Terms of Reference

TERMS OF REFERENCE – CALLING FOR PROPOSALS TO CONDUCT RESEARCH FOR THE 2021 TRANSPARENCY IN CORPORATE REPORTING (TRAC) ASSESSMENT

BACKGROUND:
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 in Sri Lanka. As a local organisation, TISL raises awareness on the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

OBJECTIVE:
In 2020, TISL launched the Transparency in Corporate Reporting (TRAC) report for the first time in Sri Lanka. A research was conducted involving the top 50 public listed companies in Sri Lanka (based on market capitalisation) to assess each company’s reporting practices through publicly available information in three areas that are crucial to fighting corruption: their anti-corruption mitigation procedures, transparency in reporting on their organisational structures and the key financial data disclosed on their domestic operations. The purpose of conducting the research is to encourage companies to be more transparent in their corporate reporting by proactively disclosing information and to make such information publicly available. The report can be accessed via www.tisrilanka.org/TRAC.

TISL intends to continue this assessment on an annual basis and is seeking a dynamic and competent Researcher to conduct the TRAC assessment for the year 2021 and compile the final report based on its findings within a two-month period. The research and subsequent publication of the report would be conducted under the guidance of TISL.

SCOPE OF WORK:
The following deliverables are expected from the Researcher:
• Utilise the methodology and questionnaire developed by Transparency International to score the selected companies.
• Conduct a thorough desk review of existing information.
• Utilise the formats and tools provided by TISL to collect and collate data.
• Share the initial findings with the assessed companies to obtain feedback.
• Incorporate the feedback and re-evaluate scoring if required.
• After the final scores are assigned, share the findings with TISL.
• Draft the narrative for the report including recommendations.
• 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 the final approval before proceeding towards publication.
• Keep the TISL focal point informed about progress and any challenges encountered by way of progress reports and weekly calls as required.

DURATION:
The Researcher is expected to complete the report within a two-month period. The report should be finalized by the end of August 2021.

BUDGET:
The proposed budget for this study is a maximum of LKR 400,000.00. A competitive proposal will be selected on a value for money basis.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD HAVE:
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities or any other related discipline.
• A working knowledge of how companies are organized and operate.
• Familiarity with transparency, accountability and anti-corruption discourse.
• Prior research experience in critically analysing quantitative data and report writing.
• Experience in working with/applying quantitative indicators and rating 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 research under minimum supervision to obtain the relevant information.
• Excellent written and oral English communication skills.

Applicants should submit a proposal with a budget breakdown along with their CVs by 20th June 2021 to careers@tisrilanka.org. ‘Researcher – Transparency in Corporate Reporting (TRAC) Assessment’ should be mentioned in the subject line of your email application. Commencement of Duties – Immediate.

TERMS OF REFERENCE – Advertisement for Integrity Icon Sri Lanka 2021

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, committed to promoting good governance and eradicating corruption in Sri Lanka. TISL’s mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption in order to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and just.

Integrity Icon is a global campaign, and is the brainchild of Accountability Lab (http://www.accountabilitylab.org/), an international civil society organisation. The Integrity Icon award seeks to “name and fame” honest public officials in Sri Lanka, while celebrating, encouraging and connecting honest civil servants who demonstrate exemplary integrity in their work, while inspiring a new generation to build a more effective and transparent public service. Integrity Icon Sri Lanka 2021 will be different from its previous iterations. This year we will identify and celebrate frontline workers of the public sector who have maintained honesty and integrity, and have gone above and beyond the call of duty in combatting COVID19. More information on Integrity Icon Sri Lanka is available on www.integrityicon.lk

TISL is seeking the services of a production house to develop three 30-second-long video advertisements in the Sinhala, Tamil and English languages with subtitles. The video should encourage people to actively engage with the program and nominate public officials to Integrity Icon Sri Lanka 2021. The indicative budget for this project is 400,000 LKR – 450,000 LKR.

Quotations should include:

  1. A relatable, creative, inspirational concept targeted at the public requesting them to engage with and participate in the Integrity Icon Sri Lanka 2021 programme. Live action video preferred.
  2. Proposed call to action/ tag line requesting people to nominate honest public officials. (This would be further developed with TISL’s input once the supplier is finalized)
  3. Ability to use the advertisement on Television, social media and Radio
  4. Samples of similar past campaigns/ previous similar work
  5. Company profile/ qualifications of team members
  6. Proposed cost breakdown for the video development
  7. Ability to complete the activity within 3-4 weeks (include rough timeline).

Deliverables: Three 30-second videos (Sinhala, Tamil and English with subtitles).

TISL will provide the required expertise wherever requested.

Proposals on the specifications, along with a detailed budget should be emailed to ashmi@tisrilanka.org by 8th June, 2021. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to pitch their concept to TISL.

