Call for Mission Coordinators – Parliamentary Elections in Germany, 24 September 2017

AEGEE Election Observation offers you the opportunity to lead the upcoming AEGEE Election Observation Mission to the Bundestag (German Federal Parliamentary) elections of 24 September 2017 as one of three Mission Coordinators.

The mission will be deployed from 20 to 26 September (six nights) in Berlin, Germany. Mission Coordinators (MCs) are required to arrive at least one day earlier (i.e. 19 September) for preparation activities. Three different positions are open: Coordinator for general management and logistics (MC1), Coordinator for outreach and visibility (MC2), and Coordinator for research (MC3).
 

The respective tasks include the following:

  • MC1: responsible for overall mission management: regular communication with the observers, E-day deployment plan, logistics (accommodation, transportation, meeting space) – in cooperation with Local Coordinators and the Mission Advisors;
  • MC2: responsible for mapping and arranging meetings with electoral stakeholders (party candidates, election administration, youth organisations, election observation experts), liaison with local partners, visibility and outreach, accreditation, and fundraising – in cooperation with Local Coordinators and the Mission Advisors;
  • MC3: responsible for coordinating research tasks by observers, drafting of final report and press releases, adapting election observation forms to electoral procedures – in cooperation with Mission Advisors.
     

Necessary qualifications

  • experience in project management and international teamwork;
  • familiarity with the context of the elections; prior election observation experience is an asset;
  • sufficient time in the three months preceding the Mission (1-2 hours a day, likely more in busy weeks);
  • swiftness and reliability in day-to-day online communication;
  • great organisational skills, attention to detail, dedication, and ability to stick to deadlines.
     

Eligibility criteria

  • be at least 18 and not more than 35 years old;
  • hold no citizenship of Germany;
  • have a professional fluency in English; knowledge of German is an asset;
  • be available to attend the entire mission in person
  • be available to work on the final report in the month following the end of the mission.
     

Conditions

In general, our missions are organised on a 100% voluntary basis and do not involve any remuneration.

We are working to provide free accommodation in Berlin, but this is not confirmed yet.

Please apply here until Friday, 16 June, 23:59 CET. We encourage you to apply earlier as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

In case of questions, please contact Andreas M. Speiser at andreas.speiser@aegee.org.

We look forward to your application!

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