WFD is now initiating the selection process for Long-Term and Short-Term Observers to observe Tunisia’s Presidential and Legislative Elections scheduled for 15 September and 6 October 2019, respectively.

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


Arrival in Tunisia: 01 SEPTEMBER 2019

Departure to Europe 15 NOVEMBER 2019

The dates include a possible 2nd round of Presidential Elections likely to take place on 03 November 2019

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



Arrival in Tunisia: 10 SEPTEMBER 2019

Departure to Europe: 15 SEPTEMBER 2019



Arrival in Tunisia: 01 OCTOBER 2019

Departure to Europe: 11 OCTOBER 2019


PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS – (possible 2nd round likely to take place on 03 November 2019)

Arrival in Tunisia: 30 OCTOBER 2019

Departure to Europe: 07 NOVEMBER 2019


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

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 EU Commission on Tuesday 13 August – only shortlisted observers will be notified by 13 August CoB. The European Commission plans to inform selected LTOs and STOs by 19 August.

Please note that only British nationals are eligible to apply, 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).


Further information is available on WFD’s website under Election Observation. Specific information about this mission is available by clicking on CIRCA and Annex I. 


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

How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for the either position, please submit your interest by:

Downloading and completing the application form, email your application form to by the closing date. Please save your application as “YOUR SURNAME-Your-Name-LTO/STO/BOTH” in the email subject when submitting your application.

It is mandatory that you are also registered with the European Commission and that this information is kept up-to-date.

Closing Date: 23.59 (GMT) Thursday 8th August 2019


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