Position: Finance and Administrative Officer
Remuneration
: MVR 13, 200.
Closing date for application: Thursday, 28th May 2015.

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Position Summary: The Finance and Office Administrator is a key member of Transparency Maldives team. He/She will be directly responsible for providing finance and administrative support to Transparency Maldives. The Finance and Office Administrator will also be expected to provide program support to the activities of TM.

Key Qualifications Required

Educational qualifications:
a — Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/ Finance/ Human Resources/ Business Administration or equivalent

Experience and skills:
a— A minimum of 2-3 years of administrative/ human resources and supervisory experience
b — Excellent written and oral communications skills in both Dhivehi and English
c — Knowledge of accounting, data and administrative management principles, practices and procedures
d — Excellent computer skills including use of MS Excel and Word.

Personal qualities:
a — High level of personal integrity and professionalism
b — Strong interpersonal skills and ability to address employee and organizational needs
c — Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
d — Detail oriented, highly organized and flexible
e — Strong commitment to Transparency Maldives’ and values and standards

Desirable:
a — Familiarity with Maldivian employment laws and standards
b — Experience with non-governmental organizations
c — Experience in developing budgets and financial reports to donors.

Tentative selection plan:
a — Shortlisted candidates will be notified and interviewed from 29st to 30th May 2015.
b — A final candidate will be chosen by 2nd June 2015.
c — Expected Starting Date: 7th June 2015.

Duration of Contract: Fixed term contract of 6 months at the start, but can be extended subject to performance.

Application and selection procedures: Submit a cover letter stating clearly which position you are applying for; why you are suitable for the post, recent curriculum vitae and names of two referees addressed to Ms. Mariyam Shiuna, Executive Director to thoriq.hamid@transparencymaldives.org . Only short- listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.


Transparency Maldives (TM), supported by the International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES), is seeking individuals/parties to develop a training program for teachers on civic education in preparation for the civic education curriculum implementation.

Position title: Consultant
Minimum period of commitment: 30 days (will be adjusted based on deliverables)
Application deadline: 30 May 2015
Location: Male’, Maldives

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1. Background
TM is a non-partisan organization that endeavours to be a constructive force in society by promoting collaboration and discussion on corruption, transparency and accountability. Our organization seeks to engage with stakeholders from all sectors (government, business, political and civil society, among others) to raise awareness of corruption’s detrimental effects on development and society, improve transparency and accountability in governance, and eliminate corruption from the daily lives of people.

TM received formal government registration in 2007, and is the National Contact of Transparency International (TI) in the Maldives.

Following the Civic Participation Project (CPP) undertaken from December 2014 – September 2015, TM is currently implementing a program, built on the foundations, recommendations and lessons learned from the CPP in 2013/2014. TM’s domestic election observation effort, its community engagements across all 20 atolls, research and awareness raising programs during the 2013/2014 electoral cycle of the Maldives provided key focus areas to design TM’s interventions in the coming years. The activities of this project are based on these premises. The main goal of this program is to support the democratisation process in the Maldives by promoting citizens’ awareness and participation in the democratic process, specifically among youth and women.

2. Purpose of the Assignment
TM recognises the importance of civic education for school children and young persons to equip them with the knowledge and tools to contribute towards a democratic, just and corruption-free society. To this end, TM wishes to support the roll out of the new civic education curriculum by increasing the knowledge and skills of teachers on civics. To achieve this, TM plans to conduct a training program for teachers, in partnership with the National Institute of Education (NIE).

TM is seeking the services of a Consultant to develop a two-day training program for teachers. The Consultant will review the new civic education curriculum and conduct a needs assessment, based on the findings of which the training will be developed.

3. Responsibilities of the consultant
The Consultant will be expected to:
a — Review the national civic education curriculum and conduct interviews with the relevant stakeholders and institutions to identify specific training areas and need,
b — Design and develop trainings modules,
c — Develop an assessment tool to be administered both at the beginning and end of the workshops in order measure any change in knowledge and perception of participants,
d — Conduct a Training of Trainers (ToT),
e — Gather feedback from the participants of the ToT and finalise training modules,
f — Deliver final assessment and analysis, and training modules along with user guidelines of the modules,
g — Deliver training sessions to teachers along with other master trainers.

