Asia Intern (m/f/d)

Background

Form of Employment: Full-time (40 hrs/wk)
Starting Date: 1 December 2020
Duration: 3 months
Location: Berlin, Germany
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. Democracy Reporting International promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide.

DRI is currently recruiting an Asia Intern for its Berlin headquarters to support the Asia team for projects in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

Your tasks

  • Provide administrative support, in particular maintaining proper filing of the project documentation according to DRI and the donor rules;
  • Contribute to the research, drafting and editing of the programme’s internal and external reporting;
  • Supporting the effective communication and co-ordination with project partners
  • Supporting the effective communication with external consultants and experts, assisting with recruitment and contracting;
  • Supporting the preparation and implementation of project activities and events implemented by DRI HQ;
  • Contribute to writing and editing website stories, newsletter articles and content for social media channels;
  • Provide support to project monitoring, evaluation and learning tasks;
  • Other duties may be assigned depending on current project activities.

Your skills and experience

Required:

  • On-going studies in political or social sciences, international business, NGO management or related field;
  • Previous office experience;
  • Proficiency in key computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Diligence, eye for detail, pro-active attitude and strong willingness to learn and engage with different stakeholders;
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills;
  • Student status; must be enrolled in university throughout the duration of the internship;
  • Working permit for Germany (if you are a foreign student).

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with additional computer applications such as Sharepoint, MS Teams;
  • Previous experience working in an NGO office;
  • Experience working on donor-funded projects;
  • Proficiency in one of the official languages from the Asia project countries.

What we offer

The internship is full time, starting 1 December 2020 for a duration of three months.

A monthly internship allowance of 400 € will be provided, unless you already receive funding from any other source, such as from an Erasmus+ grant.

DRI values diversity and aims to be an equal opportunities employer. Moreover, DRI offers you an internship with flexible working hours and working in a multicultural team in the heart of Berlin.

Application instructions

If you are interested in this position, please apply with your application (cover letter and CV) here. This position is subject to funding. Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.

Closing date for applications: 16 November 2020. The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.

DRI is committed to diversity and treats everybody equally, independent of gender (including pregnancy), race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (except extremism), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:
Democracy Reporting International gGmbH
Elbestr. 28/29
12045 Berlin, Germany

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

Research Coordinator – Governance & Public Policy (Lebanon)

Position Title: Research Coordinator – Governance & Public Policy
Form of Employment: Full-time
Starting Date: September 2020, subject to external funding
Duration: Until 31 December 2021

Location: Beirut, with travels within Lebanon

Closing date for applications: 31 August 2020, 15:00 local time (Beirut)

Background

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to political participation and democratic governance around the world. DRI is headquartered in Berlin and has country offices in Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Lebanon, and Ukraine and works with local partners in several other countries.

Since 2016, DRI has been working with Lebanese civil society organisations and government representatives at the local and national level to strengthen decentralisation in line with good governance principles. The basis for our actions in this regard is explained in our publications.

In line with our belief that democracies are built on the premise that informed citizens actively participate in politics, and who are vigilant in the defence of open, accountable institutions that work for people, our interventions seek to enable multiple actors to come together to express and exchange views and positions on relevant policy issues to develop joint responses.

In the framework of its Lebanon projects, particularly “Resilience in Local Governance” (Reslog), funded by the Government of Sweden and implemented by SKL International, DRI is recruiting a Research Coordinator with a proven research focus on governance and public policy.

Your Tasks

Under the overall supervision of DRI’s Country Representative in Lebanon and in close coordination with the Project Manager and other members of the team, you will:

  • Conduct research, periodic assessments, desk reviews and liaise with external experts and consultants to draft, co-develop, and review all research and policy outputs in a crisp, executive style that is accessible to DRI’s audience;
  • Produce actionable policy recommendations, memos, comparative tables, compilations of good practices worldwide, and various knowledge products on the topics of good governance, particularly with regards to Public Procurement reform and Public-Private Partnerships (integrity, transparency, fairness, equality, efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability);
  • Support in developing and populating an Online Resource Portal that includes policy material intended for municipal officials, e.g. model bylaws, Standard Bidding Documents (SBDs), template decisions, sample Terms of Reference (ToR), laws and regulations, policy materials, and step-by-step guidance (“how-to”) through the administrative procedures ;
  • Finalise and proof-read all reports, publications and written outputs to ensure high-quality delivery;
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of project activities as well as on political, social and legal developments relevant to the country projects;
  • Support in monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) and gender mainstreaming efforts;
  • Support the implementation of activities and events in Akkar and other regions, incl. documentation, concept development, and outreach to DRI partners, donors and relevant stakeholders (civil society, public officials, academia and media actors);
  • Support programme development as well as the design and implementation of project frameworks and grant/proposal writing;
  • Coordinate closely with the Legal Research Officer in the development of policy research;
  • Coordinate closely with the Communications Officer in the development and implementation of communications content, outreach and advocacy activities.

