Transparency Maldives (TM) is seeking individuals/parties for the position of Survey Consultant.

Position Title: Survey Consultant
Minimum period of commitment: 25 days
Application deadline: 1500 hrs. 14th January 2016
Location: Male’, Maldives

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1. Organizational 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. 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 to 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 consultant to assist in conducting a survey. The consultant will review the questionnaire prepared by TM, select a sample and analyze the collected data. which will then be used by the consultant to produce a survey report. It isn’t a time bound consultation, therefore the consultant can work during convenient times for him or her, as long as we are provided with the survey report by 17th March 2016. Work that needs to be done with the project staff will be coordinated from both sides. 3. Key responsibilities:

  • Review the questionnaire drafted by TM and provide comments.
  • Research the amount of practicing lawyers and select a sample size for the survey.
  • Analyze the collected data with project staff.
  • Compile and finalize the survey report.

3. Qualifications and competencies

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in research, human rights, or a related field demonstrably relevant to the position.
  • Minimum of 3 years of working experience in the research sector.
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.

Closing date for applications: 14th January 2016

Application and selection procedure:
Submit 1) Letter of interest, 2) Curriculum Vitae and 3) Quotation with a timeline via email to afnan.latheef@transparencymaldives.org, addressed to Ms. Mariyam Shiuna, Executive Director. For queries contact Afnan Latheef, Project Coordinator (955 9080).


Transparency Maldives  is seeking individuals/parties to develop a 3-day training program for civil society organisations.

Position title: Consultant
Expected period of commitment: 40 days
Application deadline: Saturday, 19 December 2015
Location: Malé, Maldives

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1. Organisational background

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 in the Maldives.

2. Purpose of the assignment

TM will be conducting a 3-day capacity building training program for civil society organisations (CSOs) from 45 islands. The main objective of the training program is to increase the skills and knowledge of CSOs on CSO role in governance and to undertake anti-corruption advocacy. The areas the training program will focus on are: financial management, project development, proposal writing, lobbying and community mobilisation, networking and coalition building, good governance, democracy promotion, anti-corruption, role of CSOs in participatory lawmaking, and laws and regulations related to CSOs.

The purpose of this consultancy is to produce training materials for the training program. This will include developing a facilitator’s guide to deliver the training sessions, developing training materials (handouts, PowerPoint presentations, activities, etc), and conducting a training for master trainers who will deliver the final training program to the beneficiary group.

How to apply: Qualified candidates are requested to submit an expression of interest along with CV(s), timeframe, samples of relevant previous work, and fees to fazla.abdulsamad@transparencymaldives.org by 19th December 2015.

Short-listed candidates may be contacted to seek additional clarification. If you are short-listed you will be notified by either phone or email.

Queries: For further information/clarification please contact Fazla Abdul-Samad via email at fazla.abdulsamad@transparencymaldives.org or on 330 4017.


Transparency Maldives (TM) is seeking individuals/parties to develop a 2-day training program on civic education, incorporating a strong cultural and heritage component, for young persons.

Position title:
Curriculum Development Consultant
Minimum period of commitment: 60 days

Application deadline: Thursday, 26 November 2015

Location: Male’, Maldives

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1. Organisational 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.

2. Purpose of the Assignment

Loss of historic Maldivian values due to a growing tourist trade and globalization has been viewed as a problem within the Maldives. The increase in globalisation has brought about an increase in social problems, foreign messaging supporting violence, and a distancing of the youth of the Maldives from historic core civic values. Discussions with various stakeholders highlight the need to promote values-based education, which supports non-violent methods and promotes Maldivian history and civic values. TM recognises the importance of civic education for young persons to promote a strong sense of identity and tolerance rooted in arts, culture and heritage to combat such negative influences.

TM is seeking the services of a Consultant to develop a two-day training program for young persons between the ages of 10 to 15 and 16 to 18. The Consultant will develop a curriculum along with a training manual and handbooks suitable for the target age groups. The Consultant will also conduct a training for master trainers who will then go on deliver the trainings to the final beneficiary group: children in selected locations between the ages of 10 to 15 and 16 to 18. The Consultant will work closely with TM and consult relevant government institutions and private organisations and individuals for the purposes of this assignment.
3. 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 young children.
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.
9. Ability to facilitate sessions.

Closing date for expression of 
interest:

Before 1700 hrs, Thursday, 26 November 2015.

Please submit an expression of interest along with CV(s), timeframe, samples of relevant previous work and fees to shifu@transparencymaldives.org . For further information and clarification on the assignment please feel free to contact Shifza Omar via email at shifu@transparencymaldives.org or on 330 4017.

Short-listed candidates may be contacted to seek additional clarifications. If you are short-listed you will be notified by either phone or email.

