The Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) a.k.a Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok is looking for a Chief Executive Officer to assist the MCCHR in carrying out its activities.

The MCCHR is a community-based organisation based in Jalan Pantai Baharu, Kuala Lumpur. Established in March 2011, its mission is to promote and protect human rights in Malaysia in accordance with established international human rights principles, treaties and law.

The MCCHR has two main programmes: 1) strategic litigation programme – 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; 2) UndiMsia! programme – this is the first-of-its-kind civic education project in Malaysia, which is aimed at increasing ownership and strengthening effective participation of Malaysian youth in the democratic process.

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer

Start date: 1 September 2018

Duration: 1 year with the possibility of extension

Employment type: Full-time

Duty station: Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok, Kuala Lumpur

Supervisor: Director of Liberal Banter Sdn Bhd (LBSB)

Gross Salary: RM6,600/month



Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Director of LBSB, the Chief Executive Officer performs the following responsibilities:

– Ensuring a rights-based organizational culture in all programmes, activities and the administration of MCCHR.

– Developing and managing programmes and work plans within MCCHR’s policy guidelines and budgets.

– Ensuring that established objectives and indicators are achieved, lessons learned, and sound practices are disseminated, and data contained in reports is comprehensive and reliable.

– Seeking out sources of funding in order to increase the level of support offered to MCCHR’s programmes, expand the programme base and increase MCCHR’s internal capacity.

– Developing concept papers and grant proposals and its budgetary aspects, and liaise with donors as deemed appropriate.

– Preparing and maintaining the budgets and accounts of MCCHR, and ensuring financial propriety in the day-to-day management of the programmes of MCCHR.

– Preparing, in a timely manner, narrative reports and documentation, for donors and other stakeholders.

– Building a strong network of interlocutors and developing strong links with civil society groups, key human rights actors, and institutions.

– Representing MCCHR as its spokesperson at the local, regional and international level.

– Managing the office and supervising the staff, including programmes, communications, fundraising, financial and administrative functions.

– Overseeing recruitment of personnel and the development of appropriate personnel policies and procedures for staffing.

– Organising meetings, retreats and follow-up of implementation of agreed plans.

– Perform other related duties as required.


Professionalism: Proven sensitivity to the political and social environment and ability to adjust behaviours accordingly; Capacity to maintain effective working relationships with NGO, government, and other stakeholders; Shows pride in work and in achievements; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensures the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning and Organising: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; Adjusts priorities as required, including allocating appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with team members to achieve organisational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; Willing to learn from others; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.

Leadership: Serves as a role model to team members; Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; Drives for change and improvement, does not accept the status quo; Show the courage to take unpopular stands.


– University degree, with a keen interest in social/political sciences, law or other related field. Good knowledge in human rights is an advantage;

– At least seven years of experience in administrative work, public administrative or other substantive area is required;

– Fluency in both oral and written Bahasa Melayu and English is essential;

– Good knowledge of Microsoft Office;

– Previous experience in developmental assistance or related work for a donor organisation, governmental institutions, NGO or private sector is desirable;

– Basic knowledge in accounts and finance desirable.


You are kindly requested to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to [email protected] by 1 August 2018. 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.

The 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.

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.