Your Skills and Experience

Required:

  • At least 4–5 years of professional experience in conducting research, assessments, desk reviews in the fields of democracy development, governance, citizen participation, human rights, preferably in an international NGO, think tank or research centre;
  • Proven research experience on governance and public policy issues in Lebanon and/or the MENA region;

Desirable:

  • Master’s Degree in social sciences, political science, public administration, development studies, public policy, law or a related field;
  • Knowledge of the following thematic areas is a strong asset: local governance, public-private partnerships, public procurement reform, anti-corruption, solid waste management, good governance;
  • Strong coordination skills with the ability to effectively coordinate with high-level stakeholders, expert consultants, and project partners;
  • Outstanding attention to detail and a strong sense of thoroughness, accuracy, and consistency;
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Strong communication, presentation, and negotiation skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic; French is a plus.

What We Offer

DRI offers you a job with flexible working hours, contribution to private health insurance, and the opportunity to work in a diverse team in Beirut, where everybody is on first name terms with each other.

How To Apply

If you are interested in this position, please send your application, consisting of

  • a cover letter,
  • your CV, and
  • your publication record or relevant writing samples

to [email protected], mentioning “Research Coordinator – Lebanon” in the subject line.

Closing date for applications is 31 August 2020, 15:00 local time (Beirut). The position may be filled before the deadline, so early applications are encouraged. This position is subject to external funding.

DRI is committed to diversity and does not discriminate in employment based upon gender (including pregnancy), race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH
Prinzessinnenstraße 30
10969 Berlin, Germany
Tel +49 30 27877300
Fax +49 30 27877300-10

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

STEP2 Democracy: Sub-Grant Controller (Myanmar)

STEP2 Democracy – Support to Electoral Processes and Democracy in Myanmar Phase II Sub-Grant Controller

Form of Employment:  Medium-Term consultancy

Position Location: Online or Yangon-based (depending on Covid 19 restrictions impacting DRI activities)

Reporting lines:  Head of Grants and Programme Management

Contract Period: July 2020-January 2021

 

Background

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. Democracy Reporting International promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide.

As part of the EU funded programme “STEP Democracy Phase II”, DRI will provide technical, operational, and capacity building assistance to approximately 4 CSOs to work on domestic election observation, women political participation and social media monitoring.

DRI is looking for the services of a Sub-Grant  Controller who will oversee compliance with all aspects of the sub-delegation agreements, including compliance with DRI and donor rules and regulations as well as DRI’s accounting requirements.

Objective and Role

The consultant will be responsible for the administration of the Sub-Delegation Agreement DRI will enter into with local partners and monitor compliance in terms of operational plan and financial accounting. The Sub-Grant Controller will be tracking project progress to ensure timelines as agreed in the workplans and review the financial reporting. A substantial amount of the consultant’s work will be dedicated to coordinating accounting and financial reporting and controlling financial reports for accuracy and meeting of donor and DRI policies.

Tasks

  • Provide capacity building and training to DRI sub-delegates on administration and finance as per agreed training plans and in cooperation with DRI team and technical-electoral consultants;
  • Ensure financial reports and MEL reports are received on time;
  • Review financial reports to ensure compliance with donor rules and regulations, and DRI policies and procedures;
  • Participate in the recruitment process of Partner financial and administrative staff as needed;
  • Track project progress, incl. highlight delays to DRI Management
  • Propose additional training requirements, as identified through financial report process

Location

Yangon, with possible travel to project locations within Myanmar as required (e.g. to review regular financial reports, payment request, audits).

Qualifications

  • Minimum BSc degree in relevant field;
  • Experience in project finance management, familiarity with EU grant contract regulations;
  • Experience/interest in programme management and project lifecycle management will be an asset
  • Interest in politics, elections, human rights;
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills;

Detail oriented, willingness to work on manual/excel-based accounting systems;

  • Excellent organisational, planning, and analytical skills, adaptable and flexible;
  • Strong training/mentoring skills, motivated to work with local CSO;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills with an ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Experience working with local partners and/or INGOs will be an asset;
  • Fluent in English required, Burmese an asset

DRI values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Women are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications is 23rd June.

 

Candidates should submit a Cover Letter and CV to [email protected] with ‘Subgrant Controller (Myanmar)’ in the subject line.

 

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH
Prinzessinnenstraße 30
10969 Berlin, Germany
Tel +49 30 27877300
Fax +49 30 27877300-10

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

Election Expert: Advance Voting (Sri Lanka)

Election Expert: Advance Voting (Sri Lanka)

Form of Employment: Short-term consultancy

Starting Date: 1 July 2020

Duration: 15 days

Location: home based

 

Background

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes the political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.

