A Senior Training and Inclusion Consultant is needed to work Remotely in Washington, United States

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Senior Training and Inclusion Consultant | Remote, Washington, United States
Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)
Country: United States
City: Washington
Office: IFES HQ Arlington

About International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

: IFES advances democracy for a better future. We collaborate with civil society, public institutions, and the private sector to build resilient democracies that deliver for all. Our technical assistance and applied research develop trusted electoral bodies capable of conducting credible elections; effective and accountable governing institutions; civic and political processes in which all people can safely and equally participate; and innovative ways in which technology and data can positively serve elections and democracy. Since 1987, IFES has worked in more than 145 countries, from developing to mature democracies. In accordance with IFES’ approach: A society is able to reach its full potential in a world in which people of all genders are fully engaged as equal partners in their families, workplaces, and communities. Based on international human rights standards and best practices, IFES promotes political participation, justice, and equal rights around the world. IFES reflects these values in its programming and workplace culture.

The greatest assets of IFES are our team members. IFES offers competitive benefits and pay, as well as the opportunity to work in a dynamic and collaborative environment. Every member of the IFES team is responsible for carrying out the mission of IFES and integrating IFES values into their work every day: Commitment to Excellence, Effective Communication, High-Quality Decision-Making, Accountability, Teamwork, and Collaboration.


IFES is seeking to recruit a Senior Training and Inclusion Consultant to support its work in Asia Pacific. The ideal candidate will have experience in providing technical assistance around inclusion and training; engagement with EMBs; and supporting democracy and governance interventions. Prior international development experience or experience in the field of human rights is strongly preferred. The Consultant will provide technical and management support to programs in Asia Pacific, as well as assisting IFES partner organizations with technical advancement and innovation.


 Provide technical guidance to IFES and local partners on the development of training curricula and facilitation of training sessions.
 Support drafting, review and revision of training curricula.
 Provide support to operational planning efforts, including planning for training, gender, women’s leadership, disability rights and other priority areas. 
 Provide recommendations to election management bodies and other electoral stakeholders to increase the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the electoral and political process.
 Provide capacity building support to organizations of people with disabilities (OPDs) and other inclusion-focused IFES partners around accessibility initiatives, such as implementing accessible audits.
 Assist Country Directors in ensuring timely execution of project activities, strategic development and program implementation.
 Develop and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, donors and partners.
 Prepare papers, reports, briefings on program activities related to trainings, organizational development, electoral administration and gender equality and inclusion work.


Bachelor’s degree required in relevant field; Master’s degree in international relations, political science, international development preferred.


At least 10 years relevant experience in international development or related field. Experience with program management and oversight of single or multiple projects. Extensive experience and familiarity with Asia-Pacific regional context.


Experienced with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required. Thorough familiarity with USAID and other international donor regulations and reporting requirements preferred. Experience working on democracy and governance programs, particularly in restrictive and/or politically sensitive environments required. Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines. Strong communicator, both verbally and in writing. Collaborative, team-oriented individual.


Fluency in English is required.


Travel is required.


The consultant will be required to travel to the country locations to deliver much of the responsibilities. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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