Consultancy Services for a Long-term Analysis of the Election Observation Mission on the Inclusion of Women, Youth, and Persons with Disabilities 206 views

REQUEST FOR QUOTES

OPPORTUNITY BACKGROUND

The International Republican Institute (IRI) is seeking a Long-Term Analyst (LTA): Inclusion of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) for the International Election Observation Mission in Ethiopia (IEOME). In partnership with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), the EIOME will assess Ethiopia’s 2021 national and regional parliamentary elections and the degree to which they are inclusive, transparent and accountable and are conducted in accordance with international and regional standards for credible elections. This is a full-time temporary position, and the LTA is expected to work remotely from approximately April through July for a duration of up to five months. The Long Term Analyst will report to the LTA Coordinator under the supervision of the IEOME Deputy Mission Director and Mission Director and provide support in the design and implementation for all aspects of the long term analysis component. Potential in-person deployment to Ethiopia to be determined on further assessment of local COVID-19 pandemic conditions and global travel contexts.

OPPORTUNITY STRUCTURE

Statement of Work:

S/he will monitor, analyze and report on inclusion of women, youth and PWDs in Ethiopia’s 2021 elections. This will include assessment of the pre-election period, political party campaigns, Election Day and announcement of results. The Analyst will produce reports that will contribute to the overall assessment of the election process.

Primary Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide a qualitative and quantitative in-depth analysis of dynamics and inclusion of women, youth and PWDs throughout all electoral processes.
  • Monitor and track electoral participation and barriers encountered by women, youth and PWDs
  • Conduct analysis of the risk factors for incidents of election violence as it relates to impact on women, youth and PWDs.
  • Meet with various stakeholders monitoring the inclusion women, youth, and PWDs including civil society organizations and international and domestic observers, as well as stakeholders with the mandate to mitigate and respond to inequalities/inclusion in the electoral process such as the National Elections Board of Ethiopia (NEBE).
  • Monitor political party campaign activities and parties’ implementation of code of conduct promoting political inclusion of women, youth and PWDs during the campaign period.
  • Works with regional facilitators and assigned local research assistant to assess trends and details related to the inclusion of women, youth and PWDs dynamics in coordination with the Mission Director, Deputy and Mission Security and Logistics Coordinator.
  • Coordinates with other LTAs to ensure integration of various issues into the information, political and campaign environment analysis.
  • Assists in developing briefing materials and providing briefings for the virtual preelection assessment mission delegates, and other mission activities as necessary on issues relevant to analysis made on inclusion of women, youth and PWDs
  • In collaboration with the legal/election administration analysts, analyze legal and electoral legislation and the performance of the election administration from an inclusion perspective
  • Anticipates potential problems, troubleshoots project problems, offers solutions and actively takes part to lead resolution of them with creative and immediate solutions
  • Establishes, maintains, and develops productive working relationships with relevant stakeholders (domestic and international NGOs, election administrators, security officials, journalists and other media, and elected and appointed officials), consultants, field and DC staff.
  • Produces analytical reports to LTA Coordinator and contributes information to sections of quarterly and final donor reports.
  • Provides logistical assistance to IEOME program staff on the election observation mission as necessary.
  • Travel to and within Ethiopia in performance of the above scope of work.

COMPETITIVE SCOPE

Technical Bid:

All bids submitted to IRI must include:

  • Information addressing your experience in providing each of the services identified in the above Statement of Work and your proposed specific approach for providing those services to IRI under this contract, including sufficient information to determine a clear definition of services as it relates to other providers that may be involved.
  • The name, address, and telephone and facsimile numbers of the bidder (and electronic address if available);
  • Bidders shall provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references with whom the applicant has had a working relationship within the last 24-month period. IRI may contact these individuals.
  • If the Bidder is a U.S. organization/resident, or a foreign organization/resident which has income effectively connected with the conduct of activities in the U.S. or has an office or a place of business or a fiscal paying agent in the U.S., the technical bids must contain Bidder’s Taxpayer Identification Number.
  • Bids will not exceed 6 pages (not including cover page), using Times New Roman font, 1” margins.
  • Attachment requirements:
    • CV/Resume
    • Expert Service Rate Form provided at the end of this solicitation. IRI may contact previous clients and employers for professional references and compensation confirmation.
  • Desired Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree preferably in international relations, law, political science, gender studies or related subject
    • A minimum of five (5) years relevant professional work experience at the national or international level implementing programming in the field of democracy and governance, with experience during election processes preferred
    • Experience as a long-term observer or long-term analyst on an international observation mission preferred
    • Experience in analysis of inclusion, specifically gender, youth and persons with disabilities strongly desired
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure in a sensitive political environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of an internationally and culturally diverse team, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Exceptional interpersonal and managerial skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of local stakeholders and foreign government personnel
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of an internationally and culturally diverse team, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Exceptional interpersonal and managerial skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of local stakeholders and foreign government personnel
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills to effectively present information in a clear and persuasive manner
  • Analytical skills for interpreting complex program and political issues
  • Experience working and living in Africa preferred
  • Knowledge of PC-based word processing and e-mail technology
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

Submission Instructions:

  • Bids must be submitted via email to Kiely Ford; [email protected] with the subject line “AFRICA2021Ethiopia03o” by the deadline listed above.
  • To help us track our procurement effort, please indicate in your email where (ngotenders.net) you saw this tender/procurement notice.
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