VACANCIES

Senior Manager Programmes

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 on critiquing and refining 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 Programmes / Projects (Capacity Building /Outreach/Networking/Monitoring & Review) Based in TISL Colombo Office. Requires frequent field visits.

The Senior Manager, Programmes will be responsible for ensuring that programme outcomes are achieved, measured by the indicators agreed as per the work plan and will be responsible towards managing a team of project staff and report directly to the Executive Director.

The areas of responsibility being as follows;

Specific Responsibilities
• Have project management expertise at a senior/middle level
• Plan, implement and monitor the activities assigned in projects.
• Oversee the timely implementation of the activities assigned to the programme staff /co-applicants.
• Ensure that Co-applicants/partners maintain the highest standards of integrity and governance in all procedures.
• Provide leadership to the project teams coming under your purview including guidance and knowledge in project management, financial management and conceptual knowledge required for program implementation.
• Ensure the achievement of project based results and outcomes and ensure that the project is implemented to compliment the overall strategic goals, results and outcomes of TISL.
• Assist the TISL Management in the preparation of annual programs and budget.
• Assist TISL with other functions assigned by the Executive Director.
• Monitor and evaluate the progress of the project activities and present quarterly and annual reports to the Executive Director.
• Coordinate laterally with other divisions/officials of TISL in relation to activities of cross-cutting areas.
• Undertake field visits relating to the activities of the project or any other function assigned by the Executive Director.
• Work in close coordination with the Finance & Fund Raising teams to ensure a healthy burn rate and highest standards of financial integrity (including in procurement and other matters).

Other Responsibilities
• Liaise with relevant external agencies relating to subject areas of the project including civil society actors, media personnel, public officials etc.
• Participate as a resource person in external and internal training programs and workshops.
• Identify and evaluate risks to the organization, its partners, property, finance, goodwill and image and assist the Executive Director and Management Committee to implement mitigation measures to control such risks
• Assist the TISL Management in special events organized by TISL or its Divisions.
• Be able to generate required information, reports and related PR material
• Will oversee the management of the project grants and will be a key liaison between TISL and the Donors.

A suitable candidate would ideally have;
• An undergraduate degree in a relevant field including social sciences, law or human rights.
• At least 6-8 years of relevant working experience in a similar role 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.
• Local or international experience in project management.
• Ability to compile project reports and make presentations is mandatory.
• Excellent written and oral English communication skills. Fluency in one of the local languages (Sinhala / Tamil)
• Must be computer literate
• Have networking experience with agencies and executive / senior management levels
• 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
• Excellent leadership and management skills and be a team player

Applications should be sent by email to careers@tisrilanka.org
Application Closing Date – 2nd July 2017.

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

RTI Legal Officer – Vavuniya

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

Public awareness-raising is vital 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 Vavuniya and attending to the field work in Anuradhapura and Trincomalee districts.

Scope of Work
• Organize and conduct RTI related programs in the three districts.
• 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.

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 districts 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
Application closing date – 26th June, 2017.
Commencement of Duties – Immediate

Note: Please state in the subject line of the email the following – “RTI Legal Officer – Vavuniya”

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.