4. Competencies

Required
1. Bachelor’s degree in teaching, education or social sciences.
2. Ability to research, analyse and synthesise information.
3. Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
4. Experience in developing training programmes for adults.
5. Excellent spoken and written English and Dhivehi.
6. Excellent translation skills from Dhivehi to English and vice versa.
7. Knowledge of critical civic education areas in the local context.
8. Good interpersonal skills and ability to set priorities and manage time.

Closing date for applications: Before 4:00 pm Sunday, 30 May 2015.

Application and selection procedures:
Email 1) a cover letter stating clearly why you are suitable for the post, 2) curriculum vitae and names of two referees, and 3) samples of previous work to Mr Ahmed Mohamed (ahmed.mohamed@transparencymaldives.org).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. If you are short-listed you will be notified by either phone or email.


Transparency Maldives is looking for a motivated and driven individual for the position of RTI Regulation review consultant.

Position title: Consultant
Expected period of commitment: 25 days
Application deadline: 27 May 2015
Location: Male’, Maldives

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1. Organization Background
Transparency Maldives (TM) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that endeavours to be a constructive force in society by promoting collaboration and discussion on corruption, transparency and accountability. Our organization seeks to engage with stakeholders from all sectors (government, business, politics and civil society, among others) to raise awareness of corruption’s detrimental effects on development and society, improve transparency and accountability in governance, and eliminate corruption from the daily lives of people.

Transparency Maldives received formal government registration in 2007, and is the National Contact of Transparency International (TI) in the Maldives.

Under TMs “Promoting transparency and accountability through right to information” project funded by the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, TM aims to undertake further advocacy, training and lobbying to support the successful implementation of the Right to Information Act.

2. Background to the assignment.
One of the key areas of TM’s work is focused on promoting access to information for increased transparency and accountability in order to build public confidence in institutions and pillars of the state. We work to empower people to utilize access to information as a tool to eliminate corruption in day-to-day life by creating a strong access to information regime. In the past, TM has worked under different projects, advocating for a best practice Right to Information (RTI) Act that was passed in December 2013 and ratified in January 2014, and training stakeholders across the country to increase awareness on the processes for implementing the legislation. Building on this, TM plans to review and provide recommendations on the new RTI Regulation.

3. Deliverables

  • A 5-page inception report highlighting the methodology and review materials including all reference and research Regulations, Guidelines, any other documents, identified stakeholders and a timeline of activities within 7 days of signing the agreement.
  • A draft report of the consultation outcomes identifying key issues highlighted during the consultation meetings.
  • A final report of the review assessment and proposed recommendations on the Maldives RTI Regulation.
  • A final draft of a revised RTI Regulation.

4. Duration of the Assignment: 25 days, with expected start date in 27 May 2015. The consultant is expected to be in Malé, Maldives for the duration of the assignment.

5. Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, preferably with a Postgraduate/Master’s qualification.
  • Ability to research, analyze and synthesize policies and regulations
  • Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Dhivehi.
  • Excellent translation skills from Dhivehi to English and vice versa.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to set priorities and manage time.
  • Experience in legal drafting.

6. Application and selection procedures:
Closing date for applications: Before 4:00pm, May 27, 2015.
Interested applicants are kindly requested to submit a CV, Expression of Interest stating why the applicant is suitable for the position, the timeframe, fee, and names of two referees to Executive Director, Mariyam Shiuna at mariyam.shiuna@transparencymaldives.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. If you are short-listed you will be notified by either phone or email.


This update looks at the developments concerning the Parliament in April 2015 and will focus on how political parties have opted to navigate the current political hurdles in the Parliament in legislating key amendments and bills.

