Vacancies

Strategic Plan National Consultant (Short Term) - Support Development of NEC Strategic Plan (2020-2024)

Start Date: Mid July, 2019
Number of Work Days: 42 work days (over a period of 2 months)

Application Instructions: Submit CV and Cover Letter to info@afriqia-solutions.com with “Strategic Plan National Consultant (Short Term)” in Subject Line.

  • About the Client

    Human Dynamics is a specialised provider of consulting services for public sector clients, with a focus on transition and developing countries. For more information, please find us on https://www.humandynamics.org

  • Responsibility

    The short term Strategic Plan National Expert will work closely with NEC Executive Secretary & Strategic planning committee alongside the lead/key expert of the project component no. 1a “Support to Electoral Cycle” which activities shall lead to the following results:

    Sustainable improvement of National Electoral Commission's long term capacity to carry out its mandate:

    • Result 1: Priority capacity needs are identified and agreed in consultation with EU Delegation and National Electoral Commission and reflect 2015-2019 Strategic Plan.
    • Result 2: Increased institutional, staff and infrastructure capacity, enhanced gender equality, legislative/regulatory framework and capacity to extract voter registry from civil registry.
  • Specific objective(s) for this mission

    Specific Objectives include:

    • Assess implementation of the key activities undertaken by the Commission in consonance with the ten strategic pillars as enshrined in the NEC Strategic Plan 2015-2019;
    • Identify milestones recorded within the period and their impact on the administration of the Commission;
    • Assess the activities of the Commission during the period, using the SWOT Analysis at district, regional and national levels;
    • Proffer recommendations and the way forward for future NEC activities; Develop and validate Strategic
  • General professional experience

    • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business/public administration/ or related field combined with capacity building work and institutional systems development experience.
    • At least 10 years in the areas of institutional change, finances. administrative policies and procedures, assets management and warehousing procedures
    • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Specific professional experience

    • Proven knowledge and experience in electoral assistance and working with independent electoral management bodies in developing countries is essential.
    • Proven experience in the area of electoral reform and/or strengthening through policy advice/analysis in a developing country context is essential.
    • Extensive knowledge and experience of electoral administration and implementation in developing countries is essential.
    • Proven knowledge and experience of public sector capacity assessment, organisational development and change management is essential.
    • Knowledge of democratic governance policy imperatives in sub-Sharan Africa is considered an asset, especially in relation to electoral management bodies.
    • Strong organizational, analytical and writing skills.
    • Ability to work strategically to realize organizational goals, develop strategies, set clear policy related to core assignment.
    • Results oriented, strong team player with good interpersonal and coordination skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to manage complex tasks and openness to change;
    • Computer skills including Microsoft Word, MS Excel and Power Point;
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks without compromising quality of work, team spirit and positive working relationships

NOTICE

CVs from University leavers in Sierra Leone are welcome and will be considered for entry level positions and for internships. When submitting your CV for open consideration, please accompany with a cover letter clearly indicating job interest.

All candidates must be able to work in the English Language. Applications are welcome from both within and outside Sierra Leone.