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TERMS OF REFERENCE Political Analyst, Election Assessment Mission (EAM) Background



The OSCE/ODIHR is the leading agency in Europe in the field of election observation. It co-ordinates and organizes the deployment of several observation missions with thousands of observers every year to assess the compliance of elections in OSCE participating States in line with OSCE commitments, other international standards for democratic elections and national legislation. Its unique methodology provides an in-depth insight into all elements of an electoral process, and permits to make concrete recommendations to further improve electoral processes. More recently, the OSCE/ODIHR started to deploy Election Assessment Missions (EAMs) in order to follow specific electoral issues in a broader range of OSCE participating States. Objective Under the guidance of the Head of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Assessment Missions (EAM) and in close coordination with the Election Department, the Political Analyst of the OSCE/ODIHR EAM assesses the performance of the election administration in line with OSCE Commitments, other international standards for democratic elections and national legislation. Main tasks- Acquire knowledge of the election law and all other election-related legislation;- Acquire knowledge of the political party system and campaign, as well as the election administration and legal situation;- Become familiar with relevant OSCE/ODIHR publications such as Election Observatio

Year: 2011
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