VACANCIES

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 careers@tisrilanka.org
Application closing date – 05th October 2018
Commencement of Duties – Immediate

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

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 careers@tisrilanka.org
Application closing date – 05th October 2018
Commencement of Duties – Immediate

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

MEL Consultant – Short-Term

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.

MEL Consultant – Short-term
TISL is seeking an experienced monitoring, evaluation and learning specialist to support in the strengthening of organizational learning practices, and the development and finalization of an updated organization-wide results framework.

In end-June 2018 Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) reached the mid-term point of our current 4-year Strategic Plan. As the organization prepares to implement the second half of the Strategic Plan, TISL intends to revise the organizational results framework to better capture program impact, as well as strengthen monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) processes within the organization.

The MEL Consultant will be expected to work closely with TISL management and program staff, and to:
• Provide recommendations for the optimization/adjustment of outcomes and outputs in relation to the 2020 Strategic Plan
• Facilitate and guide TISL in the development of the updated results framework, including indicators, baselines and targets
• Compile and finalise the updated results framework
• Provide concrete recommendations in terms of TISL MEL processes to strengthen organizational learning and overall MEL processes

The consultancy must be completed by 15th November 2018, the timeline should be finalized in close consultation with TISL management.

The ideal candidate should have:
• At least 5 years of experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning, and results based reporting in the non-profit or development sector.
• Proven experience in facilitating the development of an MEL framework for a non-profit organization.
• Strong familiarity of MEL within governance and advocacy programs.
• A graduate degree in a social sciences, law, human rights, development studies or other relevant field.
• Must possess good presentation and communication skills. Excellent written and oral English communication skills and fluency in either Sinhala or Tamil.

Please send your CV to careers@tisrilanka.org by 16th September 2018.
The title of the position you are applying for should be mentioned as the subject.

Terms of Reference – Sectoral Corruption Risk Assessments – Consultancy

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. TI has an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, and more than 100 Chapters worldwide.

TISL has initiated action to engage in and monitor the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) with a special focus on the anti-corruption and good governance targets in Goal 16. In addition to this TISL recognizes the role corruption plays in the achievement of all SDGs as corruption is a cross-cutting issue and vulnerability to it differs from sector to sector. To this end TISL intends to monitor corruption in specific SDG Sectors – health, education, gender and environment / climate change – by initiating a risk assessment study that will enable the development of alternate indicators.

Overall Scope of Work
In order to monitor corruption in the areas of health, education, gender and environment/climate change, a thorough understanding of the circumstances where corruption occurs will be required. The Consultant will be expected to conduct a thorough corruption risk assessment focusing on these areas that will map all relevant institutions, SDG targets and the corruption risks that will hinder the achievement of these targets. Once the corruption risk assessments, or integrity assessments, have been conducted to identify vulnerabilities, the Consultant is expected to develop relevant indicators to track areas of concern or measure the progress of anti-corruption reforms.

The assignment will also include:
• Mapping of relevant stakeholders pertaining to the SDG goals and targets
• Development of assessment methodology.
• Discussions with Government Counterparts and CSO partners
• Conduct risk assessment per sector – Education, Gender, Health, Climate Action
• Identify indicators to create indicator baskets that includes gender specific indicators.
• Submit the report and present the findings to the TISL staff

Duration
• The Consultant is expected to complete the assignment within a three-month period.

The ideal candidate should have:
● Proven experience in similar capacity/type of work.
● Sound knowledge of SDGs with understanding of the goals and targets related to corruption, gender, health, education and environment / climate change
● Experience in developing and/or comprehensive understanding of monitoring frameworks
● Strong understanding of corruption risks and vulnerabilities related to the areas of gender, health, education and environment / climate change
● A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, including government officials and members of civil society
● Ability to conduct research under minimum supervision to obtain the relevant information
● Strong report writing skills in English. Previous experience in similar assignments would be an added advantage.

CV and cover letter should be sent to careers@tisrilanka.org by 30th August 2018.
The title of the position you are applying for should be mentioned as the subject in your application.

Research Assistant – Advocacy and Legal Advice Center (ALAC)

Background
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is a National Chapter of Transparency International (TI), the leading global movement against corruption. Having offices in Colombo, Vavuniya and Matara, 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. This includes providing free legal advice to victims and witnesses of corruption and supporting victims of corruption and whistleblowers to obtain protection available under the law.
TISL is seeking a suitable candidate to assist and support the activities related to research conducted by TISL’s Advocacy and Legal Advice Center. The center which is locally known as the “Shelter for Integrity” provides free legal services to the public, identifies corruption hot spots based on complaints received and conducts programs to combat corruption which includes capacity building and mobile clinics. ALAC also conducts extensive research into anti-corruption legal frameworks and advocate for changes.

Scope of Work
• Conduct research in to local and foreign anti-corruption frameworks, and international standards and best practices.
• Assist in the day to day operations and management of the Shelter for Integrity centers based in Colombo, Matara and Vavuniya.
• Maintain client database and coordinate with clients to provide high quality legal support.
• Support to carry out advocacy activities based on the complaints received by the Centre
• Establish and maintain strong relationships with law enforcement Authorities / representatives.
• Coordinate programmes and Legal Clinics Conducted by the Centre.
• Provide assistance and support to ALAC, as required by the Manager-ALAC.

A suitable candidate would ideally have:
• A bachelor’s degree in social sciences, law, humanities or any other relevant field.
• At least a year of experience as either a Legal Officer or a Project Assistant or a similar position in the civil society sector.
• Ability to compile field reports and make presentations to internal and external stakeholders.
• 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
Please mention the “Research Assistant ALAC” in the subject line.
Application closing date – 14th September 2018.
Commencement of Duties – Immediate