Programme Support Consultant for the “Support Team Europe Democracy” (STED) Project

International IDEA - The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

Programme Support Consultant for the “Support Team Europe Democracy” (STED) Project

International IDEA - The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

Brussels, Belgium

Background

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. International IDEA’s mission is to support sustainable democratic change by providing comparative knowledge, and assisting in democratic reform, and influencing policies and politics. International IDEA acts as a catalyst for democracy building; by providing knowledge resources, policy proposals and supporting democratic reforms in response to specific national requests.

International IDEA’s Regional Europe Office (REO) fulfils a representation role to the European Union (EU) institutions, its Member States (MS) and partners in Brussels. In 2021, it established an EU-funded project, “Supporting Team Europe Democracy - Strengthening Democracy evidence and Communication around the Summit for Democracy”. The project focuses on building democracy data for Team Europe Democracy and communication. It also aims at fostering civil society engagement in the Summit for Democracy hosted by the US Government and taking place in December 2021 and 2022 and throughout the Year of Action. It promotes a “Team Europe Democracy” approach in view of the Summit.

Through this project, activities will be implemented to facilitate dialogue, and mobilize civil society to engage and participate in the Summit. It will also contribute to the defining of inclusive commitments for the Summit for Democracy and to monitoring its outcomes and the implementation of commitments.

International IDEA is now looking for a short-term consultant to support the team to implement the project. Under the supervision of the Programme Manager, the consultant will be in charge of supporting the implementation of project activities, such as the organization of events in Brussels and in the Global South and communication activities.

Scope of work

The main objective of the Consultant will be to provide support to the Supporting Team Europe Democracy (STED) team in relation to project activities as follows:

  • Implements project, including implementation of International IDEA activities and delivery of Project outputs, funding and budgeting to project assessment and accountability; participates in meetings and discussions;
  • Maintains and develops relevant professional contacts and networks of cooperation, including with stakeholders to the Summit for Democracy, democracy practitioners, policy makers, academics and the international community, both in Brussels and the Global South;
  • Develops communication and promotional activities in the framework of the project;
  • Regularly monitors and reports on important democratic developments to inform project design and project interventions;
  • Collaborates closely with relevant International IDEA colleagues in Stockholm, Washington and elsewhere, who are involved in other Summit for Democracy activities that International IDEA implements outside of this project.

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in political science, law, international relations, public administration or other related discipline;
  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in the implementation of projects in the field of democracy and governance support;
  • Combines in-depth knowledge of democratic development, acquired through academic achievements, excellent skills including project management skills, communication skills and relevant experience in their field;
  • Good understanding of EU democratic and policy frameworks and EU Member State democracy assistance policies;
  • Deep understanding of political processes, general theory and practice of democracy;
  • Has in-depth knowledge and extensive work experience in project management in the areas of democracy and governance;
  • Possesses strong analytical, writing and communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality reports and other documents related to the project and development of promotional activities and presentations;

Reporting Line

  • Programme Manager, Regional Europe Office - Brussels.

Duration and Duty Station

  • The contract is expected to be for three months, from September to November 2022;
  • The duty station for the assignment is Brussels. Remote working will be available but presence in the office will also be required.

Application Information

If you are interested in expressing your interest in the above consultancy assignment, please submit the following documents:

  • A copy of your most recent CV;
  • A motivation letter of no more than one page, outlining why you are interested in the role, why you are qualified for it, and when you would be able to start;
  • Note of your daily fee rate in euros;
  • The names of two references, one of which should be a former employer/supervisor.

Please submit the above documents as follows:

  • Submit the documents to the email address: EOI@idea.int;
  • Submissions must state the following text in the subject field:
    EOI No. 2022-07-017 - Programme Support Consultant STED and add your initials (first name, surname);
  • Deadline for submissions is Sunday 21 August 2022, 23:59 (CEST). Late submissions will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to undergo an interview.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Don't forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.

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