Election Security 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 Security 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 Security Expert is responsible for:

  • planning and implementing security measures to safeguard the integrity of the electoral process.
  • conducts risk assessments, delivers security training, and collaborates with security agencies.
  • Upholds ethical standards, monitors security incidents, and ensures a secure election environment.


Duties and responsibilities

  • Assist in the development and implementation of security plans to ensure the safety and integrity of the electoral process.
  • Collaborate with security agencies to coordinate security arrangements.
  • Conduct risk assessments related to election security and propose mitigation strategies.
  • Monitor security incidents and provide timely reporting.
  • Participate in the development and delivery of security training for election staff and volunteers.
  • Raise awareness of security protocols among relevant stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with other departments, regional offices, and security agencies to coordinate security efforts during elections.
  • Assist in coordinating logistics, resources, and personnel to ensure the smooth execution of all electoral activities.
  • Support the planning and allocation of resources effectively to support operational needs.
  • Uphold ethical principles, including impartiality, transparency, and neutrality, in all election and referendum-related activities.
  • Participate in the overall verification process of election results.   

Processes to manage and/or control

  • Monitor and update the security status of each region
  • Prepare periodic security assessments across the country
  • Assist the department head in executing various tasks
  • Provide direct support and coaching to subordinates



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 and masters or 7 years and bachelor in administration or development related job positions


  • Project or program management


  • Knowledge of security protocols and practices.
  • Strong risk assessment and mitigation skills.
  • Effective training and awareness-building abilities.
  • Coordination and collaboration with security agencies.
  • Awareness of security measures related to elections.
  • Strong understanding of electoral processes and regional operations.
  • Problem-solving skills for addressing operational challenges.
  • Reporting and documentation capabilities.

Know-How (Skills) (Technical competencies):

  • Know how to perform analysis and interpretation of data  
  • Resource allocation skill
  • Delegation skill
  • Time Management
  • Report Writing
  • Relationship building and communication
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products
  • Proficiency in relevant election-related technologies 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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