The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)
promotes democratic stability by providing technical assistance and applying field-based research to the electoral cycle worldwide to enhance citizen participation and strengthen civil societies, governance and transparency. Every IFES project is staffed by national and international staff while partnering with local organizations. This homegrown approach ensures that the expertise offered by IFES fits the needs of the country or client and the benefit of assistance outlasts the life of the project. Our work is nonpartisan and also includes projects that:
- Help citizens participate in their democracies
- Increase politicians' accountability to the electorate
- Strengthen government institutions Since its founding in 1987, IFES has worked in more than 100 countries - from developing democracies to mature democracies such as the United States.
IFES offers fulfilling careers in the realm of democracy development around the world. Employment is available in our Washington, DC, headquarters as well as in over 20 field locations spanning the globe (Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Asia). Our experienced staff is in the forefront of providing technical assistance in the areas of rule of law, election administration, civil society, good governance, applied research, and more. IFES values diverse backgrounds and perspectives and strives to employ a workforce from varying cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds.