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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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.
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.
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 MaleÌ.
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
[email protected]. 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.