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Terms of Reference:

Report Editor for the Anti-Corruption Agency Strengthening Initiative Report on Maldives

Transparency Maldives is seeking the services of a Report Editor the for Anti-Corruption Agency Strengthening Initiative Report.

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Position title: Report Editor

Expected period of commitment: 1 Week

Application deadline: 04.00pm, 6th November 2016

Location: Male’, Maldives

 

  1. Organization Background

 

Transparency Maldives is a non-partisan organization that endeavors to be a constructive force in society by promoting collaboration and discussion on corruption, transparency and accountability. Transparency Maldives 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.

 

  1. Background to the assignment

 

A strong Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) is a powerful asset in the fight against corruption. When they are independent of the government and empowered to investigate allegations, they have the potential to hold even the most powerful people in society to account.

Recognizing the potential of ACAs in combating corruption Transparency International has recently launched the ACA Strengthening (ACA) Initiative, the purpose of which is to undertake assessments of ACAs throughout South Asia.

Research Teams of each National Chapter will be responsible for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the ACA in their relevant country prior to publishing those findings in a comprehensive written assessment which will also include recommendations addressing perceived performance gaps; this will serve as a prelude to media engagement and stakeholder consultations to support the institution to become a more effective Anti-Corruption Agency.

 

 

 

  1. Purpose of the assignment:

 

To review and edit the complete draft of the Anti-Corruption Agency Strengthening Initiative report.

 

  1. Deliverables:

 

To produce a thoroughly revised and edited draft of the ACA SI report to a satisfactory quality. In addition to correcting for any syntactical errors the editor is also expected to rephrase where necessary to ensure narrative consistency, clarity of prose and continuity of argument.

 

  1. Timeline: The editor is expected to complete the work within seven days of commencing work.

 

  1. Reporting procedure: The editor will report to the Research-Coordinator of the Anti-Corruption Agency Strengthening Initiative, Mimrah Abdul Ghafoor (Mimrah.Abdulghafoor@TransparencyMaldives.org) for any inquiries.

 

 

Required Competencies

 

  • Minimum masters degree in Journalism/Communications/International Relations/Sociology or related field
  • Minimum 3 years experience in work involving writing and editing
  • Excellent command of the English Language
  • Ability to quickly analyze and evaluate complex information

 

Closing date for applications: Before 04.00pm, Sunday, 6th November 2016.

 

Application and selection procedures: Interested applicants should submit an email to Mimrah Abdul Ghafoor (mimrah.abdulghafoor@transparencymaldives.org). The subject line must read “ACA SI Editor”. The content of the application should not be longer than 5 pages and must include the following:

 

  • A summary of relevant experience (attach a brief CV, providing evidence that you are qualified to undertake this assignment).
  • Portfolio/examples of similar assignments that you have undertaken (two to three), preferably in the Maldives, over the past 3-5 years.
  • Proposed Charges.

 

Applications must be in English. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

The contract will be awarded on a lump sum/fixed cost basis. The application should state the bid amount (in MVR) for undertaking the work. Transparency Maldives retains the right to reject any or all of the applications and/or to enter into additional negotiations with one or more of the tendering parties to help define the exact scope of the work and deliverables to be undertaken.

 

 

 

 

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Transparency Maldives is seeking the services of a Graphics Designer  to design and develop layout for Anti-Corruption Agency Strengthening Initiative Report.

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Position title: Graphics Designer

Expected period of commitment: 3 Weeks

Application deadline: 04.00pm, 16th November 2016

Location: Male’, Maldives

 

1. Organization Background

Transparency Maldives is a non-partisan organization that endeavors to be a constructive force in society by promoting collaboration and discussion on corruption, transparency and accountability. Transparency Maldives 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

A strong Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) is a powerful asset in the fight against corruption. When they are independent of the government and empowered to investigate allegations, they have the potential to hold even the most powerful people in society to account.

Recognizing the potential of ACAs in combating corruption Transparency International has recently launched the ACA Strengthening (ACA) Initiative, the purpose of which is to undertake assessments of ACAs throughout South Asia.

Research Teams of each National Chapter will be responsible for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the ACA in their relevant country prior to publishing those findings in a comprehensive written assessment which will also include recommendations addressing perceived performance gaps; this will serve as a prelude to media engagement and stakeholder consultations to support the institution to support the institution to become an effective Anti-Corruption Agency.

3. Purpose of the Assignment

Transparency Maldives is seeking the services of a graphics and layout expert to design and develop the layout for the ACA SI report.

4. Responsibilities of the consultant

The Consultant will be expected to work closely with the Research Coordinator for the Anti-Corruption Agency Strengthening Initiative:

* Ensure the designing and products are produced in line with Transparency International’s proposed layout for the ACA SI project

5. Deliverables

* Design and develop the layout and design for in accordance with the template provided for the ACA SI report by Transparency International

6. Duration of the Assignment

Three (3) weeks upon signing of contract. The consultant must be based in Malé, Maldives for the duration of the assignment.

7. Reporting

The Consultant will work closely with and report to the Research Coordinator for the ACA SI project at Transparency Maldives throughout the assignment.

8. Required Competencies

* Proven 3-5 years experience in graphic and layout designing/publication production.

* Excellent command of Adobe applications including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

* Advanced understanding of vector-based imagery, such as maps and logos is essential.

