Terms of Reference


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. Envisioning a nation that upholds integrity, TISL’s mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful, and just.
Transparency International intends to conduct a pilot study and publish a report titled ‘Changing the national perception on the leadership roles women can play in eradicating corruption’. The objective of this report is to understand the relationship of women in decision making positions and the national perception of corruption in terms of their capacity to eradicate corruption. This study and subsequent publication of the report would be conducted under the guidance of TISL and will be the first report conducted by TISL on the subject.
Transparency International Sri Lanka is seeking a dynamic and competent Lead Researcher / Research Team to undertake and conduct this study during the final quarter of 2020.

The following deliverables are expected from the Lead Researcher / Research Team:
• Develop a methodology and questionnaire to conduct the survey.
• Ensure the methodology is approved by Transparency International Sri Lanka.
• Confirm with Transparency International Sri Lanka any necessary or suggested changes on the questionnaire.
• Ensure that the materials related to the survey are translated into the local languages (Sinhala and Tamil).
• Ensure that all staff including field supervisors and enumerators are trained on the questionnaire and survey procedures using Implementation Manuals and the Questionnaire Manuals if necessary.
• Complete the interviews to achieve a nationally representative sample.
• Provide the survey data to Transparency International Sri Lanka in the form of SPSS and Excel, for quality control checks when the following milestones are reached.
• Provide Transparency International Sri Lanka with a clean labelled database of completed interviews in SPSS electronic database format. The database will contain all variables and variable labels included in the questionnaire. It will also include weights and any other data necessary to conduct quantified tabulation. Each respondent should have a unique numeric identifier.
• Provide Transparency International Sri Lanka with a technical report, in English, on the data describing all codes, sampling biases introduced in the survey implementation and other pertinent information for researchers. The report will cover observations/experiences arising from the survey and the methodology employed. Any data removed in the “cleaning” process other than through clarification with the responding establishment will also be reported. It should include a summary of any key findings from the call-backs.
• After the gathering of data, conduct an in-depth presentation on the findings to Transparency International Sri Lanka
• Write the narrative for the report using the data that has been gathered. Transparency International Sri Lanka will provide input where necessary and will provide the final approval before proceeding towards publication.

The Lead Researcher/ Research Team is expected to complete the survey within a three-month period. The report should be finalized by the end of December 2020.

The proposed budget for this study is LKR 1,000,000

• Proven experience in a similar capacity/type of work.
• Knowledge on research methods
• Knowledge on coding and labeling the data gathered
• Proven knowledge and experience on using SPSS
• Knowledge on using electronic devices to gather and record data.
• Ability to conduct research under minimum supervision to obtain the relevant information and the capacity to mobilize enumerators.
• Strong report writing skills in English. Previous experience in similar assignments would be an added advantage.
• Conversant in all three languages (English, Sinhala, and Tamil) will be an added advantage
• Experience in conducting research inclusive of a gender component would be an added advantage

Candidates / institutions should submit a research proposal with a sampling method which includes a budget breakdown along with their CVs by 30th September 2020 to careers@tisrilanka.org. “Women and the perception of corruption” should be mentioned in the subject line of your email application.

TERMS OF REFERENCE – Video Production on ApeSalli.LK

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption. 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 justice.

In July this year, TISL launched www.apesalli.lk an online platform through which the public can report incidents of misuse of public property which also provides users with a geographic visualisation of such incidents.

TISL is seeking the services of an individual or organization to develop a video highlighting the different types of misuse of public resources and how to use the “Ape Salli” platform to report such incidents. The video should encourage the public to report such incidents and highlight the convenience of using the online platform.

Deliverables expected from the Service Provider:

  • A creative video with potential for virality
  • Should be available in all three languages (Sinhala, Tamil, English)
  • The length of each video should not be longer than 2 minutes.
  • The video should have both a voiceover and subtitles.

The budget for this video should be under Rs. 450,000.00

The service provider is expected to develop the video within 14 days from the time of signing the contract.

Reference Material:
The ApeSalli platform can be viewed at www.apesalli.lk
For more information please contact Lakwijaya Bandara via e-mail to lakwijaya@tisrilanka.org

Interested parties should send a proposal with a concept, budget breakdown and timeline to lakwijaya@tisrilanka.org by 20 September 2020.

