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Madagascar Presidential Elections 2018

August 15th, 2018

We are seeking UK nationals to serve as Long-Term and Short-Term Observers in the Madagascar Presidential Elections 2018

Following an EU decision to deploy an Election Observation Mission, on behalf of UK Government WFD is now initiating the selection process for UK nationals to serve as Long-Term and Short-Term Observers in the Madagascar Presidential Elections. These are currently scheduled to take place on 7 November and, if there is a second round, 19 December 2018.

Requirements

Only UK nationals are eligible to apply through WFD and the working language of the mission will be French. Therefore, it is a requirement of the post that the candidate has fluent written and spoken French (C1 level). Interviews will be scheduled for short-listed candidates between 29-31 August to test French language fluency.

To be considered as a Long-Term Observer (LTO), you must be available over the following dates (indicative):

  • 2 October to 13 November 2018 (first round)
  • 9 – 23 December 2018 (second round)

To be considered as a Short-Term Observer (STO), you must be available over the following dates (indicative):

  • 1 – 11 November 2018 (first round)
  • 13 – 22 December 2018 (second round)

As per EU requirement, WFD will only be able to put forward candidates certifying their full availability for the entire period of the mission.

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for the either position, please submit your interest by sending a completed application form to election.observation@wfd.org. The deadline for applications is Monday, 27 August (23:59 BST).

Please save your application as “YOUR SURNAME-Your-Name-LTO/STO/BOTH”

It is mandatory that you are also registered directly with the European Commission and that the information you have given to them is up-to-date.

Please note that we will only be considering all the applications received before the deadline and only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WFD will be submitting the names of up to 4 shortlisted candidates for the LTO position and up to 4 shortlisted candidates for the STO position to the European Commission on Monday 3 September.

The European Commission plans to inform selected LTOs and STOs by Friday 7 September.

Futher information

Specific information about this mission is contained in the Call for Candidatures (‘CIRCA’) issued by the European Commission on 13 August and in this European Union Election Observation Mission Madagascar 2018 technical note, including details of the mission as well as terms of reference and guidelines.

If you have any questions, please do get in touch at election.observation@wfd.org.

Please note, we can only answer queries via email.

[The photo "Antananarivo" by Rafeel Medina is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]

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