DRI is operating in Sri Lanka since 2016 and has implemented various democratic strengthening projects with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office, the European Union, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). DRI has worked in Sri Lanka on the thematic areas of human rights, constitutions, and democratic discourse with a focus on strengthening civil society in their work towards democratic reforms.

DRI is also working in Sri Lanka on electoral reforms. The recently held presidential, upcoming parliamentary and provincial council elections will be a defining moment for Sri Lanka’s democratic consolidation. A characteristic of any election is the voter turnout which signifies public trust in the electoral system. The lack of a legal framework for Advance Voting at a time when preparations for elections are being made amidst the covid-19 pandemic could result in lower voter participation. Making special provisions through means of advance voting could contribute to voters exercising their constitutional right to vote. In Sri Lanka, as elsewhere, early voting opportunity could increase turnout and expand the electorate to ensure the participation of different segments of society particularly traditionally underrepresented voters, reduce burden on election day poll workers and circumvent issues around geographical mobility, limited timeframe for voting. On the other hand, any alternative voting mechanism has to ensure the same level of secrecy, accountability, transparency and integrity of the vote as voting in person on election day. It is important to look at any reform efforts to introduce a mechanism to provide advance voting during the upcoming elections from an international and national perspective and considering international obligations for democratic elections.

DRI therefore requires the services of an Election Expert: Advance Voting in Sri Lanka.

Your Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of DRI’s Director of Programmes in Berlin Head Office, the Election Expert will perform tasks and deliverables which include the following:

  • Review existing provisions on advance voting in Sri Lanka;
  • Provide input for draft regulation on advance voting in Sri Lanka in line with international standards;
  • Hold interviews with relevant stakeholders to inform the research;
  • Provide comparative examples / best practice cases for advance voting from other countries;
  • Synthesize information to outline needs and shortcomings of advance voting in Sri Lanka against international standards and country examples;
  • Provide materials and analysis on advance voting regulations, as required;
  • Draft an outline for an analytical paper on advance voting and revise this as per feedback from DRI and partners;
  • Collate all findings in an analytical paper according to the agreed outline;
  • Provide information for the creation of infographics to illustrate the findings;
  • Draft recommendations for Sri Lankan stakeholders to drive the discussion on advance voting forward and improve the legal framework;
  • Other relevant duties, as required.

Your Education and Experience

  • University degree in politics, social sciences, law or any other relevant discipline;
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in applied research and/or political analysis or international politics, particularly regarding electoral reforms, election observation, and advance voting;
  • Demonstrated expertise in analysing advance voting issues, including legislation and regulation for advance voting;
  • In-depth understanding of elections and democracy issues in Sri Lanka and internationally;
  • Knowledge of international standards for democratic elections, especially related to advance voting;
  • Comparative expertise on advance voting regulation internationally;
  • Demonstrated experience of writing high quality research reports;
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to conceptualise policy formulation within the subject area;
  • Excellent English language skills (spoken and written) is a requirement.

For interested applicants, please send your application (short outline of how you would address this topic, CV and fee rate) to [email protected]. Please include “2020: Election Expert: advance voting – Sri Lanka” in the subject line.

Closing date for applications: 14 June 2020.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The position may be filled before the end of the deadline so early applications are encouraged.

 

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Prinzessinnenstraße 30

10969 Berlin, Germany

Tel +49 30 27877300

Fax +49 30 27877300-10

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

Request for Proposal: Online Perception Survey (Pakistan)

Read full Request for Proposal (RFP) document

1. Assignment Background

With support from the German Federal Foreign Office (GMFA), DRI Pakistan is currently implementing a project entitled “Consolidating Democratic Stability in Pakistan”. The objective of the project is to strengthen local constituencies, both on the governmental and non-governmental side, to consolidate the democratic transition process in Pakistan, specifically with a view to human rights protection and effective, decentralised governance.

DRI is looking to require the services of a communications company to conduct an online perception survey among citizens understanding and their experience with new decentralised government structures. The survey will run from October 2019 to November 2020.

2. Description of the services required

The selected bidder will provide professional services as per detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) attached as Annex-I.

3. Contents of this RFP Document

The document consists of the following annexes and should be read in conjunction with any Addendum that may be issued by the DRI.

Annex I:                 Terms of Reference

Annex II:                Proposer Information Form

Annex III:               Technical and Financial Evaluation Form

4. Amendment in Document

At any time, prior to the deadline for submission of RFP document, DRI may amend the document by issuing addenda. Any addendum issued shall be part of the RFP document and shall be communicated to the participating firms in writing by DRI. To give prospective applicants reasonable time and not less than one week to take an addendum into account in preparing their RFP document, DRI may, at its discretion, extend the deadline for the submission of proposal

5. Disclaimer

The submission for this RFP document does not entail any commitment on the part of DRI, either financial or otherwise. DRI may cancel the process, any time, without assigning any reason.

