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EU-EOM (STO)-Mozambique General Election (2024)

TBD, Mozambique
EU Electoral Observation Mission - STO - Mozambique General Election - October 9th, 2024

Fluency in Portuguese is mandatory

STO tentative deployment dates: 

Arrival: October 2nd, 2024
Return: October 16th, 2024

In the event of a runoff: 

Arrival: January 7th, 2025
Return: January 21st, 2025


Terms of Reference
Short Term Observer (STO)

Under the supervision of the Observer Coordinator and the relevant Long Term Observers (LTOs) of the Area of Responsibility (AoR) and in coordination with the Service Provider's experts, the Short Term Observers (STOs) shall carry out the following specific tasks:

1.   Familiarise themselves with the methodology of EU EOMs, respective roles and duties of EU EOM members, as outlined in the EU Handbook for European Union Election Observation;

2.   Sign and abide by the Code of conduct and its Ethical aspects for Election observers and by the instructions of the DCO, Core Team and Service Provider’s experts. Failure to follow those code of conduct  and instructions  may result in an anticipated termination of the observer's assignment, immediate repatriation to the place of residence and non- recommendation for future EU EOMs;

3.   Ensure  that  any  personal  data  received  during  an  EU  EOM  is  handled  in  line  with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data as  well  as  with  the  Privacy  Statement  on  the  Implementation  of  the  European  Union Election Observation Missions.

4.   Attend training sessions, briefing and debriefing sessions, as required by the European Commission, the Core team and the Service Provider’s experts;

5.   Familiarise  themselves  with  the  applicable  international  and  regional  standards  for elections, and the relevant country specific election rules, regulations and procedures;

6.   Report to the Long Term Observers, the Observer coordinator, the Security expert and the Logistics expert, as requested by Core team and Service provider's instructions;

7.   Monitor immediate pre-electoral environment, the election campaign and administrative preparations in the AoR; Observe election day procedures, counting and tabulation operations; Monitor immediate post-electoral developments;

8.  Ensure that reports are submitted to Core team as soon as feasible and within the deadline;

9.  Participate in an evaluation meeting with the Long Term Observers and the Observer coordinator at the end of the mission;

10. Submit an End of Mission report, based on the template provided by the Core Team;

11. Perform any additional duties and comply with any additional requests deemed necessary to the good functioning of the EU EOM.

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