VACANCIES

Senior Manager Fundraising

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 working on the implementation of the landmark Right to Information Act. TI has an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, and more than 90 Chapters worldwide.

The objective of the role is to secure funds for Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL). The fundraising Senior Manager will develop proposals and a fundraising strategy and plan which TISL can implement over the next two (2) years.

Scope of work
Fundraising and donor liaison
• Focus on each of TISL’s key result areas to develop a two (2) year funding needs assessment, which will optimize TISL’s Governance & Anti-Corruption efforts in line with the organisation’s Strategic Plan 2016-2020
• Develop high quality concept papers/proposals and other relevant documents as per funding requirements
• Ensure that proposals are submitted in a timely manner and requests for funding are followed up as required
• Review TISL grant proposals that have been developed over the last two years and garner lessons learnt to develop a fundraising strategy with priorities, targets, and responsibilities over the next three years
• Research and identify potential partners and maintain an up to date partner database – including summaries of the range of donors potentially interested in funding TISL work (donor mapping)
• Identify funding opportunities (corporate houses, trusts, foundations, funding agencies and individuals) internationally and locally, and engage with / provide recommendations for next steps in approaching these sources of funding
• Map out organizations, government agencies and private sector clients that could benefit from TISL’s services and expertise
• Maintain a pipeline of upcoming proposal deadlines
• Attend partner meetings and consultations
• Develop donor engagement strategies, working closely with the program team and with input from TISL offices in Vavuniya and Matara
• Liaise with donor representatives and coordinate donor visits to program sites

Grant Management
• Lead the kick-off, quarterly review and close-out meetings of projects jointly with the Senior Manager Programs and ensure that meetings are held in a regular and timely manner to monitor project implementation and spend, support operation/program integration, troubleshoot challenges, ensure donor compliance, and identify and apply lessons learned
• Provide guidance on and ensure compliance with donor rules, regulations, and guidelines and raise issues affecting external/ internal compliance
• Ensure quality information management related to grants and manage all donor reporting, ensuring reports are submitted on time and in line with donor requirements
• Oversee MEL Officer, ensuring that the organisation’s MEL processes are implemented according to best practice and that learning is integrated into project design and development
• Lead application process and ensure compliance regarding (no-)cost extensions, amendments, top ups, reallocations
• Liaise with donors relating to specific grant programmatic issues

Communication and Visibility
• Provide support to the Advocacy Consultant and IT Manager to further develop a comprehensive media, advocacy and communications strategy, ensuring smooth flow of information, good relations with high profile visitors and donors, and high-quality reporting to showcase TISL’s activities and impact
• Oversee development of TISL’s Annual Report
• Ensure regular communication with key stakeholders and donors through newsletters, sharing of press releases and other programmatic information materials

Key deliverables
• Proposals and concept notes on an on-going basis, in accordance with the Key Results Areas in the TISL Strategic Plan
• A fundraising strategy for 2019-2020, with a focus on improving the effectiveness of fundraising and developing partner relationships

Duration of Contract
• The duration of the initial contract will be for 1 year

Supervision and Reporting
• The Senior Manager Fundraising will report to the Executive Director and provide regular updates of progress to the management to ensure organisation-wide synchronization
• The Senior Manager Fundraising supervises the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer in close collaboration with the Senior Manager Programs

A suitable candidate would ideally have;
• A graduate degree in a relevant field including international development, public sector, social sciences, political science
• Good understanding of bilateral and multi-lateral donors, international and national funds and foundations in relation to Governance, social policy and oversight institutions
• Three (3) years work experience in fundraising, including experience in an international context
• Familiarity with project monitoring, evaluation and learning in the context policy reform
• Ability to research, analyze synthesize and present information
• Ability to work with people from various backgrounds and contexts
• Good understanding of Governance in Sri Lanka, the impact of corruption and innovative tools to aid systemic change
• Excellent written and oral English communication skills – Sinhala / Tamil an asset

Interested candidates should email a CV and cover letter to careers@tisrilanka.org on or before 22nd July 2018.

The remuneration package, including benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The initial post is expected to be on a full-time contract position for one year.

Program Officer – SDG

Join the leading non-governmental organization advocating for transparency, accountability and anti-corruption in Sri Lanka and be a part of a dynamic and innovative civil society movement.

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. Our program areas include the Right to Information, Open Government Partnership, Election Monitoring, and advocacy and legal advice for stronger implementation of anti-corruption laws.

Program Officer – SDG
TISL is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to coordinate the activities related to TISL’s interventions towards monitoring the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16.

Adopted by the 193 UN member states in 2015, the SDGs are a set of 17 aspirational “global goals” and 169 targets. Global targets and indicators have been set for each goal to integrate them into national planning and policy processes. Countries are encouraged to identify locally relevant indicators and data sources to measure progress towards achieving each SDG target. While Goal 16 focuses on elements of corruption, its targets are limited in scope. As the leading anti-corruption organization in the country TISL aims to establish an SDG monitoring framework for Sri Lanka and monitoring the indicators developed to capture progress against corruption targets within SDG 16.

The ideal candidate should have:
• A Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, Law or related field from a recognized university
• Comprehensive understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals and a sound understanding of Goal 16.
• Experience liaising with civil society and government stakeholders from diverse sectors.
• A sound understanding of governance and anti-corruption developments in Sri Lanka.
• Experience in carrying out research based advocacy.
• Experience in the civil society sector with exposure to program management.
• Excellent communication and public relation skills.
• Fluency in English (written and spoken) and either Sinhala or Tamil required.

Selected candidate will be offered a one year fixed term contract with an attractive remuneration package.

Application should be sent to careers@tisrilanka.org by 27th June 2018.
The title of the position you are applying for should be mentioned as the subject.

