Promoting an understanding of Islam that recognises the principles of
justice, equality, freedom, and dignity within a democratic nation state

Career Opportunities

Sisters in Islam (SIS) is a leading Malaysian women’s NGO working for justice and equality for Muslim women. Through the Telenisa Legal Clinic, SIS provides information to women who seek advice on matters relating to Muslim family laws. SIS also undertakes research and advocates for legal and policy reform on issues related to Muslim women’s rights.

SIS has widen the space for public debate and discussion on Muslim women’s rights overall as well as other issues of fundamental liberties. The work we do has far-reaching impact and has support regionally and globally.

Current Vacancy

Title: Project Coordinator
Resonsible to Programme Manager, Advocacy, Legal Services and Research (ALSR)
Deadline submission 30 April 2018.

Job brief

Sisters in Islam will be commencing a new research project in the first quarter of 2018. We are looking for a responsible Project Coordinator to administer and organise the project, from simple activities to more complex plans.

The Project Coordinator responsibilities include working closely with the survey consultant, our Research Committee and our project planning team and other stakeholder as may be identified later. The Project Coordinator should be able to assist in fact-finding, information dissemination and basic research to feed into discussions and deliberations of the Research Committee, consultants and the project planning team; etc. Also, he or she must be able to prepare comprehensive action plans, including resources, timeframes and budgets for projects. He or she will perform various coordinating tasks, including schedule and risk management, along with administrative duties, including maintaining project documentation and handling budget lines. Good time management and communication skills are essential. The project deliverables will be in English.

Ultimately, the Project Coordinator’s duties are to ensure that all projects are completed on time, within budget and meet high quality standards.

The Project Coordinator will be hired on a contract basis. The contract offered will be on a part-time basis (3 days a week), for a minimum period of 6 months.

Responsibilities of the Position
  • Coordinate project management activities, resources and information
  • Conduct preliminary fact finding and research
  • Prepare discussion points for brainstorming sessions
  • Liaise with consultant, research Committee, project team and other stakeholders to identify and define requirements, scope and objectives
  • Assign tasks to internal teams and assist with schedule management
  • Assist in project budget preparation
  • Monitor project progress and handle any issues that arise
  • Act as the point of contact and communicate project status to all participants
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans and reports
  • Ensure standards and requirements are met through conducting quality assurance tests

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • Masters level qualification in a related field
  • Proven work experience as a Project Coordinator or similar role and experience in project management, from conception to delivery
  • Knowledge on current political issues domestically, particularly issues related to religion and race in Malaysia
  • Knowledge on women’s rights and women’s issues in Malaysia particularly in relation to Muslim women
  • Ability to prepare and interpret flowcharts, schedules, budget lines and step-by-step action plans
  • Ability to prepare agenda and issues for stakeholder engagements, including with leaders and forerunners in the field of research
  • Solid organizational skills, including multitasking and time-management
  • Strong client-facing and teamwork skills
  • Strong verbal and written English language skills
  • Fair verbal and written Malay language skills

Kindly submit your application including cover letter, CV and contact information of three references to Sarinah M. Salleh, Admin. & Operations Manager and email to

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