Long-term observers

Please fill out the application below and attach your cover letter and resume no later than Friday, Sept 26, noon EST (Ottawa time).

Candidates must make themselves available for deployment for a period of seven weeks after Sept 20th, 2014.
CANEOM will deploy 40 Long-Term Observers (LTOs) to observe the Oct 26th early parliamentary election in Ukraine as part of Canada’s Bilateral Election Observation Mission.

Skills and Experience:
-Be in excellent health and fully mobile;
-Must have experience using a Laptop, smartphone and tablet computer;
-Be able to access email. CANEOM communicates instructions and information electronically, due to mission time constraints and observers being spread across a number of time zones;
-Possess a Canadian passport valid for at least 6 months and have at least some blank pages in it to allow for visas;
-Be flexible and willing to adapt to changing schedules;
-Be able to deploy rapidly and endure difficult conditions with only basic accommodation;
-Have experience quickly fitting into multinational teams;
-Have international experience in central and eastern Europe;
-Proficiency in Ukrainian and/or Russian is an asset.

The mission’s objectives are to observe and report on whether the election result genuinely reflects the democratic expression of the voters of Ukraine. The Canadian observers aim to observe, record and report while in no way interfering or intervening in any electoral processes.

We can ONLY accept candidates that are Canadian citizens. We cannot accept applications from Permanent Residents as selected observers need to enter Ukraine on a Canadian passport.

The ideal candidate must be fluent in English, would have previous domestic or international electoral experience, in-Ukraine/regional work experience. Some conversational knowledge of Ukrainian/Russian is desirable. We will consider any applicants with some combination of these that are Canadian citizens, have a valid passport and are available for the duration of the deployment.

All Long-Term Observers are provided a weekly honorarium. Selected candidates will have air transportation and insurance covered and will receive funds for their in country expenses (i.e. local transport, meals, accommodation, etc). Shortlisted candidates will receive more information.

If you are interested, qualified and available to deploy, we ask you to FULLY read the details below.

Please fill out the application form below and attach your cover letter, resume and a scanned copy of your Canadian passport.

Also please follow the proper naming of the attachment title by Lastname_Firstname (upload within the form below).

Attach a scan of your valid passport within the form below. Your Canadian passport needs to be valid for a minimum of 6 months from your return date.

Your passport scan needs to be saved in the following format 1-PPT-Smith_John (NOT scan001, my passport or something similar).

CANEOM recognizes the importance of privacy and the sensitivity of personal information and have put in place policy and procedures that adhere to FIPPA, PIPEDA and PHIPA Acts. We are committed to collecting, using and disclosing personal information responsibly and only to the extent necessary to carry out our services. Information submitted as part of the application is done via a secure server.