It is important to note the political developments in the country have had a profound effect on the conduct of parliamentary sessions. With the arrest and conviction of former President Nasheed, sessions were marked by disorder that has resulted in the erosion of principles of good governance such as pluralistic debate and constructive contribution to legislation from all sides of the political divide, as well as limiting public scrutiny on parliamentary performance. With the opposition not participating in the proceedings, the government aligned parties have utilized these circumstances to pass a number of laws without proper consensus. It is also important to highlight that the Parliamentary leadership have also failed to instruct dialogue between the contending political parties, particularly at a time where such discourse and consultation are crucial to overcoming the obstacles facing democratic governance.

In its legislative agenda, twenty-nine bills and amendments were proposed by the government to be sent to the Parliament in the first session of 2015. These include several key legislation dealing with civil, socio-political and economic aspects. While some of these bills have been submitted, the majority of listed legislation in the agenda have not been forwarded. While the government has not provided an update on the status of these pending laws, it is important that a review of the existing legislative agenda be undertaken to take into account the ongoing developments in the Parliament that may have constrained the progress of much-needed legislation.

Parliament proceedings
As highlighted in our March update, the protests by opposition MDP MPs have continued since the opening of the Parliament and has resulted in disorderly sessions in April. These vociferous protests to disrupt sessions, often carried out with the help of megaphones and sports whistles, resulted from the arrest and incarceration of former President Nasheed for 13 years on terrorism charges in March. Former President Nasheed’s arrest, his trial, and sentencing have been contentious on many fronts, as noted by local and international commentators, including the UN Human Rights Commissioner, who have been following the trial proceeding.

While some sessions were adjourned or stopped as a result of the opposition protests, it is interesting to note that neither the Parliament’s speaker nor the Deputy Speaker had opted to eject any opposition MPs from the chamber. In some of the disorderly sessions ruling coalition MPs have continued with debates and voting was conducted even though the debating was inaudible over the sounds of megaphones and whistles. This was noted by opposition MPs who contended that sessions were being conducted in contravention to parliamentary procedural rules.

On 7 April, MDP MPs suspended their protests and did not attend the Parliament chamber in the build-up to a meeting with the Speaker to seek a negotiated settlement to the ongoing Parliament impasse. While this was a slight reprieve, disruptions have continued since. The Parliament also resumed broadcasting a live feed of sittings to television stations, which had been suspended since the start of the opposition protests.

The proposal, highlighted in our March update, to revoke allowances of MPs who approach the Speaker’s desk unsolicited to disrupt proceedings was bolstered by a proposal by MP Moosa Manik to ban sirens, megaphones and horns from parliamentary premises. Both proposals were voted on and passed by the Parliament in April with only government-aligned MPs participating in the vote. Following its passing, the 22 April Parliament session was conducted with the help of parliamentary security officials who prevented opposition MPs from approaching the Speaker’s desk. Since then, opposition MPs have also been summoned to the Parliament’s conduct committee – proceedings of this committee being carried out in secret with no access to media or observers – to answer charges of session disruption. These developments are largely seen as retributive measures against opposition as a means of intimidation and as incentives to discontinue protests in the chamber.

Key legislation
There were some new bills ushered into Parliament in April as well as updates to legislation introduced in March.

1. Unconstitutional parole amendment sent back to Parliament
The problematic amendment to the 2013 Prisons and Parole Act, which we noted in our March update, that was passed by Parliament and forwarded to the Executive for ratification was returned to the Parliament by the President for revision. The return follows the Attorney-General’s comments on the incompatibility of some provisions of the amendment with the constitution. As noted in our March update, this amendment contains problematic provisions such as the revoking of the freedom of association from incarcerated prisoners, which is guaranteed under the constitution, and places further restrictions on other rights which may flout the ambit of constitutional rights restriction limits. The President Office further specified the controversial parts of the amendment as contained in the advice from the Attorney-General.

On 28 April, the reworked amendment was passed by the Parliament by 40 votes – with just the government aligned parties voting in favour. While the new revised amendment does not bar prisoners from membership in political parties, it obstructs them from serving in leadership positions in political parties and other organizations. This provision, thus still potentially contravenes the reasonable rights restriction provisions in the amendment itself and in the constitution. In response, opposition MPs alleged that the government was specifically targeting former President Nasheed, as when President Yameen ratifies the amendment into law, Nasheed will lose his position as MDP President.

