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IFES is a non-profit, non-partisan international organization. As the global leader in democracy promotion, IFES advances good governance and democratic rights by providing technical assistance to election officials; empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process; and applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle. Since 1987, IFES has worked in over 145 countries, from developing democracies to mature democracies.
Since 1994, IFES has played a significant role in promoting electoral, administrative and legal reform in Ukraine. In cooperation with partners in Ukrainian civil society and the Central Election Commission (CEC), IFES is working to foster dialogue on electoral reform, build the capacity of local NGOs, institutionalize best practices in training election officials and ensure more equal representation in the electoral process for disadvantaged populations, especially women, representatives of national minorities and persons with disabilities.
The Legal Drafting Expert will work closely with the Senior Digital Transformation Advisor under the supervision of IFES Legal Advisor and will carry out duties related to the drafting of legislative concepts, draft laws, and draft by-laws in the field of election law, including on matters related to digital transformation, e-governance, cybersecurity, electoral technologies; and conducting comparative research.
IFES is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Legal Drafting Expert. The position has an initial 3-month duration with the possibility of extension.
Scope of Work:
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Fluency in written and spoken English and Ukrainian languages is required.
TRAVEL: Travel may be required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment/promotions and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic IFES encourages people with disabilities and individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV and a Letter of Interest, with “Legal Drafting Expert” in the subject line, to Valeriia Zhyman [email protected] copying Yana Dovga at [email protected] no later than January 4, 2022, 23:59 Kyiv time.