Vacancy Notice in the “Public Oversight over 2017 Parliamentary Elections” project 

 

TITLE:  Lawyer

EXPECTED START DATE/TIME:  January 2017

DURATION: up to 6 months with possible extension

LOCATION:  Yerevan

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

The project is funded by the European Union (EU) and National Endowment for Democracy (NED), and implemented by the “Citizen Observer Initiative” as a cooperation between the “Europe in Law Association” NGO and “Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center-Armenia”.

The purpose of the project is to conduct a comprehensive observation mission during 2017 Parliamentary Elections.

The main responsibility of the lawyer will be the implementation of the legal component of the project.

THE MAIN DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Conduct series of training for observers and media representatives in accordance with newly adopted RA Electoral Code;
  • Provide hot-line consulting for observers and media representatives during the voting day;
  • Participate in the electoral complaints filing procedure;
  • Prepare necessary legal documents (applications, complaints, claims, appeals, etc.) as required;
  • Participate in hearings held at Central and territorial electoral commissions, as well as at the RA Administrative Court;
  • Represent the rights of observers and media representatives before electoral commissions and courts;
  • Conduct research in the respective field of the legislation, case law including international legal acts;
  • Prepare reports on the cases and work carried out.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

- Degree in Law;
- At least 2 years work experience in the legal field;

- Experience in the field of administrative law is an asset;

- Experience in the Armenian electoral complaint filing procedure is an asset;

- Experience in conducting research, monitoring and report writing;

- Excellent spoken and written language skills in Armenian;

- Knowledge of English is a strong asset;
- Excellent knowledge of MS Office;

- Good organizational skills;

- High sense of responsibility;

- Appropriate inter-personal skills and ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy;

- Ability to work individually as well as in teams;

- Effective time management;

- Ability to work in stressful environment;

- Ability to work effectively under strict deadlines.


APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  

Qualified individuals are encouraged to send their CV-s in English or Armenian to the following e-mail address: 

Please use “Lawyer” as subject of your email.


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  

The deadline for the applications is 15 January 2017 (Interviews are expected in Yerevan on 17 January 2017).

 

ABOUT THE INITIATIVE:

The Citizen Observer Initiative (established in 2013) is led by Transparency International Anticorruption Center, Europe in Law Association and Journalists’ Club “Asparez” non-governmental organizations to observe the national and local elections in Armenia for their compliance with national legislation and international democratic standards.