Transparency Maldives (TM), supported by the International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES), is seeking

individuals/parties for technical assistance to lead its Association Act work under its Civic Participation Project (CPP).

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Organizational Background

 
Transparency Maldives is a non-partisan organization that endeavors to be a constructive force in society by promoting

collaboration and discussion on corruption, transparency and accountability. Our organization seeks to engage with

stakeholders from all sectors (government, business, politics and civil society, among others) to raise awareness of

corruption’s detrimental effects on development and society, improve transparency and accountability in governance,

and to eliminate corruption from the daily lives of people. Transparency Maldives received formal government

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

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, and support the consolidation of democratic practices and

norms in Maldives through national and local civil society organizations.

 
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.

Position Summary

Transparency Maldives is seeking a legal consultant to draft a revised Associations Act of the Maldives. The consultant

will review the existing Associations Act 2003 and 2013 draft Law on Associations, draft a position paper, conduct

stakeholder consultation meetings, meet with the media, work alongside the international experts in the conduct and

facilitation of the multi-stakeholder symposium, conduct advocacy meetings with the Attorney General (AG) and

members of Parliament, along with the international experts, and draft a revised Associations Act.

 
At the symposium, legal consultant will be working with international experts who will bring in their expertise from one

of the following key areas of focus: (1) significance of freedom of association as a basic human right, (2) international

best practices for an associations act with recommendations for reform of the 2003 Associations Act of the Maldives, and

(3) the importance of good governance in the civil society sector.

 
The consultant will be based in Malé.

Duration of the Assignment

 
The legal consultant is expected to start the assignment on 20th of May 2014 and deliver the final deliverable (the final

draft of the Associations Act) by 24th August 2014.

Closing date for applications: Saturday, 17th May 2014

Duration of Contract: 20th May 2014 – 31st August 2014

 
Application and selection procedures: Email a letter stating clearly why you are suitable for the post, recent

curriculum vitae and names of two referees addressed to Ms. Mariyam Shiuna, Executive Director to

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 by Monday, 19th May 2014.


Transparency Maldives (TM), supported by the International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES), is seeking three

(3) qualified international experts for technical assistance on its Association Act work under the Civic Participation

Project (CPP).

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Organizational Background

 
Transparency Maldives is a non-partisan organization that endeavors to be a constructive force in society by promoting

collaboration and discussion on corruption, transparency and accountability. Our organization seeks to engage with

stakeholders from all sectors (government, business, politics and civil society, among others) to raise awareness of

corruption’s detrimental effects on development and society, improve transparency and accountability in governance,

and to eliminate corruption from the daily lives of people. Transparency Maldives received formal government

registration in 2007, and is the national contact of Transparency International (TI) in the Maldives.

 
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, and support the consolidation of democratic

practices and norms in Maldives through national and local civil society organizations.

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.

Position Summary

 
Transparency Maldives is seeking three (3) international experts to contribute to the revision of the Associations Act of

the Maldives. The experts will review the existing Associations Act 2003 and 2013 draft Law on Associations, prepare a

diagnostic paper, conduct stakeholder consultation meetings, meet with the media, conduct and facilitate a multi-

stakeholder symposium, conduct advocacy meetings with the Attorney General (AG) and members of Parliament, and

provide technical guidance to the local legal consultant in drafting a revised Associations Act and comment on the

drafts at its various stages.

 
For the symposium, experts will be expected to bring in their expertise from one of the following key areas of focus: (1)

significance of freedom of association as a basic human right, (2) international best practices for an associations act

with recommendations for reform of the 2003 Associations Act of the Maldives, and (3) the importance of good

governance in the civil society sector.

 
The experts will work home based for the most part and will be based in Malé, Maldives from 8-12 June 2014 only.

Accommodation, per diem, and airfare for the experts will be provided for.

Duration of the Assignment

The international experts are expected to start the assignment on 20th of May 2014. Experts will be in Malé, Maldives
from 8-12th June, 2014 to conduct the symposium. Thereafter, the experts will comment to the new draft Association
Act at various stages until the middle of August.

Closing date for applications: Saturday, 17th May 2014

Application and selection procedures: Email a letter stating clearly why you are suitable for the post, recent
curriculum vitae and names of two referees addressed to Ms. Mariyam Shiuna, Executive Director, to
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 by Monday, 19th May 2014.

