Vacancy : Event Manager

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 [email protected]. Interested parties may obtain further information on telephone 7789002.

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