Job Opening – Project Officer/ Human Rights Strategist
The Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) is hiring a Project Officer/ Human Rights Strategist. Apply now!
The Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) is a community-based organization based in Kuala Lumpur. Established in March 2011, its mission is to promote and protect human rights in Malaysia.
The MCCHR carries out a number of projects. Under its strategic litigation component, it builds capacity among lawyers and affected communities for human rights cases to be argued in court. It has also filed a number of test cases/appeals against court decisions that affect public interest policies and legal changes. It also implements the first-of-its-kind voter/citizen education project called UndiMsia! (undimsia.com), as well as law and policy reform work.
MCCHR is looking for a Project Officer to assist it in carrying out its activities.
Job Title: Project Officer/ Human Rights Strategist
Start date: 10 July 2023
Duration: 1 year with the possibility of an extension
Employment type: Full-time
Duty station: MCCHR, Oval Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
Supervisor: Chief Executive Officer/ Chief Human Rights Strategist
Salary (gross): RM3,000 – RM4,000/month depending on experience
Provide technical support in the implementation of MCCHR’s projects.
SCOPE OF WORK
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Project Officer performs the following responsibilities:
- Provides technical input for the effective implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects through developing work plans, objectives, benchmarking and target-setting, and resolving all challenges that arise in the process, both substantively and financially.
- Continuously assesses the implementation of projects including through field visits.
- Implements projects in a timely manner and ensures funds are utilised in accordance with agreed budget.
- Advises the CEO on progress and, where relevant, additional needs in relation to the project implementation and follow-up activities.
- Supports the CEO to ensure accurate and timely reporting on the progress of projects with a specific focus on the activities and funds utilised.
- Identifies opportunities and stakeholders for the development of projects and follow-up activities, resource mobilisation, and network building.
- Assists and advises the CEO in all other matters, as far as requested.
KEY COMPETENCIES/ Values
- Good knowledge and understanding of project management with a focus on measurable impact and results.
- Ability to implement, monitor and evaluate the development of projects and its activities.
- Ability to build good relationships within MCCHR, and with external stakeholders such CSOs, youths, and government agencies.
- Good communication (spoken and written) skills including the ability to convey concepts and recommendations both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrates outcome-oriented attitude and effective problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrates ability to work independently with minimum supervision, and at the same time is willing to work as a team.
- Demonstrates commitment to MCCHR’s mission, vision and values.
- Displays sensitivity and adaptability to cultural, gender, religious, ethnic, age and sexual orientation diversity.
- Ability to inspire and work with people from diverse cultural, political, religious and social backgrounds.
- Ability to travel to locations in Malaysia.
- University degree in social/political sciences, law or other related fields. Good knowledge of human rights and/or the law is an advantage.
- At least two years’ experience implementing projects is required.
- Previous experience in developmental assistance or related work for a donor organisation, governmental institutions, CSO or private sector is desirable.
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- Fluency in both oral and written Bahasa Malaysia and English is essential. Knowledge of a third language is advantageous.
You are kindly requested to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to [email protected] by 30 June 2023. Please indicate the title of the post in your cover letter and email subject line.
Only candidates who meet the qualifications and requirements for the mentioned position will be called for an interview.
MCCHR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.