6. Submission of Proposal

Completed RFP document with original signed cover letter should be submitted via courier/ hand delivered, in a sealed envelope clearly marked with “RFP –Online Perception Surveyto the following address:

Touseef Ahmad Jan

Logistic & Procurement Associate, Democracy Reporting International

1st Floor, Ufone Tower, Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan

Tel: +92-51-2310575, 2310576, Email: [email protected]

7. Deadline for submission of RFP document

Deadline for submission of RFP document is Wednesday, 18 September 2019 by 1500 Hrs. Submitted RFP will be reviewed on a rolling basis by DRI-PK Procurement Committee and early submissions are encouraged. RFP received after the deadline shall not be considered. Documents sent by e‐mail or facsimile shall not be accepted.

8. Proposal Evaluation and Award criteria

Proposals will be evaluated according to Annex-III – Technical & Financial Evaluation Form and contract will be awarded on best value for money basis.

9. Operational language

All written communications for this proposal must be in English. 

10. Confidentiality

Information and procedure relating to evaluation of RFP is confidential.

11. Notification of Award

The successful bidder will be informed in writing that its proposal has been accepted. For more details, read the full Request for Proposal (RFP).

 

 

 

Expert(e) national (e) en « rédaction des rapports électoraux » (Tunisie)

Titre de la position: Expert (e) national (e) en « rédaction des rapports électoraux »

Type de contrat: Consultant à court terme

Date de début du contrat: Septembre 2019

Durée du contrat: Septembre 2019 au 31 mars 2020 (avec un maximum de 30 jours facturables)

Lieu de travail: Tunis

Cette mission est soumise au financement de donateurs.

I. Contexte

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) est une organisation indépendante et non partisane, à but non-lucratif enregistré à Berlin. DRI favorise la participation politique des citoyens, la responsabilité des institutions de l’Etat et le développement des institutions démocratiques.

Depuis 2011 DRI met en œuvre, en Tunisie, un programme de soutien aux acteurs politiques, au parlement, aux organisations de la société civile, aux médias, ainsi qu’aux instances constitutionnelles indépendantes. Ce programme a pour but de soutenir leurs capacités à se développer et à répondre aux défis du processus de transition démocratique, en mettant l’accent sur les réformes juridiques en matière électorale, la décentralisation et le cadre juridique des instances constitutionnelles indépendantes.

Dans le cadre de son projet « mise en œuvre de la constitution tunisienne-phase III », financé par le Ministère fédéral des Affaires étrangères allemande, DRI soutient le processus électoral à travers le renforcement de capacités des associations actives dans l’observation électorale.

Ainsi, en prévision des prochaines élections législatives et présidentielles, et en raison des différentes difficultés relevées par les associations en matière de rédaction des rapports préliminaires et finaux d’observation des élections de 2011 et 2014 aussi que les élections municipales de 2018, envisage le recours aux services d’un (e) expert(e)national(e) afin d’élaborer un manuel sur la rédaction des rapports électoraux. Après la finalisation du manuel, l’expert(e) fournira de l’assistance technique au profit de deux associations locales qui travaillent sur l’observation électorale afin d’évaluer et améliorer leurs rapports finaux.

Le manuel sur la rédaction des rapports électoraux doit s’inspirer du cadre juridique des élections en Tunisie et prendra en considération les bonnes pratiques à l’échelle internationale en matière de rédaction des rapports finaux.

Les chapitres souhaités qui doivent faire l’objet de développement dans le manuel sont les suivants :

  • Types de déclarations ;
  • Moments des déclarations ;
  • Principaux éléments des déclarations ;
  • Conseils pour bien rédiger une déclaration ;
  • Rédaction de communiqués de presse ;
  • Plan interne / externe de reporting (structure de rapports / déclarations) ;
  • Compiler un rapport final ;
  • Faire passer votre message ;
  • Les bonnes pratiques de rédaction des rapports électoraux (exemples de rapports).

Le manuel doit être rédigé en langue arabe.

II. Tâches et responsabilités :

L’expert (e) travaillera directement avec l’équipe de DRI, son appui technique va inclure les prestations suivantes :

  1. Préparer le plan du manuel sur la rédaction des rapports électoraux ;
  2. Valider le plan avec le responsable du projet ;
  3. Préparer un premier draft du manuel sur la rédaction des rapports électoraux ;
  4. Assister aux réunions de validation du draft avec le responsable du projet et l’équipe DRI ;
  5. Assister à une session du lancement du manuel avec les associations locales travaillant sur l’observation électorale ;
  6. Fournir de l’assistance technique au profit de deux associations locales (réviser leurs rapports finaux (proofreading), proposer des recommandations / modifications, etc.)

Calendrier de la mission de l’expert(e)

Livrable Echéance
Plan du manuel 16 septembre 2019
Premier draft du manuel 21 octobre 2019
Draft final 15 novembre 2019
Consultations et assistance avec les associations locales 1er mars 2020

Durée du contrat

La mission s’étalera sur un maximum de 30 jours répartis comme suit :

  • 20 jours maximum pour la préparation et validation du manuel.
  • 10 jours maximum pour l’assistance technique au profit des associations.

