VACANCIES

Program Manager, Research and Policy

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 engages in a range of governance related activities which includes the promotion of right to information (RTI), election monitoring and supporting the Open Government Partnership.

As an evidence-based advocacy organization TISL engages in legal research focusing on anti-corruption and governance leading to legal and policy reform. At present this includes advocating for the full implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), changes to the CIABOC and Bribery Act and the adoption of the Proceeds of Crime Act.

TISL is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual for the position of Program Manager, Research and Policy to drive and oversee the legal research undertaken by TISL leading to policy and legislative reform. This position is based in Colombo with travel to relevant districts when required.

Scope of Work
• Identify, initiate and oversee anti-corruption focused research initiatives to support TISL’s Strategic Plan.
• Produce analytical reports on anti-corruption related issues including position papers, legislative briefs, leaflets and online content.
• Initiate dialog with policy makers and other related stakeholders on policy and legislative reform.
• Update and maintain the online tracker on the pledges made at the 2016 Anti-corruption Summit.
• Maintain a strong network with all relevant stakeholders.
• Be the main repository of anti-corruption legislative knowledge within TISL.
• Design and implement evidence-based awareness campaigns.

The ideal candidate should have
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Law, or related field from a recognized university.
• At least 3 years of experience in the civil society sector including experience in program management and budget utilization.
• Sound understanding of anti-corruption and governance landscape in Sri Lanka
• Fluency in at least one local language and English. Fluency in both Sinhala and Tamil is an added advantage.
• Ability to produce reports and analyze data.
• Experience in advocating for legal reforms and networking with policy makers

Application Process: Please send a cover letter and CV to [email protected] with the position mentioned in the subject.
Application Deadline: 23rd November 2018

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Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) Strengthening Initiative – Lead Researcher

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’s range of governance related activities includes the promotion of right to information (RTI), election monitoring and supporting the Open Government Partnership.

TISL is conducting the 2nd phase of the initiative titled ‘Anti-Corruption Agency Strengthening Initiative’ aimed at strengthening the effectiveness of the anti-corruption agency in Sri Lanka – Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC). The ACA assessment is conducted based on a methodology developed by Transparency International which looks at the performance of the ACA based on a prescribed list of dimensions and indicators. The first phase of this initiative was conducted in 2016.

TISL is seeking a dynamic and competent researcher to conduct the ACA assessment and compile the final report based on its findings within a 3-month period.

SCOPE OF WORK
The Lead Researcher shall conduct the ACA assessment and draft the report within the agreed timetable and based on the standards laid out in the ACA Assessment toolkit. His/her primary duties will include:
• Prepare for and attend the project Training Workshop;
• Conduct a thorough desk review of existing information;
• Identify, organise and conduct interviews with key individuals and organisations, after consulting with the national chapter (and after notifying relevant government agencies/departments and obtaining the consent necessary to conduct the research, should this be required);
• Manage the implementation of field tests;
• Draft ACA assessment report and revise based on feedback by national chapter, TI-S and relevant others (ACA, peer review, libel check);
• Score ACA indicators and revise based on feedback received;
• Attend meetings with the ACA and other stakeholders to review and validate the findings of the full draft report.
• Finalise the draft report including recommendations, using the template provided in the Guide, which brings together these three parts and provides a comprehensive assessment of the ACA.
• Keep national chapter contact person and ACA coordinator at the TI-Secretariat informed about progress and any challenges encountered by way of progress reports and/or participating in monthly calls, as appropriate;
• Contribute to promotional events surrounding the launch of the ACA report;
• Participate in subsequent internal strategising of national chapter and action planning workshop leading to formal launch;

The ideal candidate should have:
• Masters degree in political science, public administration, sociology, law or any other discipline related to social science;
• Proven expertise in political-institutional analysis, with particularly strong knowledge of the country’s national integrity system and governance system;
• Excellent understanding of the legal and policy framework and actual practice of the country’s major governance institutions;
• Familiarity with working with national integrity system institutions;
• Familiarity with transparency, accountability and anti-corruption discourse;
• Proven commitment to practical policy reform and evidence-based advocacy in the field of anticorruption and good governance;
• Experience in working with/applying quantitative indicators and rating methodologies;
• Experience using participatory research techniques;
• Ability to write succinctly and for a non-academic audience;
• Proven capacity to ensure objectivity and neutrality in analysis, scoring and report writing free from bias, influence and/or conflict of interest

Applications should be sent by email to [email protected]
Application Closing date – 23rd November 2018
Commencement of Duties – Immediate

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SENIOR MANAGER FINANCE, HUMAN RESOURCES AND ADMINISTRATION

ABOUT TISL:
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 spectrum of governance issues, ranging from Open Government initiatives to electoral reform.

The Senior Manager will be responsible for all finance, human resource and administration functions at TISL. He/She will manage a small team of core staff and report directly to the Executive Director.

