Call for consultants in electoral affairs

The Lebanese Association for Democratic Election (LADE) is looking to hire a consultant in electoral affairs to develop and update the voters guide as per the current legal framework and in accordance with the 44/2017 electoral law.


About LADE

LADE is a Lebanese non-profit and non-partisan organization advocating for election integrity and fair representation as two vital pillars for a functional democracy. Since its establishment in 1996, the Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections (LADE) has been heavily involved in instigating electoral reform on a national level through a set of well-designed interventions amongst which election monitoring constitutes a corner-stone for a viable parliament, where it features as a necessary tool to assess the electoral framework and propose amendments when needed. The association's early efforts reached paramount in 1998 with the implementation and management of a full-fledged campaign aiming at restoring local elections across Lebanon for the first time since the breakout of the Lebanese Civil War. Consequently, LADE’s role grew further and as a leading reformist organization. LADE’s awareness extended throughout the years to cover pre-elections, e-day and post-elections activities. Moreover, the association has been able, in a short period of time, to catch up with the academic and societal debates around media ethics and gender participation and has successfully developed a multifaceted and multidisciplinary approach to citizenship and electoral reform.


About the candidate

Key responsibilities

- Literature Review

  • Conduct a thorough assessment of the respective legal texts and decrees including the new electoral law 44/2017.
  • Conduct a thorough assessment of voters’ behavior building on LADE’s previous reports.
  • Identify the most committed violations and come out with a list of best practices.  


- Content

  • Provide a summary of the current electoral framework and voting procedures.
  • Provide a summary on the structure of the Lebanese Parliament i.e. chambers, number of seats.
  • Provide a detailed summary on eligibility conditions for voters and candidates.
  • Provide a checklist on the equipment which must be available at the polling centers as well polling stations.
  • The role of polling station personnel.
  • Provide insights on the processes of issuing voter’s list and the duties of voters in this regard.
  • Provide a summary on the conditions which could bar voters from participating.
  • Provide a summary of the to-dos during e-day.


- Competencies

  • A significant experience in election monitoring, election administration and electoral affairs.
  • A well-informed knowledge of the electoral framework, the respective context and Lebanese politics.
  • A previous extensive experience in election monitoring.
  • An extensive knowledge in Lebanese elections, voter behaviours, as well as election campaigning.


- Education

  • BA in Political Science or any other relevant field of study.
  • Fluent in Arabic, speaking and writing.

How to apply

Successful candidates are expected to submit a draft methodology to [email protected] with the email subject line: Voters Guide, by December 30. The final version of the guide should be submitted by January 20 the latest.

منتهية الصلاحية
آخر مدة للتقديم
السبت, 30. ديسمبر 2017
نوع الدعوة
دعوة الى تقديم ‫‫مقترحات‬
قطاع(ات) التدخل:
الديمقراطية والحقوق المدنية, بحوث ودراسات