The National DemocraticInstitute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than three decades. Since its founding in 1983, NDI and its local partners have worked to establish and strengthen political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Information Environment Long-Term Analyst (LTA)
Job Function: International
Department: Central & West Africa
- The National Democratic Institute (NDI) is seeking an Information Environment Long-Term Analyst (LTA) for an international election observation mission (IEOM) in Nigeria. In partnership with the International Republican Institute (IRI), the IEOM will monitor Nigeria’s 2023 presidential and legislative elections to assess the degree to which they are inclusive, transparent and accountable and are conducted in accordance with international and regional standards for credible elections.
- The elections are scheduled for February and March 2023. This is a short-term assignment based in Abuja, Nigeria, from mid January 2023 through mid March 2023 for a total duration of about two months.
- The Information Environment LTA will report to the LTA Coordinator and mission directors. Primary responsibilities for this role include monitoring and providing in-depth analysis of the information and media environment ahead of, during and immediately after the elections.
- The LTA will coordinate with the five other Abuja-based analysts to ensure information and media analysis is incorporated into reports, findings and recommendations.
- When applicable, the LTA will also provide guidance to other election-related delegations on matters related to the information environment and media.
- Monitor media coverage of the campaign, candidates, and political parties throughout the electoral process
- Analyze the impact of misinformation and disinformation on the electoral environment and identify legal, regulatory, political, technical and other tools available for protecting the electoral process
- Provide qualitative and quantitative analysis of key institutions’ adherence to the legal framework around the information space as they relate to the electoral process
- Follow the election-related work of any media and/or mis/disinformation-focused civil society groups or targeted efforts by other groups and organizations to contribute to analysis.
- When relevant, attend meetings and sessions that pertain to the media and information environment
- Work closely with the other thematic analysts and NDI staff to ensure media and information issues are integrated into all reports and analyses, and that other thematic areas are considered throughout the media and information analysis
- Maintain regular relations with media and disinformation analysts of other international observation missions, as well as local civil society groups who are monitoring the media and information environment
- Prepare briefing materials and talking points on the media and information environment, and provide advice to the other thematic analysts as requested and as necessary
- Prepare regular reports as stipulated by the LTA Coordinator and mission directors analyzing the media and information environment throughout the electoral process
- Ensure media and information integrity analysis is integrated into briefings and reports as appropriate, including the preliminary election day statements, final mission report and any other statements issued by the mission
- Coordinate with NDI/HQ to ensure that IEOM activities meet the standards of the Declaration of Principles and incorporate lessons learned in other long-term observations
- Travel to regions in Nigeria outside of Abuja as necessary
- Support the activity of the mission and of the international observers in any other aspect as necessary.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a field of study related to International Development; graduate Degree in Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy, Law, or related field preferred
- A minimum of 7 years of experience working in democratic development and governance, with experience in analyzing media around elections and the impacts of mis/disinformation preferred
- 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
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills to effectively present information in a clear and persuasive manner in English
- Analytical skills for interpreting complex programmatic and political issues, and the ability to accurately convey analysis in public reports
- Experience working and living in sub-Saharan Africa preferred
- Experience as a long-term analyst or observer on an international observation mission preferred
- Working knowledge of PC-based word processing and spreadsheet applications; experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) strongly desired
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Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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- Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, please apply as soon as possible.
- NDI is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). As such, NDI makes employment decisions and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant’s or employee’s race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state and local laws. If you need reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please notify NDI’s Human Resources department.