Qualification et expérience

  • Être titulaire d’un diplôme avancé en droit ;
  • Justifier d’une connaissance approfondie du droit électoral en Tunisie ;
  • Avoir participé à la rédaction des rapports électoraux ;
  • Avoir entre 10 et 15 ans d’expérience professionnelle pertinente en lien avec le domaine d’intervention ;
  • Justifier d’une connaissance approfondie du cadre juridique qui régit les élections en Tunisie ;
  • Avoir conduit des formations ou des travaux sur l’observation des élections ;
  • Avoir contribué à la rédaction de publications (analyses, commentaires, manuels, etc.) pertinentes portant notamment sur l’observation des élections ;
  • Expérience de collaboration avec l’ISIE, les parties prenantes au processus électoral et la société civile sur l’observation des élections ;
  • Expérience en pilotage des opérations d’observation élections pour au moins une élection nationale en Tunisie ;
  • Maîtrise parfaite de la langue arabe et de la langue française ;

Veuillez envoyer un Curriculum Vitae et une lettre de motivation (une page au maximum), en indiquant les termes de référence « Expert(e) national(e) en « rédaction des rapports électoraux » à l’adresse e-mail suivante : [email protected]

Date de clôture de la réception des candidatures : 18 Aout 2019.

Il est possible que l’expert(e) soit contracté(e) avant la date de clôture. Nous vous encourageons à soumettre votre candidature le plus tôt possible.

Organisation responsable de ce contrat :

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Prinzessinnenstraße 30

10969 Berlin, Allemagne

Le traitement des données à caractère personnel dans des pays tiers n’aura pas lieu. Nous traitons vos données conformément aux dispositions du § 26 de la loi fédérale allemande sur la protection des données. Plus d’informations sur le traitement de vos données personnelles : politique de confidentialité.

Finance Assistant – Sri Lanka

Form of Employment:         Full-time employment

Starting Date:                       As soon as possible / 1 September 2019

Duration:                               One year, with the possibility of extension

Location:                               Colombo, Sri Lanka  

Background:

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. Democracy Reporting International promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide.

DRI is operating in Sri Lanka since 2016 and has implemented various democratic strengthening projects with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office, the European Union, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). DRI has worked on the thematic areas of human rights, constitutions, and democratic discourse with a focus on strengthening civil society in their work towards democratic reforms.

DRI is currently recruiting a full-time Finance Assistant for its Country Office in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In collaboration with, and under the supervision of the Project and Finance Manager, you will support financial and administrative tasks to ensure the delivery of high-quality activities including workshops, conferences, trainings with a variety of stakeholders.

Your duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the Finance Manager in routine matters in relation to financial activities and the administration of the project as well as the Country Office;
  • Update relevant financial reports with transactions and activities on a daily basis;
  • Check the accuracy of financial documents forwarded for payments in line with the DRI financial, administrative, procurement, travel and security policies;
  • Prepare vouchers, reconciliation of monthly financial reports, scanning of financial documentations etc.;
  • Process payments on a regular basis as well as support vendors / suppliers in creating strong documentation for DRI;
  • Attend to procurement of project items, office supplies, consumables and other maintenance activities as needed to ensure the delivery of project activities;
  • Provide logistical support to project team members with travel arrangements, including visa and tickets, hotel reservations, communication kits, and security arrangements.
  • Act as the main focal point for the administration of the office including tasks such as inventory management, asset management, facility repairs and maintenance and logistics;

Qualifications we require:

  • University degree in accounting, commerce, economics or (project) management;
  • Prior experience as a finance assistant within a non-governmental organization;
  • Demonstrable experience with the financial, logistical, and administrative aspects of event coordination;
  • Understanding and experience of procurement, logistics and facility management;
  • Strong networking and communication skills and experience working with a range of stakeholders including government and civil society;
  • Excellent attention to detail and commitment to quality;
  • Ability to travel alone to provinces within Sri Lanka;
  • Strong proficiency in English, fluency in Sinhala and/or Tamil;
  • Understanding of or interest in the political context and democratic reform process in Sri Lanka is desirable;

DRI values diversity and aims to be an equal opportunities employer. Women and people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Moreover, DRI offers you flexible working hours, training opportunities and working as part of an international and multicultural team.

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) to [email protected]. Please include “Finance Assistant – Sri Lanka” in the subject line and refer to the source you have found this opportunity. This position is subject to funding. Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.

Closing date for applications: 16 August 2019. The position may be filled before the end of the deadline so early applications are encouraged.