2. Tourism Ministry powers and resort leases to 99 years
In April, the government submitted a revenue raising bill proposing the increase of resort leases from the existing 50 year term to 99 years. The bill further proposes the increase in the authority of the Tourism Ministry by shifting the conduct of environmental impact assessments from existing semi-independent government bodies (the Environmental Protection Agency)  and also bestows the power to authorise infrastructure development on resort islands to the tourism portfolio. In response to this proposal, opposition politicians and commentators noted the reversal of the stance on this issue by the current government, who when in opposition during President Nasheed’s tenure, criticized the Nasheed administration decision to increase resort leases to 50 years in return for upfront fees. On 21 April, the bill was voted in Parliament and passed with 41 votes in favour with opposition members not taking part in debate or voting.

3. Party presidential primary elections update
In April, the amendment to the Elections Commission Act, submitted in March by former MDP MP Moosa Manik, to include administering party presidential primary elections under the purview of the Elections Commission was voted by the Parliament to be sent to committee for review. Opposition MPs did not participate in the vote. If this amendment is passed by the Parliament, it would put a substantial financial and administrative burden on the Elections Commission. Furthermore, it remains to be seen what the impact of this change will have on internal party mechanisms as well as the acceptance of Elections Commission oversight over party presidential primaries by the opposition parties in the current partisan climate. This impact is especially pronounced when there exists the opportunity to question the independence of the Commission following the dismissal of two Commission members, including the President Fuwad Thowfeeq, by the Supreme Court in 2014.

4. Penal code update
The Maldives’ Penal Code that was passed into law by the Parliament in 2014 and was due to come into force on 13 April was delayed by the Parliament. The amendment to delay its coming into force by three months was sponsored by the ruling PPM coalition. The PPM argued that more time was needed for preparing stakeholders on aspects of the new code. The opposition MDP alleged that the government was attempting to use the existing, outdated, penal code to intimidate critics. This postponement occurred amidst commentary by the Prosecutor-General and the Attorney-General stating there was no reason to delay enforcement. The voting for the amendment was surrounded by loud opposition protests against the tabling of the amendment and with MDP MPs taking over the Speaker’s desk and Parliament secretariat desks. Speaker Maseeh asked for votes utilizing a megaphone, which was carried out by a show of hands. MDP MPs contended that this voting violated parliamentary procedures.

In another development, as noted in our March update, Adhaalath party MP Anaaraa Naeem’s proposal to incorporate the “retaliation in kind” aspect or Qisas law in Islamic Shari’a in the penal code was rejected by the National Security Committee who scrutinized the bill. See our March update for details on this amendment. Following this, on 12 April, Naeem submitted her amendment to the Parliament floor for consideration again.
Parliamentary by-electionThe MP for Dhiggaru constituency, Ahmed Nazim, was sentenced to a 25 life sentence by the Supreme Court having being found guilty of corruption. With the conviction, Nazim’s seat became vacant and the Elections Commission has announced the by-election. Both major parties are fielding candidates.

In following the updates in the Parliament in April, the detrimental effect on democratic debate arising from the non-participation of key opposition is clear. The declining quality and integrity of legislation passed in this period, such as the problematic parole amendment and other proposals that limit independent oversight mechanisms such as the Tourism Ministry legislation, alludes to the unchecked dominance of government-aligned parties in the lawmaking process. To improve the status quo, the government must take steps to facilitate strategic implementation of much-needed legislation, as highlighted in its Legislative Agenda 2014-2018, and move away from reactive legislative objectives. Furthermore, the Parliament leadership should work to provide an impetus for a dialogue between the major parties to overcome the prevailing impasse and must exploit opportunities that exist for government-aligned parties to engage with the opposition to address their concerns.


