Transparency Maldives invites applications for the following service contract:

1. Develop and design advocacy materials

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

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

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

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

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

eliminate corruption from the daily lives of people.

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

Contact of Transparency International (TI) in the Maldives.

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

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

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

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

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

for information.

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

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

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

specifics required for the graphics.


We are looking for an energetic, motivated, driven individual for the post of Gender Sensitization Training Development Consultant.

Position title: Consultant
Expected period of commitment: 21 days
Application deadline: Before 1600 hrs, 20 April 2015.
Location: Male’, Maldives

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

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

2. Background to the assignment.

One of the key recommendations following from TM’s election observation effort of the 2013-2014 election cycle is to design interventions to increase women’s political participation in the Maldives. In the past, TM has worked under different projects to empower women and increase women’s political participation including trainings for local councilors and candidates and women’s development committee members. Building on this, TM plans to involve the media in promoting women’s political participation. To achieve this TM plans to conduct training programs for practicing journalists and journalism students.

3. Responsibilities of the consultant

• Conduct a brief needs assessment to identify specific training areas through interviews with relevant individuals and institutions.
• Based on the findings of the assessment, design and develop training modules in consultation with TM and technical persons.
• Develop an evaluation and analysis instrument that will measure changes in attitudes of workshop participants to be administered both immediately before and after the workshops.
• Conduct a Training of Trainers (ToT) for TM staff and partners.
• Gather feedback from the participants of the ToT and finalize training modules.
• Finalize assessment and analysis instruments.
• Deliver final assessment, analysis instruments and training modules along with usage guide of the modules.

 


Closing date for applications:
Before 0400pm Monday, 20 April 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 Project Coordinator, Shifza Omar at shifu@transparencymaldives.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. If you are short-listed you will be notified by either phone or email.


We are looking for an energetic, motivated, driven individual for the post of Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre Intern.

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Position title: Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre Intern
Minimum period of commitment: 1 month
Application deadline: 1700 hrs. April 16, 2015
Location: Male’, Maldives

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, 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.

2. Position summary

We encourage applications from motivated young people to serve as interns at the Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) at Transparency Maldives. The purpose of the internship is to provide an opportunity for individuals to substantively contribute to and learn from our work. The intern will be given specific tasks and responsibilities and will be challenged to develop their capabilities and gain experience. The intern is expected to be flexible and to take part in various activities at the office and sometimes in the field.

3. Application procedure

Send mail to ahid.rasheed@transparencymaldives.org before the closing date, clearly stating why you are interested and suitable for the post and an updated curriculum vitae with your contact details.

Please contact Project Coordinator, Ahid Rasheed (phone: 3304017, email: ahid.rasheed@transparencymaldives.org) for any inquiries.


Transparency Maldives invites applications for the following service contracts
1. Design and layout of a survey report
2. Develop and design advocacy materials

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Interested individuals and parties may apply for more than one service contract.

I. Design and layout of Survey Report

Transparency Maldives is currently conducting a mixed methods research survey to discern public attitudes and

perceptions towards floor crossing in the Maldives.

Transparency Maldives seeks an individual/company based in the Maldives to do design and layout of both the

English and Dhivehi versions of the Survey Report.

a) Terms and responsibilities

● The contractor shall provide print-ready design of A4 document, full colour, utilising both sides of the

paper, in InDesign, vector, and PDF formats.

b) Timeframe

● Completion of the Dhivehi report within 6 days of signing the contract.

● Completion of the English report within 4 days of submitting the completed Dhivehi report.

c) Required qualifications

● Excellent knowledge of layout and design in both Dhivehi and English.
● Proven experience in book layout and design in both Dhivehi and English.

II. Develop and design advocacy materials

Transparency Maldives recently published a position paper titled F ailure to Disclose Assets: A Pathway to

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

materials to TM’s #haamakurey campaign.

a) Terms and responsibilities

● The contractor shall become familiarised with TM’s position paper on asset disclosure.
● The contractor shall develop and design 2 posters (A2) and 1 sticker (9x9cm).

b) Time frame

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

c) Required qualifications

● Minimum 3 years work experience in the field of campaign, preferably advocacy campaign with

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

Submission

Interested individuals and parties may apply for more than one service contract.