Transparency International (TI) is inviting expressions of interest from highly motivated international experts on governance and anti-corruption in India to develop a background paper on ‘Anti-corruption Trends in India’.

 

Application Closing Date: 31st January 2014

 

Assignment Start Date: 3rd February 2014

 

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Background:

 

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

 

Transparency International (TI) National Chapters in 5 countries in South Asia (Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) are currently undertaking National Integrity System (NIS) assessments. These assessments assess the key public institutions and non-state actors in each country’s governance system with regard to (1) their overall capacity, (2), their internal governance systems and procedures, and (3) their role in fighting corruption. They examine both the formal legal framework of each institution and the actual practice. The reports will be used to compare performance across institutions within each country and to identify best as well as bad practices as a basis for advocacy efforts in each country.

 

The results of these national assessments will also feed into a regional report analysing trends in anti-corruption in the South Asia region. To supplement the analysis from the 5 countries, TI requires some additional analysis on the current anti-corruption and governance framework in India.

 

For your reference please see http://www.transparency.org and http://www.transparencyindia.org

 

Objectives

 

Transparency International (TI) is inviting expressions of interest from highly motivated international experts on governance and anti-corruption in India. The expert is expected to develop a background paper on “Anti-corruption Trends in India“. The research has 2 objectives:

 

A. To analyse the existence (law) and effectiveness (practice) of:

 

Right to Information in India

 

Whistle-blower Protection in India

 

B. To analyse the following three institutions with regards to their resources, independence, transparency and role in fighting corruption:

 

Anti-Corruption Agencies

 

Political Parties

 

The Judiciary

 

The research should be based on desk research. The researcher is encouraged to make use of the NIS toolkit as a rough guide, but is not expected to systematically answer all of the indicator questions. The toolkit will be provided to the successful candidate for reference.

 

The consultant will work closely with TI’s Research Department and Asia Pacific Department on this assignment. The expected level of effort is estimated at 15 days over a 4 week period (between 3rd February and 28th February 2014).

 

Deliverables

 

1 background paper on “Anti-corruption Trends in India”. (TI will review the draft paper after 3 weeks and may request some changes or additional research to be completed before the end of the assignment).

 

Selection Criteria

– The Consultant should have the following qualifications:
– Significant research experience on governance and anti-corruption issues
– Excellent knowledge of the anti-corruption system in India
– Demonstrated qualitative research skills,
– Experience of working with clients in civil society, particularly advocacy-oriented NGOs
– Highly motivated and committed to the values of transparency and integrity
– Fluency in English

 

Remuneration

 

The Consultant will receive a lump sum of EUR 6,000 for this assignment.

 

Transparency International e.V. (Secretariat), (TI-S) is registered as a Business Entity in Germany with VAT identification number DE273612486. In order to determine the Value Added Tax (VAT) implications of this tender, we kindly request that the Consultant answer each of the following questions relating to VAT and submit their answers in the attached Word document, along with their email application.

 

Are you a registered business entity or operating as a private person?

 

In what country is your business operation located?

 

Are you registered for VAT?

 

If registered for VAT, located outside the EU, and do not apply the reverse-charge mechanism, what rate of VAT are you obliged to charge?

 

If you are not registered for VAT, are you obliged to charge any other local taxes/charges?

 

If you are VAT registered within the EU, please provide your VAT number.

 

Contact Information

 

The application should include the following:

 

Cover letter describing your motivation and qualifications for the assignment;

 

Curriculum vitae (incl. two referees);

 

One relevant example of writing

 

Completed VAT template

 

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Please indicate “Consultancy –Scoping Paper India” in the subject line of your email application. Applications should be sent in English by email to Andy McDevitt HYPERLINK “mailto:amcdevitt@transparency.org” amcdevitt@transparency.org and Maren Thompson HYPERLINK “mailto:mthompson@transparency.org” mthompson@transparency.org by close of business on 31st January 2014. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


JOB VACANCY RE-ANNOUNCEMENT

Office Administrator

 

Position Summary: The Office Administrator is a key member of Transparency Maldives team. He/She will be directly responsible for providing support to Transparency Maldives, in particular the Maldives Election Support Activity (MESA) program implemented in partnership with IFES. The Office Administrator reports directly to the Executive Director.

