Election Operations Planning Expert


The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), re-established by proclamation No. 1133/2011, is the constitutionally mandated body to conduct elections, organize referendum and regulate political parties in Ethiopia. NEBE is working to boost its’ institutional strength with a special focus on enhancement of human resource capacity. Accordingly, NEBE would like to invite applicants for Election Operations Planning Expert position who meet the following requirements.


Required number:         One

Reports to:                     Election Operation Department Head

Duty station:                  NEBE Head Quarter, Addis Ababa

Duration:                        Permanent

Salary:                             As per the organization salary scale (Competitive)

Job Summary

Election Operations Planning Expert is responsible for:

  • Develop comprehensive election plans, and prepare monthly, quarterly, semiannual, and annual reports and ensuring the effective execution of electoral activities.
  • Conduct assessment in election areas and forward lessons.
  • Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation activity.
  • The Election Operations Planning Expert upholds ethical principles, ensures accurate data management, and contributes to efficient desk coordination.


Duties and responsibilities

  • Preparation of election Operation plan and report
  • preparation of election Operation schedule
  • Prepare forms used for election execution
  • Prepare voting papers and documents and monitors the purchase
  • collaborating with the Head of Election Operations, supporting security measures
  • Organizes information and documents from regional offices, zones, constituencies and polling stations for further Forecasting of operational activities
  • Develop comprehensive election plans
  • Collects information on public holidays during the election year, election preparation time, to prepare a timetable for to conduct election Operation.
  • Prepares the Department’s TOR.
  • Prepares quarterly, semi-annual, nine-monthly and annual report of the department
  • Monitors and resolves complaints related to operational activities.
  • Provides a detailed plan for procurement of election materials.
  • Uphold ethical principles, including impartiality, transparency, and neutrality, in all election and referendum-related activities.     
  • Participate in the overall election processes and report according allocated positions.

Processes to manage and/or control

    • Prepares and submits a draft election implementation schedule.
    • Prepares detailed plans and budgets for the department used for election Operation and routine work.
    • Prepares quarterly, semi-annual, nine-monthly and annual report of the department
    • Prepares the Department’s TOR.


Education and Work Experience


  • Masters or BA degree in Management, Economics, Law, Project Management, Business administration or public administration and other related fields


  • 5 years for Masters or 7 years for BA


  • Project or program management


  • Strong understanding of electoral processes and regional operations.
  • Reporting and documentation capabilities.
  • Managing complex payrolls.  
  • Not a member of a political party.

Know-How (Skills) (Technical competencies):

  • Strong knowledge of electoral processes, procedures, and legal frameworks.
  • Excellent project planning and coordination skills.
  • Familiarity with security protocols related to elections.
  • Effective communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Commitment to ethical standards and impartiality.
  • Financial management skills for budget planning.
  • Proficiency in election-related software and tools.

Behavioural competencies:

    • Adaptability/ flexibility
    • Team Player
    • Conflict resolution
    • Problem Solving
    • Analytical thinking
    • Collaborativeness
    • Working under stressful conditions

How to Apply


  • Application letter that explains why you fit for the post and updated CV, and Three work related referees;
  • Application letter & resume should be saved by full name of Applicants.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further screening.
  • Those who are interested can only apply through the attached link                   https://pw.nebe-elections.org/apply  within 10 days from this announcement.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply!

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