Oliver Joseph

Programme Officer
Electoral assistance; electoral management; electoral systems; political participation; political parties; political finance


Oliver is a Programme Officer in the Electoral Processes Programme of the Global Programmes.

Oliver’s professional experience is in electoral assistance and democratic governance strengthening globally, at both the policy and practitioner levels. At International IDEA, his portfolio focuses on electoral management, voter registration, alternative voting arrangements and election assessment, with an emphasis on electoral integrity. He has authored and contributed to several knowledge resources on elections. Oliver has also participated in several international election observation missions as an election expert and observer in Europe, Central Asia and Latin America.

Before joining International IDEA, Oliver managed the voter registration and ballot paper production processes at a private company on behalf of local electoral management bodies in the UK. He also held programme and project coordination positions in two multilateral development banks implementing good governance and social inclusion projects in North Africa, East Africa and Eastern Europe.



Independence in Electoral Management’, Electoral Processes Primer No. 1 (Stockholm: International IDEA, 2021)

Electoral Justice System Assessment Guide’, (Stockholm: International IDEA, 2019)

Timing and Sequencing of Transitional Elections’, International IDEA Policy Paper No. 18 (Stockholm: International IDEA, 2019)

Post-conflict elections in Northern Ireland, 1994–2003’, in Case studies: Appendix to International IDEA’s Policy Paper No. 18 - Timing and Sequencing of Transitional Elections (Stockholm: International IDEA, 2019)

MA in Politics, Security and Integration (University College London, UK); BA in Politics and East European Studies (University College London , UK)
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