 

 


Transparency Maldives is seeking individuals/parties for the position of Legal Research Consultant.

Position Title: Legal Research Consultant
Minimum period of commitment: 10 days
Application deadline: 1500 hrs. 29th December 2015
Location: Male’, Maldives

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I. Organizational Background

Transparency Maldives 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, 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 to 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. Position Summary

  • Transparency Maldives is seeking a consultant to develop training materials on judicial reform. The consultant will review the research done by TM and prepare and draft a manual, which will be used to train recruits for the project. The consultant would also advise the project team on delivering the key modules on the manual.

III. Key responsibilities:

  • Undertake research pertinent to judicial reform.
  • Ensure that the manual conforms to international best practice.
  • Develop session materials and compile the manual.
  • Conduct a training of trainers session.
  • Contribute in the training of recruits.
  • Address comments provided by Transparency Maldives.
IV. Qualification and competencies
  • Minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent in law, human rights, or a related field demonstrably relevant to the position.
  • Minimum of 3 years of working experience in the legal sector.
  • Familiarity with the judicial system of the Maldives.
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to facilitate and deliver sessions.

Closing date for applications: 29th December 2015

Application and selection procedure
Submit 1)Letter of interest, 2)Curriculum Vitae and 3) Quotation via email to afnan.latheef@transparencymaldives.org, addressed to Ms. Mariyam Shiuna, Executive Director. For queries contact Afnan Latheef (955 9080).


Transparency Maldives (TM), supported by the International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES), is seeking individuals/parties based in the Maldives to develop an advocacy video.

Position title: Advocacy video consultant
Minimum period of commitment: 25 days
Application deadline: 12 September 2015
Location: Male’, Maldives

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I. Organizational Background                 

Transparency Maldives 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, 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 to 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. Project Summary

TM, supported by IFES is conducting a Civic Participation Project (CPP) to increase political and civic participation, promote the democratic transition through improved transparency and good governance, and support the consolidation of democratic values and norms in Maldives.

As part of CPP, TM is conducting a series of activities to contribute to the promotion of democracy, promote a clearer  understanding of democratic values, human rights and provide a platform for dialogue. As such, we are seeking to develop and produce a video that will increase public understanding of the concept of human rights and convey human rights issues to the Maldivian public in a local context.

III. Key Responsibilities

  1. Develop a video concept and script for human rights video
  2. Develop and produce a 10 – 15 minutes video on human rights

IV. Deliverables

  1. Broadcast-ready 10 – 15 minutes video on human rights

V. Duration of the Assignment

Handover of final deliverables within 25 days of signing the contract.

VI. Reporting Procedure

The consultant will report to the Senior Project Coordinator of the CPP project on administrative and substantive matters.

VII. Qualifications and competencies

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

Closing date for applications: Before 5:00 pm on 12th September 2015.

Application and selection procedures: Submit 1) a letter of interest 2) curriculum vitae and portfolio, and 3) quotation via email to naji.hameed@transparencymaldives.org addressed to Ms. Mariyam Shiuna, Executive Director. For queries contact Najiya Hameed (759 5596).


Transparency Maldives (TM), supported by the International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES), is seeking individuals/parties for the following service contract.

Position Title: Dhivehi Translator
Minimum period of commitment: 10 days
Application deadline: 12 September 2015
Location: Male’, Maldives

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I. Organizational Background                 
Transparency Maldives 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, 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 to 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. Project Summary
TM, supported by IFES is conducting a Civic Participation Project (CPP) to increase political and civic participation, promote the democratic transition through improved transparency and good governance, and support the consolidation of democratic values and norms in Maldives.

As part of CPP, TM is conducting a democracy survey to contribute to the promotion of democracy, promote a clearer  understanding of democracy and provide a platform for dialogue. This survey will provide reliable benchmark data against which the progress of the Maldivian transition to democracy might be measured in the future.

Work is underway to compile and publish the findings of the Democracy Survey 2015. We are seeking the services of a consultant to translate the Democracy Survey report from English to Dhivehi.

III. Key Responsibilities

  1. Translate the Democracy Survey 2015 (approximately 100 pages of text), from English to Dhivehi, including captions, charts, graphs and infographics
  2. Provide the translated documents in Microsoft Word format.

IV. Deliverables

  1. Final Dhivehi translation of Democracy Survey 2015, including captions, charts, graphs and infographics.

V. Duration of the Assignment
Handover of final deliverables within 10 days of signing the contract.

VI. Reporting Procedure
The consultant will report to the Senior Project Coordinator of the CPP project on administrative and substantive matters.

VII. Qualifications and competencies

  1. Excellent knowledge of Dhivehi
  2. Proven experience in translation from English to Dhivehi.

Closing date for applications: Before 5:00 pm on 12th September 2015.

