On December 6 the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, announced up to $24 million in support for Ukraine’s democracy ahead of the 2019 election cycle in Ukraine.
$11 million has been specifically identified for elections observer missions. CANADEM has been identified as the implementing partner and is now recruiting Long-Term Electoral Observers (LTOs) to the Ukraine Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
Presidential elections are scheduled for March 31, 2019 with a possible runoff on April 21, 2019 and Parliamentary elections are scheduled for October 27, 2019.
CANADEM is particularly looking for candidates who are ideally able to commit to both elections. However, they are willing to accept applications for either election individually.
Tentative deployment dates for selected observers to Presidential elections are February 11 to April 7th (if there is only one round) or, in case of runoff elections, LTOs would remain in the field until April 28, 2019.
Tentative deployment dates for Parliamentary elections are the last week of August until the first week of November 2019.
If you are interested and available please apply at the Mission Canada website- www.canademmissions.ca. The deadline for applications is January 2nd, 2019
The application will give you an opportunity to mark your availability for both elections (not just for LTO but also for short-term deployment).
CANADEM is not currently recruiting for short-term observers. Another round of recruitment specific to short-term observers closer to the dates of elections.