Join the coordinator team
North Macedonia EOM
- May 2024 -
Apply to become a coordinator at Silba’s Election Observation Mission in North Macedonia!
Silba is planning its short-term Election Observation Mission (EOM) to the 2024 Macedonian parliamentary election. As a coordinator, you will be a part of the team organizing and managing the EOM, which is expected to have around 30-40 observers. Election Day will take place on May 8th, 2024. However, the EOM will occur for around a week before the elections and the days after. You will be expected to attend meetings and plan the mission until May.
We are looking for a Head coordinator, 2 logistics, 1 press, and 1 financial coordinator. You can read more about the individual coordinator's roles below.
You must be between the age of 18-32 years old, as we are a youth organization and practice By Youth for Youth learning.
Knowing the local language is an advantage but not a requirement.
Please note: All positions are volunteer positions. However, travel arrangements and accommodation are reimbursable, subject to budgetary limits.
How to apply?
Send your cover letter (maximum 1 page) and your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the 18th of February 2024
Roles of the Team
The Head Coordinator has the general overview of the EOM, establishes contact with speakers and cooperates with local partner organizations, and is responsible for the general contact with the participants. Alongside that, the Head Coordinator is responsible for the monitoring of observer teams on Election Day and is also responsible for drafting our EOM report.
The tasks of the Press Officer are primarily to have a strategy for communication outreach for Silba before, during and after the EOM. This entails communicating with local and international media in order to get as much awareness and outreach as possible for Silba’s activities during the mission and on Election Day. It also entails keeping an active online presence for Silba. Skills and experience in communication and media are desired in this position!
The Financial Coordinator is responsible for the financial part of the EOM, which means having a general overview of the budget, its planning and communication to the rest of the team. During the mission, the role entails making sure the mission stays on budget by keeping track of expenses, and being responsible for all transactions. Experience with accounting or a flair for numbers is sought after in this position!
The Logistics Coordinator is tasked with all issues related to the logistical operations of an EOM. He or she locates and leases suitable office premises, equipment, communications facilities and also identifies options for accommodation. Speaking the local language, experience with security and the country/capital are competences highly valued in this position!
There are additional ad-hoc tasks within the above positions, which in most cases will require teamwork between the different coordinators. Teamwork skills are a necessity for all positions.
The workload will be substantial in the weeks before the EOM as well as during the program, which you should be prepared for before applying. We are looking forward to receiving your application!
Feel free to contact email@example.com if you have any questions regarding the positions or the tasks in relation to the EOM.
Note: Silba reserves the right to cancel the EOM in case of safety issues at any time. Silba's safety assessment is based on information from open sources and the Danish foreign ministry's travel advice.