Director of Elections at IEC

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INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION:  DIRECTOR OF ELECTIONS

DURATION: FIVE (5) YEAR RENEWABLE

  1. INTRODUCTION

The vision of the independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is to contribute to the strengthening of a peaceful, stable and prosperous nation through sustainable inclusive democracy.  The Commission works towards the continuous development and improvement of relationships, which create an enabling environment for the promotion and delivery of regular and acceptable elections and referenda, which are timely, participatory and accessible to all.

The IEC seeks the services of a Director of Elections with outstanding vision, strong leadership Skills and ability to provide strategic direction under the supervision and direction of the Commission.

2.0 KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

2.1.1 Planning

2.1.2Management (as delegated by the Commission)

2.1.3 Financial Management

2.1.4 Human Resources Management

2.1.5 Chief Accounting Officer

2.1.6 Programmatic Effectiveness

2.1.7 Statutory Responsibilities

  • REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications (Essential)

A post-graduate degree in Management, (Financial, Public or Business Administration), Political Science or Sociology or related fields.

A PhD would be an added advantage.

Experience (Essential)

Minimum 6 years’ relevant experience leading a similar type of organization, or in Senior Management position.

Experience with initiation or direction and implementation of Strategic Plans.

  • Political awareness complimented by an understanding of private and public sector organizational processes.
    • Established and constructive relationships with business, government and non-state organisations.
    • A proven track record in managing and facilitating complex projects with a range of stakeholders will be an added advantage.

4. Knowledge, skills and abilities Essential:

  • An extensive knowledge of electoral processes, procedures and policies as set out in the constitution and other statutes and acts governing elections.
  • Great performance in duties for a Chief Accounting officer or Chief Executive.
    • Ability to lead, instruct, organize, direct and supervise subordinate staff.
    • Ability to maintain, effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders such as the public, government, political, civic and news media representatives and employees of the Commission.
    • Knowledge of sound organizational, financial and management principles.
    • Production of high-quality reports according to IEC policies and operational requirements.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and across all stakeholder categories.
    • Ability to work in a team and to support the efforts of others.
    • Displays honesty, integrity, high moral and ethical standards.
    • Computer skills are essential.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
      • Ability to develop, articulate and implement strategic goals.
      • Ability to think strategically and creatively; and to solve complex problems.
      • Sound understanding of the social, political and economic environments in Lesotho.
      • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Candidates shall undergo a competency assessment test.

  • REMUNERATION:

IEC offers a competitive salary commensurate with the position and the market.

  • APPLICATIONS:

Interested Lesotho nationals between the ages of 45 and 55 invited to submit their applications, accompanied by Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of their educational qualifications and names of three (3) contactable referees to [email protected] under the subject line “Application for Director of Elections: APPLICANTS SURNAME” to:

The Chairman

Independent Electoral Commission

IEC Head Office

3rd Floor MGC Park

P.O. Box 12698

Maseru.

Lesotho.

For full detailed job description applicants may download the advert on the IEC Website at www.iec.org.ls.

  • Only electronic applications will be accepted.
  • Appointment shall be subject to security clearance and vetting checks.
  • CLOSING DATE

All applications must reach the above address on or before Friday 29th October 2021 at 4.00pm.

Applicants should be registered voters with Independent Electoral Commission.

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