Terms of Reference – Production of Biographical Short Films for Integrity Icon Sri Lanka 2020

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the 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.

In June this year TISL together with Accountability Lab launched “Integrity Icon Sri Lanka 2020 – Honouring Honesty” to recognize public officials who go above and beyond the call of duty to serve the Sri Lankan public with integrity. The campaign was successfully held in Sri Lanka in 2018 and 2019.

Following the deadline for the submission of nominations, which fell on 7 September 2020, the esteemed panel of judges are in the process of assessing the nominations received and will select 5 final candidates. These candidates will be introduced to the Sri Lankan public through biographical short films and the public will be invited to vote for their Integrity Icon via an SMS platform to select the eventual winner of Integrity Icon Sri Lanka 2020.

TISL is seeking the services of an experienced individual or an agency to produce the biographical short films on the five final candidates with tri-lingual subtitles, detailing their services and informing the public on the voting procedure. The films should be produced in accordance with guidelines set by TISL and Accountability Lab.

The selected party will produce the required short films within the period of one month from the date of selection in order to allow sufficient time for public voting ahead of the Integrity Icon 2020 finalé.

As nominations have been called for from across the country, the production of the short films may involve travel to out-station areas.

• Develop 5 videos (duration of 5 minutes each) designed to raise public awareness on the stories of the shortlisted candidates for Integrity Icon Sri Lanka 2020 and informing the public on the voting procedure.
• Provide 30 seconds to 1-minute long edits of the videos.

• Videos to be produced within a one-month period ending on 31st October 2020.

Interested parties should submit their proposal with a detailed budget to janithrika@tisrilanka.org by 18th September 2020. Please mention “Integrity Icon Sri Lanka 2020 – Finalists Videos” as the subject.

Consultancy assignment to develop the Strategic Plan 2021 -2025 for Transparency International Sri Lanka.

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the Sri Lankan chapter of Transparency International a leader in the global movement to fight against corruption.

TISL currently is seeking the support of an external consultant to develop the Strategic Plan which would set the path and guide the organization’s work for the period 2021-2025. The consultant is expected to work closely with TISL staff and carry out consultations with a select group of stakeholders while developing the Strategic Plan.

To develop a Strategic Plan for TISL which will analyze the external and internal contexts, identify priorities in the light of the organizational mandate and the prevailing context, devise goals, map action plans and indicate the expected results for the next 5 years.

Scope of work
1. Conduct a comprehensive desk review of relevant organizational documents pertaining to the organizational history, values, policies, governance, structure, thematic areas, program development, key projects, finance, administration, human resources, communication strategy, external communications and publications, so as to understand the background, culture, expertise and present status of the organization.

2. Conduct consultations with the management and senior management including the Manager of Human Resources, Finance, Fund raising and Programs, the Executive Director and a few Board members.

3. Conduct observation visits to the two ALACs (Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres) in Vavuniya and Matara to observe and understand the day to day functions and approach of these offices, which remain to be an important element of TISL’s interventions. Also visit two of the RTI (Right to Information) Hubs (in Anuradhapura and Jaffna) to observe and understand how these partner organizations integrate with TISL’s core intervention of strengthening the RTI process.

4. Design and conduct a 1-day interactive workshop for a group of External Stakeholders, including TISL members, representatives of partner organizations, donors, relevant State Institutions, clients, civil society, in order to obtain their input on the strategic direction of the organization beyond 2020.

5. Design and facilitate a 2-day interactive workshop for all staff which will focus on gathering the following information and brainstorming towards strategy development:
• Analysis of the organizational Results Framework for 2020 in terms of the expected and
the actual impact.
• Discussion on the Lessons learned and Best Practices.
• Re- visiting the organizational mandate – the vision, mission and the thematic areas
• Developing the Theory of Change and the 5 Why Analysis
• Developing the organizational goals, outcomes and activities
• Identifying the cross cutting themes and program strategies

6. Compiling all the information, including the feedback received through the questionnaire
distributed by TISL to stakeholders, analysis and drafting the Strategic Plan.