Call for Applications – TISL Regional Journalism Fellowship

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), the local chapter of the global movement against corruption is inviting expressions of interest from young journalists from all 9 provinces in Sri Lanka for the TISL Journalism Fellowship to improve the quality of journalism by strengthening investigative journalism, media education and online media literacy in Sri Lanka. The fellowship includes workshops and support to develop investigative journalism articles/reports on public procurement, accountability, Right to Information (RTI) act, asset declarations, asset recovery, bribery & corruption and other related topics.

TISL commenced the Fellowship programme a few years back to encourage young journalists to improve their investigative journalism skills and to report on corruption-related themes. TISL will be recruiting nine regional journalists under the EU funded EIDHR program supporting the Freedom of Expression, from June 2021 to May 2022. Throughout the fellowship period, the successful applicants will be required to apply the knowledge acquired in developing and producing news stories relating to the aforementioned topics.

Fellows will receive a monthly stipend as support for developing their news stories. The fellowship is open to regional journalists across print, electronic & digital media platforms.

Eligibility & Expression of Interest Criteria
To be eligible for selection, applicant must :
– Be a citizen of Sri Lanka between the ages of 20-35
– Submit an up to date CV with cover letter elaborating on their interest in anti-corruption work and demonstrating their understanding of aforementioned subjects
– Submit proof of educational and professional qualifications
– Submit 3 samples of work on either print, electronic or digital platforms
– Submit a letter from the Editor/News Director authorizing them to participate in the fellowship (Freelancers are required to submit a letter of recommendation from an Editor/News Director)

Expressions of Interest should be submitted via e-mail to tisl@tisrilanka.org under the subject “Regional Journalism Fellowship”.
The final date for submission is 06th of June 2021.
For more information please contact 0774323285

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விண்ணப்பங்கள் கோரல் – TISL உடனான ‘பிராந்திய ஊடகவியலாளர்களுக்கான நட்புறவு ஒப்பந்தம்” (Regional Journalism Fellowship).

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), நிறுவனமானது ஊழலுக்கு எதிராக செயற்படும் ஒரு அமைப்பாகும். நாம் நாட்டின் சாதாரண பிரஜைகள், அரச உத்தியோகஸ்தர்கள் மற்றும் சிவில் அமைப்புகளுடன் இணைந்து நாளாந்த வாழ்விலும் பாரிய அளவிலும் இடம்பெறும் ஊழலுக்கு எதிரான நடவடிக்கை மேற்கொள்கிறோம்.

TISL உடன் இணைந்து சேவையாற்றுவதற்காக, இலங்கையின் 9 மாகாணகளிலும் காணப்படும் ஆர்வமுள்ள இளம் ஊடகவியலாளர்களிடமிருந்து விண்ணப்பங்கள் கோரப்படுகின்றன.

இக் குறிப்பிட்ட பத்திரிகையாளர் கூட்டுறவு நிகழ்ச்சி திட்டமானது , இலங்கையின் பத்திரிக்கை தரத்தினை மேம்படுத்துவதற்காகவும், புலனாய்வு ஊடகவியல், ஊடக அறிவுத்திறன், மற்றும் டிஜிட்டல் ஊடக கல்வியறிவினை வலுப்படுத்துவதற்காகவும் செயற்படுத்தப்படுகின்றது.

இத் திட்டத்தினுடாக கீழ் காணும் தலைப்புகளில் பல்வேறு பயிற்சிப்பட்டறைகளை நடாத்துவதுடன் தெரிவுசெய்யப்பட்ட பிராந்திய ஊடகவியலாளர்கள் அத் தலைப்புகளில் செய்திகளையும் , கட்டுரைகளையும் வெளியிடுவதற்கு எதிர்பார்க்கப்படுவார்கள். அத்தலைப்புக்களாவன: பொது கொள்முதல் ஒப்பந்தங்கள் தொடர்பான புலனாய்வு ஊடகவியல் (investigative journalism), பொறுப்புக்கூறல், தகவலுக்கான உரிமை (Right to Information) சட்டம், சொத்துக்கள் மற்றும் பொறுப்புகள் பிரகடனம், சொத்துக்கள் மீளப்பெறல், இலஞ்சம் மற்றும் ஊழல்.