* Proven ability to deliver high quality results under tight deadlines.

* Proven ability to coordinate, follow instructions and work under pressure either part of a team or individually.

 

Closing date for applications: Before 04.00pm, 16th November 2016.

Application and selection procedures: Interested applicants should submit an email to Mimrah Abdul Ghafoor (mimrah.abdulghafoor@transparencymaldives.org). The subject line must read “ACA SI Layout Design”. The content of the application should not be longer than 5 pages and must include the following:

* A summary of relevant experience (attach a brief CV, providing evidence that you are qualified to undertake this assignment).

* Portfolio/examples of similar assignments that you have undertaken (two to three), preferably in the Maldives, over the past 3-5 years.

* Proposed Charges.

* Two relevant references.

Applications must be in English or Dhivehi. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

The contract will be awarded on a lump sum/fixed cost basis. The application should state the bid amount (in MVR) for undertaking the work. Transparency Maldives retains the right to reject any or all of the applications and/or to enter into additional negotiations with one or more of the tendering parties to help define the exact scope of the work and deliverables to be undertaken.

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Transparency Maldives is seeking the services of a videographer to develop a 10-minute video spot encapsulating a three-day workshop organized by Transparency Maldives.

Position title: Videography Consultant
Research title: Develop a video encapsulating a three-day workshop
Expected period of commitment: 03 Weeks
Application deadline: 04.00pm, 25th October 2016
Location: Male’, Maldives

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1. Organization Background

Transparency Maldives is a non-partisan organization that endeavors to be a constructive force in society by promoting collaboration and discussion on corruption, transparency and accountability. Transparency Maldives 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

Transparency Maldives is overseeing a human rights project with the aim of widening the democratic space and to protect human rights in the Maldives through collective lobbying and advocacy, partnership building and dialogue. It has been observed a decline in the democratic space in the Maldives between 2013-2014. This decline is reflected in the 2016 Freedom House ratings in which the Maldives is no longer categorised an electoral democracy and is listed as a ‘partly free’ country. Furthermore, civil and political liberties such as freedom of assembly, speech and association enshrined in the Maldives Constitution have been constrained through new laws and regulations such as the NGO regulation, Anti-Terror Act, and the Defamation and Freedom of Speech Act.

Despite this dismal situation, the government of the Maldives has accepted 198 recommendations from the 2015 UPR review. Additionally, there is a strong grassroots support for democracy and human rights in the Maldives. This positively creates an avenue to reclaim the diminishing democratic space and to protect and promote human rights. As such, Transparency Maldives intends to create and disseminate information related to human rights through multiple avenues including a monthly newsletter and a quarterly digest.

3. Purpose of the Assignment

Transparency Maldives is seeking the services of a videographer to develop a 10-minute video spot encapsulating a three day workshop organized by Transparency Maldives.

4. Responsibilities of the consultant

The Consultant will be expected to work closely with the Senior Project Coordinator for the human rights project. The Consultant will:
• Ensure that the workshop and the key messages delivered in the workshop are well encapsulated in communication and coordination with the Senior Project Coordinator.
• Ensure that the workshop and the key messages delivered in the workshop are presented through the video.
• Ensure that the video is of high quality, and in a format (or in formats) that is/are suitable for sharing on multiple media including, but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

5. Deliverables

• Raw video captured throughout the workshop, that is workshop snippets and participant interviews.
• A 10-minute video encapsulating the workshop and the key messages delivered in the workshop.

6. Duration of the Assignment

Three (3) weeks, with expected start date 27th October. The consultant must be based in Malé, Maldives for the duration of the assignment.

7. Reporting

The Consultant will work closely with and report to the Senior Project Coordinator for the human rights project at Transparency Maldives throughout the assignment.

8. Required Competencies

• Proven 3-5 years of experience in video production.
• Proven ability to deliver high quality results under tight deadlines.
• Proven ability to coordinate, follow instructions and work under pressure either part of a team or individually.

Closing date for applications: Before 04.00pm, 25th October 2016.

Application and selection procedures: Interested applicants should submit an email to Ibrahim Thayyib (ibrahim.thayyib@transparencymaldives.org). The subject line must read “PHR Video Production”. The content of the application should not be longer than 5 pages and must include the following:

• A summary of relevant experience (attach a brief CV, providing evidence that you are qualified to undertake this assignment).
• Portfolio/examples of similar assignments that you have undertaken (two to three), preferably in the Maldives, over the past 3-5 years.
• Proposed Charges.
• Two relevant references.

Applications must be in English or Dhivehi.

The contract will be awarded on a lump sum/fixed cost basis. The application should state the bid amount (in MVR) for undertaking the work. Transparency Maldives retains the right to reject any or all of the applications and/or to enter into additional negotiations with one or more of the tendering parties to help define the exact scope of the work and deliverables to be undertaken.

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Transparency Maldives welcomes applications from artists in the Maldives working with a wide range of mediums to participate in the Democracy-Art Workshop taking place from 29 October–10 November 2016, and the Democracy-Art Exhibition taking place from 11–13 November 2016.

Art plays an important role in bringing and reflecting cultural shifts that occur within a community. Bringing a diverse group of artists together in a workshop space will create opportunities and a platform to exchange ideas that will eventually be translated into a group public exhibition.