Transparency Maldives (TM), in its submission to the UN Human Rights Council’s (HRC) Universal Periodic Review (UPR), notes with concern the declining human rights situation in the Maldives and calls on the State to immediately initiate reforms to prevent further deterioration and commit to a path that is in line with the Maldives’ international obligations.

In its 2014 submission, TM noted a marked decline in civil and political rights protection, resulting in the constriction of democratic space afforded to civil society. There exist significant threats to freedom of association, expression and media during the review period as the State has become increasingly intolerant of dissent. Of note are the attacks to parliamentarians, journalists, and media outlets, resulting in the murder of a parliamentarian and the maiming of another, as well as the deadly attacks on journalists and the disappearance of one journalist, and arson and other attacks to media houses. The 2013 Presidential elections further underlined the delicate and unpredictable nature of the right to participate in public affairs and democratic government, where interference in electoral processes by State institutions led to multiple delays of scheduled elections and annulment of elections, which were widely reported as free and fair.

Additionally, TM also notes the Maldives’ Human Rights Commission are currently on trial via a Suo Motu case initiated by the Supreme Court, as a result of critical comments on the state of the country’s judiciary in its submission to the 2014 UPR.

To prevent further deterioration of the HR situation, TM calls on the State to: 1. Cease intimidation of civil society and State independent institutions; 2. Put in place mechanisms to protect freedom of association and ensure protection of journalists and media houses; 3. Address legal discrepancies and inconsistencies due to the Supreme Court annulment of Presidential Election 2013, which could in the future, hamper electoral processes; 4. Address the governance and human rights issues faced by migrant workers by ratifying ICRMW, including all ILO conventions; and 5. Implement recommendations put forth by the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers.

Since the initial recommendations from the 2010 UPR, the Maldives has taken positive steps to improve the human rights situation on the ground in some areas. It has made positive changes to key legislation such as the passing of the Anti-human Trafficking Act and Right to Information Act.

Despite commitments for reform following the 2010 UPR process, we observe that key institutional failures have stifled democratic consolidation and the Government has failed to fully implement many accepted recommendations. This has resulted in the Maldives lagging behind in adherence to international human rights standards.

TM hopes that its submission proves useful to the Maldives in implementing and reviewing recommendations, and also to UN member states, international and domestic organisations working to protect and promote human rights in the country. TM looks forward to constructively engaging with the Maldivian Government and civil society partners in the implementation of recommendations from the second cycle.

TM’s first engagement with the UPR was in 2010, with a joint civil society submission to the Maldives review. The UPR is a UN lead mechanism that takes place every four years to review the human rights situation of all UN member countries. This is the second cycle of review for Maldives and will take place on 6 May 2015 at the 22nd session of the UPR Working Group.

ENDS

Note: TM’s full UPR submission can be viewed here.
Summary of TM’s report can be viewed here.
Background information on the UPR can be viewed here.
Maldives’ national report to the UPR can be viewed here.

View/download this press release in English and Dhivehi

Transparency Maldives appreciates the acknowledgement of integrity as a fundamental premise to a healthy society and, is honoured to have received the 2015 National Integrity Award under the civil society category, from the Anti-Corruption Commission. Transparency Maldives also congratulates the Anti-Corruption Commission for their effort to mark and celebrate 21 April 2015 as the first national anti-corruption day.

While Transparency Maldives appreciates the efforts to acknowledge our core values and community services, we reiterate that upholding the integrity of independent institutions is an integral mandate of high ranking public posts in these independent institutions. As such, we call upon the Heads of independent institutions to refrain from accepting arbitrary gratuities from the Government.

We urge independent institutions to safeguard from undue influence and allegations of bribery and corruption in order to uphold the value of integrity and increase public confidence in independent institutions.

ENDS.

For media queries, please contact Legal Assistant, Ibrahim Riza (967 6060).

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Transparency Maldives is seeking a motivated and driven individual for the post of Migrant Worker System Assessment Research Consultant.

