WFD is now initiating the selection process for Long-Term and Short-Term Observers to observe El Salvador’s Legislative Elections scheduled for 3 February 2019.

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

  • 02/01/2019 Departure to El Salvador

  • 17/03/2019 Departure from El Salvador

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

  • 1st Round:

– 27/01/2019 Arrival in El Salvador

– 07/02/2019 Departure from El Salvador

  • 2nd Round:

– 05/03/2019 Arrival in El Salvador

– 14/03/2019 Departure from El Salvador

As per recommendation from the European Commission, we will be only proposing candidates certifying their full availability for the entire period of the mission.

If you would like to be considered for the either position, please submit your interest by sending a completed application form to The deadline for applications is Sunday, 25 November (23:59 GMT). It is mandatory that you are also registered with the European Commission and that this information is kept up-to-date.

WFD will be submitting the names of up to 3 shortlisted candidates for the LTO position and up to 3 shortlisted candidates for the STO position to the EU Commission on Friday 30 November – only shortlisted observers will be notified by 30 November CoB. The European Commission plans to inform selected LTOs and STOs by Monday 10 December.

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

Please note that only British nationals are eligible to apply, and the working language of the mission will in both Spanish and English. Therefore, it is a requirement of the post that the candidate has fluent written and spoken Spanish and English (both C1 level). Phone interviews will be scheduled for short-listed candidates between 29-30 November to test Spanish language fluency.

Further information is available on WFD website under Election Observation. And specific information about this mission such as the CIRCA and Annex I are attached to this email.

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

If you have any questions, please do get in touch at, we can only answer queries via email.