1. About Democracy-Art Workshop & Exhibition

Workshop date: 29 October–10 November 2016
Exhibition date: 11–13 November 2016

Democracy-Art workshop provides an opportunity for ten Maldivian artists to work with the workshop facilitators, Umair Badheeu and Fazail Lutfi, for ten days.

The ten selected participants will meet as a group during the course of the workshop. The workshop will be a space where they generate and exchange ideas. They will meet as a group to review peer work and learn about the theme of the workshop and the exhibition. The workshop sessions will include discussions on design concepts, reading analysis, lectures from guest speakers, critiques, and writing.

Participants will also engage themselves in individual studio time. This is a time when they they will experiment with their own ideas and develop various ways to express them. This studio time will help them to strengthen their voice as individual artists. The individual studios will bring diverse ideas to group discussions and strengthen the quality of dialogue between the participants.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to show their work (produced during their individual studio time) at the Democracy-Art Exhibition that will be held for 3 days in November 2016.

Important: Participants are expected to commit at least 8 hours per day during the workshop period.

2. About the workshop facilitators

Umair Badheeu is an artist and curator who had his formal training in photojournalism and fine art from Corcoran College of Art and Design. He has conducted various art and photography workshops related to social issues. His latest installations are derived from cultural influences of the Indian Ocean diaspora, more specifically, astrology, weather patterns and its meanings.

Fazail Lutfi is an artist who uses video and sculptural elements to create his installations exploring his ambivalence towards place, memory and imagination. He received his formal training in dramatic arts at the University of the Witwatersrand. He also taught animation and motion graphics at University of Regina where he pursued a master’s degree in visual arts and media production. Currently he divides his time working on commercial creative projects and making art.

3. Who can apply

Maldivian artists using any medium (painting, drawing, sculpture, poetry, photography, film, mixed media, etc) who are 18 years and above may apply to join the workshop.

4. How to apply

Please email a short writing  in Dhivehi or English about democracy and equality to application@transparencymaldives.org before 10am on 27th October 2016. The email subject line must read “Democracy-Art Workshop”.

Please include your name, age and contact details (mobile number and email address) on the top right corner of the writing.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

If further information is required, please contact Ahid Rasheed: ahid.rasheed@transparencymaldives.org.

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Transparency Maldives is seeking the services of a consultant to work as a Curator/Exhibition Manager to manage and oversee the planning and curating of an art exhibition to be held in November 2016.

Position title: Curator/Event Manager
Expected period of commitment: 2 months
Application deadline: 22nd September 2016
Location: Male’, Maldives.’

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1. Organization Background

Transparency Maldives (TM) is a non-partisan organization that endeavors 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. Proposed Activity

TM plans to hold a week-long art exhibition focusing on democracy, inviting established and aspiring artists to use art as a form of expression for democracy promotion. The objective of the event is to encourage artists to use art as a medium to counter authoritarian trends in the Maldives and to provoke and debate discussion on reclaiming the democratic space in the Maldives.

3. Position Summary

Transparency Maldives is seeking a Curator/Exhibition Manager to manage and oversee the planning and curating work for the event. The Curator will work with various artists in the country to put up an interactive exhibition to cater for the theme of ‘Equality’. She or He will also organize pre-exhibition workshops with the artists to brainstorm and discuss possible exhibition pieces under the common theme. The Curator will also need to work closely with both Transparency Maldives and the artists involved to interpret artistic work that both appeals to the familiarity of understanding of democracy while allowing for creative reinterpretations of common themes that reoccur within the idea of democracy.

The Consultation will take place in Male’.

4. Responsibilities of the consultant:

The Consultant will be responsible for:

  • Producing a comprehensive interpretation plan on how to utilize local artists to create an exhibition on Democracy with the core theme of ‘Equality’.
  • Organizing a week-long artists camp to bring together various individuals ranging from poets, musicians, artists as well as other individuals engaged in the creative sphere to brainstorm and ideate a comprehensive concept for the exhibition.
  • Working closely with Transparency Maldives and other artists to facilitate the ideas into exhibition pieces within the given thematic idea.
  • Finding and scout for a suitable avenue to set up the exhibition.
  • Coordinating the necessary facilities and tools required for the exhibition based on the needs of the individual artists.
  • Collating the ideas from the team and take lead in creating the eventual exhibition
  • Arrange for the necessary pre-exhibition meetings

5. Duration of the Assignment

Two (2) months, with expected start date in the middle of September 2016. The consultant is expected to be based in Malé, Maldives for the duration of the assignment.

6. Reporting

The Consultant will work closely with and report to the Senior Project Coordinator at TM throughout the assignment.

7. Qualifications and competencies

    • Experience in event management, curating as well as an understanding of interpreting art work within a set theme.
    • Familiarity with the concept of democracy and human rights and some understanding of the individual concepts.
    • Demonstrate excellent facilitation skills for the pre-exhibition meetings and a flare to work with creative individuals as a team.
    • Good Dhivehi and English writing communication skills.
    • Excellent analytical skills.
    • Have an excellent eye for space utilization and curating ideas.

Closing date for applications: Before 0500pm Thursday, 22nd September 2016.

