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.


Promoting Transparency and Accountability through Right to Information (RTI) in the Maldives

Proposal submission deadline: 25 August 2013

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Subject: RFP for developing Right to Information (RTI) awareness campaign based on RTI baseline survey

 

1. You are requested to submit a proposal for developing full-fledged RTI nation wide awareness campaign as per the Terms of Reference (TOR).

 

2. To enable you to submit a proposal, a document with the following details are available for download at the end of this post.

  1. Instructions to Offerors ….. (Annex I)
  2. General Conditions of Contract …… (Annex II)
  3. Terms of Reference (TOR) ……. (Annex III)
  4. Proposal Submission Form ….. (Annex IV)
  5. 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 Sunday, 25 August 2013 at or before 16:00 hrs local time and please call us if you need more information.

 

RTI Project

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.

 

Download request for proposal

 

 


Re-announcement for a Communications Officer

 

Application deadline: 22 August 2013

 

Transparency Maldives is hiring for the position of Communications Officer who will be a core member of the Transparency Maldives team, operating under the supervision of the Advocacy and Communications Manager and in close collaboration with Project Coordination teams. She or he will be responsible for the development and implementation of Transparency Maldives communications strategy and for collaborating on outreach activities.

 

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I. Position Summary

The Communications Officer will be a core member of the Transparency Maldives team, operating under the supervision of the Advocacy and Communications Manager and in close collaboration with Project Coordination teams. She or he will be responsible for the development and implementation of Transparency Maldives communications strategy and for collaborating on outreach activities.

 

II. Key Roles and Responsibilities

1. 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 Advocacy and Communications Manager and the Executive Director.

 

2. Develop and maintain a library of media articles and other information relevant to the organization.

 

3. 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.

 

4. Management and development of the Transparency Maldives websites and databases with the responsible/relevant Project Coordinators. Websites include TMs main web page, blog, any websites maintained by projects, social media accounts such as Twitter and Facebook.

 

5. Manage and develop SMS system with short code 467 and other similar databases.

 

6. Gather information, photos and videos of TM events and disseminate such information in a timely manner.

 

7. Coordinate and publish TMs annual reports and other including production of regular analytical reports that summarize news related to the organization and its activities.

 

8. Maintain a library of all relevant articles and other information relating to corruption, good governance, democracy and political reform amongst other issues. Keep informed of significant developments and trends in the field.

 

9. Maintain a library of all relevant corruption cases in the news media, pending at the courts and at the Anti Corruption Commission.

 

10. Coordinate dissemination of Transparency Maldives civic education publications and other resources used for general awareness on corruption such as TV spots, animations etc.

 

Key Qualifications:

Required

• A high level of personal integrity.
• A Bachelors Degree in communications, journalism, humanities, social sciences or a related field OR previous 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 team
• Diligence, ability to pay attention to detail
• Strong commitment to Transparency Maldives and Transparency International’s values and standards
• Enthusiasm and initiative to develop and complete tasks
• Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision

Desirable:

• Experience in working in an NGO
• Familiarity managing websites and databases

Remuneration: Negotiable depending on qualifications and experience

Closing date for applications: 22 August 2013

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

Application and selection procedures: Email a 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. Ilham Mohamed, Executive Director to ahmed.naeem@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 21st August.


If you are of age 18 or above, and not registered in a political party, would you like to volunteer to become a Short-term Observer for the 2013 Presidential Elections?

 

If you interested in volunteering as a short-term observer, below are the requirements and documents that are required:

 

Requirements:

Age 18 or above

Not registered in a political party

 

Required documents:

a) ID Card Number

b) Passport size photo (color, hard copy or soft copy)

c) Signed observer application form

d) Signed declaration/Iqraar.

 

Download the observer application form and declaration.

 

Please email the above documents, signed, to office@transparencymaldives.org

Or send the documents to Transparency Maldives office:

MF Building, 7th Floor

Chaandhanee Magu

 

For any queries please contact 9978899


Transparency Maldives (TM), supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funded by United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) had been implementing a project entitled “Promoting Transparency and Accountability through Right to Information in the Maldives”

 

UNDP Maldives and Transparency Maldives are seeking a consultancy firm for establishing an integrated ICT system for provision and collection of RTI data. The ICT system, will improve citizen’s access to RTI related information, and will gather data (geographically and sector-wise) on the effectiveness of the RTI regime.

 

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