BERSIH 2.0 is Hiring!


19 February 2014

BERSIH 2.0 is Hiring!


The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH 2.0) is seeking to appoint an outstanding human rights and electoral reform activist as Executive Director. BERSIH 2.0 is the leading advocate for electoral reforms and aims to bring about free and fair elections as well as improving democratic governance in Malaysia. BERSIH 2.0’s dynamic programmes are in the areas of outreach and citizens participation, advocacy in electoral reform policy, constituency building, media and communications, capacity building, campaigns and organisational development that focus on strengthening its national and regional constituencies. The post will be based in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the BERSIH 2.0 Steering Committee, the Executive Director has overall responsibility for providing strategic and visionary leadership to ensure effective achievement of the coalition’s mission. Key responsibilities include:
  • Leading strategic thinking and operational management in policy and programme development and evaluation; organisational structure and effectiveness; and financial sustainability;
  • Overseeing the development of fund raising;
  • Contributing strategically and providing high level of technical inputs to publications development and other aspects of programme implementation;
  • Representing BERSIH 2.0 at national and international levels.

Our Ideal Candidate will:

  • Have very high motivation and commitment to the vision, objectives and strategies of BERSIH 2.0 and the people movement and supports advancement of human rights in Malaysia
  • Be able to be strategic and analytical and with ability to communicate vision and ideas very well.
  • Have strong leadership and social relationship abilities, both within the organisation and externally, particularly in developing networks with diverse civil society organisations, the public and donors.
  • Preferably have knowledge in the area of electoral reform and human rights; advocacy, monitoring and information development.
  • Have led or managed a related national organisation or programme to achieve quality and innovative positive results;
  • Have spoken and written communication skills in Bahasa Malaysia and English. Knowledge of other languagues is an advantage;
  • Possess at least five years of effective experience working in a human rights or electoral reform organisation in Malaysia.

Applicants with relevant experience and appropriate qualifications in electoral reform, human rights, social sciences, or other related fields should send an application letter with CV, academic transcripts, two work references, and samples of written work by email to the below address by 21 March 2014 (Friday) no later than 5p.m. The application letter must address the selection criteria. Only shortlisted applicants shall be notified.



Responsibilities: Finance, payroll and office administrative matters, including keeping the financial records current and updated; prepare and present financial reports for donors, funders and the Executive Committee; any other administrative actions as stated in a detailed job description (available upon request). Skills Required:

  • Accounting (knowledge of the UBS accounting system is an advantage.
  • Experience in handling payroll, office administration and office filing system
  • Proficiency in English and Bahasa Malaysia

As part of the job, applicants must be willing to be trained in human rights and women’s rights issues. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate maturity, good communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently and with a team. We will also consider applicants who do not have years of experience but are willing to commit themselves to staying with the organisation for up to a year. Closing date for application: 14 March 2014 (Friday).

Email your CV and expected salary to: [email protected]