 

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Key Qualifications Required

 

Educational qualifications:

 

● Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Management and/or Administration or equivalent

 

Experience and skills:

 

● A minimum of 2-3 years of administrative/ human resources and supervisory experience

 

● Excellent written and oral communications skills in both Dhivehi and English

 

● Knowledge of accounting, data and administrative management principles, practices and procedures

 

● Computer skills and knowledge of office software packages

 

Personal qualities:

 

● High level of personal integrity and professionalism

 

● Strong interpersonal skills and ability to address employee and organizational needs

 

● Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills

 

● Detail oriented, highly organized and flexible

 

● Strong commitment to Transparency Maldives’ and Transparency International’s values and standards

 

Desirable:

 

● Familiarity with Maldivian employment laws and standards

 

● Experience with non-governmental organizations

 

Remuneration: Negotiable depending on qualifications and experience

 

Extended closing date for application: 15th December 2013

 

Tentative selection plan:

 

● Shortlisted candidates will be notified and interviewed from 17th to 18th December 2013.

 

● A final candidate will be chosen by 19th December 2013.

 

● Expected Starting Date: 22nd December 2013.

 

Duration of Contract: Initial period: Up to 1 year. This initial contract 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 Mr. Mohamed Thoriq Hamid, Acting Executive Director to office@transparencymaldives.org. Only short- listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.


Position title: Project Coordinator

 

I. Position Summary

 

The Project Coordinator (Capacity Building of CBOs for Civic Participation Project) is a key member of the Transparency Maldives team. She/he is responsible for overseeing, development and implementation of key project activities. The Project Coordinator will work with a team of two Project Coordinators and support staff for the implementation of activities and will report to the Senior Project Coordinator.

 

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Reports to: Senior Project Coordinator

 

Location: Male’, Maldives

 

Duration: an initial contract of 1 year (with a three month probation period) with the possibility of extension depending on performance

 

Remuneration: negotiable depending on qualifications and experience

 

Application and selection procedures: Submit a cover letter stating clearly which position you are applying for and why you are suitable for the post, along with a recent curriculum vitae and names of two referees. Application letters should be addressed to Mr. Mohamed Thoriq Hamid, Acting Executive Director and sent to office@transparencymaldives.org

 

Closing date for applications: 19 December 2013.

Only short- listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. If you are short-listed you will be notified by either phone or email by 24 December 2013.

Position Summary: The Office Administrator is a key member of Transparency Maldives team. He/She will be directly responsible for providing support to Transparency Maldives, in particular the Maldives Election Support Activity (MESA) program implemented in partnership with IFES. The Office Administrator reports directly to the Executive Director.

 

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Key Qualifications:

 

Required

 

Educational qualifications:

● Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Management and/or Administration or equivalent

 

Experience and skills:

● A minimum of 2-3 years of administrative/ human resources and supervisory experience

● Excellent written and oral communications skills in both Dhivehi and English

● Knowledge of accounting, data and administrative management principles, practices and procedures

● Computer skills and knowledge of office software packages

 

Personal qualities:

● High level of personal integrity and professionalism

● Strong interpersonal skills and ability to address employee and organizational needs

● Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills

● Detail oriented, highly organized and flexible

● Strong commitment to Transparency Maldives and Transparency International’s values and standards

 

Desirable:

● Familiarity with Maldivian employment laws and standards

● Experience with non-governmental organizations

 

Remuneration: Negotiable depending on qualifications and experience

 

Closing date for application: 08th December 2013

 

Tentative selection plan:

● Shortlisted candidates will be notified and interviewed from 10th to 11th December 2013.

● A final candidate will be chosen by 11th December 2013.

● Expected Starting Date: 12th December 2013.

 

Duration of Contract: Initial period: Up to 1 year. This initial contract 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 Mr. Mohamed Thoriq Hamid, Acting Executive Director to office@transparencymaldives.org. Only short- listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.


Announcement for a Research Consultant

 

Application deadline: 1 Decemeber 2013

 

Transparency Maldives is hiring for the position of Research Consultant who will be a core member of the Transparency Maldives team, operating under the supervision of the Climate Finance Integrity Project Coordinator. She/he will need to travel to several islands to conduct research for two climate change projects.

 

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Project Background

 

Transparency Maldives has been implementing a Climate Finance Integrity Programme, supported by Transparency International. The programme was launched to promote transparency and accountability in the increasing volume of funds being allocated for climate change adaptation and mitigation. The countries involved in the Program work to assess the risks and find solutions to ensure that these funds are not lost due to corruption or embezzlement. This will contribute to more effective climate finance, which meets adaption and mitigation objectives and better achievement of related poverty reduction and development goals.

