To President, Cabinet Ministers, Members of the Parliament, Members of constitutional bodies, Members of institutions, and officials of state-owned enterprises:

We write this petition to request you to declare and publicly disclose your assets in order to enhance transparency and integrity of public officials, and to increase public trust in the state and oversight bodies. We believe asset declarations are crucial in ensuring that personal interests of public officials do not conflict with their duties and responsibilities. Asset declarations also help to identify cases of illicit enrichment, so that a public official may legitimately be held accountable. Therefore, we call on you to declare your assets in accordance with the law, and to disclose your assets by publishing on the website of your respective offices.

Call on your public officials to declare and disclose their assets to the public, sign the petition! You can also send this letter to the Parliament requesting them to share the asset declaration on their website.

Why this is important

Asset declaration requires a certain category of public officials––also identified as “politically exposed persons” to describe individuals entrusted with prominent public functions––to disclose their financial and business interests. The principle goal of asset declaration is to combat corruption––in particular, illicit enrichment––and promote transparency and accountability of the governance system.

The Maldivian Constitution requires the President, Cabinet Ministers, Members of the Parliament, and Judges to annually submit their financial and business interests. Members of constitutional bodies such as the Anti-Corruption Commission, Judicial Service Commission and Elections Commission are also required to submit their asset declaration documents. However, there is no legal provision for the following officials to submit their declarations:

  • Vice President
  • Auditor General
  • Information Commissioner
  • Members of other constitutional bodies such as Human Rights Commission of the Maldives and Civil Service Commission
  • Members of institutions such as Maldives Media Council, Maldives Broadcasting Commission, Police Integrity Commission, and Customs Integrity Commission
  • Officials of state-owned enterprises

While this is one key weakness of the current asset declaration regime, other key weaknesses include lack of accountability and lack of transparency.

Despite the constitutional provisions that mandate some public officials to declare their assets, there are no punitive measures legally prescribed to those who violate this provision. This lack of accountability puts these public officials above the law and encourages a culture of impunity to thrive unchecked. While some officials submit the documents regularly, others do not submit at all, thus rendering the system ineffective.

Furthermore, the main objective of asset declaration is to enhance transparency and integrity of public officials and restore the trust of citizens in the government and oversight bodies. The fulfilment of this objective, however, is currently impossible since the declared information is not made available to the public. Public disclosure gives the media, civil society groups, and the wider public an increased role in holding public officials to account.

 

 


Transparency Maldives seeks the services of a consultant to develop three case studies on corruption, with a special focus on asset declaration, illicit enrichment, and undue advantage.

Position title:
Consultant
Expected period of commitment: 17 days
Application deadline: 5pm, 2 June 2015
Location: Malé, Maldives

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1. Organisation 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. Assignment background

In 2014, Transparency Maldives published the National Integrity System (NIS) assessment report. The report describes the status of the 12 pillars of the Maldivian National Integrity System in terms of their capacity, governance, and specific roles in fighting corruption. These aspects are analysed in relation to the strength of the Maldivian legal framework and the institutional practices in place in the country.

The results of the NIS assessment shows the striking difference between the theoretical legal framework and the practical application of law in the Maldives and highlights the overall weak efforts of all institutions in fulfilling their role to fight corruption. The NIS assessment approach used in this report provides a framework to analyse both the vulnerabilities of a given country to corruption and effectiveness of national anti-corruption efforts.

Transparency Maldives is currently running a project focused on connecting the NIS assessment outcomes with advocacy and policy reform initiatives. The two main objectives of this advocacy efforts are: 1) raising awareness among institutions on asset declaration and increase public pressure for asset declaration; 2) capacity build media and increase media role in addressing corruption.

3. Competencies and skills
a— Background in journalism, political science, law, or related social science discipline.
b— Strong knowledge of the country’s governance system.
c— Familiarity with transparency, accountability, and anti-corruption discourse.
d— Ability to research, analyse, and synthesise information for a non-academic audience.
e— Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas and concepts in written form for a non-academic audience.
f— Creative thinking, drive for results, and strong commitment.
g— Good interpersonal skills and ability to set priorities and manage time.

Journalism students are strongly encouraged to apply.


Closing date for applications:
Before 5pm, 2 June 2015.
Application and selection procedures: Interested applicants are kindly requested to submit:
1 ) CV, including names of two referees; 2 ) Expression of Interest stating why the applicant is suitable for the position and indicating the number of case studies the applicant can commit to, and 3 ) Samples of previous work, to Project Coordinator, Fazla Abdul-Samad at fazla.abdulsamad@transparencymaldives.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. If you are short-listed you will be notified by either phone or email.

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


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

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

Key Qualifications Required

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. Competencies

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

3. Deliverables

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

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

5. Competencies

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

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


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.