Application and selection procedures: Interested applicants should submit an email to Ahid Rasheed (ahid.rasheed@transparencymaldives.org). The subject line must read “Curator/Event Manager”. The content of the application should not be longer than 5 pages and must include the following:

  • A summary of relevant experience (attach a brief CV, providing evidence that you are qualified to undertake this assignment).
  • Examples of similar assignments that you have undertaken, preferably in the Maldives, over the past 5 years.
  • Proposed Charges
  • Two relevant references.

Applications must be in English. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The contract will be awarded on a lump sum/fixed cost basis. The application should state the bid amount (in MRF) for undertaking the work.

Transparency Maldives retains the right to reject any or all of the applications and/or to enter into additional negotiations with one or more of the tendering parties to help define the exact scope of the work and deliverables to be undertaken.

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Transparency Maldives is seeking a Legal Consultant to draft a Whistleblower Protection bill for the Maldives.

Position title: Legal Consultant on Whistleblower Protection
Expected period of commitment: 2 months
Application deadline: 05:00pm, 22nd September 2016
Location: Male’, Maldives

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1. Organization Background
Transparency Maldives (TM) is a non-partisan organization that endeavors 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. Position Summary
Transparency Maldives is seeking a Legal Consultant to draft a Whistleblower Protection bill for the Maldives. The consultant will draft a position paper, conduct stakeholder consultation meetings, meet with the media, conduct consultation meetings with the Attorney General’s Office, the Anti-Corruption Commission and members of Parliament, and draft a Whistleblower Protection bill.
The Consultant will be based in Malé.

3. Responsibilities of the consultant
The Consultant will be responsible for:
• Producing a review paper for TM addressing the challenges and gaps in the current legal framework, incorporating international best practices and recommendations.
• Conducting stakeholder meetings to identify challenges under the existing legal framework.
• Conducting consultation work for the draft Bill, including meetings with the Attorney General’s Office, the Anti-Corruption Commission, members of Parliament and other stakeholders.
• Drafting a Whistleblower Protection Bill in line with international best practices.

4. Duration of the Assignment
Two (2) months, with expected start date at the beginning of September 2016. The consultant is expected to be based in Malé, Maldives for the duration of the assignment.

5. Reporting
The Consultant will work closely with and report to the Senior Project Coordinator at TM throughout the assignment.

6. Qualifications and competencies

a) Minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent in law, public policy, politics, human rights, or a related field demonstrably relevant to the position.
b) Experience in law review, legal research and writing, in line with international best practices.
c) Familiarity with development approaches in developing countries.
d) Demonstrate excellent facilitation skills for consultations.
e) Excellent Dhivehi and English writing and communication skills.
f) Excellent analytical skills.

Closing date for applications: 05:00pm, 22nd September 2016.

Application and selection procedures
Interested applicants should submit an email to Ahid Rasheed (ahid.rasheed@transparencymaldives.org). The subject line must read “Legal Consultancy”. The content of the application should not be longer than 5 pages and must include the following:

• A summary of relevant experience (attach a brief CV, providing evidence that you are qualified to undertake this assignment).
• Examples of similar assignments that you have undertaken, preferably in the Maldives, over the past 5 years.
• Proposed Charges
• Two relevant references.

Applications must be in English. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The contract will be awarded on a lump sum/fixed cost basis. The application should state the bid amount (in MRF) for undertaking the work.

Transparency Maldives retains the right to reject any or all of the applications and/or to enter into additional negotiations with one or more of the tendering parties to help define the exact scope of the work and deliverables to be undertaken.

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Transparency Maldives is seeking the services of a research consultant to review and produce a report on the recently ratified Defamation and Freedom of Speech Act.

Position title: Research Consultant
Research title: Review the Defamation and Freedom of Speech Act
Expected period of commitment: 08 Weeks
Application deadline: 05.00pm, 22nd September 2016
Location: Male’, Maldives

View/download the Terms of Reference.

1. Organization Background

Transparency Maldives is a non-partisan organization that endeavors to be a constructive force in society by promoting collaboration and discussion on corruption, transparency and accountability. Transparency Maldives 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

Transparency Maldives is overseeing a human rights project with the aim of widening the democratic space and to protect human rights in the Maldives through collective lobbying and advocacy, partnership building and dialogue. It has been observed a decline in the democratic space in the Maldives between 2013-2014. This decline is reflected in the 2016 Freedom House ratings in which the Maldives is no longer categorised an electoral democracy and is listed as a ‘partly free’ country. Furthermore, civil and political liberties such as freedom of assembly, speech and association enshrined in the Maldives Constitution have been constrained through new laws and regulations such as the NGO regulation, Anti-Terror Act, and the Defamation and Freedom of Speech Act.

Despite this dismal situation, the government of the Maldives has accepted 198 recommendations from the 2015 UPR review. Additionally, there is a strong grassroots support for democracy and human rights in the Maldives. This positively creates an avenue to reclaim the diminishing democratic space and to protect and promote human rights.

3. Purpose of the Assignment

Transparency Maldives is seeking the services of a research consultant to review and produce a report on the recently ratified Defamation and Freedom of Speech Act. The consultant is expected to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the aforementioned Act, and produce a detailed report of the findings. The study should also make recommendations for law reform in consideration of human rights and democratic principles.

