Serve as the local technical lead on project implementation, research support, and liaising with ECZ, local stakeholders, partners and the international community.
Provide targeted application of her/his expertise in electoral and conflict mitigation/response matters to facilitate the training needs assessment and training of ECZ officials on conflict management and crisis response as well as on follow-up activities.
Oversee the implementation, design, quality and synergy of all IFES Zambia activities and results.
Ensure effective implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmatic activities in line with approved objectives and budgets.
Coordinate with IFES HQ to ensure prioritization and effective handling of all matters of technical input, project planning, procurement, compliance, finance, and branding.
Be responsible for management of the field office.
Support programmatic development and fundraising efforts.
Draft regular and timely programmatic reports to IFES HQ.
Liaise and coordinate with IFES partners to ensure successful joint work and collaboration.
Represent IFES in various forums.
Other duties as assigned.
Ability to remain highly organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines
Ability to oversee complex programs with limited supervision
Business awareness and understanding of budget management
Must possess excellent communication and presentation skills
Collaborative and cooperative
Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness
Conduct himself/herself with integrity and function ethically
Ability to manage staff and work with senior management
Excellent knowledge and experience in Zambia and understanding of its electoral, political, media and civil society landscape
Ability and skills to promote and inspire effective collaboration between individuals.
Strong interpersonal and communications skills to meet the diverse technical and managerial requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field.
Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience working with international NGOs.
Professional experience and knowledge in the democracy and governance field, understanding of electoral administration and reform will be considered favorably.
Experience working with election management bodies.
Professional experience and knowledge in managing components of international development programming for funders such as USAID.
Proficiency in Word, Power point, Outlook and Excel.
The Senior Elections Specialist will oversee the design, implementation, evaluation and synergy of all IFES Zambia programmatic interventions in line with approved and future proposals, budgets, workplans and performance monitoring plans. The Senior Elections Specialist provides management, leadership and support to IFES’ Zambia program team.
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