Sunday, August 5, 2018
OSCE to Conduct Limited Election Monitoring in Upcoming US Midterms -- Hiring is open for US and non-US positions
The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE )will be conducting limited election monitoring in the U.S, starting in October and running through the mid-term elections in November. Note that this monitoring has been invited by the U.S. Government, and targeted areas for monitoring will be based on a study completed by the OSCE in May 2018.
The deadline for applying to join the OSCE Mission is August 6, 2018. More information is available here. Only non-U.S. citizens are eligible to serve as Mission participants.
However, election monitoring support staff positions are open ONLY to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Application deadlines for these short-term jobs close in September. These positions include a number of programmatic positions as well as administrative support positions. More information is available here.
The OSCE last observed the November 2014 election. You can find the OSCE's report and the press conference immediately following the election here.