4. Responsibilities of the consultant

The Consultant will be expected to work closely with the Senior Project Coordinator for the human rights project:

• Undertake a desk review of existing literature pertaining to defamation and freedom of speech.
• Provide a methodology for the review of the Defamation and Freedom of Speech Act.
• Arrange necessary meetings and conduct interviews with relevant stakeholders.
• Write the final report, detailing the findings and recommendations.
• Present a paper in a human rights conference organised by Transparency Maldives.

5. Deliverables

• Submit a timeline, at the inception of the consultancy, for the deliverable confined to the period of consultation.
• Document with proposed methodology to review the Defamation and Freedom of Speech Act.
• Draft and final reports detailing the findings and recommendations.
• Conduct a validation workshop with relevant stakeholders.
• Present a paper in a human rights conference that will be organized by Transparency Maldives.

6. Duration of the Assignment

Eight (8) weeks, with expected start date 2nd October. The consultant must be based in Malé, Maldives for the duration of the assignment.

7. Reporting

The Consultant will work closely with and report to the Senior Project Coordinator for the human rights project at Transparency Maldives throughout the assignment.

8. Required Competencies

• Master’s degree in a social sciences related field
• Proven expertise pertaining to legislations and law review with a particularly strong knowledge about the country’s human rights and democratic context.
• Ability to research, analyse, and synthesise information.
• Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative survey methodologies.
• Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas and concepts in both written and oral form.
• Excellent spoken and written English and Dhivehi.
• Excellent ability to set priorities and time management.

Closing date for applications: Before 05.00pm, Thursday, 22nd September 2016.

Application and selection procedures: Interested applicants should submit an email to Ibrahim Thayyib (ibrahim.thayyib@transparencymaldives.org). The subject line must read “PHR Research Consultancy”. The content of the application should not be longer than 5 pages and must include the following:

• A summary of relevant experience (attach a brief CV, providing evidence that you are qualified to undertake this assignment).
• Examples of similar assignments that you have undertaken (two to three), preferably in the Maldives, over the past 5 years.
• Proposed Charges (including estimates of consulting days and expenses)
• Two relevant references.
• Demonstrated fluency in English and Dhivehi.

Applications must be in English or Dhivehi. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

The contract will be awarded on a lump sum/fixed cost basis. The application should state the bid amount (in MVR) for undertaking the work. Transparency Maldives retains the right to reject any or all of the applications and/or to enter into additional negotiations with one or more of the tendering parties to help define the exact scope of the work and deliverables to be undertaken.

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Transparency Maldives is seeking the services of a graphics and layout expert to design and develop branding materials for the Project Human Rights.

Position title: Graphics and Layout Expert
Research title: Design a layout for a quarterly digest
Expected period of commitment: 04 Weeks
Application deadline: 05.00pm, 22nd September 2016
Location: Male’, Maldives

View/download the Terms of Reference.

1. Organization Background

Transparency Maldives is a non-partisan organization that endeavors to be a constructive force in society by promoting collaboration and discussion on corruption, transparency and accountability. Transparency Maldives 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

Transparency Maldives is overseeing a human rights project with the aim of widening the democratic space and to protect human rights in the Maldives through collective lobbying and advocacy, partnership building and dialogue. It has been observed a decline in the democratic space in the Maldives between 2013-2014. This decline is reflected in the 2016 Freedom House ratings in which the Maldives is no longer categorised an electoral democracy and is listed as a ‘partly free’ country. Furthermore, civil and political liberties such as freedom of assembly, speech and association enshrined in the Maldives Constitution have been constrained through new laws and regulations such as the NGO regulation, Anti-Terror Act, and the Defamation and Freedom of Speech Act.

Despite this dismal situation, the government of the Maldives has accepted 198 recommendations from the 2015 UPR review. Additionally, there is a strong grassroots support for democracy and human rights in the Maldives. This positively creates an avenue to reclaim the diminishing democratic space and to protect and promote human rights. As such, Transparency Maldives intends to create and disseminate information related to human rights through multiple avenues including a monthly newsletter and a quarterly digest.

3. Purpose of the Assignment

Transparency Maldives is seeking the services of a graphics and layout expert to design and develop branding materials for the Project Human Rights. The consultant is expected to design and develop a logo and editable templates for the monthly newsletter and the quarterly digest. Additionally, the consultant is expected to develop a guideline to edit and publish the aforementioned materials.

4. Responsibilities of the consultant

The Consultant will be expected to work closely with the Senior Project Coordinator for the human rights project:

• Ensure the designing and products are produced in line with Transparency Maldives’ branding and themes.
• Logo, layout design of the newsletter and digest are in an editable format that is suitable for both printing and electronic distribution.
• Train minimum three staff from Transparency Maldives to familiarise the staff with the template.

5. Deliverables

• Design a logo for the Project Human Rights’ human rights campaign.
• Editable Dhivehi supported template for the newsletter.
• Editable English supported template for the digest.
• Guideline to edit and alter the templates.
• Training for minimum three TM staff based on the guideline.

6. Duration of the Assignment

Four (4) weeks, with expected start date 2nd October. The consultant must be based in Malé, Maldives for the duration of the assignment.

7. Reporting

The Consultant will work closely with and report to the Senior Project Coordinator for the human rights project at Transparency Maldives throughout the assignment.