இந்த பிராந்திய ஊடகவியலாளர் கூட்டுறவு நிகழ்ச்சித்திட்டமானது, புதிய மற்றும் இளம் ஊடகவியலாளர்களை புலனாய்வு சம்மந்தமான பத்திரிகை திறன்களை மேம்படுத்துவதற்காகவும், ஊழல் சம்மந்தமான விடயங்களை உடனுக்குடன் அறிக்கையிடுவதட்காகவும் ஐரோப்பிய சங்கத்தின் நிதி அனுசரணையுடன் EIDHR நிகழ்ச்சித்திட்டத்தினுடாக ஜூன் 2021 தொடக்கம் மே 2022 வரை கருத்து வெளிப்பாட்டுஉரிமையை மேம்படுத்துவதட்காக நடைமுறைப்படுத்தப்படவிருக்கின்றது. மற்றும் இதற்காக TISL நிறுவனமானது 9 பிராந்திய ஊடகவியலாளர்களை உள்ளீர்ப்பதற்கு ஏற்பாடு செய்துள்ளது.

இச்செயற்பாட்டு காலத்தினுள் தெரிவுசெய்யப்பட்ட ஊடகவியலார்கள்
மேலே குறிப்பிடப்பட்டுள்ளவாறு பல்வேறு தலைப்புகளில் பயிற்சியளிக்கப்பட்டு அத் தலைப்புகளில் செய்திகளையும் கட்டுரைகளையும் வெளியிடுவதற்கு எதிர்பார்க்கப்படுகிறார்கள். இத் திட்டத்துக்காக தெரிவுசெய்யப்பட்ட ஊடகவியலாளர்களுக்கு அவர்களால் பிரசுரிக்கப்படும் செய்திகளுக்காகவும், கட்டுரைகளுக்காகவும் மாதாந்த உதவித்தொகை TISL நிறுவனத்தினால் வழங்கப்படும். இந்த நிகழ்ச்சித்திட்டமானது அச்சு, இலத்திரனியல் மற்றும் இலக்கமுறை (டிஜிட்டல்) ஊடகத்துறையில் பணியாற்றுகின்ற பிராந்திய ஊடகவியலாளர்களுக்கானது என்பது கவனிக்கத்தக்கது.

விண்ணப்பதாரர்களிடம் கட்டாயமாக எதிர்பார்க்கப்படும் தகைமைகள்
– 20 – 35 வயதுக்கிடைப்பட்ட இலங்கைப் பிரஜைகளாக இருக்க வேண்டும்.
– முழுமையாக இற்றைப்படுத்தப்பட்டு பூரணப்படுத்தப்பட்ட சுயவிபரக்கோவையுடன் ஊழலுக்கெதிரான வேலைத்திட்டத்தில் தங்களின் ஈடுபாடு குறித்து விரிவான விளக்கத்துடன் கூடிய கடிதம் ஒன்றையும் இணைக்கவும்.
– கல்வி மற்றும் தொழில்சார் தகைமைகளுக்கான சான்றிதழ்கள்
– அச்சு, இலத்திரனியல் அல்லது டிஜிட்டல் தளங்களில் முன்னெடுக்கப்பட்ட தங்களது முன்னெடுப்புகள் தொடர்பாக மூன்று மாதிரிகளை சமர்ப்பிக்கவும்.
– பத்திரிகையின் செய்தி ஆசிரியர்/ஆசிரியரிடமிருந்து இந்நிகழ்ச்சித்திட்டத்தில் பங்குபற்றுவதற்கான பெறப்பட்ட அனுமதிக் கடிதம். (சுதந்திர ஊடகவியலாளராயின் ஆசிரியர் அல்லது செய்தி ஆசிரியரிடமிருந்து பரிந்துரை செய்யப்பட்ட கடிதத்தை சமர்ப்பிக்க வேண்டும்.

ஆர்வமுள்ளோர் விண்ணப்பங்களை tisl@tisrilanka.org எனும் மின்னஞ்சல் முகவரிக்கு ‘பிராந்திய ஊடகவியலாளர்களுக்கான நட்புறவு ஒப்பந்தம்” எனும் தலைப்பில் அனுப்பி வைக்கவும்.
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අයදුම්පත් කැඳවීම – TISL ආයතනයේ ප්‍රාදේශීය ජනමාධ්‍යවේදී සමුහය