 

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Prinzessinnenstraße 30

10969 Berlin, Germany

Tel +49 30 27877300 – Fax +49 30 27877300-10

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

Social Media Analyst – Sri Lanka

Form of Employment:         Full-time employment contract or alternatively long-term consultancy contract

Starting Date:                       As soon as possible / 1 September 2019

Duration:                               One year, with the possibility of extension

Location:                               Colombo, Sri Lanka  

Background:

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. Democracy Reporting International promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide.

DRI is operating in Sri Lanka since 2016 and has implemented various democratic strengthening projects with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office, the European Union, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). DRI has worked on the thematic areas of human rights, constitutions, and democratic discourse with a focus on strengthening civil society in their work towards democratic reforms.

DRI is currently recruiting a full-time Social Media Analyst for its Country Office in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In collaboration with, and under supervision of the Director of Programmes, you will conduct social media monitoring, to unveil disinformation, hate speech and other phenomena spread on social media, especially in the context of Sri Lanka’s upcoming elections and around major ongoing political reform projects in the country.

Your duties and responsibilities:

  • Assess, together with DRI’s HQ Social Media Coordinator and DRI’s Sri Lanka Country Office staff the feasibility of the research regarding data access and social media platforms in Sri Lanka and adjust the research plan accordingly;
  • Prepare, code, and monitor the scraping of relevant data during the monitoring period, ensuring data reliability and retention, in close coordination with the coders embedded in DRI’s national partner organisations;
  • Develop the classification and coding system of data for relevant research questions and prepare an efficient system for hand-annotation of data;
  • Co-facilitate capacity building workshops for the coders, in cooperation with HQ’s Social Media Coordinator;
  • Analyse data and produce visualizations to communicate insights and findings, as well as advise on the design and presentation of reporting;
  • Provide input into written reports and collaborate with programme experts to verify the correct depiction of monitoring findings;
  • Other relevant duties, as required.

Qualifications we require:

  • University degree in IT/ICT or other relevant fields;
  • At least 2 years of experience in social media monitoring using open source or private social listening tools;
  • Demonstrated expertise in a programming language or other tools for data analysis and data visualization (such as R, Python, or Tableau);
  • Knowledge of the (social) media landscape and pages of political/social/religious influencers in Sri Lanka;
  • Demonstrated experience of building the capacity of civil society or other actors on ICT topics;
  • Relevant publications on the influence of social media in politics will be considered an asset;
  • Relevant professional experience in political analysis of democratic reforms including around elections or post war transitional processes will be considered an asset;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Sinhala and/or Tamil;

DRI values diversity and aims to be an equal opportunities employer. Women and people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Moreover, DRI offers you flexible working hours, training opportunities and working as part of an international and multicultural team.

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) to [email protected]. Please include “Social Media Analyst – Sri Lanka” in the subject line and refer to the source you have found this opportunity. This position is subject to funding. Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.

Closing date for applications: 16 August 2019. The position may be filled before the end of the deadline so early applications are encouraged.

 

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Prinzessinnenstraße 30

10969 Berlin, Germany

Tel +49 30 27877300 – Fax +49 30 27877300-10

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

Human Rights Institutional Support Expert (Pakistan)

Form of Employment:                     Short-term Consultant (national position)

Starting date:             As soon as possible / August 2019

Duration:                    up to 20 working days

Location:                    Desk work with possibility of travel to Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar.

 

Background

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide. With support from the German Federal Foreign Office, DRI Pakistan is currently implementing a project entitled “Consolidating Democratic Stability in Pakistan”. The overall objective of the project is to strengthen local constituencies, both on the governmental and non-governmental side, to consolidate the democratic transition process in Pakistan, specifically with a view to human rights protection and effective, decentralised governance.

Context  

According to the EU’s 2018 GSP+ review report, Pakistan’s overall human rights situation remains largely precarious and even worsened in some cases. A lack of political will and institutional weaknesses are key challenges on the way to improving human rights protection in Pakistan. Yet, some  developments are significant, including the establishment of Treaty Implementation Cells (TICs), the founding of national and sub-national human rights institutions, and the formulation of the National Action Plan for Human Rights (NAP-HR). The government has also established a National Task Force (including its provincial chapters) to pursue the implementation of the NAP-HR.

DRI, under its ‘Consolidating Democratic Stability in Pakistan’ project, has devised a strategy to support Pakistan’s human rights institutions, thereby enabling them to play an active role in the promotion and protection of human rights. DRI now seeks the services of a Pakistan-based ‘Human Rights Institutional Support Expert’ to facilitate DRI’s Pakistan team in providing technical support to improve the policy delivery of Pakistan’s provincial human rights bodies.

Your duties and responsibilities:

DRI requires expert services on flexible terms to address strategic needs of sub-national human rights structures. Key tasks and deliverables will be defined based on the institutions’ strategic needs assessment, particularly in the following key areas:

  1. Provide technical inputs, in line with international standards and best practices, to bring improvement to systems and strategies of provincial human rights institutions;
  2. Design and facilitate/organise policy engagement sessions/meetings/workshops to improve capacities and efficiency in services delivery of provincial human rights bodies;
  3. Design and produce briefing papers on the role of human rights institutions to ensure a high degree of human rights protection, in compliance with international standards and best practices.

