Political Analyst Assistant
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Political Analyst Assistant

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Qualifications and Skills

  • Possesses a university degree in political science or adequate training and relevant work experience for the position

General Functions 

Under the direct supervision of the Political and Country Analyst, the incumbent will assist with the following tasks:

  • Assist in undertaking political analysis of the electoral process and gain broad understanding of the political context in which the elections are being held (political history, socio-cultural issues, political parties, previous election results)
  • Assist in organizing meeting with political parties, candidates and political analysts
  • Assist in maintaining close relations with domestic observer groups and other non- governmental organizations related to the election process
  • Assist in providing assessment and background knowledge and material on a wide range of interlocutors including candidates, political parties, state authorities, military, media groups, journalists, and decision makers in the political spheres
  • Assist in producing regular reporting on political developments for core team and observers and provide oral briefing as required
  • Participate in the analysis of information sent by the fielded observers and produce consolidated reports on the election campaign and polling
  • Assist in developing a cultural awareness in the mission and briefing material for mission staff taking into consideration; religious, customs and practices in relation to the electoral process. In conjunction with the operations and security experts, brief mission members about culturally sensitive issues and the appropriate behavior to be adopted by observers in the course of their activities
  • Participate as required in observer briefings, debriefings and team meetings
  • Assist in contributing to the preparation of weekly reports the preliminary statement and the final report
  • Perform any other duty required


  • All positions are open to men and women with no discrimination
  • For all positions, a good linguistic competence (spoken and written) in both English and Nepali is mandatory
  • All candidates must have sufficient computer skills to operate with electronic mail, word processing, public presentation and spreadsheet software
  • Flexibility required. Work is expected on occasions both in the evenings and weekends or even public holidays
  • Place of work is Kathmandu

Applying Procedure

Interested Nepali citizens are requested to send their detailed CV and all contact details to the email address gizeomnepal@gmail.com by 17th October, 2017. Only applications sent by email will be accepted. Please clearly mention the position applied for in the email subject title.

Only applicants whose profile matches best the needs of the mission will be contacted for interviews.

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