Closing date:
Before 8pm 6 March 2015.

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

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

Accountability Project).

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


We are looking for an energetic, motivated, driven individual for the post of Project Coordinator.

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I. Project Summary

Project Name: Strengthening Transparency, Accountability and Integrity in the area of Climate Governance

This project is a continuation of the Climate Finance Integrity Project (CFIP) undertaken by TM between 2012 and 2013. The project objective is to improve the governance of climate financing national levels, and will focus on following up on the recommendations of the Climate Finance Integrity Assessment undertaken in 2013 through wider advocacy and public relations work to disseminate the research results from the previous project and widen the scope of engagement with national stakeholders.
II. Position Summary

The Project Coordinator will be a core member of the Transparency Maldives team, and will be responsible for the implementation of the project components stated below.
a. Key Roles and Responsibilities
– Undertake 4 page review of the key national entities responsible for climate finance for mitigation and adaptation projects since the 2013 Assessment undertaken by TM.
– Organise sessions for youth groups on the global climate finance governance e-learning tool.
– Develop an advocacy action plan to follow up on the recommendations from the Assessment.
– Regular, timely and accurate financial and narrative reporting on project implementation including regular collection of information on pre-defined indicators.
– Undertake research, reporting and translation as needed including
– Develop and manage stakeholder relations to ensure that project activities are implemented.
– Coordinate the dissemination of Transparency Maldives’ key messages, advocacy tools and other products, including outreach activities for dissemination of messages and preparation of communication and promotional multi-media materials relevant to the project.
– Collate information related to corruption, good governance and climate finance governance in the Maldives; and keep informed of developments and trends in the field.

III. Closing date for applications: Sunday 1st February 2015

IV. Duration of Contract: An initial fixed-term initial contract of 3 months with the possibility of extension.
V. Application and selection procedures:
Please e-mail the following documents addressed to Ms. Mariyam Shiuna, Executive Director to thoriq.hamid@transparencymaldives.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. If you are shortlisted you will be notified via telephone/e-mail by 2nd February 2015. Interviews are expected to take place between 3-4th February 2015.
– Covering letter explaining your suitability for the role.
– Recent curriculum vitae.
– Names and contact details of two referees

 


Transparency Maldives is seeking a Bangla Service Consultant to support the provision of legal advice and assistance to the Bangla speaking migrant community in the Maldives.

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I. Project Background

Funded by Transparency International, the Advocacy & Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) is a separate Centre established within Transparency Maldives office to provide free legal services on corruption related complaints. Since 2012 ALAC has been assisting migrant workers in the Maldives (one of the most marginalised groups in the country) in accessing justice for various issues including human rights violations, immigration and labour related issues. In order to widen its reach, ALAC plans to launch Bangla Services to provide direct assistance to Bangladeshis – the largest migrant worker group in the Maldives.
The Consultant will be responsible for the effective management of ALAC’s Bangla Services.
II. Qualifications or specialized knowledge/experience required:
• University undergraduate degree or diploma, or a final year degree student, in Humanities, Social Sciences or related field,
• Or three years of work experience in a related position.
• Experience in written and oral translation work from Bangla to English and vice versa.
• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills in Bangla and English.
• Strong computer skills in MS Word and Excel.
• Ability to work in a team.
• Ability to work with people from various background and context.
• A legal background or familiarity with legal concepts is highly desirable.

III. Geographical Scope: 

The Consultant will be based in Male’, Maldives for the duration of the Consultancy, with occasional travel to islands.

Accommodation, Flight and Visa costs will be covered by Transparency Maldives.

IV. Duration of the consultancy: Three months, with expected start date in the first week of March 2015.
V. Application deadline: Monday 2nd February 2015

Interested applicants are kindly requested to submit a CV, covering letter, proposed fee, and names of two referees to Executive Director, Mariyam Shiuna at mariyam.shiuna@transparencymaldives.org

We are looking for an energetic, motivated, driven individual for the post of Project Coordinator.