 

Objectives and Scope for Researcher

 

In the backdrop of the general research, case studies need to be developed to bring out examples of how climate change projects are planned and implemented in the Maldives. As such the researcher is expected to conduct a research on two selected climate change projects, and prepare a short paper on the main findings.

 

The research is to be built on review of existing information, reviews of laws and regulations related to project formulation and implementation, monitoring and audit of such projects. Interviews must be conducted with key government stakeholders such as ministries, donors, any contracted parties, relevant local councils and representatives of beneficiaries. The researcher is expected to assess the level of transparency and participation in project implementation. The two projects will be decided by TM, and will be selected on a basis of ease of travel and targeted climate change adaptation or mitigation benefits.

 

A guideline for assessment of projects will be provided by TM which may be modified by the research team in consultation with TM. The research team will make travel and all logistics arrangements and should include any such expenses in the quotation for works. The researcher will also conduct interviews with government offices. The verification of information collected is the responsibility of the researcher.

 

Travel expected: Ha.Dhidhdhoo and Ha.Ihavandhoo, two to three days per island for interviews.

 

Deliverables

 

1.Notes of all interviews conducted 2.Photos of interviews and project sites. 3.Analysis of main findings. (800-1000 words per case study, in English, total two case�studies)

 

Deadline

 

Submit all deliverables within 21 days of signing contract.

 

Required Experience and application:

 

Interested applicants are requested to submit a signed letter of interest with CV, addressed to Mr. Thoriq Hamid, to be emailed to haifa.naeem@transparencymaldives.org, before 16:00hours on Sunday 1st December 2013.

 

A quotation for work and CV of all team members must be submitted (individuals may also apply).

 

Applicants will be graded on all of the following aspects. As such, applicants are expected to indicate their relevant experience and knowledge on each of the following in their application.

• Experience in investigative reporting/journalism and conducting interviews
• Experience in analytical work
• Research experience and analytical skills (mention if any participation in published works)
• Knowledge of Maldivian laws related to work or study
• Demonstrated understanding of Maldivian government structure
• Basic understanding of climate change issues in Maldives and related projects
• Fluency in English and Dhivehi. â€¢ Demonstrated experience with writing for different audiences
• Quotation for works


Request for Proposals (RFP)

 

Developing concepts and materials for an anti corruption campaign

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Transparency Maldives

 

Date: 7 November 2013

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Subject: RFP for developing concepts and materials for an anti corruption campaign for�Transparency Maldives

 

1. You are requested to submit a proposal for developing concepts and materials for an anti corruption campaign

 

2. To enable you to submit a proposal, attached are:

i. Instructions to Offerors (Annex I)

ii. General Conditions of Contract (Annex II)

iii. Terms of Reference (TOR) (Annex III)

iv. Proposal Submission Form (Annex IV)

v. Price Schedule (Annex V)

3. Your offer comprising of technical proposal and financial proposal, in separate sealed envelopes,�should reach the following address no later than 17th November 2013 at or before 16:00 hrs local time�and please call us if you need more information.

Anti Corruption Campaign

Transparency Maldives

MF Building 7th Floor, Chaandhanee Magu

Male’, Maldives

Tel: +960 330 4017

Fax: +960 300 6062

Email: office@transparencymaldives.org

 

4. If you request additional information, we would endeavor to provide information expeditiously, but any delay in providing such information will not be considered a reason for extending the submission date of your proposal.

 

5. You are requested to acknowledge receipt of this letter and to indicate whether or not you intend to submit a proposal.

 

Sincerely,

 

Aiman Rasheed

 

Advocacy and Communications Manager


The Project Officer for the Climate Finance Integrity Program would work on an ongoing project to monitor the use of funds for climate change projects in the Maldives, the Climate Finance Integrity Project. She/he would be responsible for coordinating the project activities specified in the attached TOR and will be contributing towards the implementation of TM’s Strategic Elections Plan. The Project Officers will report to the Project Coordinator.

 

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Position title: Executive Director

 

Location: Male’, Maldives with periodic travel.

 

Duration: 1 year with an option to extend contract

 

Remuneration: MVR 30,000 plus pension.