8. Required Competencies

• Proven 3-5 years experience in graphic and layout designing/publication production.
• Excellent command of Adobe applications including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
• Advanced understanding of vector-based imagery, such as maps and logos is essential.
• Proven ability to deliver high quality results under tight deadlines.
• Proven ability to coordinate, follow instructions and work under pressure either part of a team or individually.

Closing date for applications: Before 05.00pm, Thursday, 22nd September 2016.

Application and selection procedures: Interested applicants should submit an email to Ibrahim Thayyib (ibrahim.thayyib@transparencymaldives.org). The subject line must read “PHR Layout Design”. The content of the application should not be longer than 5 pages and must include the following:

• A summary of relevant experience (attach a brief CV, providing evidence that you are qualified to undertake this assignment).
• Portfolio/examples of similar assignments that you have undertaken (two to three), preferably in the Maldives, over the past 3-5 years.
• Proposed Charges.
• Two relevant references.

Applications must be in English or Dhivehi. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

The contract will be awarded on a lump sum/fixed cost basis. The application should state the bid amount (in MVR) for undertaking the work. Transparency Maldives retains the right to reject any or all of the applications and/or to enter into additional negotiations with one or more of the tendering parties to help define the exact scope of the work and deliverables to be undertaken.

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Transparency Maldives is seeking the services of a research consultant to review and produce a report on the recently ratified Defamation and Freedom of Speech Act.

Position title: Research Consultant
Research title: Review the Defamation and Freedom of Speech Act
Expected period of commitment: 08 Weeks
Application deadline: 18th September 2016
Location: Male’, Maldives

View/download the Terms of Reference.

1. Organization Background

Transparency Maldives is a non-partisan organization that endeavors to be a constructive force in society by promoting collaboration and discussion on corruption, transparency and accountability. Transparency Maldives 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

Transparency Maldives is overseeing a human rights project with the aim of widening the democratic space and to protect human rights in the Maldives through collective lobbying and advocacy, partnership building and dialogue. It has been observed a decline in the democratic space in the Maldives between 2013-2014. This decline is reflected in the 2016 Freedom House ratings in which the Maldives is no longer categorised an electoral democracy and is listed as a ‘partly free’ country. Furthermore, civil and political liberties such as freedom of assembly, speech and association enshrined in the Maldives Constitution have been constrained through new laws and regulations such as the NGO regulation, Anti-Terror Act, and the Defamation and Freedom of Speech Act.

Despite this dismal situation, the government of the Maldives has accepted 198 recommendations from the 2015 UPR review. Additionally, there is a strong grassroots support for democracy and human rights in the Maldives. This positively creates an avenue to reclaim the diminishing democratic space and to protect and promote human rights.

3. Purpose of the Assignment

Transparency Maldives is seeking the services of a research consultant to review and produce a report on the recently ratified Defamation and Freedom of Speech Act. The consultant is expected to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the aforementioned Act, and produce a detailed report of the findings. The study should also make recommendations for law reform in consideration of human rights and democratic principles.

4. Responsibilities of the consultant

The Consultant will be expected to work closely with the Senior Project Coordinator for the human rights project:

• Undertake a desk review of existing literature pertaining to defamation and freedom of speech.
• Provide a methodology for the review of the Defamation and Freedom of Speech Act.
• Arrange necessary meetings and conduct interviews with relevant stakeholders.
• Write the final report, detailing the findings and recommendations.
• Present a paper in a human rights conference organised by Transparency Maldives.

5. Deliverables

• Submit a timeline, at the inception of the consultancy, for the deliverable confined to the period of consultation.
• Document with proposed methodology to review the Defamation and Freedom of Speech Act.
• Draft and final reports detailing the findings and recommendations.
• Conduct a validation workshop with relevant stakeholders.
• Present a paper in a human rights conference that will be organized by Transparency Maldives.

6. Duration of the Assignment

Eight (8) weeks, with expected start date 2nd October. The consultant must be based in Malé, Maldives for the duration of the assignment.

7. Reporting

The Consultant will work closely with and report to the Senior Project Coordinator for the human rights project at Transparency Maldives throughout the assignment.

8. Required Competencies

• Master’s degree in a social sciences related field
• Proven expertise pertaining to legislations and law review with a particularly strong knowledge about the country’s human rights and democratic context.
• Ability to research, analyse, and synthesise information.
• Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative survey methodologies.
• Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas and concepts in both written and oral form.
• Excellent spoken and written English and Dhivehi.
• Excellent ability to set priorities and time management.

Closing date for applications: Before 0400pm Sunday, 18th September 2016.

Application and selection procedures: Interested applicants should submit an email to Ibrahim Thayyib (ibrahim.thayyib@transparencymaldives.org). The subject line must read “PHR Research Consultancy”. The content of the application should not be longer than 5 pages and must include the following:

• A summary of relevant experience (attach a brief CV, providing evidence that you are qualified to undertake this assignment).
• Examples of similar assignments that you have undertaken (two to three), preferably in the Maldives, over the past 5 years.
• Proposed Charges (including estimates of consulting days and expenses)
• Two relevant references.
• Demonstrated fluency in English and Dhivehi.

Applications must be in English or Dhivehi. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

The contract will be awarded on a lump sum/fixed cost basis. The application should state the bid amount (in MVR) for undertaking the work. Transparency Maldives retains the right to reject any or all of the applications and/or to enter into additional negotiations with one or more of the tendering parties to help define the exact scope of the work and deliverables to be undertaken.