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. 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;
• Operationalize a MEL system based on TISL’s Strategic Plan.
• Revise log frame and develop indicators and milestones based on project activities as required.
• 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.
• Track the achievement of results and outcomes as per the log frame analysis and TISL’s MEL framework.
• Assist in developing monitoring mechanisms and log frame analysis for project proposals.
• Monitor successful completion of project milestones and ensuring donor requirements are met.
• Conduct regular visits to the field and other locations for MEL purposes.
• Compile success stories, best practices and lessons learnt for all programmatic areas.
• Conduct interviews and field visits with beneficiaries, target groups and other stakeholders to track project impact.
• Generate donor reports with the support and cooperation of assigned officers.
• Organize periodic program reviews and end-of-project evaluations with the participation of an external evaluators as required.
• Preparation of TISL’s annual report.
• Maintain photographic and video documentation of program activities.
• Ensure 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 2 years of experience in engaging in work related monitoring and evaluation and results based reporting in a non-profit organization or business environment.
• 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 a team player

Applications should be sent by email to careers@tisrilanka.org
Application Closing Date – 22nd June 2018.

Project Officer, Open Government Partnership

About Us: Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is a National Chapter of Transparency International (TI), the leading global movement against corruption. TI has an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, and more than 90 Chapters worldwide.

TISL raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society in Sri Lanka to develop and implement effective anti-corruption measures. TISL also works on a range of governance issues, most recently in contributing to the development of the landmark Right to Information (RTI) Act.

On 28th October 2015 Sri Lanka became the 68th member country of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) initiative (https://www.opengovpartnership.org/). The OGP requires that member countries develop National Action Plans (NAPs) through dialogue and the active engagement of government and civil society. TISL played a lead role in convening a coalition of civil society organizations for the development of Sri Lanka’s first National Action Plan which is being implemented at the moment. Whilst TISL will continue work on monitoring the progress of the first National Action Plan, we will also initiate the process of developing the second National Action Plan which is due 31st August 2018.

TISL is seeking a suitable candidate to join its OGP team as a Project Officer. The candidate will be offered a fixed term contact (6 months with a possibility of renewal) and will be based in Colombo with frequent travel to all parts of Sri Lanka.

Duties and responsibilities:
The Project Officer will be required to assist the Senior Manager Programs in the implementation of project activities which includes:
• Providing operational and coordination support for implementation of project activities as the OGP CSO Secretariat
• Track the progress of the first National Action Plan through civil society and government networks.
• Gather data to update and maintain the OGP online tracker.
• Provide secretarial assistance in preparation of documents, guidelines and follow up
• Liaise and coordinate with relevant civil society organization for the development of the 2nd National Action Plan.
• Support the promotion of open government principles within the civil society sector.
• Support organization of consultations and meetings, including logistic assistance such as travel arrangement, hotel booking etc.
• Organize and systematize documentation and reference materials, including preparing abstracts of reports and maintaining proper record of important files including project specific documentation and minutes of the project meetings
• Prepare project reports and maintain relevant supporting documents
• Perform any other tasks assigned by the Senior Manager Programs and the Executive Director.

Qualifications:
• A Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, Law, or related field from a recognized university
• Sound understanding of open governance and the Open Government Partnership
• At least 3 years of experience in project management and coordination
• Sound knowledge and experience in project financial management
• Ability to draft project reports and presentations
• Experience in supporting information technology-driven projects an 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 careers@tisrilanka.org
Application Deadline: 13th May 2018.

Volunteer Task Force – Integrity Idol 2018

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.

In an effort to promote public sector accountability and integrity, TISL will be launching Integrity Idol this year. The Integrity Idol, initiated by Accountability Lab, is a creative public campaign run by citizens and civil society to “name and fame” honest government officials. Integrity Idol has to date taken place in Nepal, South Africa, Liberia, Pakistan and Mali, among others, and has successfully reached millions of citizens and facilitated thousands of conversations around the concept and practice of integrity. Through a nomination and rigorous selection process TISL will identify exceptional Public Officials with demonstrated standards of integrity and share their profiles with the citizenry for public voting in order to identify the Integrity Idol for 2018.

TISL is seeking the services of energetic, hardworking and innovative young individuals to join the Volunteer Task Force of Integrity Idol 2018. The Volunteers will play an integral role in the implementation of Integrity Idol 2018.

Duration – May 2018 to October 2018 (at least 3 days per week)

Key Tasks:
• Coordinating the launch event of Integrity Idol
• Providing information to potential nominees and maintaining a database of inquiries made
• Support in the design and implementation of awareness and outreach activities conducted to promote Integrity Idol including online and offline activities
• Fact check nominations and follow up with nominees / nominators prior to shortlisting (includes travel to relevant areas for background checks)
• Assist in organizing the Integrity Idol Award ceremony
• Any other tasks assigned by the management related to Integrity idol project

Benefits:
• Exposure to Integrity Idol at an international level
• Training and awareness on key concepts related to anti-corruption
• Opportunity to attend the Integrity Idol Summit
• Certificate issued by Transparency International Sri Lanka at the end of the program
• Opportunity to actively contribute to anti-corruption efforts in Sri Lanka

The ideal candidates should have:
• Excellent communication skills with proficiency in one of the local languages and English (proficiency in both Sinhala and Tamil is an advantage).
• Computer literate. Ability to use graphic and editing software is an advantage.
• Excellent Interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team
• Previous experience in volunteering or internships
• Ability to offer their services throughout the duration of the program

All volunteers will receive a modest travel allowance.

Interested persons should submit their CV to careers@tisrilanka.org by 13th May 2018. Please mention “Integrity Idol volunteer” as the subject.