Oliver Joseph

Associate Programme Officer
Elections; emerging challenges in elections; political finance; political parties


Oliver Joseph is an Associate Programme Officer in the Electoral Processes Programme.

Oliver has experience working on electoral assistance and democratic institution strengthening programmes worldwide, at both the policy and practitioner level. At International IDEA, his work focuses on improving the integrity of electoral processes with an emphasis on electoral management design, voter registration and alternative voting arrangements. He also manages International IDEA’s electoral justice portfolio. Additionally, Oliver serves as an election observer and election analyst on OSCE/ODIHR election observation and assessment missions in Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and Central Asia.

Prior to joining International IDEA, Oliver managed the voter registration and ballot paper production requirements for local electoral management bodies in the UK for local elections and a national referendum. He also worked for two multilateral development banks designing and implementing governance strengthening projects to parliaments and state bodies in North Africa, East Africa and Eastern Europe.



-  Electoral Justice System Assessment Guide.

-  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.

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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