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30 Oct 2020

Five Co-Authors for a study with expertise on one of the following countries:

Mongolia, the Philippines, Tanzania, South Africa and Venezuela

Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Brussels

The Multinational Development Policy Dialogue (MDPD) is a programme of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Brussels, dedicated to implementing and facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue on sustainable development with a focus on the nexus of democracy and governance, peace and security, climate and energy. By actively participating in consultations on policy coherence in development cooperation, the external dimension of European democracy promotion, as well as on the future of budget support and funding instruments, we advocate for more democratic and pluralistic societies.

Another MDPD working area is the commissioning of scientific studies in collaboration with specialized partners and local experts. In this context, MDPD is looking to hire five Co-Authors to provide expertise and guidance for a dedicated country chapter in a study onPolitical (Opposition) Parties under Pressure: Strengthening legal frameworks for political parties- Challenges and Opportunities for external support to political party, parliamentary and election law development in selected countries”.

The study will analyse legal conditions of opposition work in five selected non-European countries (Mongolia, the Philippines, Tanzania, South Africa and Venezuela) by examining the legal framework in the areas of party law, electoral law and parliamentary law. The aim of the study is to elaborate the historical and actual framework of legal rules in the five sample countries. The central research question of the study is how legal regulation and the actual development of opposition are related to each other. A particular focus will be on the enforcement and enforceability of the applicable legal rules.

The study will be commissioned by MDPD and conducted by the Institute of German and International Party Law and Party Research (PRuF) of Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf as lead author.

It will have dedicated chapters on all of the following five countries:

  • Asia: Mongolia, the Philippines
  • Africa: Tanzania, South Africa
  • Latin America: Venezuela

Co-Authors

For each of the five above-mentioned countries, one Co-Author will be selected. Each Co-Author should ensure the timely delivery and quality content of the study under the guidance and in close cooperation with PRuF.

Main responsibilities & tasks include:

  • Provide PRuF with a country expertise of the respective country’s legal framework in the following areas: Party Law, Electoral Law and Parliamentary Law;
  • Obtain detailed first-hand data for the study on the basis of a questionnaire prepared by PRuF;
  • Provide further thematic input through scheduled expert interviews;
  • Act as contact person and country expert for one of the above-mentioned countries;
  • Remain at PRuF’s disposal throughout the entire drafting process for further thematic inquiries and clarifications on the provided material;
  • Provide timely feedback to PRuF at any stage of the drafting process;
  • Deliver the interim and final products in a timely manner. 

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Senior expert on Party Law, Electoral Law and Parliamentary Law in one of the sample countries (Mongolia, the Philippines, Tanzania, South Africa and Venezuela), with at least 5 years of relevant professional experience in the legal field, local or national politics, or other related areas;
  • Relevant professional experience in the field of political journalism is an asset;
  • Fluency in English (both, spoken and written) and the language of the documents to be analysed;
  • Previous engagement with electoral processes or parliamentary services in the country in question is an asset;
  • Experience with political party advisory in country in question is an asset;
  • Participation in international or regional policy meetings, such as diplomatic forums, working groups, high-level political meetings, policy workshops, etc. is considered an asset;

Application Procedure

  • Candidates should address their applications to:

Mr Denis Schrey, Programme Director, Multinational Development Policy Dialogue, Konrad Adenauer-Stiftung (denis.schrey@kas.de) and Ms Carolin Löprich, Programme Manager for Democracy and Sustainable Development, Multinational Development Policy Dialogue, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (carolin.loeprich@kas.de)  

  • Applications should include:
    • The country you apply for in the subject line
    • CV
    • Cover letter
    • Links to published articles and studies
    • 3 recent relevant publications in .pdf format
    • Detailed service price quote for the assignment
  • Deadline: 30 October 2020 12:00 (midday)

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