Current Openings

Lead Researcher

Title:     Lead Researcher

Employment Period:  10 months (From March to December 2017)

Description:

Transparency International Malaysia will conduct a 10-months project to assess the status of key thematic areas which enable the business sector to act with integrity. The project called Business Integrity Country Agenda (BICA): A study of Business Integrity in Malaysia. The project’s objectives are:

  • To produce a relevant body of evidence and a shared diagnosis on business integrity in Malaysia.
  • To formulate and set in motion a widely shared agenda for reform which seeks to reduce corruption in and from the country’s business sector.

 

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of degree in business administration, public administration, law or another related social sciences. Candidate with Master or PhD with research experience will have an added advantage.
  • Proven expertise in research and analysis on anti-corruption, with particularly strong knowledge of the country’s business integrity issues
  • The ability to present comprehensive data and analysis in an easy-to-understand and appealing way for policy and advocacy purposes
  • An excellent understanding of the legal framework regarding business integrity and public service processes (for example, public procurement, customs and taxes)
  • Solid experience in working with/applying quantitative indicators and rating methodologies
  • Proven experience in using participatory research techniques involving stakeholders from multiple backgrounds
  • Proven experience in conducting expert interviews
  • Familiarity with the transparency, accountability and anti-corruption procedures of companies
  • Proven commitment to practical policy reform and evidence-based advocacy in the field of anti-corruption and good governance
  • The ability to write succinctly and for a non-academic audience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English, and able to speak Malay

Responsibilities

  • Prepare for and attend the assessment kick-off workshop
  • Support preparation and participate in kick-off workshop with National Advisory Group (NAG)
  • Support decision on local adaptations
  • Research, assess and document the assessment for all indicators of the BICA Assessment Framework within the agreed timeline and based on the standards laid out in the Conceptual Framework for a BICA assessment
  • Manage research team
  • Conduct expert interviews per indicator if data is not available
  • Interact with Transparency International Malaysia as well as members of the NAG (mentors) on the various thematic areas regarding data collection, scoring and verification
  • Participate in monthly progress calls with BICA project team in TI Malaysia and TI Secretariat
  • Identify possible strategies and recommendations based on assessment result
  • Write draft BICA Assessment Report
  • Support preparation and participate in review meeting with NAG
  • Revise draft BICA assessment report based on feedback from TI Malaysia, NAG and TI-Secretariat in Berlin
  • Contribute to promotional events surrounding the launch of the BICA report
  • Participate in subsequent internal strategizing and action planning workshop (optional)

 

How to Apply

Interested candidate is welcome to submit your application with resume/curriculum vitae and project planning to chinfang@transparency.org.my before 1st March 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview to present your BICA assessment project planning. You are required to study the Conceptual Framework for a BICA assessment at

https://www.transparency.org/whatwedo/publication/business_integrity_country_agenda_bica_conceptual_framework_for_a_bica_asse

 

 

Internship for Media/Art Students 2017

Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate administrative and project requirements
  • Research and assist in the preparation and development of documents, training materials and manuals related to TI-M’s projects
  • Prepare reports on project activities and upcoming project plans
  • Monitor progress of project deliverables and plan accordingly
  • Promote, coordinate and implement project requirements
  • Liaise with external parties on matters arising and matters related to the project
  • Arrange and coordinate meetings with stakeholders and other related parties
  • Prepare and assist in preparing new project proposals and plans
  • Plan, assist and implement fundraising activities
  • Travel both locally and internationally as per project requirement, developments and assignments
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and Manager
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently, under pressure and with a high level of commitment to ensure output is achieved on time and to a high standard

Requirements: 

  • Candidate must possess or currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Art/Design/Creative Multimedia, Mass Communications, Advertising/Media, Humanities/Liberal Arts or equivalent.
  • Required skill(s): Outlook, Word, MS Excel.
  • Preferred skill(s): anti-corruption initiatives, transparency and good governance.
  • Required language(s): English
  • Applicants must be willing to work in Petaling Jaya.

Internship applications are accepted throughout the year.

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