Digital Initiatives Coordinator

About EECMD

Eastern European Centre for Multiparty Democracy (EECMD) is an independent, non-partisan democracy assistance organization, which works to enhance democratic traditions, strengthen political parties and create strong grassroots capacities for democracy in the Eastern European Neighborhood. EECMD currently works in five countries of the region, where it implements programs aimed at political party assistance, democracy education and political dialogue. We are currently looking for a motivated professional to join the programs team in Georgia. The position is full-time, based in Tbilisi and requires moderate travel.

Main tasks

  • Leading and coordinating EECMD efforts to develop and operationalize software applications that foster democratic participation and inclusive political systems 
  • Working with diverse teams of civil society activists, politicians, government officials and IT professionals to develop and apply new digital solutions to various needs of political participation, public outreach, participatory budgeting, electronic voting and other areas of politics and public life
  • Working to develop in-house knowledge of using new software applications in democracy support
  • Assisting in cross-regional, cross-program and cross-national coordination of EECMD’s digital initiatives and programs
  • Working with service providers and developers to create products on schedule and according to the requirements of the organization
  • Training staff in the application of software tools
  • Actively participating in program design and working closely with EECMD programs, in particular, DRIVE Democracy Project stakeholders and its teams
  • Participating in the development of project proposals, plans, budgets and reports
  • Writing relevant short entries for the EECMD website
  • Keeping up to date with developments in the primary field of responsibility

Education and skills 

  • Graduate degree in social sciences with an emphasis on politics is preferred
  • At least a basic level knowledge of programming languages and coding is a must
  • Good understanding of the ongoing technological revolution and its impact on political systems, political parties and democracy
  • Knowledge of Georgia’s political system and its political landscape
  • Aware of the regional political context and developments
  • Fluent English (writing and speaking abilities)
  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to convey technical information to the general audiences less skilled in specialized languages of programming and coding
  • Project development skills and experience in this is a good asset

Abilities:

  • Team player: able to work with people of diverse opinions and working styles; able to contribute effectively to joint workflows across the EECMD program regions and when necessary, countries
  • Initiatives: able to develop new approaches, programming ideas and initiatives independently and to communicate them to the management and stakeholders
  • Work discipline: reliable and a punctual worker, able to meet deadlines and work in a multi-tasking environment
  • Good communicator: strong networking skills to connect with people and partners with different backgrounds and professional experiences
  • Independence: able to work independently towards the strategic program goals with comparably less immediate oversight, in view of the distance working environments imposed by COVID-19

Experience:

  • Experience of working on the professional level
  • Working experience in democracy support, politics and related fields is desirable but not necessary

Selection:

  • Interested candidates shall submit their CV and the cover letter in English no later than December 20, 2020 to vacancy@eecmd.org. Please quote: “Digital Initiatives Coordinator” in the subject line of your email.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview/test.
  • No inquiries will be entertained, incomplete applications will not be considered.