Cool Job for the Carter Center

The Carter Center is looking for a technical expert for the Philippines election.

This long term observer will work in conjunction with our field office director (FOD) and technical expert (TE) to conduct an assessment of the Filipino election technology and its impact on the electoral process. The long term observer will be tasked with completing observation and assessment of the procurement, testing, and use of automated technology in the Philippines, as well as public confidence in this process. Given the small size of this mission, successful applicants will work directly with the FOD and TE and should be self-motivated and have both elections and technology experience. Applicants should comfortable working in a variety of cultural environments. Spanish and Filipino language skills are not required, but may be considered. A brief terms of reference is provided below.

Serve as a long term observer in Manila, Philippines from March – June, 2010. In this capacity, conduct observation of electoral preparations, technology procurement and testing, and public confidence in the automation process.

Work in close conjunction with the Carter Center’s FOD and TE in Manila to ensure complete coverage of relevant issues and areas of interest, including, as needed, short travel outside of Manila to assess electoral preparations in other areas of the Philippines.

Under direction from the FOD, conduct observation to aid in the completion of The Carter Center’s ‘Draft Methodology for Observing Electronic Voting,’ in the context of the Philippines.

This position is based in Manila, Philippines, with occasional travel to other areas of the country. Applicants should be prepared to relocate to the Philippines for the duration of The Carter Center’s field presence (March – June, 2010). Accommodation, round-trip travel to Manila, all relevant short-term relocation costs, and a small per diem will be provided by The Carter Center. As a volunteer position, The Carter Center is unable to provide payment for this work, however, successful applicants will be offered a weekly stipend during their tenure. Interested applicants should respond to or +1.404.420.3846 with a short cover letter and relevant summary of experience.
Given the high number of expected applicants, The Carter Center will be unable to respond personally to unsuccessful applicants, however, thanks you in advance for your interest and consideration.