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Transparency Maldives is seeking the services of a graphics and layout expert to design and develop branding materials for the Project Human Rights.

Position title: Graphics and Layout Expert
Research title: Design a layout for a quarterly digest
Expected period of commitment: 04 Weeks
Application deadline: 18th September 2016
Location: Male’, Maldives

View/download the Terms of Reference.

1. Organization Background

Transparency Maldives is a non-partisan organization that endeavors to be a constructive force in society by promoting collaboration and discussion on corruption, transparency and accountability. Transparency Maldives 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

Transparency Maldives is overseeing a human rights project with the aim of widening the democratic space and to protect human rights in the Maldives through collective lobbying and advocacy, partnership building and dialogue. It has been observed a decline in the democratic space in the Maldives between 2013-2014. This decline is reflected in the 2016 Freedom House ratings in which the Maldives is no longer categorised an electoral democracy and is listed as a ‘partly free’ country. Furthermore, civil and political liberties such as freedom of assembly, speech and association enshrined in the Maldives Constitution have been constrained through new laws and regulations such as the NGO regulation, Anti-Terror Act, and the Defamation and Freedom of Speech Act.

Despite this dismal situation, the government of the Maldives has accepted 198 recommendations from the 2015 UPR review. Additionally, there is a strong grassroots support for democracy and human rights in the Maldives. This positively creates an avenue to reclaim the diminishing democratic space and to protect and promote human rights. As such, Transparency Maldives intends to create and disseminate information related to human rights through multiple avenues including a monthly newsletter and a quarterly digest.

3. Purpose of the Assignment

Transparency Maldives is seeking the services of a graphics and layout expert to design and develop branding materials for the Project Human Rights. The consultant is expected to design and develop a logo and editable templates for the monthly newsletter and the quarterly digest. Additionally, the consultant is expected to develop a guideline to edit and publish the aforementioned materials.

4. Responsibilities of the consultant

The Consultant will be expected to work closely with the Senior Project Coordinator for the human rights project:

• Ensure the designing and products are produced in line with Transparency Maldives’ branding and themes.
• Logo, layout design of the newsletter and digest are in an editable format that is suitable for both printing and electronic distribution.
• Train minimum three staff from Transparency Maldives to familiarise the staff with the template.

5. Deliverables

• Design a logo for the Project Human Rights’ human rights campaign.
• Editable Dhivehi supported template for the newsletter.
• Editable English supported template for the digest.
• Guideline to edit and alter the templates.
• Training for minimum three TM staff based on the guideline.

6. Duration of the Assignment

Four (4) weeks, with expected start date 2nd October. The consultant must be based in Malé, Maldives for the duration of the assignment.

7. Reporting

The Consultant will work closely with and report to the Senior Project Coordinator for the human rights project at Transparency Maldives throughout the assignment.

8. Required Competencies

• Proven 3-5 years experience in graphic and layout designing/publication production.
• Excellent command of Adobe applications including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
• Advanced understanding of vector-based imagery, such as maps and logos is essential.
• Proven ability to deliver high quality results under tight deadlines.
• Proven ability to coordinate, follow instructions and work under pressure either part of a team or individually.

Closing date for applications: Before 0400pm Sunday, 18th September 2016.

Application and selection procedures: Interested applicants should submit an email to Ibrahim Thayyib (ibrahim.thayyib@transparencymaldives.org). The subject line must read “PHR Layout Design”. The content of the application should not be longer than 5 pages and must include the following:

• A summary of relevant experience (attach a brief CV, providing evidence that you are qualified to undertake this assignment).
• Portfolio/examples of similar assignments that you have undertaken (two to three), preferably in the Maldives, over the past 3-5 years.
• Proposed Charges.
• Two relevant references.

Applications must be in English or Dhivehi. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

The contract will be awarded on a lump sum/fixed cost basis. The application should state the bid amount (in MVR) for undertaking the work. Transparency Maldives retains the right to reject any or all of the applications and/or to enter into additional negotiations with one or more of the tendering parties to help define the exact scope of the work and deliverables to be undertaken.

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Transparency Maldives is seeking the services of a consultant to work as a Curator/Exhibition Manager to manage and oversee the planning and curating of an art exhibition to be held in November 2016.

Position title: Curator/Event Manager
Expected period of commitment: 2 months
Application deadline: 8 September 2016
Location: Male’, Maldives.’

View/download the Terms of Reference.

1. Organization Background

Transparency Maldives (TM) is a non-partisan organization that endeavors 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. Proposed Activity

TM plans to hold a week-long art exhibition focusing on democracy, inviting established and aspiring artists to use art as a form of expression for democracy promotion. The objective of the event is to encourage artists to use art as a medium to counter authoritarian trends in the Maldives and to provoke and debate discussion on reclaiming the democratic space in the Maldives.

3. Position Summary

Transparency Maldives is seeking a Curator/Exhibition Manager to manage and oversee the planning and curating work for the event. The Curator will work with various artists in the country to put up an interactive exhibition to cater for the theme of ‘Equality’. She or He will also organize pre-exhibition workshops with the artists to brainstorm and discuss possible exhibition pieces under the common theme. The Curator will also need to work closely with both Transparency Maldives and the artists involved to interpret artistic work that both appeals to the familiarity of understanding of democracy while allowing for creative reinterpretations of common themes that reoccur within the idea of democracy.

