Recruitment for the Election Observation Mission to Armenia

Following an official invitation to observe the parliamentary elections in Armenia, scheduled for 2 April 2017, based on the findings and conclusions of the Needs Assessment Mission deployed from 30 November to 2 December 2016, and in accordance with its mandate, the OSCE/ODIHR is preparing to deploy an Election Observation Mission (EOM) for these elections.

In this respect, the OSCE/ODIHR is currently looking for external consultants to fill the following positions:

  • Head of Mission
  • Deputy Head of Mission
  • Political Analyst
  • Election Analyst
  • Voter Registration Analyst
  • Legal Analyst
  • Media Analyst
  • Co-ordinator of Long-Term Observers


All assignments are temporarily contracted positions and their duration will be for approximately eight weeks. In case of a potential second round of the elections, certain assignments can be extended. Candidates should be available from 15 February 2017 and be prepared to depart on short notice. Candidates must be citizens of OSCE participating States, excluding citizens of Armenia. For more information about the responsibilities and requirements of each post, please read the terms of reference in the Key Resources section at the bottom of this page. Please complete the following steps in order to apply:

  1. Register in the OSCE/ODIHR's election experts database. If you have already registered, please move on to the next steps.
  2. Send an email to, indicating the position for which you are applying. Please note that you may apply for a maximum of two positions.
  3. Attach a motivation letter and a completed application form or recent Curriculum Vitae.

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2017, 12:00 CET. Applications received after this date, as well as applications of those individuals who have not registered in the OSCE/ODIHR election expert database and who did not attach all required documents, will not be considered. The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The OSCE is an equal opportunity organization and encourages applications from female candidates.

Remuneration will depend on qualifications and experience, and will be in accordance with established OSCE rates. Coverage of travel expenses and a standard per diem will be provided by the OSCE/ODIHR, in accordance with OSCE travel policies.

Long-term and short-term observers

OSCE participating States will also be requested to second 24 long-term and 250 short-term observers. Should you wish to become a long-term or a short-term observer, please contact your respective OSCE delegation in Vienna or your Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Find more information here

(Closing date: 31 January 2017)

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