ECES envisages a two-pronged management structure of the project, with twinning between Addis Ababa and Brussels. A Project Coordination Unit (PCU) and its related office has been established in Addis Ababa. The PCU will work under the supervision of the Brussels office as any other ECES projects. The PCU will be responsible for the implementation of all project activities in liaison and following indications of the EU delegation in Addis Ababa and in coordination with all the other electoral assistance providers already present in Ethiopia to avoid duplications and overlap. The PCU will be managed by an internationally recruited Project Coordinator and a Finance-Administration supported by Ethiopia personnel and experts, plus mid-short or long term electoral experts hired according to activities and budget agreed with the EU. ECES has identified several Ethiopia experts with robust insight and experience working in the Ethiopia electoral process. The ratio between national/international experts for the project will be established based on provisions in the contract signed. In addition, following usual practice at ECES, international expertise will be mobilised to ensure sound financial and administrative procedures in line with EU rules and regulations, with financial and system audit to be carried out by external audit companies. This background has allowed a quick start and ease engagement with international and national electoral stakeholders from the onset.