Qualifications we require:

  • University degree in Human Rights/ International Law/ Political Science or equivalent;
  • Excellent understanding of international human rights frameworks and mechanisms in comparison with Pakistan’s relevant policies, laws and systems;
  • Excellent communication, research and writing skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging/working with public institutions.

Interested candidates are expected to ensure their availability for assigned tasks, as and when required.

DRI values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply!

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) to [email protected]. Please include “Pakistan: Human Rights Expert” in the subject line and refer to the source you have found this opportunity. Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.

Closing date for applications: 20 August 2019. The position may be filled before the end of the deadline so early applications are encouraged.

 

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Prinzessinnenstraße 30

10969 Berlin, Germany

Tel +49 30 27877300 – Fax +49 30 27877300-10

 

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

Programme Assistant (Myanmar)

Form of Employment: Long-term consultancy contract

Position Location: Yangon, Myanmar with occasional travel for project activities

Reporting to: Country Representative

Contract Period: as soon as possible, initial six months contract with the high probability of extension

 

Background

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. Democracy Reporting International promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide.

DRI is currently recruiting a Programme Assistant for its country office in Myanmar, where one if its projects is the European Union- funded STEP Democracy project. STEP Democracy is implemented by a consortium of national and local organisations and works with the Union Election Commission (UEC), political parties and civil society organizations (CSOs), supporting Myanmar’s democratic transition with tailor-made programming in line with the unique needs of each electoral stakeholder, promoting dialogue on electoral reforms, human rights and democratic governance.

Objective and Role

The Project Assistant will assist the programmes team in all aspects of project implementation, including research, activity design, implementation and reporting.

Location

The Project Assistant will work from Yangon, with occasional travel for project activities.

Tasks

  • Support quantitative and qualitative research on political developments, including discourse in social media;
  • Conduct research and summarise or translate laws, bills and other official documents;
  • Assist in the design and implementation of project activities including by supporting event logistics, reporting/minute-taking and activity documentation or reporting;
  • Prepare factsheets and background information materials, as required;
  • Support project communication and visibility efforts;
  • Attend relevant events and share reports and key-take-aways with programmes colleagues:

Qualifications

  • University degree in, or currently studying social science, management, computer science, political science, international relations, law, or relevant field;
  • Interest in democratic reforms in Myanmar, and good understanding of the political and electoral context in the country;
  • Initial experience in democracy support, civil society organisations required;
  • Reporting and/or data management skills are required;
  • Ability to pay attention to details required and will be assessed in a selection test;
  • Computer literacy, with practical experience in using Word, Excel and data visualisation software will be considered an asset;
  • Proficiency in oral and written in both English and Myanmar language is necessary.

DRI values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply!

Deadline for applications is 15 August 2019 ( Shortlisted candidates may be contacted before the deadline. Candidates should submit their CV and cover letter to [email protected] with ‘Programme Assistant (Myanmar)’ in the subject line.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Prinzessinnenstraße 30

10969 Berlin, Germany

Tel +49 30 27877300 – Fax +49 30 27877300-10

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

Photographer/videographer (Lebanon)

Position: Photographer and videographer

Assignment title: Photography and videography coverage of DRI activities

Assignment location: Lebanon (various locations)

Form of employment: Short-term consultancy

Contract Period: Until 31 December 2019

Start Date: As soon as possible

Deadline: 19 August 2019, 12:00 PM local time (Beirut, Lebanon)

 

Background:

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide. In the framework of its Lebanon Project “Setting an Agenda for Decentralisation – Phase II”, DRI is pleased to invite you to apply for providing photography and videography services.

Objective of this assignment:

DRI is looking for a photography and videography provider (company or individual) to cover DRI’s activities until 31 December 2019. You will be asked to take photos and, where required, short videos for up to 8 indoor activities.

The service shall be provided in Beirut and the regions. This assignment will entail a maximum of 3 full working days and 8 half days between August and December 2019, as per the below table:

# Type of Event Timeline Location Coverage Length
1 3-day workshop 30–31 Aug, 1 Sep 2019 Byblos 2 half days
2 Workshop with municipalities Sep 2019 Beqaa Half day
3 Monthly roundtable series Sep, Oct, Nov 2019 Beirut, Parliament 3 half days
4 Conference First half of Oct 2019 NDU – Louaize Full day
5 Roundtable with MPs First half of Oct 2019 Beirut, Parliament Half day
6 DRI Annual conference Nov 2019 Beirut Half day
7 Workshop with MPs Dec 2019 Beirut, Parliament Full day
8 Workshop with municipalities Dec 2019 Outside Beirut Full day

The events will be mainly attended by politicians, public officials, media, NGOs, international donor organisations, and municipalities.