Position title: Migrant Worker System Assessment Research Consultant

Expected period of commitment: 60 days
Application deadline: 23 April 2015

Location: Male’, Maldives

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1. Organization Background

Transparency Maldives (TM) is a non-political organization that endeavours to be a constructive force in society by promoting collaboration and discussion on corruption, transparency and accountability. Our organization seeks to engage with stakeholders from all sectors (government, business, politics and civil society, among others) to raise awareness of corruption’s detrimental effects on development and society, improve transparency and accountability in governance, and eliminate corruption from the daily lives of people.

Transparency Maldives received formal government registration in 2007, and is the National Contact of Transparency International (TI) in the Maldives.

2. Background to the assignment
Funded by Transparency International, the Advocacy & Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) is a centre established within Transparency Maldives office to provide free legal services on corruption related complaints. Since 2012 ALAC has been assisting migrant workers in the Maldives (one of the most marginalised groups in the country) in accessing justice for various issues including human rights violations, immigration and labour related issues, and injustices related to corruption. In order to provide better support draw more migrant workers to seek ALAC services, and by extension engage and empower them to take action TM plans to undertake an assessment. The purpose of this assessment is to increase our understanding of the stakeholders and processes which enable corruption within mechanisms/systems which deal with migrant workers.
3. Purpose of the Assignment
TM is seeking the services of a research consultant to undertake a mapping exercise and an assessment of the state mechanisms and systems which deal with migrant workers, and to identify systemic gaps and loopholes disposed to to acts of corruption. The scope of the research will involve undertaking a mapping exercise will guide a thorough assessment of the anti-corruption legal mechanisms and practices in each of the identified stakeholder in relation to migrant workers.
4. Responsibilities of the consultant:
The Consultant will be expected to:
a— collect data using desk review of existing literature, media coverage, policies and legal mechanisms related to migrant workers,
b — develop a detailed map of the stakeholders and overview of the existing anti-corruption legal mechanisms in relation to migrant workers,
c — collect data using participatory methods including focus group discussions with migrant workers, interviews with key informants and stakeholder consultations to gain insight into corrupt practices as well as loop holes in the legal mechanisms,
d — conduct case study research on migrant workers,
e — develop a survey questionnaire related to migrant workers,
f — conduct a multi-stakeholder workshop to discuss the findings of the assessment.
5. Closing date for applications: Before 0400pm Sunday, 23 April 2015.
6. Application and selection procedures:
Interested applicants are kindly requested to submit a CV, Expression of Interest stating why the applicant is suitable for the position, the timeframe, fee, and names of two referees to Senior Project Coordinator, Ahid Rasheed at ahid.rasheed@transparencymaldives.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. If you are short-listed you will be notified by either phone or email.

Transparency Maldives is seeking a motivated and driven individual for the post of Youth Assessment Research Consultant.

Position title: Youth Assessment Research Consultant
Expected period of commitment: 60 days
Application deadline: 19 April 2015
Location: Male’, Maldives

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1. Organization Background
Transparency Maldives (TM) is a non-political organization that endeavours to be a constructive force in society by promoting collaboration and discussion on corruption, transparency and accountability. Our organization seeks to engage with stakeholders from all sectors (government, business, politics and civil society, among others) to raise awareness of corruption’s detrimental effects on development and society, improve transparency and accountability in governance, and eliminate corruption from the daily lives of people.

Transparency Maldives received formal government registration in 2007, and is the National Contact of Transparency International (TI) in the Maldives.

2. Background to the assignment.
Funded by Transparency International, the Advocacy & Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) is a centre established within Transparency Maldives office to provide free legal services on corruption related complaints. In order to draw youth to seek ALAC services, and by extension engage and empower them to take action TM plans to conduct a research to increase our understanding of the processes which enable corruption in mechanisms/systems which deal with the youth.

