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

Position title: Migrant Worker System Assessment Research Consultant

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

Location: Male’, Maldives

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1. Organization Background

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

develop advocacy material.

View/download the announcement for Expression of Interest

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

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

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

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

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

people.

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

Transparency International (TI) in the Maldives.

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

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

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

infographics of the survey findings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parliament Accountability Project).

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




Democracy Camps 2015

First Camp: 06 June 2015 – 12th June 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Email: application@transparencymaldives.org

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

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

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


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

View/download the announcement for Expression of Interest

I. Organisational context

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

II. Assignment details

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

III. Duration of assignment

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

IV. Consultant profile

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

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

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


Transparency Maldives invites applications for the following service contract:

1. Develop and design advocacy materials

View/download the full announcement for Expression of Interest

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

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

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

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

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

eliminate corruption from the daily lives of people.

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

Contact of Transparency International (TI) in the Maldives.

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

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

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

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

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

for information.

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

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

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

specifics required for the graphics.


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.