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I. Position Summary

The Project Coordinator will be a core member of the Transparency Maldives team, and will support the implementation of CPP.  He/She will also be responsible for the development and implementation of the project components, liaising with stakeholders, and will work in a team of three and headed by the Program Manager.

II. Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead and organize workshops and trainings for diverse groups including youth, teachers and journalists.
  • Undertake research, reporting and translation as needed.
  • Organize logistics and outreach activities for 2 Democracy Camps and 5 Democracy Workshops in atolls.
  • Manage consultants, facilitators and interns of the project.
  • Develop and manage stakeholder relations to ensure that project activities.
  • Prepare timely and accurate progress (narrative and budgetary) reports for Senior Management and donor as required.
  • Coordinate the dissemination of Transparency Maldives’ key messages, advocacy tools and other products, including outreach activities for dissemination of messages and preparation of communication and promotional multi-media materials.
  • Collate information related to corruption and good governance in the Maldives and keep informed of developments and trends in the field.
Closing date for applications: Saturday 17th January 2015

Duration of Contract: An initial fixed-term contract of 8 months (with a three month probation period) with the possibility of extension.

III. Application and selection procedures

Please e-mail the following documents addressed to Ms. Mariyam Shiuna, Executive Director to thoriq.hamid@transparencymaldives.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. If you are shortlisted you will be notified via telephone/e-mail by 19th January 2015. Interviews are expected to take place between 20 – 22 January 2015.

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

Positions title: Research Consultant
Minimum period of commitment: 15- 30 days (will be adjusted based on deliverables)
Application deadline: 4 pm, 4 January 2015
Location: Male’, Maldives

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I. Project Background

Transparency Maldives is conducting a project targeted at increasing transparency and accountability of the parliament in the Maldives. The key activities of this project are designed to facilitate public participation in holding the parliament accountable. We believe civil society actors can play an important role in holding MPs accountable, as consultative agents in promoting issues of public interest and to support members of the parliament in making policy decisions and legislation.

II. Objectives and scope

Transparency Maldives will be conducting a mixed methods research survey to discern public attitudes and
perceptions towards floor crossing with the intention of using the data collected for advocacy purposes and to create a dialogue between members of the parliament, civil society organisations, media, and the public on parliamentary best practices on floor crossing. The researcher is expected to design the methodology and assist with reviewing survey questionnaires, and prepare a short paper on the main findings. The paper must explore floor crossing trends in the Maldives, and include regional/global case studies to highlight different floor crossing systems.

Closing date for applications: Before 4pm, January 4, 2015.

Application and selection procedures: Email 1) a cover letter stating clearly why you are suitable for the post, 2)
curriculum vitae and names of two referees, 3) proposed research methodology, and 4) samples of previous publications to Ms. Fazla AbdulSamad (fazla.abdulsamad@transparencymaldives.org).

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

Position title: Research Consultant
Minimum period of commitment: 15­ 30 days (will be adjusted based on deliverables)
Application deadline: 4pm Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Location: Male’, Maldives

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I. Background

Transparency Maldives is conducting a project targeted at increasing transparency and accountability of the parliament in the Maldives. The key activities of this project are designed to facilitate public participation in holding the parliament accountable. We believe civil society actors can play an important role in holding MPs accountable, as consultative agents in promoting issues of public interest and to support members of the parliament in making policy decisions and legislation.
II. Objectives and scope

Transparency Maldives will be conducting a mixed methods research survey to discern public attitudes and
perceptions towards floor crossing with the intention of using the data collected for advocacy purposes and to create a dialogue between members of the parliament, civil society organisations, media, and the public on parliamentary best practices on floor crossing. The researcher is expected to design the methodology and assist with reviewing survey questionnaires, and prepare a short paper on the main findings. The paper must explore floor crossing trends in the Maldives, and include regional/global case studies to highlight different floor crossing systems.

III. Closing date for applications

Before 4pm Tuesday, 16 December 2014.

