OPPORTUNITIES AT MCCHR

We are always on the lookout for talented individuals who are passionate about what they do. Find out more about available opportunities at MCCHR:

Project Assistant

The Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) a.k.a Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok is a community-based organisation based in Kuala Lumpur. Established in March 2011, its mission is to promote and protect human rights in Malaysia in accordance with established international human rights standards and principles.

MCCHR carries out a number of projects. Under its strategic litigation component, it files a number of test cases/appeals against Court decisions to effect changes in human rights; and organises training for lawyers and law students. Its civic education component, UndiMsia! is the first-of-its-kind civic education project in Malaysia with the aim to increase ownership and strengthen effective participation of Malaysian youth in the democratic process. In recent years, MCCHR has expanded its focus to also include law and policy reform work, through its strategic legislative advocacy program. 

MCCHR is looking for a Project Assistant to assist in carrying out its activities. 

Job Title : Project Assistant

Duration : 1 year with the possibility of extension

Employment Type : Full-time

Duty Station : MCCHR’s office located at A-03-08, Pantai Business Park, Jalan Pantai Baharu, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Supervisor : Project Officer

Salary Range : RM2,300-RM2,600/month depending on experience

OBJECTIVES

To provide technical, administrative and logistical support in the implementation of MCCHR’s projects.

SCOPE OF WORK

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Human Rights Strategist (HRS), the Project Assistant/ Assistant Human Rights Strategist performs the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure project activities assigned to the Project Assistant/ Assistant Human Rights Strategist are implemented in a timely manner according to MCCHR’s contractual obligations;
  • Ensure funds for project activities assigned to the Project Assistant/ Assistant Human Rights Strategist are utilised in accordance with the approved project budget;
  • Advise the Chief Human Rights Strategist on progress and, where relevant, additional needs in relation to project implementation and follow-up activities;
  • Manage the MCCHR Resource Centre;
  • Maintain and upload reports and notice of events on the blog and social media platforms;
  • Update and mobilise volunteers on project activities and events;
  • Make pertinent logistical arrangements for the prompt and effective implementation of project activities;
  • Assist the Chief Human Rights Strategist to draft periodic reports and project proposals;
  • Assist in drafting meeting minutes and field reports;
  • Assume overall responsibility for administrative matters regarding registry and maintenance of project files, records, database of volunteers, and archive of media reports;
  • Maintain a statement of expense in the implementation of project activities and maintain a proper record of approved project budgets and their revisions;
  • Assist in preparing proposals for budget revisions and periodical budget reports as required for budget preparations, reporting and audit;
  • Work with stakeholders to support the implementation of projects;
  • Represent MCCHR within the NGO community or civil society networks at meetings or programs by stakeholders, at the local, regional and international level, as required.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Good knowledge and understanding of project organisation with a focus on impact and results;
  • Ability to implement, monitor and evaluate the development of projects and its activities;
  • Ability to build good relationships with civil society organisations, youths and other stakeholders;
  • Ability to monitor budget expenditures and maintain a proper record of related documents;;
  • Good communication (spoken and written) skills including the ability to convey concepts both orally and in writing, in a clear and concise style;
  • Team-oriented, possesses a positive and constructive attitude and works well with others;
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently with minimum supervision but at the same time commitment to team building;
  • Demonstrates commitment to the MCCHR’s mission, vision and values;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disabilities sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Shares knowledge and experience;
  • Ability to inspire and work with youths from diverse cultural and social backgrounds;
  • Ability to travel to locations in Malaysia.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University degree, with a keen interest in social/political sciences, law or other related fields. Good knowledge in human rights is an advantage;
  • At least two years of experience in administrative work, public administrative or other substantive area is required;
  • Previous experience in developmental assistance or related work for a donor organisation, governmental institutions, NGO or private sector is desirable;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Fluency in both oral and written Bahasa Melayu and English is essential.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINE

Please prepare a personalised CV or resume detailing your professional experience and educational background. You may include a one-page cover letter stating your motivation to apply for the position. 

Applicants do not need to provide professional reference contacts and copies of achievement certificates at this stage. We will only need these if you are shortlisted for the position.

Interested candidates are welcome to submit curriculum vitae and a cover letter to admin@mcchr.org by 11th April 2022. 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. 

Human Rights Internship 2021/2022

This internship programme offers students hands-on work experience in human rights advocacy. Application is open all year round and there is no deadline to apply. However, this internship is highly competitive as we have very limited places available.

We advise prospective interns to apply at least 60 days before their intended start date. We aim to process every application within 30 days of submission and we will invite shortlisted applicants to go through a selection process which typically includes a written test and an interview session.

Please read MCCHR Internship Policy before submitting an application. In the Application Form, we will ask you to upload your CV or résumé and provide two academic or professional references. You will also need to sign in to your Google Account to complete the form.

Due to the overwhelming number of applications, we may not be able to respond to applicants who are not shortlisted for the selection process. If you do not receive any update from MCCHR within 90 days of your application, you may try again by submitting a fresh application.

For more information about the internship programme, please email [email protected].

Internship Policy (PDF, 317kB)

Internship Application (Sign-in Required)