key areas of expertise: electoral processes, constitution building processes, political participation and representation, as well as on democracy as it relates to gender and inclusion, conflict sensitivity and sustainable development.
It has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and offices in the Africa and West Asia, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe regions. International IDEA is a Permanent Observer to the United Nations.
International IDEA advances democracy worldwide, by supporting the building, strengthening and safeguarding of democratic institutions and processes at all levels.
International IDEA’s research and knowledge products capture global experiences of democracy and provide decision makers with accurate analysis, data and tools for inclusive political, constitutional and electoral reform. Our efforts to support democratic change also build on our ability to facilitate dialogue at national and international levels, build partnerships and contribute to the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.
The Global Programme is central for International IDEA’s position as the global leader in Democracy and Electoral Assistance. Committed to the principles and practices of democracy, the Director Global Programme has strategic and operational responsibility to lead a diversely talented Global Programme team, providing strategic direction and overseeing the development, implementation and delivery of high-quality programme plans, objectives, and budgets.
As a member of Senior Management and the Management Committee, the Director Global Programme leads strategic planning and internal initiatives. S/he actively contributes to the overall management of the organization, by providing guidance and direction in the development and implementation of strategies in particular with regard to the organization’s knowledge production to support International IDEA’s mandate and work programmes, with an eye toward both future needs and budget realities.
International IDEA is an equal opportunity employer which seeks to further diversify its staff in terms of gender, culture and nationality.