Application and selection procedures: Submit 1) a letter of interest 2) curriculum vitae or portfolio, and 3) quotation via email to naji.hameed@transparencymaldives.org addressed to Ms. Mariyam Shiuna, Executive Director. For queries contact Najiya Hameed (759 5596).


Transparency Maldives (TM), supported by the International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES), is seeking individuals/parties for the following service contract.

Position Title: Democracy Survey Layout and Graphics Designer
Minimum period of commitment: 15 days
Application deadline: 12 September 2015
Location: Male’, Maldives

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I. Organizational Background
Transparency Maldives 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, 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 to 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. Project Summary
TM, supported by IFES is conducting a Civic Participation Project (CPP) to increase political and civic participation, promote the democratic transition through improved transparency and good governance, and support the consolidation of democratic values and norms in Maldives.

As part of CPP, TM is conducting a democracy survey to contribute to the promotion of democracy, promote a clearer  understanding of democracy and provide a platform for dialogue. This survey will provide reliable benchmark data against which the progress of the Maldivian transition to democracy might be measured in the future.

Work is underway to compile and publish the findings of the Democracy Survey 2015. We are seeking the services of a layout and graphics designer to design and develop, the Democracy Survey report, an infographic and a video.

III. Key Responsibilities

  1. Layout design of Democracy Survey 2015(approximately 100 pages of text), in English and Dhivehi, including graphs, charts.
  2. Layout design of an infographic, in English and Dhivehi.
  3. Develop a 30 – 60 second video based on the findings of Democracy Survey 2015.

IV. Deliverables

  1. Print-ready design of the Democracy Survey 2015 report, in Dhivehi and English in both vector and PDF formats.
  2. Print-ready design of the Democracy Survey 2015 infographic.
  3. 40 – 60 second video on Democracy Survey findings.


V. Duration of the Assignment

The consultant is expected to start the assignment on 15th September 2014 and complete all final deliverables by 30 September 2015

VI. Reporting Procedure
The consultant will report to the Senior Project Coordinator of the CPP project on administrative and substantive matters.

VII. Qualifications and competencies

  1. Minimum of 3 years work experience in the field of campaign, preferably with experience in social issues related awareness.
  2. Excellent knowledge of layout and design in both Dhivehi and English.
  3. Proven experience in video concept development and production.

Closing date for applications: Before 5:00 pm on 12th September 2015.

Application and selection procedures: Submit 1) a letter of interest 2) curriculum vitae or portfolio, and 3) quotation via email to naji.hameed@transparencymaldives.org addressed to Ms. Mariyam Shiuna, Executive Director. For queries contact Najiya Hameed (759 5596).


Job Title: Research Officer (full­time)
Location: Male’, Maldives with occasional travel
Remuneration: Negotiable, depending on experience and qualifications
Start date: Immediate

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1. Organizational Background

Transparency Maldives is a non­political 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

The Research Officer will be a core member of Transparency Maldives, and will undertake the research component of one of TM’s projects.  She or he will also be responsible for organizing focus group interviews and consultations with various stakeholders, undertaking media and data analysis, and produce research materials.

3. Key Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Organize consultations with stakeholders.
  2. Develop monthly bulletins and case studies.
  3. Network and build partnership with relevant stakeholders.
  4. Undertake qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  5. Support the Project Coordinator to ensure that project activities are completed.
  6. Collect data for monitoring and evaluation of the project activities based on set indicators, and prepare reports for the donor and senior management.
  7. Draft press advisories, press releases, coordinate interviews, monitor media coverage, coordinate responses to journalists’ inquiries and media requests in close collaboration with the project team and the Executive Director.
  8. Support the Project Coordinator to disseminate Transparency Maldives’ key messages, advocacy tools and other products, including outreach activities for dissemination of messages.
  9. Prepare communication and promotional multi-media materials relevant to the project.
  10. Collate information relating to corruption and good governance in the Maldives and keep informed of developments and trends in the field.
  11. Represent TM at media engagements when required.

Closing date for applications:  20 August 2015

Duration of Contract: An initial fixed-term contract of 9 months (with a three month probation period) with the possibility of extension depending on performance.

Application and selection procedures: Please e-mail the following documents addressed to Ms. Mariyam Shiuna, Executive Director to munthaha@transparencymaldives.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

  • Covering letter explaining your suitability for the role
  • Recent curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact details of two referees

Job Title: Project Coordinator (full­time)
Location: Male’, Maldives with occasional travel
Remuneration: Negotiable, depending on experience and qualifications
Start date: Immediate

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1. Organizational Background

Transparency Maldives is a non­political 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

The Project Coordinator will be a core member of Transparency Maldives, and will coordinate one of TMs projects. She or he will also be responsible for organizing trainings and stakeholder consultations; networking and building partnerships; and ensuring all project activities is implemented effectively.

