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



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.


Click to view/download Vacancy Announcement and ToR


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:


• 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


• 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 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:



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

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.


View/Download Request for Quotation & ToR

Elections Commission published the voter’s registry of eligible voters for the presidential elections 2013 with a deadline to submit any issues by 04:00pm, 9 June 2013. With the deadline passed, listed below are the next steps:


1- Elections Commission must resolve all complaints within a maximum of 5 days from 9th June, and must inform those who complained about the decision within that period.

2- If you’re not happy about the decision, you get 5 days to lodge a complaint to the High Court

3- High Court must decide within 15 days

4- EC will publish the amended voter registry again, and anyone above 18 years can lodge complaints about any amendment within 10 days. (Same process as voter verification in the first stage continues).

5- Voter re-registration (to register at another place from your permanent residence) takes place at a later stage, to be announced by the Elections Commission


If you did submit a complaint regarding the voter registry, ensure that you receive a response from the Elections Commission within the mentioned period. Ensure that you are able to vote.

Transparency Maldives is looking for an interested and qualified party to develop a voter education campaign ahead of the Presidential Elections 2013, as part of Transparency Maldives’ Elections Program.


The proposed voter education has two main components:


– Campaign focusing on TV, radio, print/online media and social media

– An outreach program, where Transparency Maldives will travel to communities and conduct voter education campaigning.


Interested and qualified parties are to submit technical and financial proposals electronically to no later than 20 April 2013.


For questions please call Ibrahim Thayyib, Press and Public Outreach Coordinator, on +960 9978899


View/Download the Request for Proposal for Voter Education Programme.

Transparency Maldives is looking for volunteers to apply for long term and Election Day observation of the upcoming Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Council Elections in the Maldives.


Interested individuals could either contact Transparency Maldives number 3304017 or email to expressing their interest or for further information.


Election Observation is a key component of Transparency Maldives newly launched Elections Program. The objectives of the Program include advancing the values of transparency and integrity in the electoral processes and contributing towards the empowerment of the electorate in voting in a more informed and responsible manner.


Requirements of Observers

– Should be 18 years or above

– Should not be actively involved in politics

– Should not be serving a court sentence

– Preference will be given to individuals who are currently not members of any political party