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Management systems international, inc
StrengtHening Integrity and accountability program 1 (SIAP 1)

Terms of Reference (ToR)
Position: Election monitoring consultant (Module Development)
Languages Required: Indonesia
Working Period: September - December 2015
BACKGROUND 
In late 2015, there will be local elections in 269 cities in 11 provinces. The new local election Law Number 1/2015 -which SIAP 1 also contributed to through policy advocacy on campaign financing stipulations - introduces key reforms  including campaign expenditure cap (a complement to the existing donation cap), and state financing of some types of campaign activities. These are designed as a cost control measure, to create a more level playing field. KPU, KPU Province, and KPU Kabupaten/Kota are assigned by the law to determine the campaign expenditure cap by considering numbers of residents,  geographic scope of the districts, and local cost standards. The state financing of certain campaign activities is organized by KPU through facilitation of public debate, distribution of campaign materials, and media advertisements under state budget.

The upcoming local election has caused public concerns due to limited preparation time, caused by delays in the law making process. In addition, concerns remain on the classic problem of vote buying, campaign finance regulation compliance, voter awareness about campaign financing, as well as the general performance of election management bodies. Thus, SIAP-1 plans to conduct monitoring in 3 provinces, 3 cities and 3 districts to promote transparency and accountability of campaign financing and its reporting by engaging 18 local observers.

In this regards, MSI SIAP-1 seeks the expertise of election monitoring manager consultant to develop the monitoring plan, tool, strategy and module as the main references for local observers. In addition, the consultant will also train and provide assistance to local observers on monitoring campaign finance.
SCOPE OF WORK:
A.     Objective: 
    • To develop monitoring plan, tool, strategy and training modules
    • To train local observers on campaign finance monitoring
B.     Key Responsibilities and Activities:
  • Conduct desk review on related law and/or regulation, monitoring strategy & plan
  • Develop monitoring plan, tool, strategy and training module which consist of these areas:
    • monitoring tool of campaign expenditure & donation 
    • monitoring tool on campaign facilitated by KPU and implemented by candidates 
    • monitoring tool on campaign finance report compliance.
  • Actively involved during workshop to finalize the monitoring plan, tool, strategy and module
  • Train all local observers on campaign finance monitoring
The election monitoring consultant will be required to provide:
  • Monitoring tool, plan  and strategy
  • Training modules and guideline
  • TOR, pre and post test, training report and assistance
The election monitoring consultant will be paid the consultancy fee upon completion of the following milestones:
  • 60% after submitting Monitoring tool, plan, strategy and training modules & guideline
  • 40% after submitting TOR, pre and post test, training report and assistance
The election monitoring consultant will be paid as Lump sum amount (excluding travel cost - if needed).
Qualifications
  • Individual/personal consultant
  • Bachelor degree in law, political/social sciences, or related field
  • At least three years of relevant work experience at the national or regional level in organizing and/or observing election processes 
  • Experienced trainer
  • Good understanding on Election law and regulation 
  • Excellent organizational and coordination skills 
  • PC literate; familiarity with Microsoft Office 
  • Have a good communication skill and good personality 
  • Have an experience working with government agencies is preferred
**This is a local position; only Indonesian nationals will be considered.
Application should include a cover letter, CV (including three references) and contact number by September 28, 2015.
Please send applications indicating ‘Election Monitoring' as the subject of your email addressed to recruitment@msi-siap.com. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.