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.


Position: Youth Integrity Network Intern
Minimum period of commitment: 3 months
Application deadline: 1400 hrs, 09 November 2014
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I. Position summary:
The intern will work on the Youth Integrity Network (YIN) project to assist with desk research on youth policy, development and implementation of a youth leadership program and conducting youth policy workshops with government stakeholders. YIN will capacity build young people to promote discourse on integrity and good governance and to inform policy making.
II. Key tasks:
– Assist in developing a situational analysis of youth
– Assist during the Youth Leadership Program
– Assist during the stakeholder workshops
III. Application procedure:
Send mail to naji.hameed@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, Najiya Hameed (phone: 3304017, email: naji.hameed@transparencymaldives.org) for any inquiries.

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

View/download Terms of Reference

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, October 30, 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 October 30, 2014.


Position: Youth Integrity Network Intern
Minimum period of commitment: 3 months
Application deadline: 1400 hrs, 30 October 2014
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I. Position summary:
The intern will work on the Youth Integrity Network (YIN) project to assist with desk research on youth policy, development and implementation of a youth leadership program and conducting youth policy workshops with government stakeholders. YIN will capacity build young people to promote discourse on integrity and good governance and to inform policy making.
II. Key tasks:
– Assist in developing a situational analysis of youth
– Assist during the Youth Leadership Program
– Assist during the stakeholder workshops
III. Application procedure:
Send mail to naji.hameed@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, Najiya Hameed (phone: 3304017, email: naji.hameed@transparencymaldives.org) for any inquiries.

 

Application deadline extended from 18 to 22 October 2014

Vacancy: Communication and Project Coordinator

 

I. Position Summary

The Communication and Project Coordinator will be a core member of the Transparency Maldives team, and will manage one of TM’s projects.  She or he will also be responsible for the development and implementation of Transparency Maldives’ communications strategy and relationship building with stakeholders.

II. Key Roles and Responsibilities

1. Lead and organize consultative workshops with stakeholders.
2. Undertake research and develop position papers on issues relevant to Transparency Maldives’ cause.
3. Event-manage a multi-stakeholder symposium.
4. Manage consultants and set research specifications.
5. Coordinate media relations including drafting press advisories, press releases, coordinating interviews, monitoring media coverage, coordinating responses to journalists’ inquiries and media requests in close collaboration with the Advocacy and Communications Manager and the Executive Director.
6. Coordinate the dissemination of Transparency Maldives’ key messages, advocacy tools and other products, including outreach activities for dissemination of messages. Preparation of communication and promotional multi-media materials.
7. Manage and develop content for Transparency Maldives’ websites and databases.
8. Collate information relating to corruption and good governance in the Maldives and keep informed of developments and trends in the field.
9. Represent TM at media engagements when required.

III. Key Attributes:

Required
• A high level of personal integrity
• A Bachelors degree in communication, journalism, development studies, international relations or any other related field OR 5 year work experience in a similar position
• Excellent written and oral communications skills in both Dhivehi and English
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with a team
• Diligence, ability to pay attention to detail
• Strong commitment to Transparency Maldives’ and Transparency International’s values and standards
• Proven record of ability to take initiative to develop and complete tasks
• Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision

Desired

• Master’s degree in communication, journalism, development studies or international relations
• Familiarity with managing websites and databases
• Experience of project management
• Experience of working with high level stakeholders
Closing date for applications: 22nd October 2014

For more details, view/download the vacancy announcement


Project Title: Civic Participation ProjectTentative
Date of the event: 12 August 2014
Duty Station: Malé, Maldives
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I. Organizational Background
Transparency Maldives is a non-partisan organization that endeavors to be a constructive force in society by promoting collaboration and discussion about corruption, transparency and accountability. Our organization seeks to engage with stakeholders from all sectors (government, businesses, politics, civil society and etcetera) to raise awareness of corruption’s detrimental effects on development and society, improve transparency and accountability in governance, and to eliminate corruption from the daily  lives of people. Transparency Maldives received formal government registration in 2007, and is the National Contact of Transparency International (TI) in the Maldives.

II. Project Summary
The objective of the CPP project is to increase political and civic participation, promote the democratic transition through improved transparency and good governance in the Maldives as well as support the consolidation of democratic practices and norms in Maldives through national and local civil society organisations.

The project strategy is to focus on building knowledge and capacity in civil society organizations and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) among a wide variety of stakeholders, and to improve the governance, transparency and functioning of CBOs by addressing the systemic issues in the Associations Act and its regulatory framework.

III. Objectives and Scope
Transparency Maldives is seeking an Event Manager for a seminar, which will feature regional, local experts and national stakeholders. The seminar will target representatives from community based organisations, government officials, media and civil society members, providing a platform to discuss the associations act, challenges and gaps of the existing act and reform association act in the Maldives.

IV. Description of work responsibilities
The Event Manager, overseen by the Executive Director of TM and in collaboration with staff of TM will be responsible for coordination, preparation and management of all logistical issues and arrangements related to hosting an effective and successful seminar in Male, Maldives.

The Event Manager will identify suitable service providers as needed and liaise with service providers regarding accommodation, banqueting, venue and other arrangement necessary for the seminar, including but not limited to media material preparation, production and secretariat work. Additionally the Event Manager will oversee and ensure smooth running of registration process and coordinate air travel, transportation and accommodation arrangements as required for all participants.

