Long-Term Analyst (LTA) Coordinator at the National Democratic Institute (NDI)

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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: Long-Term Analyst (LTA) Coordinator

Location: Abuja
Job Function: International
Department: Central & West Africa

Job Details

  • We are seeking a long-term analyst (LTA) coordinator, who will also serve as a thematic analyst, 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 25, 2023, and March 11, 2023, respectively. This is a short-term assignment based in Abuja, Nigeria, from early January 2023 through mid March 2023. Working in close coordination with NDI staff based in DC and Abuja, NDI/IRI senior management, the NDI/IRI IEOM mission director/coordinator, and based on NDI/IRI’s established international observation methodology, the LTA coordinator will be responsible for overall technical and administrative management of five LTAs in consultation with and support from NDI/IRI staff in DC and in Abuja.
  • The LTA coordinator will also serve as the analyst for one of three key issue areas: gender and inclusion, election administration, or information environment, depending on program needs.
  • Deployment to Abuja for the duration of this time period is required. Travel to other areas of Nigeria may be required as needed.
  • The LTA coordinator reports to the IEOM mission director and/or deputy director and NDI/IRI senior management.


  • Liaise closely with the mission director and deputy mission director to prepare for and conduct orientations for the LTAs and coordinate support for LTAs throughout the duration of the mission. Work closely with IEOM leadership and financial staff to monitor LTA budget and expenses.
  • Provide direct management and oversight of LTAs, including: developing scopes of work, onboarding, reporting plans, deployment, and internal briefings.
  • Liaise with mission director and deputy mission director to develop the reporting process for the LTAs and compile LTA reports and findings into high quality and timely submissions to mission leadership.
  • Maintain regular communications with LTAs and produce LTA summary reports that provide analysis of political developments, observation findings and updates on mission activities, and contribute to regular reports for NDI and IRI, as well as the final IEOM report
  • Become familiar with Nigeria’s constitutional and legal framework for elections, overall political environment, and issues being handled by LTAs
  • Take the lead on one thematic issue for analysis: gender and inclusion, election administration, or information environment, and ensure that each LTA is taking an intersectional approach mainstreaming other themes into their assigned theme
  • Develop regular communication with key independent national electoral commission (INEC) officials, political party leadership, and CSO watchdog organizations, as well as other international missions
  • Travel to regions outside of Abuja as necessary
  • Coordinate with NDI/IRI senior management to ensure that IOEM activities meet the standards of the Declaration of Principles and incorporate lessons learned in other long-term observations
  • 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 10 years of experience working in democratic development and governance, with experience in the field of electoral processes preferred
  • Proven capacity to meet program goals while managing financial, administrative and security responsibilities
  • 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
  • Analytical skills for interpreting complex program and political issues, and ability to accurately convey analysis in public reports
  • Experience working and living in sub-Saharan Africa preferred
  • Knowledge of Nigeria’s political context preferred
  • Experience as a long-term analyst or coordinator on an international observation mission preferred
  • Superior oral and written communications skills to effectively present information in a clear and persuasive manner in English
  • Working knowledge of PC-based word processing and spreadsheet applications; experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) strongly desired.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
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