International IDEA has a mandate to support democracy worldwide. Since its establishment in 1995, the Institute has sought to fulfil this mandate by incrementally expanding its geographic footprint. Increasing demand for the Institute´s support in countries in Europe, coupled with key developments that have highlighted the weakness of democratic institutions in some European countries, has motivated the Institute to establish a Regional Europe Programme (REP).
The REP has a strategic objective to support democracy in Europe, with an emphasis on Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans. The focus is described in detail in both the Programme Strategy Document and the International IDEA Institutional Strategy 2018-2022. The other component of the REP is to function as the main liaison of International IDEA to the EU Institutions in Brussels.
International IDEA is currently looking to invest in fundraising and project implementation efforts in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region. To this end, it seeks to recruit a Programme Officer with ample experience in democracy assistance and project development.
The Programme Officer (PO) will report to the Programme Manager for the Regional Europe Programme. The PO will be an experienced democracy professional with an intimate understanding of electoral assistance, political party assistance, constitutional reform or related issues. He/she is also a seasoned proposal writer and fundraiser and has extensive experience with implementing democracy projects that rely on donor funding. She/he will have ample experience in project reporting (programmatic and financial), and project troubleshooting vis-à-vis donors. The incumbent should have an excellent network among donors and democracy assistance organisations in the EaP region. Having previous work experience in the region with an international democracy assistance organization, such as the Council of Europe, OSCE-ODIHR, NDI or similar will be an asset. She/he will oversee and support the execution of program delivery and budget; maintain donor relations; conduct monitoring and reporting, and seek opportunities for innovative program design and fundraising.
International IDEA is an equal opportunity employer which seeks to further diversify its staff in terms of gender, culture and nationality.