Closing date for applications:
Sunday, 03 August 2014

Application and selection procedures:
Interested parties are requested to send in their proposals addressed to Ms. Mariyam Shiuna, Executive Director to ali.shareef@transparencymaldives.com. Interested parties may obtain further information on telephone 7789002.


Transparency Maldives (TM), is seeking a Reviewer to critically examine the complete

draft report of the research carried out by TM on all institutions of the country that are

involved in fighting corruption.

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I. Organization

 

Transparency Maldives is a non-partisan organization that endeavours to be a

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

transparency, and accountability. Our organization seeks to engage with stakeholders

from all sectors (government, business, 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 (TM) received formal government registration

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

 
II. National Integrity System (NIS) Assessment

 

The NIS Assessment looks at 13 key institutions of the country that are relevant to

fighting corruption and analyses the strength of the legal framework in which these

institutions operate in and also evaluates how well they perform their functions with

regards to fighting corruption. This study is expected to detail out what steps are

necessary to curb corruption in the country, both by government and NGOs (more

information on NIS assessments is available at

http://www.transparency.org/whatwedo/nis). TM commenced its research on the NIS

of Maldives in 2012, funded by AUSAID. The report is now drafted and in final stages of

checks and verification.

 
III. Reviewer’s assignment:

 

To review the complete draft report of the National Integrity Survey report for Maldives

and provide documented comments based on the following points.

 Facts and key developments:
To your knowledge, are the names, dates and figures

used in the report correct? Has the author given sufficient weight to the principal

developments in corruption and the fight against it in the country? Should the

presentation or the balance between them be altered? Do you feel that any other

developments or trends should be included?

 Consistency:
Is the message coming through in the study consistent across

sections? Are there any facts or analysis in the details of the report that contradict

the conclusions made elsewhere in the report? Importantly, does the Executive

Summary reflect and truly summarise the report overall?

 Evidence:
Are statements and analysis supported by sufficient evidence? Are

quoted sources reputable and reliable, or might there be a significant bias?

 Contentiousness / controversy:
Are the statements and interpretations widely

accepted or are they controversial? If assertions are controversial, are they appropriately backed by facts and sources? Please keep in mind that the report is

not intended to be investigative, but rather to provide analysis of information that is

already in the public domain.

 Libel/defamation:
Has the author avoided unsubstantiated allegations of

corruption against named persons, companies or governments? Has the author

avoided naming names where there is no sourcing from public domain documents

(newspapers, agency reports, etc.)?

As the report is in draft form, there is no need for Reviewer to thoroughly comment on

spelling, grammar or style except in a general way.

The Reviewer should also provide an overall assessment as to the overall quality of the

NIS report by answering the following question:

How would you rate the NIS report in terms of its overall

quality as an assessment of the country’s anti-corruption

system in law and in practice?

Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor or Very Poor?

4.

IV. Deliverables:

To write a feedback report presenting detailed comments on the NIS report in the form

of a stand-alone report (3-4 pages) with clear page references to relevant material in

the NIS report, based on the above points.

V. Closing date for applications:

Thursday, 5th June 2014, 16:00 hours.
VI. Application and selection procedures:
Send e-mail to haifa.naeem@transparencymaldives.org before the closing date with:
(1) Price Quotation
(2) Letter stating clearly why you are suitable for the post, with
details of how

you meet the above requirements,
addressed to:

Ms. Mariyam Shiuna

Executive Director

 
(3) Recent curriculum vitae and names of two referees
(4) A list of all published work, if any, including online blogs or
articles.

 
Interested persons living abroad may also apply.

A chapter of the report can be made available for preview before submission of

quotation, upon request.

Please contact Senior Project Coordinator, Aminath Haifa Naeem (phone: 3304017,

email: haifa.naeem@transparencymaldives.org) for any inquiries.


Position: National Integrity System Assessment Intern
Period: 
18 May – 30 June 2014
Location: 
Male’, Maldives
Application Deadline: 
1400 hrs, 22 May 2014

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Position Summary:

 
The intern will work to assist on the verification of research and assist in the finalization of the

detailed study on National Integrity Systems (NIS) Assessment.

The NIS Assessment looks at 13 key institutions of the country that are relevant to fighting

corruption and analyses the strength of the legal framework in which these institutions operate in

and also evaluates how well they perform their functions with regards to fighting corruption. This

study is expected to detail the steps necessary to curb corruption in the country, both by

government and NGOs (more information on NIS assessments is available at

http://www.transparency.org/whatwedo/nis).

 

The assessment for Maldives is now drafted and requires verification and wide stakeholder

discussions prior to being launched by the end of June. The Intern is responsible for organizing

stakeholder meetings, verifying the research is updated with necessary comments from

stakeholders and also assists in media outreach. The intern will work closely with the Senior Project

Coordinator for the project.

Key tasks:

Arrange and assist during the NIS Stakeholder workshop for discussion and

dissemination of findings
 Assist in ensuring that the comments from stakeholders and Advisory Group for the

research is incorporated

Application procedures:

 

Send mail to nishwan.abbas@transparencymaldives.org before the closing date with your contact

details, clearly stating why you are interested and suitable for the post and an updated curriculum

vitae. Please contact Senior Project Coordinator, Aminath Haifa Naeem (phone: 3304017, email:

haifa.naeem@transparencymaldives.org) for any inquiries.