7. Presentation of the draft Strategic Plan to the Management and Board members of TISL for feedback.

8. Finalizing the Strategic Plan after incorporating any revisions and recommendations.

9. Submission of the finalized Strategic Plan 2020-2025 document to TISL.

Deliverables and Timeline
1. Commencement of the Consultancy on the 14th of September
2. A draft of the Strategic Plan by the 15th of October 2020
3. Finalized Strategic Plan document by the 06 of November 2020

The consultant / service provide should ideally possess:
• 10 years of experience in strategic planning, performance monitoring, organizational consulting, change management, and performance improvement, especially in assisting the non-profit sector to clarify mission and strategic direction;
• In-depth knowledge of Sri Lanka and the socio – political environment in which TI Sri Lanka operates;
• Excellent facilitation and interpersonal skills;
• Excellent communication skills including spoken and written skills in English. Sinhala and /or Tamil would be an asset;
• The ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team;

Interested candidates should submit a proposal, which includes a Profile, Work Plan and Budget to tisl@tisrilanka.org on or before 7th of September 2020.

For any further information please contact:
Achini Gomes,
Manager – HR / Administration
Transparency International Sri Lanka
No.5/1, Elibank Road, Colombo-5
Tel: 11 4369781, 11 4369782, 11 4369783

SMS Voting Platform for Integrity Icon Sri Lanka 2020

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.

TISL is seeking the services of a telecommunications company to establish and maintain the SMS voting platform for Integrity Icon Sri Lanka 2020.

The Integrity Icon Sri Lanka seeks to “name and fame” honest public officials in Sri Lanka, while celebrating, encouraging and connecting civil servants who demonstrate exemplary integrity in their work, inspiring a new generation to build a more effective and transparent public service. Integrity Icon is a global campaign, which is the brainchild of Accountability Lab, an international civil society organisation. Globally, the Integrity Icon campaign is being held this year in Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa and Mexico amongst other nations. Following the successful launch of Integrity Icon Sri Lanka in 2018, Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), has launched “Integrity Icon Sri Lanka 2020” for the third consecutive year.

Integrity Icon campaigns involves an element of public participation, where the public will vote for the overall winner from among five shortlisted icons. The Integrity Icon 2020 award ceremony will be held in December 2020 following the conclusion of a public voting period.

The SMS voting platform should conform with the following conditions:
• Only one vote per SIM will be counted; a vote can only be cast for one candidate.
• Votes cast outside of the official voting period must not be counted.
• Supplier must be able to detect potentially fraudulent behaviour and report the same to TISL.
• TISL must be provided with back-end access to monitor the voting process.

Detailed quotations should be sent via e-mail to janithrika@tisrilanka.org by 10 September 2020.


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.

TISL is seeking the services of individual or an organization to design and develop websites for three selected Local Government Authorities in Sri Lanka. The website should provide basic information about the Local Government Authority and facilitate the implementation of proactive disclosure mechanisms prescribed under the Right to Information Act for government institutions.

The selected service provider should develop a website that meets the following requirements:
• The website must be built to accommodate Sinhala, Tamil, and English platforms.
• The information must be made searchable in all three languages: Sinhala, Tamil, and English.
• The website should allow for narrative descriptions and updates, as well as interactive content (videos, infographics etc.).
• The website should include options for proactive disclosure of information about the Local Government Authority including services, maps, directions, information on operational, institutional, and organizational arms, public service information and lists, online customs forms, resident’s payment processing, registers, and databases in a user-friendly manner.
• The website should be innovative and creative using up-to-date technology.
• The website should be accessible from laptops, mobile phones, tablet devices, and PCs.
• The website should be designed with the WordPress CMS and WordPress compatible Premium Plugins.
• Easy Back-end Access for Editors/Users.

The Proposal should include:
• Description of the website design and how it complies with the above requirements.
• Sample (rough) layouts and designs for the websites.
• Examples of past experiences in developing similar websites.
• Breakdown of the proposed budget and timeline.

Budget and Duration:
• The indicative budget for the website would be Rs. 420,000/- including taxes and the service provider is expected to develop the websites within two months from the time of signing the contract.

Interested parties should send a proposal to careers@tisrilanka.org with the title ‘Website Development – LGAs’ by 26th July 2020.