The copyright of the deliverables is the exclusive property of DRI.

Your Duties and responsibilities:

Under the supervision of DRI’s Country Representative and the Programme Associate Communications, the selected candidate will be tasked with the following deliverables:

  • Deliver, within a reasonable period and as agreed with DRI, high-quality photographs and high-quality short videos;
  • Deliver, within a reasonable period and as agreed with DRI, selected photos/videos in DRI label/format for social media use.

Qualifications we require:

  • Provider (company or individual) specialised in events photography, videography, editing and labelling with a minimum of 5 years of experience;
  • Availability within a 2-week lead time and ability to work on the Lebanese territory without any constraints, including trips to different regions in Lebanon;
  • Experience in covering workshops and events of NGOs and INGOs in Lebanon.

How to Apply:

Please submit

  • A cover letter, CV/profile and portfolio;
  • The specification of the material to be used (most events will take place in closed spaces);
  • Samples of similar assignments;
  • At least three client references; and
  • A detailed quotation for half days and full days, including all costs (such as transportation), as per the below table:
Price for photo only Price for photo and short videos
Half-day event
Full day event

 

Interested candidates should send their application by 19 August 2019, 12:00 pm Beirut time via e-mail including “Photographer/videographer Lebanon” in the subject line to [email protected], Cc [email protected].

DRI is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. We strongly encourage qualified females to apply for this position. If you are a freelancer and interested in this job opening, you are also encouraged to apply.

Note: This call for applications does not entail any commitment on the part of DRI, either financial or otherwise. DRI may cancel the tender, any time, without assigning any reason.

Closing date for applications: 19 August 2019. The position may be filled before the end of the deadline so early applications are encouraged.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. If you are one of those shortlisted, we will contact you within one week after expiration of the deadline at the latest.

 

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Prinzessinnenstraße 30

10969 Berlin, Germany

Tel +49 30 27877300

Fax +49 30 27877300-10

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy .

Request for Proposal: Services for Development of Social Media Shows (Pakistan)

Read full Request for Proposal (RFP) document

1. Assignment Background

DRI is working extensively on human rights promotion and as a part of the global project, DRI with assistance from a communication company developed content for radio shows and aired a series of radio shows on human rights related content. This previous effort was to increase awareness and outreach and to help develop a more meaningful understanding of the topic.

In continuation of its human rights protection work, DRI is now developing one social media show (the video will be divided into four parts and each part will be released separately). This show will be part of the online engagement efforts to spread awareness of human rights. In addition to this show, a number of info graphics and/or posters will also be produced to be used before and after the launch of the show online. Therefore, DRI requires the services of a Company/Firm/ Individual Expert to provide these services to develop the video (divided into four parts) along with info graphics and/or posters to be used during the campaign.

2. Description of the services required:

The selected bidder will provide professional services as per detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) attached as Annex-I.

3. Contents of this RFP Document:

The document consists of the following annexes and should be read in conjunction with any Addendum that may be issued by the DRI.

Annex I:             Terms of Reference

Annex II:            Proposer Information Form

Annex III:           Technical and Financial Evaluation For

4. Amendment in Document:

At any time, prior to the deadline for submission of RFP document, DRI may amend the document by issuing addenda. Any addendum issued shall be part of the RFP document and shall be communicated to the participating firms in writing by DRI. To give prospective applicants reasonable time and not less than one week to take an addendum into account in preparing their RFP document, DRI may, at its discretion, extend the deadline for the submission of proposal.

5. Disclaimer:

The submission for this RFP document does not entail any commitment on the part of DRI, either financial or otherwise. DRI may cancel the process, any time, without assigning any reason.

6. Submission of Proposal:

Completed RFP document with original signed cover letter should be submitted via courier/ hand delivered, in a sealed envelope clearly marked with “RFP – Development of Social Media Showsto the following address:

Touseef Ahmad Jan

Logistic & Procurement Associate

Democracy Reporting International

1st Floor, Ufone Tower, Jinnah Avenue,

Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan

Tel: +92-51-2310575, 2310576

Email: [email protected]

7. Deadline for submission of RFP document:

Deadline for submission of RFP document is Thursday, 1 August by 1500 Hrs. Submitted RFP will be reviewed on a rolling basis by DRI-PK Procurement Committee and early submissions are encouraged. RFP received after the deadline shall not be considered. Documents sent by e‐mail or facsimile shall not be accepted.

8. Proposal Evaluation and Award criteria:

Proposals will be evaluated according to Annex-III – Technical & Financial Evaluation Form and contract will be awarded on best value for money basis.

9. Operational language

All written communications for this proposal must be in English.

 10. Confidentiality:

Information and procedure relating to evaluation of RFP is confidential.

11. Notification of Award:

The successful bidder will be informed in writing that its proposal has been accepted. For more details, read the full Request for Proposal (RFP).