The Consultation will take place in Male’.

4. Responsibilities of the consultant:

The Consultant will be responsible for:

  • Producing a comprehensive interpretation plan on how to utilize local artists to create an exhibition on Democracy with the core theme of ‘Equality’.
  • Organizing a week-long artists camp to bring together various individuals ranging from poets, musicians, artists as well as other individuals engaged in the creative sphere to brainstorm and ideate a comprehensive concept for the exhibition.
  • Working closely with Transparency Maldives and other artists to facilitate the ideas into exhibition pieces within the given thematic idea.
  • Finding and scout for a suitable avenue to set up the exhibition.
  • Coordinating the necessary facilities and tools required for the exhibition based on the needs of the individual artists.
  • Collating the ideas from the team and take lead in creating the eventual exhibition
  • Arrange for the necessary pre-exhibition meetings

5. Duration of the Assignment

Two (2) months, with expected start date in the middle of September 2016. The consultant is expected to be based in Malé, Maldives for the duration of the assignment.

6. Reporting

The Consultant will work closely with and report to the Senior Project Coordinator at TM throughout the assignment.

7. Qualifications and competencies

    • Experience in event management, curating as well as an understanding of interpreting art work within a set theme.
    • Familiarity with the concept of democracy and human rights and some understanding of the individual concepts.
    • Demonstrate excellent facilitation skills for the pre-exhibition meetings and a flare to work with creative individuals as a team.
    • Good Dhivehi and English writing communication skills.
    • Excellent analytical skills.
    • Have an excellent eye for space utilization and curating ideas.

Closing date for applications: Before 0400pm Thursday, 8 September 2016.

Application and selection procedures: Interested applicants should submit an email to Ahid Rasheed (ahid.rasheed@transparencymaldives.org). The subject line must read “Curator/Event Manager”. The content of the application should not be longer than 5 pages and must include the following:

  • A summary of relevant experience (attach a brief CV, providing evidence that you are qualified to undertake this assignment).
  • Examples of similar assignments that you have undertaken, preferably in the Maldives, over the past 5 years.
  • Proposed Charges
  • Two relevant references.

Applications must be in English. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The contract will be awarded on a lump sum/fixed cost basis. The application should state the bid amount (in MRF) for undertaking the work.

Transparency Maldives retains the right to reject any or all of the applications and/or to enter into additional negotiations with one or more of the tendering parties to help define the exact scope of the work and deliverables to be undertaken.

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Transparency Maldives is seeking a Legal Consultant to draft a Whistleblower Protection bill for the Maldives.

Position title: Legal Consultant on Whistleblower Protection
Expected period of commitment: 2 months
Application deadline: 5th September 2016
Location: Male’, Maldives

View/download the Terms of Reference.

1. Organization Background
Transparency Maldives (TM) is a non-partisan organization that endeavors 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. Position Summary
Transparency Maldives is seeking a Legal Consultant to draft a Whistleblower Protection bill for the Maldives. The consultant will draft a position paper, conduct stakeholder consultation meetings, meet with the media, conduct consultation meetings with the Attorney General’s Office, the Anti-Corruption Commission and members of Parliament, and draft a Whistleblower Protection bill.
The Consultant will be based in Malé.

3. Responsibilities of the consultant
The Consultant will be responsible for:
• Producing a review paper for TM addressing the challenges and gaps in the current legal framework, incorporating international best practices and recommendations.
• Conducting stakeholder meetings to identify challenges under the existing legal framework.
• Conducting consultation work for the draft Bill, including meetings with the Attorney General’s Office, the Anti-Corruption Commission, members of Parliament and other stakeholders.
• Drafting a Whistleblower Protection Bill in line with international best practices.

4. Duration of the Assignment
Two (2) months, with expected start date at the beginning of September 2016. The consultant is expected to be based in Malé, Maldives for the duration of the assignment.

5. Reporting
The Consultant will work closely with and report to the Senior Project Coordinator at TM throughout the assignment.

6. Qualifications and competencies

a) Minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent in law, public policy, politics, human rights, or a related field demonstrably relevant to the position.
b) Experience in law review, legal research and writing, in line with international best practices.
c) Familiarity with development approaches in developing countries.
d) Demonstrate excellent facilitation skills for consultations.
e) Excellent Dhivehi and English writing and communication skills.
f) Excellent analytical skills.

Closing date for applications: Before 0400pm Monday, 5th September 2016.

Application and selection procedures
Interested applicants should submit an email to Ahid Rasheed (ahid.rasheed@transparencymaldives.org). The subject line must read “Legal Consultancy”. The content of the application should not be longer than 5 pages and must include the following:

• A summary of relevant experience (attach a brief CV, providing evidence that you are qualified to undertake this assignment).
• Examples of similar assignments that you have undertaken, preferably in the Maldives, over the past 5 years.
• Proposed Charges
• Two relevant references.

Applications must be in English. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The contract will be awarded on a lump sum/fixed cost basis. The application should state the bid amount (in MRF) for undertaking the work.

Transparency Maldives retains the right to reject any or all of the applications and/or to enter into additional negotiations with one or more of the tendering parties to help define the exact scope of the work and deliverables to be undertaken.