Deadline 18 October: Consultant for Conceptual Modelling on Land Corruption in Africa | Land Portal

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI 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.

The Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) in Berlin is seeking a consultant experienced in developing a conceptual modelling of information in the land sector.  The conceptual modelling will be a baseline to build an innovative platform to fight against corruption in the land sector in Africa.

The conceptual modelling is part of TI’s project on Land and Corruption in Africa. The overall goal of the project is to contribute to improved livelihoods of men and women adversely affected by corrupt practices in land administration and in land deals, through enhanced security of tenure and equitable and fair access to land and water.

Application Closing Date - 18 Oct 2015 
Job Start Date - November 2015 
Duration - tba
Location - remote


Explanation of deliverables, timelines and required methodology:

The aim of the conceptual modelling of an information system is to generate a standard model for managing data on land among chapters in Sub Saharan Africa, and to elaborate a good and innovative solution for enhanced transparency and accountability in the land sector across several countries in Africa.

More specific, the objectives are to

  • provide the best model to present information on land-related legal procedures (e.g. simplified description of procedures on land registration, land transactions, land rights) to citizens,
  • provide an easy-to-understand model on land-related judiciary processes and redress mechanisms (formal and traditional, e.g. in case of injustice, evictions, unjust land registration, impunity)
  • provide  the conceptual modelling of legal advice responding to land related concerns (e.g. how to access justice – terms and procedures)
  • provide the conceptual modelling of information to give to citizens on corruption in the land sector and how to withstand and counteract it
  • provide the conceptual modelling of an online/offline mechanism for citizens to give an account of corruption they experience related to land
  • provide the conceptual modelling of an online/offline mechanism for public officials to respond to land-corruption related citizens’ concerns
  • provide the conceptual modelling that developers can use to build  a web / mobile platform for an online technology solution which should allow citizens with basic phones and no internet access to interact with the platform in simple and local language, and ideally use voice phone

Report structure and expected deliverables

The expected deliverables are set out below:

  • Detailed design of the project activity (including approach, budget, implementation plan, time line, etc.) in cooperation with the Africa Department in TI-S and relevant TI National Chapters,
  • Procurement of necessary equipment following TI’s procurement guidelines,
  • Development of expected models and conceptual modelling
  • Quarterly progress and financial reports to TI-S
  • Final narrative and financial report to TI-S

All presentations and reports are to be submitted in English, in electronic form, in accordance with the deadlines stipulated above. The Consultant is responsible for editing and quality control of language. The TI Secretariat retains the sole rights with respect to all distribution, dissemination and publication of the deliverables.

Selection criteria

The Consultant should have the following qualifications:

  • significant experience in developing conceptual modelling using the method UML (The Unified Modelling Language)
  • significant experience in developing solutions which function in environments with little technical resources and capacity
  • experience in developing visual representation of communication diagram
  • experience in developing solutions for people with low literacy level
  • experience in developing solutions which are translatable into local languages
  • experience in developing solutions in Africa
  • fluent oral and written English communication skills
  • knowledge of French an advantage
  • Remuneration and costs

The Consultant should provide a detailed breakdown, before any VAT or other charges, of all their estimated costs, including but not limited to; hourly rates, travel, accommodation, per diems, materials etc.

Transparency International e.V. (Secretariat), (TI-S) is registered as a Business Entity in Germany with VAT identification number DE273612486. In order to determine the Value Added Tax (VAT) implications of this tender, we kindly request that the Consultant answer each of the following questions relating to VAT and submit their answers in the attached Word document, along with their email application.

Are you a registered business entity or operating as a private person?

In what country is your business operation located?

Are you registered for VAT?

If registered for VAT, located outside the EU, and do not apply the reverse-charge mechanism, what rate of VAT are you obliged to charge?

If you are not registered for VAT, are you obliged to charge any other local taxes/charges?

If you are VAT registered within the EU, please provide your VAT number.

Contact information

The application should include the following:

Curriculum Vitae

Outline of possible project design and draft budget

Contact details of Referees

Samples of relevant previous work (confidentiality guaranteed)

Remuneration expectations

Completed VAT template

Please indicate “Conceptual modelling of information – Land Corruption in Africa” in the subject line of your email application. Applications should be sent in English by email to Annette Jaitner by close of business of 18/10/2015.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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