Vacancies at Transparency International Sri Lanka

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.


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.


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:
• Full membership of an accounting body e.g. ACCA, CIMA, ACA etc.
• At least 6-8 years of relevant working 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 of positions, systems and procedures
• Experience leading performance evaluation and recruitment initiatives


This role overseas the operations of the Advocacy and Legal Advice Centers run by Transparency International Sri Lanka in Colombo, Matara and Vavuniya. The centers provide free legal advice to victims and witnesses of corruption, develops advocacy initiatives based on emerging governance issues and supports the use of the Right to Information to address corruption related issues. The ideal candidate should have:
• Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or law. Qualifications as an attorney at law with experience of practicing in Sri Lanka would be an added advantage.
• Have project management expertise at a senior/middle management level.
• Experience in providing legal advice and on community mobilization
• Have experience on Project financial oversight
• 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.

Scope of work:
• Maintain and oversee the operations of Advocacy and Legal Advice Centers located in Colombo, Matara and Vavuniya
• Provide legal support to victims and witnesses of corruption through the center and maintain a database of client and case information. Knowledge of land related issues an asset.
• Design and implement advocacy oriented activities to combat corruption based on the ALAC database and ongoing governance issues.
• Build and maintain strong relationships with actors working on corruption related issues.
• Liaise with civil society and State actors to develop advocacy goals and campaigns.
• Design and implement awareness raising and capacity building programs.
• Build and maintain a strong network of lawyers that can support the ALAC work.
• Initiate knowledge generation activities based on emerging issues.


The selected candidate would be the main focal point driving civil society efforts on the Open Government Partnership (OGP) which Sri Lanka became a member of in October 2015 ( ). This included the implementation of the first National Action Plan as well as the development of the second National Action Plan. 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 project management, coordination and donor reporting
• Experience in driving policy reform at a government level
• Experience in liaising with civil society and government stakeholders from diverse sectors.
• 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

Scope of work:
• The Project Officer will be required to assist the Senior Manager Programs in the implementation of project activities
• Provide operational and coordination support for implementation of project activities
• 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.


The MEL Officer will oversee all matters related to monitoring, evaluation and learning (project wise and institution wise) of TISL and will be responsible towards developing and implementing TISL’s MEL strategies. Ideal candidate should have:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Law, or related field from a recognized university
• 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.
• Ability to compile project reports, possess good presentation and communication skills and good at multi-tasking is mandatory
• Comprehensive knowledge of the theories and concepts of governance and anticorruption. Exposure to work related to governance will be an added advantage.
• 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

Scope of work:
• 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.

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 by 20th October 2017.
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