The National Elections Commission seeks a National Principle Gender Investigator to update a study on Women’s participation in politics and elections from 2005 to 2020.
Successful applicant will be assigned at NEC HQ.
Applicant must be able to work with others as team player, as well as being able to work alone and under strenuous condition. With courtesy and professionalism at the NEC headquarters. Be willing to travel across the country when required.
Terms of Reference
- Develop a detailed work plan and time line for the project
- Develop appropriate tool/s for data collection
- Identify and commit field researcher/Data Collectors
- Conduct research on women’s participation in elections from 2005 to 2020
- Ensure correct and timely collection of information and compile report on data collected
- Assist in the facilitation of the holding of a one day validation meeting
- Assist in the facilitation of national stakeholder’s conference on report compiled
- Research will be primarily conducted in Montserrado County
- Proven analytical skills and qualitative focus and strong knowledge and understanding of qualitative research and data;
- Good analytical, drafting and report-writing skills;
- Cultural and political awareness and sensitivity, particularly in relation to the subject matter of the interviews and FGDs;
- Strong interpersonal skills to establish relationships for generating and coordinating field research;
- Ability to perform a broad range of specialized activities aimed at effective and efficient implementation and management of a qualitative research and data collection specifically
- Excellent in human relations, coordination and planning; team player
- Sound expertise in gender equality and women’s empowerment, including on women’s political participation
- Communications or knowledge management experience will be an advantage
- Academic and practical research experience
- Outstanding networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills
- Capacity to work with diverse partners including governments, donors and civil society
- Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with people from varied cultures and professional backgrounds
- Results based management skills
- Ability to produce well written documents demonstrating excellent interpersonal communication
Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in Gender Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, International Relations, or relevant field and/or equivalent practical experience
- A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in the field of gender equality and women’s political empowerment
- Substantive experience in women’s leadership and participation in politics
- Research experience is an asset
- Experience in working in multicultural environment
- Sound knowledge of international standards on human rights, women’s rights and related instruments
- Experience in working with political parties or in a political environment with international processes including those related to women’s empowerment, gender mainstreaming and gender equality is an asset.
Deadline for submission of all applications: January 26, 2022
Applications and CVs can be submitted on line or at the NEC Human Resource Office.