3. Key Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Organize and facilitate trainings and consultations with stakeholders.
  2. Network and build partnership with relevant stakeholders.
  3. Supervise interns and project team members.
  4. Develop the work plan and communication plan relevant to the project.
  5. Keep updated on developments in the judicial sector of the Maldives.
  6. Collect data for monitoring and evaluation of the project activities based on set indicators, and prepare reports for the donor and senior management.
  7. Draft specifications for consultancies and manage consultants.
  8. Prepare financial and narrative report for donors and the senior management; and act as the main point of contact for the donor.
  9. Draft press advisories, press releases, coordinate interviews, monitor media coverage, coordinate responses to journalists’ inquiries and media requests in close collaboration with the project team and the Executive Director.
  10. Disseminate Transparency Maldives’ key messages, advocacy tools and other products, including outreach activities for dissemination of messages.
  11. Prepare communication and promotional multi-media materials relevant to the project.
  12. Collate information relating to corruption and good governance in the Maldives and keep informed of developments and trends in the field.
  13. Represent TM at media engagements when required.

Closing date for applications:  20 August 2015

Duration of Contract: An initial fixed-term contract of 6 months (with a three month probation period) with the possibility of extension depending on performance.

Application and selection procedures: Please e-mail the following documents addressed to Ms. Mariyam Shiuna, Executive Director to munthaha@transparencymaldives.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

  • Covering letter explaining your suitability for the role
  • Recent curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact details of two referees

Transparency Maldives is developing advocacy materials in the area of climate finance governance in the Maldives and seeks the services of a translator to translate advocacy materials from English to Dhivehi.

View/download the Invitation 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. Dhivehi Translator

Transparency Maldives is developing advocacy materials in the area of climate finance governance in the Maldives.

Transparency Maldives seeks the services of a translator to translate a brochure, two case studies and a position paper from English to Dhivehi.

a) Terms and responsibilities

  • The contractor shall translate the Brochure (approximately 8 pages of text), 2 case studies (each of 5 pages) and the position paper (approximately 6 pages of text)  from English to Dhivehi, including captions, charts, graphs and infographs.
  • The contractor shall provide the translated document in Microsoft Word.

b) Timeframe

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

c) Required qualifications

  • Excellent knowledge of Dhivehi translation.
  • Proven experience in translating from English to Dhivehi.

III. Submission

Closing date: Before 6 pm, Tuesday 21 July 2015.Application: Submit a letter of interest with CV, quotation, and samples of previous work via email to ibahath@transparencymaldives.org addressed to Aishath Ibahath (Project Coordinator, Climate Finance Integrity Project).

Queries: Please email Aishath Ibahath if further information is required.


Democracy Camp 2
29th August 2015 – 4th September 2015
View/download the Call for Applications in English and Dhivehi
View/download the Application Form in English and Dhivehi

Transparency Maldives in partnership with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is conducting Democracy Camp 2 from 29th August – 04th September 2015. The 6-day camp 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

1. 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
The 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 the camp is 15th August 2015, 4:00 pm.

4.Contact Us
Project Coordinator
Shifza Omar
Tel no: 330 4017
Email: application@transparencymaldives.org
Website: www.transparency.mv


Position title: Consultant
Expected period of commitment: 25 days
Application deadline: Thursday, 9 July 2015
Location: Male’, Maldives

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1. Organization Background

Transparency Maldives (TM) is a non-profit, 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.

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 TMs 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. Purpose of the Assignment

TM is seeking the services of a consultant to conduct a comprehensive review of the Maldives RTI Regulation through a consultative process to improve the Regulation based on the existing RTI Act, and produce a revised draft of the RTI Regulation. The consultant will work closely with TM and relevant authorities throughout the assignment.

4. Responsibilities of the consultant

  • Review of international, regional RTI Acts, Guidelines and Regulations, in particular from areas of strong access to information regimes and compare with the Maldives RTI Regulation.
  • Explore possible improvements, to the Maldives RTI Regulation taking on board progressive modalities of RTI Regulations and Guidelines.
  • Conduct consultations with national stakeholders, in particular the Information Commissioner’s Office and relevant partners of TM.
  • Make recommendations to strengthen the Regulation, adopting international and regional standards with specific considerations of national processes and structures.

5. Duration of the Assignment: 25 days, with expected start date in 16 July 2015. The consultant is expected to be in Malé, Maldives for the duration of the assignment.

6. 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.

Closing date for applications: Before 4:00pm, Thursday 9 July 2015.

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 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.