VACANCIES

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer (MEL Officer)

About Us: Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is a National Chapter of Transparency International (TI), the leading global movement against corruption. TISL 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. TISL also works on a range of governance issues, most recently in contributing to the development of the landmark Right to Information Act. TI has an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, and more than 90 Chapters worldwide.

Job Description: Overseeing all matters relating to monitoring, evaluation and learning. The Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer (MEL) will be based in Colombo with frequent visits to program locations.
The MEL Officer will be responsible for the implementation of the MEL system and in ensuring that TISL operates as a learning organization prioritizing the achievement of its goals and objectives.

The areas of responsibility being as follows;
• Develop and operationalize a MEL system based on TISL’s Strategic Plan.
• Develop and use appropriate information collecting tools for baselines, capturing results and impact assessments.
• Provide training and support to colleagues to implement the MEL system.
• Conduct regular visits to the field and other locations for MEL purposes.
• Compile success stories, best practices and lessons learnt for all programmatic areas.
• Assist in developing monitoring mechanisms and log frame analysis for project proposals.
• Track the achievement of results and outcomes as per the log frame analysis and TISL’s MEL framework.
• Monitoring successful completion of project milestones and ensuring donor requirements are met.
• Generate donor reports with the support and cooperation of assigned officers.
• Organize periodic program reviews and end of the project evaluations with the participation of an external evaluators as required.
• Revise log frame and develop indicators and milestones based on project activities as required.
• Conduct interviews and field visits with beneficiaries, target groups and other stakeholders to track project impact.
• Developing periodic reports to be submitted to the management for review.
• Preparation of TISL’s annual report.
• Maintaining photographic and video documentation of program activities.
• Ensuring program activities are complimentary to Goal 16 of Sustainable Development Goals.

The Candidate Should Ideally Have;
• An undergraduate degree in a social sciences, law, human rights, development studies or any other relevant field.
• At least 5 years of experience in engaging in work related monitoring and evaluation and results based reporting in a non-profit organization or business environment.
• Comprehensive knowledge of the theories and concepts of governance and anti-corruption. Exposure to work related to governance will be an added advantage.
• Ability to compile project reports, possess good presentation and communication skills and good at multi-tasking is mandatory.
• Excellent written and oral English communication skills. Fluency in one of the local languages (Sinhala / Tamil)
• Must be computer literate
• Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
• Flexibility in a changing environment
• Excellent management skills and be a team player

Applications should be sent by email to careers@tisrilanka.org
Application Closing Date – 20th August 2017.

Business Integrity Consultant (5 Months)

About Us: Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is a National Chapter of Transparency International (TI), the leading global movement against corruption. TISL 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.

TISL is seeking an individual to conduct a comparative assessment of anti-corruption practices and mitigation techniques within the private sector in Sri Lanka and the Asia-Pacific region. The assessment will provide the foundation for engagement with the private sector on anti-corruption in Sri Lanka and the South Asian region.

Assignment: Comparative regional assessment of anti-corruption practices within the private sector
Contract Period: 05 months
Location: Based in Colombo

SCOPE OF WORK
Conduct a comparative assessment of anti-Corruption practices within the private sector in Sri Lanka against those within the region. The assessment should also identify entry points for engagement with the private sector on anti-corruption in Sri Lanka. The findings should be submitted to TISL in the form of a report.

Specific Responsibilities
• Conduct desk research on the work carried by other TI chapters and other CSOs on business integrity.
• Look in to the anti- corruption mechanisms followed by private sector entities operating in Sri Lanka and the Asia Pacific region.
• Produce a report on comparative regional private sector anti corruption practices and mitigation
Techniques.
• Develop a concept note for engaging the private sector on the relevant subject matter

The candidate should Ideally have;
• Bachelors’ / Masters’ degree in Economics, business administration, political science, sociology, corporate law or any other discipline related to social science;
• Experience in the corporate sector would be an added advantage.
• Sound understanding of intricacies of the corporate sector in Sri Lanka with networking skills within the sector.
• Proven expertise in political-institutional analysis, with particularly strong knowledge of the country’s governance system;
• Familiarity with transparency, accountability and anti-corruption discourse;
• Ability to write succinctly and for a non-academic audience;

Applications should be sent by email to careers@tisrilanka.org

Application Closing date –20th August 2017
Commencement of Duties – Immediate

RTI Legal Officer – Matara

Background
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is a National Chapter of Transparency International (TI), the leading global movement against corruption. TISL 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. TISL also works on a range of governance issues, most recently on critiquing and refining the landmark Right to Information Act. TI has an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, and more than 90 Chapters worldwide.

The passing of the Right to Information (RTI) Act in August this year marks a significant step toward strengthening transparency and the fight against corruption in Sri Lanka. Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) has been advocating for the adoption of right to information since the organisation’s inception, and with the passage of the Act, will continue to push for best practices in terms of implementation of RTI in the coming months.

In order for the RTI to have a positive impact on governance practices in Sri Lanka, a key area that needs to be addressed is the lack of public awareness in terms of what RTI is, and how it can be used to the benefit of the individual and the public both at the national and local levels. To this end TISL has initiated a program titled Establishing awareness and ownership of RTI among the public in 5 districts of Sri Lanka.

TISL is seeking a suitable candidate to support the above mentioned program as a RTI Legal Officer based in Matara overseeing the field work in the district.

Scope of Work
• Organize and conduct RTI related programs in the district.
• Establish and maintain strong relationships with local level public officials and CSO/CBO representatives.
• Mobilize citizens to utilize RTI.
• Provide technical support to regional RTI hubs.
• Assist citizens in compiling and submitting RTI requests as well as the appeal process.
• Design RTI related material.
• Work with key RTI stakeholders in disseminating RTI knowledge.
• Liaise with relevant State and public officials regarding the implementation of the RTI Act.
• Work towards the achievement of project objectives and results.

A suitable candidate would ideally have:
• Undergraduate degree in a relevant field including social sciences, law or human rights.
• 3 years of work experience as a Project Coordinator or in a similar positions in the civil society sector.
• Presence and networks in the relevant district will be considered as an added advantage.
• General understanding of RTI related concepts.
• Ability to compile field reports.
• Networking skills with civil society and government counterparts.
• Experience in dealing with public issues and grievances with a civic minded attitude.
• Fluency in local languages with the ability to communicate in English.
• Must be computer literate.
• Committed to the values of Transparency International Sri Lanka.

Applications should be sent by email to careers@tisrilanka.org
Commencement of Duties – Immediate
Note: Please state in the subject line of the email the following – “RTI Legal Officer – Matara”
Those who applied to our previous vacancy, need not re-apply.