The ideal candidate should have:
• At least a part qualification in Chartered Accountancy, CIMA, ACCA or Bachelor’s degree in relevant field from a recognized university.
• At least 6-8 years of relevant work experience in a similar role in a non-profit organisation or business environment
• Strong computer literacy with knowledge of QuickBooks
• Experience in budgeting and planning in the civil society sector
• The ability to effectively manage a variety of internal and external relationships, including relationships with donors
• Excellent leadership and management skills and be a team player
• Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English – Sinhala and/or Tamil an asset
• Excellent organisational skills with strong attention to detail
• The ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision
• Strong analytical, training, communication, and team-building skills
• Flexibility in a changing environment
• Demonstrable supervisory experience of finance and administration staff
• Experience in the development and refinement of systems and procedures
• Experience leading performance evaluation and recruitment initiatives

An attractive remuneration package including benefits will be offered to the selected candidate. Initially a one year full fixed term contract will be offered.

Application should be sent to [email protected] by 16th November 2018.

“Senior Manager Finance, HR & Administration – Vacancy” should be mentioned as the subject of your email.

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Program Assistant – Inclusive Governance

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 engages in a range of governance related activities which includes the promotion of right to information, election monitoring and supporting the Open Government Partnership.

In 2016 TISL commenced implementation of its third Strategic Plan which has four key pillars. The fourth pillar titled Ensure Inclusive Governance is a reflection of a stated commitment by TISL to gender equality and social inclusion without which establishing a culture and practice of good governance and anti-corruption would not be possible. This pillar will aim at engaging marginalized and underrepresented groups such as women, differently abled persons, ethnic minorities, indigenous groups among others in the anti-corruption discourse to ensure their participation and inclusion in governance processes and decision making.

TISL is seeking energetic and dynamic individual to support in the implementation of activities related to the program area of Ensure Inclusive Governance as a Program Assistant. The Program Assistant will report to the Program Officer – Inclusive Governance and will be based in in Colombo with travel to TISL’s program areas. The position entails a one year fixed term contract.

Scope of work
• Support the implementation of all activities and the achievement of results envisaged under pillar 4 – Ensure Inclusive Governance of TISL’s Strategic Plan.
• Organize workshops, events, programs and outreach activities that fall within the program area.
• Liaise with relevant stakeholders for the implementation of activities as and when required.
• Support the building of knowledge, skills and resources pertaining to inclusive governance within TISL.
• Develop informational material and engage media on issues pertaining to inclusive governance.
• Work towards mainstreaming inclusive governance as a key component in the fight against corruption.

A suitable candidate would ideally have:
• Bachelor’s degree in any discipline related social sciences.
• At least 1 year of experience in the civil society sector.
• Experience in project management work plan development and budget utilization.
• Be able to generate required information, reports and related PR material
• Be bilingual (fluent in English & a local language). Fluency in both Sinhala & Tamil would be an advantage.
• Must be computer literate
• Sound understanding of the anti-corruption and governance discourse in Sri Lanka.

Applications should be sent by email to [email protected]
Application closing date – 16th November 2018
Commencement of Duties – Immediate

Note: Please mention the “Program Assistant – Inclusive Governance” in the subject line.

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Program Officer – Inclusive Governance

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 engages in a range of governance related activities which includes the promotion of right to information, election monitoring and supporting the Open Government Partnership.

In 2016 TISL commenced implementation of its third Strategic Plan which has four key pillars. The fourth pillar titled Ensure Inclusive Governance is a reflection of a stated commitment by TISL to gender equality and social inclusion without which establishing a culture and practice of good governance and anti-corruption would not be possible. This pillar will aim at engaging marginalized and underrepresented groups such as women, differently abled persons, ethnic minorities, indigenous groups among others in the anti-corruption discourse to ensure their participation and inclusion in governance processes and decision making.

TISL is seeking an energetic and dynamic individual for the position of Program Officer – Inclusive Governance to be responsible for the strategic direction and the implementation of activities under this pillar. The position is based in Colombo with travel to TISL’s program areas. The position entails a one year fixed term contract.

Scope of work
• Design and implement advocacy and capacity building oriented activities to achieve the results envisaged under pillar 4 – Ensure Inclusive Governance of TISL’s Strategic Plan.
• Build and maintain strong relationships with actors (civil society and State) working on gender and social inclusion in order to work towards inclusive governance.
• Organize campaigns at the national and local level to raise public awareness on inclusive governance.
• Initiate knowledge generation activities based on emerging issues.
• Work towards mainstreaming inclusive governance as a key component in the fight against corruption.

A suitable candidate would ideally have:
• Bachelor’s degree in any discipline related social sciences with specialization in gender mainstreaming and/or social inclusion.
• At least 3 years of experience implementing similar type of work in the civil society sector.
• Have project management expertise at a senior/middle level.
• Have experience in project financial oversight.
• Be able to generate required information, reports and related PR material.
• Experience in liaising with donors including compiling and drafting donor reports.
• Sound understanding of MEL principles.
• Be bilingual (fluent in English & a local language). Fluency in both Sinhala & Tamil would be an advantage.
• Must be computer literate
• Have networking experience with agencies and executive / senior management levels
• Sound understanding of the anti-corruption and governance discourse in Sri Lanka.

Applications should be sent by email to [email protected]
Application closing date – 11th November 2018
Commencement of Duties – Immediate

Note: Please mention the “Program Officer – Inclusive Governance ” in the subject line.

