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Application Information for Local Support Staff

Recruitment of Local Support Staff for the Canadian Election Observation Mission to Ukraine Mission Canada 2019


Established in 1996 with Canadian Government start-up funding, CANADEM is an international not-for-profit NGO dedicated to advancing international peace and security through the rostering, rapid mobilization, and mission management of experts committed to International Service with the UN, other IGOs, NGOs, and governments. In the past, CANADEM has worked with the Government of Canada to send observers to monitor elections around the world. With over 130 missions deployed to more than 40 countries, CANADEM has played a crucial role in strengthening the democratic process globally. By drawing on a civilian reserve of screened Canadian electoral and governance experts, we short-list observer candidates and conduct deployment logistics for selected candidates. Further details of the organization can be found at ​

CANADEM will observe the parliamentary elections scheduled for 21 July 2019 and is preparing to deploy an Election Observation Mission (EOM) for these elections. In this respect, CANADEM is looking to recruit local support staff for the below mentioned positions on full-time basis:

Program positions:

  • Assistant to the Chief of Staff – 1 position

  • Assistant to the Legal and Electoral Analyst – 2 positions

  • Assistant to the Gender and Social Inclusion Analyst –  1 position

  • Assistant to the Political Analyst -  1 position

  • Assistant to the Director of Communications -  1 position

  • Media Environment Assistant to the Media & Information Environment Analyst – 3 positions


Administrative positions:

  • Assistant to the Manager of Locally Engaged Personnel and Logistics Manager– 3 positions

  • Assistant to the Director of Field Observers – 1 position

  • Assistant to the Financial Manager – 1 position

  • IT & Telecommunications Assistant – 1 position

  • Drivers with vehicles (vans) – 2 positions

Regional positions - support staff to Long Term Observers (locations are subject to change, confirmation at a later stage of recruitment):


  • Long Term Observer Interpreter (1 position) and Long Term Observer Driver with vehicle (1 position) for the follow cities: Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Chernivtsi, Dnipro, Kherson, Kropyvnytskyi, Kyiv, Lviv, Mariupol, Poltava, Zhytomyr, Kharkiv, Odesa, Ternopil, Khmelnytsky, Lutsk,  Uzhgorod, Ivano-Frankivsk, Rivne, Vinnytsya.

Start date of employment for administrative positions: 10 June 2019 (approx.)

Start date of employment for program positions: 11 June 2019 (approx.)

Start date of employment for regional positions: 22 June 2019 (approx.)

Approximate duration of employment: 6-10 weeks depending on the post.

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine (except drivers and interpreters for Long Term Observers)



Please send your CV along with any supporting materials to ​ Kindly indicate your name and the position you wish to apply for in the subject line.

Each candidate may apply for up to three positions in separate e-mails. Please do not attach photographs, motivation letters and certificates. Additional relevant information should be submitted only upon request.

Driver’s CV should include vehicle brand, type and year of production and photo of vehicle.


Application deadline for administrative positions: 8 June 2019 18:00 CET

Application deadline for program positions: 9 June 2019 24:00 CET

Application deadline for regional positions: 14 June 2019 24:00 CET


CANADEM retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

CANADEM is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply.

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