 

Reports to: Board of Directors

 

Supervises: All staff

 

Application and selection procedures: Email a letter clearly stating the position you are applying for; why you are suitable for the position; recent curriculum vitae and names of two referees, addressed to Mr. Mohamed Thoriq Hamid, Acting Executive Director via email (office@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 by 20th December 2013.

 

Closing date for applications: 15th December 2013

 

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I. Organizational Context: Transparency Maldives is a non-partisan organization that endeavors to be a constructive force in the 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 on corruption’s detrimental effects on development and society, to 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. Function

 

The Executive Director will provide leadership and overall strategic direction to the organization and will be responsible for fund raising, financial management, organizational and staff development, and ensuring successful operations and implementation of programs.

 

III. Responsibilities

 

The Executive Director will:

 

1. Strategy and Planning

 

Develop and lead the strategy of the organization within the broad context of the local and national landscape by using performance measurements to guide strategic and operational decision-making.

 

Play a leadership role in driving a collaborative process with the Board of Directors, staff and membership to ensure successful realization of organizational goals, objectives and operational plans.

 

Oversee preparation of the annual budget and other necessary financial planning and provide information and justifications for Board of Directors in budgetary review and approval processes.

 

Cultivate a strong partnership with the Board of Directors in setting policies consistent with the mission of Transparency Maldives.

 

2. Organizational Management

 

Lead, motivate and develop staff and the Board so that they are passionate about Transparency Maldives vision and are committed to working towards realizing that vision.

 

Ensure that the organization has diverse staff with appropriate skills in line with the needs of the organization through people management activities including hiring, termination of employment, ongoing staff development and performance management.

 

Ascertain that employment policies are adhered to in all employment practices and partners.

 

Ensure that the organization has appropriate systems, physical space, and technology to operate as an effective anti-corruption NGO.

 

3. Fund Raising

 

Manage all fund raising activities, including grant writing, cultivation and stewardship of donor relations, event planning, and identifying new resources. The Executive Director will actively seek and maintain a diverse donor base to ensure financial sustainability of the organization.

 

Lead the organization’s funding growth in order to maintain adequate cash flow, continue effective operations for stakeholders and maintain adequate reserves to support Board-approved investments and risk-taking.

 

4. Public Relations/Advocacy

 

Promote Transparency Maldives visibility through participation and membership in community forums, civic organizations and activities that are aligned with TM’s mission and vision.

 

Advocate at community and national level for integrity, transparency and accountability in policy issues that affect people.

 

Oversee the execution of effective anti-corruption advocacy and stakeholder relations.

 

Represent TM in the media by developing media relations and other media/press engagements.

 

5. Program Development and Implementation

 

Oversee and support the development, design and delivery of program initiatives, ensuring that the goals and objectives are aligned with TM’s overall strategic plan.

 

Oversee and support the administrative components of all programs, including contract negotiations and contract reporting.

 

Provide quality assurance monitoring of all TM programs to ensure correction of any deficiencies in program services.

 

IV. Qualification

  1. A minimum of 5 years nonprofit work experience or in a similar field.
  2. A Masters Degree in a relevant related field.
  3. At least 3 years of demonstrated success in staff leadership, fundraising, partnership development and financial management.
  4. Demonstrated success in effectively leading change and organizational growth.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of governance and public policy issues that are faced by communities.
  6. Demonstrated success in acquiring agency support through successful grant applications and general fund raising.
  7. Strong fund development, marketing and public relations experience to successfully engage stakeholders, including donors, business partners, policy makers, media and communities.
  8. Strong and effective oral and written communication skills.
  9. Personal qualities that include integrity, commitment to TM’s mission, respect for diversity and the ability to inspire and motivate.

We are excited to announce that TM is conducting a survey to gauge citizen perspectives on social and political issues in the Maldives.

 

This survey will be carried out by all our observer teams in the country, and is geared towards complementing TM’s advocacy and voter education programs in the build up to the election.

 

We would like to thank all citizen participants in advance for taking the time to share their experiences and insights on Maldivian social and political issues.

 

Please see announcement (Dhivehi): Citizen Survey Iulaan


Transparency Maldives extends the deadline for submission of proposals to setup a computer and telephone network.

 

Interested and qualified parties are requested to submit the financial and technical proposals on the 16th of August by 05:00pm to Transparency Maldives via email to office@transparencymaldives.org

 

Delivery of required items and a fully functional network needs to be implemented by the 20th of August.

 

For further queries please contact 9978899.