The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance — International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. International IDEA’s mission is to support sustainable democratic change by providing comparative knowledge, and assisting in democratic reform, and influencing policies and politics.
International IDEA acts as a catalyst for democracy building; by providing knowledge resources, policy proposals and supporting democratic reforms in response to specific national requests. It works together with policy makers, governments, UN organizations and agencies and regional organizations engaged in the field of democracy building.
International IDEA develops, shares and enables the use of comparative knowledge in its key areas of expertise: electoral processes,constitution building,political participation and representation, democracy and development and democracy assessments.
It also addresses the important issues of gender, diversity, and conflict and security as they relate to democracy.
International IDEA is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and works worldwide through offices in New York, Brussels, The Hague, Latin America, Africa and Asia.
The Global Programme (GP) implements all of the three institutional impact areas, namely Electoral Processes; Constitution Building Processes and Political Participation and Representation. GP is also responsible for the production of the bi-annual Global State of Democracy report under its Democracy Assessment and Political Analysis unit.
The Programme Officer position is under the Political Participation and Representation (PPR) programme which has the mandate to promote and support the integrity of institutions and processes of political participation and representation. The PPR focuses specifically on (a) the integrity of political parties and legislatures (inclusive, responsive, accountable political parties and legislatures) and (b) political finance and the influence of money in politics. Examples of sub-themes within this impact area include political parties(intra party democracy processes; inter-party dialogues, political parties’ strategic planning, political party innovations, ICTs and social media, gender and inclusion in political parties and politics, citizens engagement); political finance and the influence of money in politics(regulatory frameworks, oversights mechanisms/entities, digital reporting and disclosure, gender and political financing, digital and online campaigning; and parliamentary and sub-national assemblies support (interface of political party leaders and parliamentary committees, sub-national assemblies and engagement with citizens, interface of political party leaders and sub-national assemblies, gender and inclusion in parliamentary and sub-national assemblies).
The PPR supports and complements the Institute´s regional and country programmes primarily through providing high quality and policy relevant technical and advisory support; contributes to agenda setting and policy influence at the global level through high quality, policy relevant analysis and assessments; and produces global comparative knowledge resources and practical tools in its thematic areas of focus.
The Programme Officer will contribute to the overall PPR mandate in the areas of focus described above through working in particular to achieve more inclusive, responsive and accountable institutions and processes of representative democracy, specifically, political finance and the influence of money in politics and parliamentary and sub-national assemblies support.
Applications should be submitted online no later than 24:00 (CET) 22 August 2019.
You may apply directly by pressing the Apply Now button.
Please note that all applications must be made in English.
International IDEA is an equal opportunity employer which seeks to further diversify its staff in terms of gender, culture and nationality.