3. Purpose of the Assignment
TM is seeking the services of a research consultant to undertake a situational analysis focusing on youth as victims of corruption, and areas where young people become victims of corruption. The situation analysis aims to develop a youth profile of the Maldives, analyze the current situation of young people, identify critical needs and challenges of young people and areas where youth become victims of corruption.
4. Responsibilities of the consultant:
The Consultant will be expected to:
a— Collect data using desk review of existing literature, media coverage and policies to youth,
b— Develop a detailed map of the stakeholders relating to youth,
c— Collect data using participatory methods including focus group discussions with youth, interviews with key informants and stakeholder consultations to gain insight into corrupt practices as well as loop holes in the legal mechanisms,
d— Conduct a multi-stakeholder workshop to discuss the findings of the assessment.
5. Closing date for applications: Before 0400pm Sunday, 19 April 2015.
6. Application and selection procedures:
Interested applicants are kindly requested to submit a CV, Expression of Interest stating why the applicant is suitable for the position, the timeframe, fee, and names of two referees to Senior Project Coordinator, Ahid Rasheed at ahid.rasheed@transparencymaldives.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. If you are short-listed you will be notified by either phone or email.

Transparency Maldives is seeking an individual or a firm based in the Maldives to

develop advocacy material.

View/download the announcement for Expression of Interest

I. Organisational context
Transparency Maldives (TM) is a non-partisan organization that endeavours to be a constructive force in

society by promoting collaboration and discussion on corruption, transparency, and accountability. Our

organization seeks to engage with stakeholders from all sectors (government, business, political and civil

society, among others) to raise awareness of corruption’s detrimental effects on development and society,

improve transparency and accountability in governance, and eliminate corruption from the daily lives of

people.

Transparency Maldives received formal government registration in 2007, and is the National Contact of

Transparency International (TI) in the Maldives.

II. Assignment details
Transparency Maldives recently conducted a mixed methods research survey to discern public attitudes and

perceptions towards parliamentary floor crossing in the Maldives. Following the completion of the survey

report, Transparency Maldives now seeks an individual/company based in the Maldives to develop

infographics of the survey findings.

III. Duration of assignment
● Completion of the work within 07 days of signing the contract.

IV. Consultant profile
● Minimum of 3 years work experience in the field of campaign, preferably advocacy campaign with

experience in social issues related awareness.
● Strong knowledge in traditional and new media communications and technologies.

V. Submission
Closing date:​ Before 3pm, 16 April 2015.

Application:​ Submit a letter of interest with CV, quotation, and samples of previous work via email to

fazla.abdulsamad@transparencymaldives.org addressed to Fazla Abdul-Samad (Project Coordinator,

Parliament Accountability Project).

Queries:​Please email Fazla Abdul-Samad if further information is required.




Democracy Camps 2015

First Camp: 06 June 2015 – 12th June 2015

Second Camp: 29th August 2015 – 4th September 2015

The deadline for applications for both camps is 10th May 2015, 4:00 pm.

View/download the Call for Applications in English and Dhivehi
View/download the Application Form in English and Dhivehi 

1. 
Introduction
Transparency Maldives in partnership with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is conducting a Democracy Camp from 6th to 12th June 2015, and 29th August – 03rd September 2015. The 6-day camps will be held at a Kaafu Girifushi. The primary goal of the camp is to enhance the participants’ knowledge on civic education, rights and responsibilities of a citizen, democracy, human rights and various social issues. The camp will aim to provide participants with the knowledge and tools to actively engage in community initiatives and encourage responsible citizenship and civic engagement. The main content of the training would include (but will not be limited to): – Democratic principles- Human Rights- Civic participation and engagement- Tolerance, ethics and learning to live together- Leadership and life skills

About organizers
Transparency Maldives
Transparency Maldives is a non–partisan organization that promotes good governance and advocates to eliminate corruption from the daily lives of the Maldivian people. Transparency Maldives engages in a wide range of activities to incorporate and advocate for good governance, stop corruption and to promote democracy and civic participation at the local and national level. Transparency Maldives seeks to engage with stakeholders from all sectors (government, business, politics, civil society, media, among others) to raise awareness on corruption’s detrimental effects on development and society.