දුෂණයට එරෙහි ගෝලීය එකමුතුව වන ට්‍රාන්ස්පේරන්සි ඉන්ටනැෂනල් (TISL) හි දේශීය පරිචය වන ට්‍රාන්ස්පේරන්සිි ඉන්ටනැෂනල් ශ්‍රී ලංකා ආයතනය, ගවේශනාත්මක ජනමාධ්‍යකරණය, ජනමාධ්‍ය අධ්‍යාපනය සහ මාර්ගගත ජනමාධ්‍ය සාක්ෂරතාවය සවිමත් කරමින් ජනමාධ්‍යකරණයේ ප්‍රමිතිය වැඩි දියුණු කිරීම උදෙසා ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන TISL ආයතනයේ ජනමාධ්‍ය සමුහය සඳහා අයදුම් කිරීමට ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පළාත් 9 තුළම සිටින උනන්දුවක් දක්වන තරුණ ජනමාධ්‍යවේදීන්ට ආරාධනා කර සිටී. රාජ්‍ය ප්‍රසම්පාදනය, වගවීම, තොරතුරු දැනගැනීමේ අයිතිය පිලිබඳ පනත(RTI), වත්කම් ප්‍රකාශනයන්, අපරාධයන්ගෙන් උපයා ගත් දේපල නැවත රටට ලබා ගැනීම, අල්ලස් හා දුෂණය සහ අනෙකුත් අදාල විෂයයන් පිළිබඳව ගවේශනාත්මක මාධ්‍යවේදය පදනම් කරගනිමින් පුවත්පත් ලිපි හෝ වාර්තා සකස් කිරීමට සහයෝගය ලබා දීම සහ වැඩමුළු පැවැත්වීම මෙම ජනමාධ්‍යවේදී සමුහය වැඩසටහනට හරහා සිදු කෙරේ.

TISL ආයතනය විසින් තෝරාගත් ආධුනික තරුණ ජනමාධ්‍යවේදීන්, දුෂණය හා සම්බන්ධ තේමාවන් සම්බන්ධයෙන් වාර්තා කිරීමට සහ ඔවුන්ගේ ගවේශනාත්මක ජනමාධ්‍යවේදී කුසලතාවයන් වැඩි දියුණු කිරීම දිරිමත් කරනු පිනිස මෙම ජනමාධ්‍යවේදී සමුහය වසර කිහිපයකට පෙර ආරම්භ කරන ලදී. 2021 ජූනි මාසයේ සිට 2022 මැයි මාසය දක්වා යුරෝපා සංගමයේ ආධාර මත zප්‍රකාශනයේ නිදහසZ ප්‍රවර්ධනය කිරීම වෙනුවෙන් ක්‍රියාත්මක කරනු ලබන EIDHR වැඩසටහන යටතේ ප්‍රාදේශීය ජනමාධ්‍යවේදීන් 9 දෙනෙකු තෝරා ගැනීමට TISL ආයතනය අපේක්ෂා කරයි. තෝරාගනු ලබන අයදුම්කරුවන් විසින් ඉහත සඳහන් කළ විෂයයන් සම්බන්ධයෙන් පුවත් වාර්තාවන් හා ලිපි සකස් කිරීමේදී මෙම වැඩසටහනේ කාලසීමාව පුරාවට ලබා ගත් දැනුම භාවිත කිරීම අපේක්ෂා කරයි.

තෝරාගනු ලබන මාධ්‍යවේදීන් හට ඔවුන්ගේ පුවත් ලිපි සැකසීම වෙනුවෙන් මාසික දීමනාවක් ගෙවනු ඇත. මෙම ජනමාධ්‍යවේදී සමුහය සඳහා පුවත්පත්, විද්‍යුත් සහ ඩිජිටල් යන ඕනෑම මාධ්‍ය ක්ෂේත්‍රයක මාධ්‍යවේදීන්ට අයදුම් කිරීමට හැකියාව ඇත.

අයදුම් කිරීමේ සුදුසුකම් සඳහා නිර්ණායක
තේරීපත් වීම සඳහා අයදුම්කරුවන්,
– වයස අවුරුදු 20- 30 අතර ශ්‍රී ලාංකික පුරවැසියෙකු විය යුතුයි.
– අල්ලස හා දුෂණය මැඩලීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඔබගේ ඇති උනන්දුව සහ ඉහත සඳහන් කර ඇති විෂයයන් සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඔබගේ ඇති අවබෝධය සනාථ කරන සවිස්තරාත්මක ලිපියක් සමඟින් යාවත්කාලින ජීව දත්ත පත්‍රිකාවක් යොමු කළ යුතුය.
– අධ්‍යාපනික සහ වෘත්තීමය සුදුසුකම් පිලිබඳ සහතික
– මුද්‍රිත, විද්‍යුත් හෝ ඩිජිටල් මාධ්‍යයන් හි පලකරන ලද ඔබගේ ලිපි හෝ පුවත් වාර්තා 3 ක සාම්පල
– ජනමාධ්‍යවේදී සමුහය සඳහා සහභාගිවීමට අනුමැතිය පල කරමින් පුවත් සංස්කාරක/පුවත් අධ්‍යක්ෂක ගෙන් ලබා ගත් ලිපියක් (නිදහස් මාධ්‍යවේදීන්, පුවත් සංස්කාරකවරයෙකු /පුවත් අධ්‍යක්ෂකවරයෙකු ගෙන් ලබා ගත් නිර්දේශ ලිපියක් ඉදිරිපත් කළ යුතුය)

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