VACANCIES

Program Officer

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 to be responsible for the implementation of activities under a new project pertaining to public sector procurement. The position is based in Colombo with travel to the relevant districts as required.

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
• Experience in managing US based grants and handling milestone based reporting will be an added advantage
• 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: 20th January 2019

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Program Assistant

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 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
• A keen interest in the field of governance and anti-corruption.
• 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: 20th January 2019

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Program Officer, Protecting Public Resources

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 engages the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) and other authorities on the misuse of public resources to ensure accountability within the public sector. This includes collecting information through the use of the Right to Information and other local sources on allegations of misappropriation which is thereafter formulated into complaints for further investigations.

TISL is seeking an energetic and dynamic individual with a passion for anti-corruption to lead TISL’s work on protecting public resources. This position is based in Colombo with travel to other parts of the country as and when required.

Scope of work
• Responsible towards the implementation of all activities pertaining to protecting public resources and inquiring into public sector misappropriation as outlined in TISL work plan.
• Create awareness on the relevant subject matter and sensitize the public in order to obtain complaints and information.
• Build and maintain a network of observers at the district level to obtain relevant information.
• Conducting meetings and workshops on the subject matter with relevant stakeholders including the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption.
• Inquire into allegations of public sector misappropriations and pursue public sector integrity.
• Responsible towards achieving and reporting on results and indicators milestones as specified in the work plan while compiling relevant reports.

A suitable candidate would ideally have:
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Law, or related field from a recognized university
• At least 2 years of experience in project management and coordination in the civil society sector.
• Sound knowledge and experience in project financial management, monitoring evaluation and learning, and reporting.
• Ability to draft project reports and presentations with strong analytical skills.
• Sound understanding of corruption and passion to pursue public sector integrity.
• Fluency in English (written and spoken) and either Sinhala or Tamil required
• Ability to travel around the country when required.
Application Process: Please send a cover letter and an updated CV to [email protected] with the position mentioned as the subject.

Application Deadline: 25th January 2019

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Terms of Reference – Graphic Designer/Artist

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 based in Colombo and has two regional offices in Matara and Vavuniya.

TISL is seeking the services of a graphic designer/artist to develop content relating to anti-corruption on a regular basis with quick turnaround times. The ability to produce content in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages will be an added advantage.

Scope of Work
The successful contractor should be able to produce infographic content on anti-corruption in consultation with the TISL communications team at short notice. The content must be both informational and engaging to a mass audience. The content will be used across our digital media platforms and via the print medium and must be optimised as necessary.

Deliverables
Infographics
Posters
Short videos
Animations

Fees & Availability
The successful applicant will receive a monthly retainer of up to Rs. 50,000 and should be able to commit between 20-30 hours of work per week. Work can be carried out on location at the TISL office or remotely if the applicant has the demonstrable capacity to do so.

The successful applicant will be expected to commence work immediately and the contract will end on the 30th of November.

We invite interested parties to submit an Expression of Interest to [email protected] before January 25, 2019.

The EoI must include a portfolio of the applicants most recent work.

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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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