Stars Orbit Consultants and Management Development

Electoral Legal Officer

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Job Overview

Project/Department: Support to Iraq’s Electoral Process-Capacity Development, UNAMI
Duty Station: Baghdad, Iraq
Contract Type and Duration: Service Contract (SC) – SB5 – 10 Months
VA Date of Issue: 15 February 2023
VA Closure Date: 23 February 2023
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
1. CV must be submitted online in PDF along with your Education Graduation Certificate. Link to Apply:
2. Use English language only.
3. Indicate all your job TOR.
4. indicate clear years of experience with each job (Month/Year)
5. Attached your last evaluation from your previous/current job.
6. If the candidate is currently employed by a government institution, he/she must be able to provide an unpaid leave of absence for the duration of the consultancy.
7. Only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted.
8. By submitting your application, you have read the Terms of Reference for this position and agree that any false, wrong, or incomplete information might lead to your disqualification in this recruitment process.
Education: Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Public Administration, or related field. A first-level university degree, in combination with qualifying experience, may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Language: Fluent (level C) English and Arabic in both oral and written communication
Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in elections; experience in assisting, implementing, supporting or advising on electoral laws and regulations is required; experience working with the UN, a UN agency or an international organization on electoral issues; demonstrated ability to thrive within a complex multicultural and multinational environment strongly preferred; knowledge of UN rules, regulations, policies and procedures an asset.
Summary of Key Functions
1. Provide legal advice on electoral laws.
2. Advise on electoral programs, legal drafting, and dispute resolution.
3. Support coordination between IHEC and courts
4. Maintain partnerships with stakeholders.
5. Advise IHEC on complaints management.
Functions / Key Results Expected
1. Under the supervision of the Legal Advisor, provide legal advice to the OEA and the IHEC on electoral legislation including the electoral law, voter registration, electoral disputes, political party registration, electoral procedures, rules and regulations, codes of conduct and other legal issues related to the electoral process.
2. Support and advise the implementation of electoral programs and processes in: legal drafting, complaints and dispute resolution, capacity-building, institutional reform and development:
3. Support on designing and implementing tools that allow better coordination between the IHEC and the judicial courts in the detection and treatment of electoral matters.
4. Support the maintenance of professional and productive partnerships with national counterpart institutions and other key stakeholders in the electoral process.
5. Advise the IHEC Commissioners and staff of the IHEC on the development and implementation of a complaints management process that is consistent with the UN mandate, and international principles and perform other related duties as required.

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