Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the National Chapter of Transparency International (TI), the leading global movement against corruption. Committed to promoting good governance and eradicating 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 corruption.
TISL seeks the services of a dynamic and competent Consultant to carry out a series of 10 FGDs in 10 selected locations in Sri Lanka, among its youth, to assess their perspectives on Sri Lanka’s current socio-political context, its governance, the economic crisis and corruption, with a view to understanding the potential for further youth engagement, and challenges associated therewith.
SCOPE OF WORK:
The following deliverables are expected from the Consultant:
- Provide input to the methodology/questionnaire provided by TISL, to suitably capture the topics outlined in the objectives.
- Conduct a thorough desk review of existing information.
- Travel within the country and conduct 10 FGDs in the following districts: Colombo, Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Kandy, Matale, Kurunegala, Puttalam, Kilinochchi, and Batticaloa. TISL will support the consultant in identifying youths in these districts and conducting FGDs (The FGDs must be conducted in the local language of the FGD participants.)
- After the FGDs, analyse the collected data/information and share the findings with TISL.
- Draft the narrative for the report including recommendations based on the findings.
- On approval of the draft, finalize the narrative for the report using the data and information that has been gathered. TISL will provide input where necessary and will provide final approval before finalising the report.
- Keep the TISL focal point informed about progress and any challenges encountered by way of progress reports and bi-weekly or monthly calls, as required.
The consultant is expected to complete the FGDs and report within a period of two months.
A detailed budget proposal including the costs of organising the FGDs, travel, accommodation, assistants (if any), refreshments for participants, and the consultancy fee should be submitted. A competitive proposal will be selected on a value-for-money basis.
THE CANDIDATE SHOULD IDEALLY HAVE:
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Economics or any other related discipline.
- A working knowledge of civil society organizations and youth issues.
- Familiarity with transparency, accountability and the anti-corruption discourse.
- Experience conduction research and FGDs.
- Experience in critically analysing qualitative data and report-writing.
- Experience in working with/applying quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
- Professionalism and adherence to timelines.
- 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.
- Ability to conduct focus group discussions under minimum supervision to obtain relevant information.
- Excellent written and oral English communication skills.
Applicants should submit a detailed proposal, a budget breakdown, and their CVs to email@example.com by 15th September 2023. ‘Consultancy – Youth Empowerment FGDs’ should be mentioned in the subject line of your email application. Commencement of Duties – Immediate.