IFES
International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is an international, nonprofit organization that supports citizens’ right to participate in free and fair elections by providing technical assistance to election officials; empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process; and applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle. Since 1987, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 135 countries. IFES is implementing a program to provide civic education for young people, promote women’s political participation and promote the integrity of electoral and political processes through electoral reform.

2. Overall Objectives
– Increase knowledge of human rights, democratic principles and civic participation amongst young people.
– Promote youth leadership, civic engagement, and participation in public life by providing youth with the skills to take initiative and engage in issues important to them.

3. Application
Interested Applicants between 14-16 years of age are invited to submit a completed application form, copies of recent academic certificates/report cards and copy of ID card to the following:

Email: application@transparencymaldives.org

Post Address:
Transparency Maldives
MF Building, 07th Floor
Chaandhanee Magu
Male’
Fax: 300, 6062

The deadline for applications for both camps is 10th May 2015, 4:00 pm.

4. Contact Us
Project Coordinator
Shifza Omar
Tel no: 300 4017
Email: application@transparencymaldives.org
Website: www.transparency.mv


Transparency Maldives is seeking an individual or a firm based in the Maldives to develop advocacy videos.

View/download the announcement for Expression of Interest

I. Organisational context

Transparency Maldives (TM) is a non-partisan organization that endeavours to be a constructive force in society by promoting collaboration and discussion on corruption, transparency, and accountability. Our organization seeks to engage with stakeholders from all sectors (government, business, political and civil society, among others) to raise awareness of corruption’s detrimental effects on development and society, improve transparency and accountability in governance, and eliminate corruption from the daily lives of people.
Transparency Maldives received formal government registration in 2007, and is the National Contact of Transparency International (TI) in the Maldives.

II. Assignment details

Following the publication of Transparency Maldives’ position paper on asset disclosure of public officials in December 2014, the organisation now seeks an individual/firm based in the Maldives to develop six 30-second advocacy videos to increase public awareness on illicit enrichment and undue advantage, and to pressure public officials to proactively make their asset declarations available to the public. TM already has an on-going #haamakurey campaign, and the videos produced under this assignment are expected to complement this campaign.

III. Duration of assignment

  • Completion of the work within 10 days of signing the contract.

IV. Consultant profile

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in the field of campaign, preferably advocacy campaign with experience in social issues related awareness.
  • Strong knowledge in traditional and new media communications and technologies.

V. Information session
We will be conducting an information session for interested parties on Sunday, 12 April 2015 at 16:00pm at Transparency Maldives office (MF Building, 7th floor, Chaandhanee Magu).

You are requested to indicate your interest in attending the information session by emailing Fazla Abdul-Samad (fazla.abdulsamad@transparencymaldives.org) with contact details and portfolio before 11:00am on 12 April 2015.


Transparency Maldives invites applications for the following service contract:

1. Develop and design advocacy materials

View/download the full announcement for Expression of Interest

I. Organisational context
Transparency Maldives (TM) is a non-partisan organization that endeavours to be a constructive

force in society by promoting collaboration and discussion on corruption, transparency, and

accountability. Our organization seeks to engage with stakeholders from all sectors (government,

business, political and civil society, among others) to raise awareness of corruption’s detrimental

effect on development and society, improve transparency and accountability in governance, and

eliminate corruption from the daily lives of people.

Transparency Maldives received formal government registration in 2007, and is the National

Contact of Transparency International (TI) in the Maldives.

II. Assignment details
Following the passing of the Right to Information Act in January 2014, Transparency Maldives

now seeks an individual/company based in the Maldives to develop and design advocacy

materials to increase public awareness on right to information. Under TMs Right to Information

Program TM has an on-going “ahaahoadha” campaign and the materials produced under this

assignment are expected to complement this campaign with a focus on promoting public demand

for information.

III. Submission
Closing date: Before 6pm 14 April 2015.
Application: Submit a letter of interest with CV, quotation, and samples of previous work via

email to office@transparencymaldives.org addressed to Executive Director, Mariyam Shiuna.

Queries: Please email Ahmed Mohamed at ahmed.mohamed@transparencymaldives.org for

specifics required for the graphics.