We’re Hiring

EMPOWER is seeking applicants to fill two positions for our APC IMPACT project, which aims to address restrictions on the internet by promoting and protecting internet rights.

Applicants need to be well versed in women and human rights, democracy issues. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate maturity, good communication, writing and interpersonal skills, and strong advocacy and education experiences.

VACANCY 1: INTERNET RIGHTS AND GOVERNANCE COORDINATOR

Job scope:

1. Coordinating and producing information and innovative resources on EMPOWER’s issues through statements, articles, press conferences and others.

2. Initiating proactive engagement and building networks with key stakeholders, including government, non-government organisations and media networks to foster relationship with editors and journalists, covering all media, on- and off-line.

Advocating internet rights and governance
3. Developing and managing programmes to promote application of international standards and role of freedom of expression, freedom of association, and right to information among different stakeholders in Malaysia
4. Developing innovative capacity workshops to monitor and document online violation of human rights.
5. Managing and developing creative messaging, campaigns and media outreach of internet rights and governance in order to raise awareness

Strengthening and developing networks
6. Strengthening networks and partnerships with government agencies and other institutions, locally and internationally to promote internet freedom, rights and governance

7. Building and strengthening working relationships between EMPOWER and non-government organisations to garner ground support and awareness to forward internet freedoms and human rights.

Managing project
8. Managing and administrating the work plan, finances and budgets to advance the mission and objectives of EMPOWER, in relation to internet rights and governance in Malaysia, India and Pakistan.

Our ideal candidate will:
• Posses a degree or similar academic qualifications. At least 3 years of experience working with NGOs.
• Grounded management experience, highly motivated and keen interest in NGO work and women and human rights.
• Preferably a self- starter with some knowledge in the area of freedom of expression, information and association and governance in Malaysia.
• Good interpersonal skills and strong written and spoken skills in English and good command of Bahasa Malaysia; and
• Possess skills in social media usage, outreach work, and resource development.
• Must be willing to be with the project for at least 2 years and able to travel.

VACANCY 2: ADVOCACY AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Job scope:

Advocacy and education on internet rights and governance
1. Organising dialogues and expert group meetings among different stakeholders on the role of internet freedoms, human rights and governance in Malaysia.
2. Conducting capacity building workshops for human rights defenders to monitor and document online human rights violations..

Communications
3. Working closely with Communications Officer to produce creative messaging, campaigns, media outreach on internet rights and governance in order to raise awareness

Strengthening networks
4. Building networks and partnerships with government agencies and other institutions in Malaysia to promote internet freedom, rights and governance

5. Building and strengthening working relationships between EMPOWER and non-government organisations to garner ground support and awareness to forward internet freedoms and human rights.

Our ideal candidate will:
• Posses a degree or similar academic qualifications. Experience in NGO work is an advantage.
• Preferably to a self-starter with some knowledge in the area of freedom of expression, information and association and governance in Malaysia.
• Highly motivated and have keen interest in NGO work and women and human rights
• Good interpersonal skills and strong written and spoken skills in English and good command of Bahasa Malaysia; and
• Possess skills in social media usage, outreach work, and resource development.
• Must be willing to be with the project for at least 2 years and able to travel.

Email your CV to: empower05@gmail.com

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 6 JUNE 2015