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Program Officer – Communication

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 engages in a range of governance related activities which includes the promotion of right to information (RTI), election monitoring and supporting the Open Government Partnership.

Communicating to external stakeholders on the negative impact of corruption and programs conducted by TISL is key to creating awareness and reducing the occurrence of corruption. For this purpose, TISL has initiated the creation of a Communications Team that will be responsible towards formulating messages and communicating to diverse stakeholders to achieve the vision and mission of TISL.

TISL is seeking an energetic and dynamic individual for the position of Program Officer – Communication to work as a part of the Communications Team.

Scope of work
• Take the lead in developing content for press releases, advertisements, articles, web posts and other communication tools.
• Manages all social media platforms and website with new content and regular updating.
• Manage implementation of communications, outreach and advocacy activities with TISL’s Communication Consultant.
• Takes the lead in organizing media outreach, press briefings, interviews etc.
• Manages the documentation of TISL related media articles, photographs, numbers related media reach (social media included), video etc.
• Report periodically to Management with corresponding evidence on progress made and activities conducted.
• Ensures all communication material is available in Sinhala, Tamil and English.
• Ability to draft project reports and make presentations when required.

A suitable candidate would ideally have:
• Bachelor’s degree in any discipline related social sciences with specialization in communications, media relations or similar subject matter.
• At least 2 years of experience communications in either the public, private or civil society sector.
• Be bilingual (fluent in English & a local language). Fluency in both Sinhala & Tamil would be an advantage.
• Must be computer literate
• Have networking experience with media agencies.
• Sound understanding of the anti-corruption and governance discourse in Sri Lanka.

Application Process: Please send a cover letter and an updated CV to [email protected] with the position mentioned in the subject.
Application Deadline: 9th November 2018

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Program Officer – Public Sector Procurement

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 engages in a range of governance related activities which includes the promotion of right to information (RTI), election monitoring and supporting the Open Government Partnership.

In 2016 TISL commenced implementation of its third Strategic Plan which has four key pillars. Under its third pillar titled Strengthen Accountable Governance, TISL intends to work towards enhancing the transparency in public procurement through the provisions available in the Right to Information Act in an attempt to increase public sector accountability. As the first step in this initiative TISL will be focusing on procurement practices in Local Government Authorities.

TISL is seeking an energetic and dynamic individual for the position of Program Officer- Public Sector Procurement to be responsible for the implementation of activities under a new project pertaining to public sector procurement.

Scope of work
• Responsible towards the implementation of all activities related to public sector procurement, with special focus on Local Government Authorities.
• Formulating, submitting and following up on RTI requests to compile information on procurement practices.
• Conducting meetings and workshops on the subject matter with relevant stakeholders.
• Contributing towards the design and implementation of outreach and awareness campaigns on the subject matter.
• Liaising with elected and public officials attached to Local Government Authorities.
• Advocating for the finalization and adoption of the National Procurement Guidelines.

A suitable candidate would ideally have:
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Law, or related field from a recognized university
• At least 3 years of experience in project management and coordination in the civil society sector
• Experience in working with Local Government Authorities
• Sound knowledge and experience in project financial management
• Ability to draft project reports and presentations with strong analytical skills
• Sound understanding of corruption and public sector procurement practices would be an added advantage.
• Fluency in English (written and spoken) and either Sinhala or Tamil required
• Ability to travel around the country required

Application Process: Please send a cover letter and an updated CV to [email protected] with the position mentioned in the subject.
Application Deadline: 9th November 2018

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Program Assistant – Public Sector Procurement

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 engages in a range of governance related activities which includes the promotion of right to information (RTI), election monitoring and supporting the Open Government Partnership.

In 2016 TISL commenced implementation of its third Strategic Plan which has four key pillars. Under its third pillar titled Strengthen Accountable Governance, TISL intends to work towards enhancing the transparency in public procurement through the provisions available in the Right to Information Act in an attempt to increase public sector accountability. As the first step in this initiative TISL will be focusing on procurement practices in Local Government Authorities.

TISL is seeking an energetic and dynamic individual for the position of Program Assistant- Public Sector Procurement to support the implementation of activities under a new project pertaining to public sector procurement.

Scope of work
• Support the Program Officer in the implementation of all activities related to public sector procurement, with special focus on Local Government Authorities.
• Following up on RTI requests made on public sector procurement and compiling the information obtained.
• Managing the logistical arrangements of meetings and workshops on the subject matter with relevant stakeholders.
• Assisting the implementation of outreach and awareness campaigns on the subject matter.
• Liaising with elected and public officials attached to Local Government Authorities.

A suitable candidate would ideally have:
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Law, or related field from a recognized university
• At least one year of experience in project implementation in the civil society sector.
• Experience in working with Local Government Authorities will be an advantage.
• Ability to draft project reports and presentations
• Fluency in English (written and spoken) and either Sinhala or Tamil required
• Ability to travel around the country required

Application Process: Please send a cover letter and an updated CV to [email protected] with the position mentioned in the subject.
Application Deadline: 9th November 2018

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