IV. Application and selection procedures:

Email 1) a cover letter stating clearly why you are suitable for the post, 2) curriculum vitae and names of two referees, 3) proposed research methodology, and 4) samples of previous publications to Ms. Fazla Abdul­-Samad (fazla.abdulsamad@transparencymaldives.org).

Only short­listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. If you are shortlisted you will be notified by either phone or email by Wednesday, 17 December 2014.

Position title: Parliament Project Intern
Minimum period of commitment: 1 month
Application deadline: 1400 hrs, 11 December 2014
Location: Male’, Maldives

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I. Position summary:
The intern will work closely with the Parliament Project team to assist with conducting a survey on public attitudes and

perceptions towards floor crossing

by members of the parliament.

II. Key tasks:
– Assist

in conducting the survey
– Assist

in compiling data

III. Application procedure:
Send mail to fazla.abdulsamad@transparencymaldives.org before the closing date, clearly stating why you are

interested and suitable for the post and an updated curriculum vitae with your contact details. Please contact Project

Coordinator, Fazla Abdul-Samad

(phone: 3304017, email: fazla.abdulsamad@transparencymaldives.org) for any

inquiries.


Transparency Maldives is organising a poster competition themed “Corruption Robs Us All” to commemorate the International Anti-Corruption Day – 9th December 2014.

You should articulate and draw attention to corruption and its detrimental affects on people on their everyday life. You can focus on separate sectors (e.g. youth, women, health, education, housing, etc) or on development generally.
Who can take part in the Competition?
  • The competition is open for everyone.
How to submit your poster: 
  • You must send in your posters with entry form on or before 30th November 2014 by 5:00pm, to the following address:
                                        Transparency Maldives
                                        7th Floor, MF Building
                                        Chandhanee Magu
                                        Male’, Maldives
For more information, call 300 4017 or mail to alac@transparencymaldives.org
What are the rules of the Competition?
  • Posters must incorporate creative and original artwork and ideas. Depictions of cartoon, video game, and movie/television characters; celebrities; movie themes; and past poster designs do not constitute creativity and originality;
  • Posters must be no larger than A2 (59.4 X 42 cm) and no smaller than A4 (29.7 X 21 cm).
  • You should refrain from writing your name or other identifying information on the front of your poster;
  • Your poster can be designed using illustration, photography, typography, mixed media or any graphic design technique you choose.
  • Avoid using any copyrighted or trademarked materials or objects as elements of your design. Computer clip art, pictures from magazines and other print media, or any other copyrighted brand or product images will not be accepted;
  • By submitting a poster, participants give permission for their work to be displayed at various Transparency Maldives events, in publications and promotional material, and in electronic format on the internet;
  • Failure to comply with the guidelines could result in a disqualification of the poster.
  • Scanned files should be not more than 5MB and not less than 1MB.
Selection and Prize:
  • The posters will be judged based on the following criteria
1. Relation to the theme – 30%
2. Artistry – 10%
3. Creativity – 20%
4. Originality – 10%
5. Ability to communicate a clear and positive message – 30%
  • The winning entries shall receive the following prize:
                                     First prize: MVR 7,000
                                     Second Prize: MVR 4,000
                                     Third Prize: MVR 2,500
  • Selected posters will be displayed at an exhibition to commemorate the 2014 Anti-Corruption Day.

 


Transparency Maldives is seeking an individual or a firm based in the Maldives to develop and design our 2015 Desktop Calendar.

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I. Background

Transparency Maldives (TM) is looking to create a calendar based on corruption and its impact on peoples daily lives in order to raise greater awareness about corruption within the general public.

II. Scope of work

The selected party will get familiarized with the different concepts of corruption and governance and will work in close coordination with TM to provide deliverables as follows:

  1. Develop and design 2015 desktop calendar  (single design)

We will be conducting an information session for interested parties on Thursday, November 09, 2014 at 1500 hrs.

You are requested to indicate your interest in attending the information session by email to naji.hameed@transparencymaldives.org complete with contact details and portfolio, before 1000 hrs on November 09, 2014.