Programme Evaluation Consultant Needed

The Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) is a non-partisan and not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting and protecting human rights in Malaysia. Established in March 2011, the MCCHR carries out two programmes; UndiMsia! (a civic education programme) and strategic litigation.

This year, the MCCHR is carrying out an evaluation of its UndiMsia! programme, in particular the activities that have been implemented from 1 March 2016 to 28 February 2018 under the said programme.

The objectives of the evaluation is to 1) assess whether the activities have achieved the two key expected results under the programme, 2) provide a critical analysis of the activities’ strengths and weaknesses, 3) draft recommendations on an exit strategy for the Strategic Legislative Advocacy campaign, and 4) provide recommendations to improve its UndiMsia!’s programme so that its mission to strengthen the ownership, participation, and representation of youths on their civic responsibility is achieved effectively.

Please see below the detailed information on the two key expected results, activities carried out under each key expected result and the indicators of success.

Key expected result 1: The availability and accessibility of information for youths is increased.

Year 1 (1 March 2016 – 28 February 2017):

Activity 1.1.1 – Produce and disseminate Information, Education and Communications (IEC) materials for the Strategic Legislative Advocacy (SLA) campaign (see Activity 2.1. below).

Activity 1.1.2 – Make basic information about Members of Parliament (MPs) available to urban youth voters.

  • Continue to populate the MyMP website with information.
  • Promote the use of the MyMP website.

Activity 1.1.3 – Make information about human rights and democracy available and increase the use of the Resource Centre.

  • Organise at least one UndiMsiaChats! per month on a topical issue or conduct a legal lab and film screening.

Year 2 (1 March 2017 – 28 February 2018):

Activity 1.2.1 –Produce new tools and formulate new delivery methods for the new improved IdolaDemokrasi training (see Activity 2.2.2).

Activity 1.2.2 – Make information about human rights and democracy available and increase the use of the Resource Centre.

  • Organise a series of workshops (under the UndiMsiaChats! banner) throughout 2017 by experts/professionals on how to use digital tools for social change advocacy.

Key expected results 2: Knowledge and capacities of youths on civic responsibility are reinforced.

Year 1 (1 March 2016 – 28 February 2017):

Activity 2.1 Together with youth activists and CSOs, formulate a SLA campaign plan to include, inter alia, the following:

Activity 2.1.1 – Carry out issues analysis and identification:

  • Draft Terms of Reference of the Core SLA campaign group (short-term and long-term; primary and secondary objectives) that could include raising awareness amongst Internet users on the subject matter of the SLA campaign; draft legislation to be tabled in Parliament; raise awareness amongst industry players with a view to get them to draft an internal code of ethics on the subject matter of the SLA campaign;
  • Carry out in-depth research on the focus area of the SLA campaign;
  • Document cases, facts and statistics; and
  • Identify victims who are willing to work on the SLA campaign.

Activity 2.1.2 – Map the external environment:

  • Endeavour to establish an all-party committee for the SLA campaign;
  • Organise consultations with key stakeholders (hopefully led by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission);
  • Engage and consult with other CSOs on the action plan for the SLA campaign;
  • Carry out briefings and meetings with key NGOs;
  • Select key players to lobby; this could include the Executive, Legislators, the media and the national human rights commission;

Activity 2.1.3 – Implement the SLA plan:

Social media campaign

  • Organise an event on the day of the launch;
  • Build momentum for the campaign – for example, press conferences, online and social media. Produce Information, Education and Communications (IEC) materials that could include online quizzes, videos, a theatre play, a phone-based game, playback/forum theatre;
  • Formulate dissemination strategy for IEC materials; and
  • Increase media interest.

Legal framework

  • Combine findings on cyber harassment incidents and trends with legal research;
  • Conduct a comprehensive analysis on cyber harassment laws, including producing a green paper on the proposed anti-cyber harassment bill and a summary document of the research, to be widely circulated;
  • Organise a series of consultation sessions with stakeholders and CSOs, such as setting up a web page where comments on the green paper can be submitted; meetings with representatives of vulnerable groups, government agencies and CSOs, to gather their views on the cyber harassment green paper;
  • Publish a white paper on the proposed anti-cyber harassment bill;
  • Establish effective connection with lawmakers;
  • Advocate lawmakers to support anti-cyber harassment legislation; and
  • Organise seminars on cyber harassment for lawmakers.

Survival kit/safeguards

  • Consult digital security and Internet safety experts to create a set of guidelines for potential victims of cyber harassment;
  • Organise a workshop to develop a survival kit for potential victims of cyber harassment and stakeholders;
  • Produce a survival kit for potential victims of cyber harassment; and
  • Promote the survival kit.

Year 2 (1 March 2017 – 28 February 2018):

Activity 2.2.1 – Implement a follow-up to the SLA campaign to include, inter alia, any one of the following situations:

-       Situation 1: The Bill is passed by Parliament:

  • Monitor the implementation of the new legislation;
  • Provide training to authorities on the understanding of the new law;
  • Continue to raise awareness on the subject matter (if needed).

-       Situation 2: The Bill is not passed by Parliament; awareness is not raised:

  • Draft an exit plan.

-       Situation 3: The Bill is not passed by Parliament; awareness is raised:

  • Draft an exit plan with a cut-off point;
  • Provide training to authorities on the subject matter.

-       Transform the tools and skills learnt during the SLA campaign into an online toolkit;

Activity 2.2.2 – Improve/ refine the IdolaDemokrasi training module:

  • Conduct a learning needs assessment for at least 10 participants;
  • Develop a TOT module based on the results of the learning needs analysis;
  • Organise four TOT workshops for IdolaDemokrasi;
  • Facilitate participants to develop and conduct their IdolaDemokrasi training workshops.
Key expected result Indicators of success
  1. The availability and accessibility of information for youths is increased.
  • At least 50 percent increase in the number of reference requests and checkouts;
  • At least a 50 percent increase in the number of attendees at the UndiMsiaChats!;
  • At least half of the UndiMsiaChats! are carried out in collaboration with other CSOs;
  • At least 50 percent increase in the number of IEC materials disseminated;
  • At least 1,000 hits obtained on the (online) IEC materials;
  • The content of the MyMP website is increased.
  1. Knowledge and capacities of youths with regard to civic responsibility are reinforced.
  • IEC materials produced are available to be used as reference tools for youths and partner CSOs;
  • A SLA campaign plan is drawn up;
  • A communication strategy for the SLA campaign is formulated;
  • An increase in discussion on the subject matter of the SLA Campaign;
  • At least 50 percent of youths and/or activists who are part of the SLA campaign are able to formulate a SLA plan, methods, communication strategy and a private member’s bill.
  • A new improved/refined IdolaDemokrasi module is published and circulated to at least 100 youths;
  • A pool of at least 10 trainers is created who is able to carry out training using the upgraded IdolaDemokrasi training module.

The evaluation is expected to commence on 1 March 2018 and the evaluation report to be completed by no later than 13 April 2018.

If you are interested and have the capacity and experience of carrying out a programme evaluation, please send your CV, related documentation and fee quotation, to [email protected] no later than 1730hrs, 31 January 2018.

 

 

 



Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) is a non-profit based in Kuala Lumpur with the mission of promoting active democratic participation and human rights awareness.

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