Call for Project Co-ordinators

January 9, 2018

The Organisation:

Centre for Law and Policy Research (“CLPR”) is a not-for-profit trust based in Bengaluru. We are a team of young researchers and lawyers who are engaged with research into law, development of policy, advancing public interest in the constitution and the Supreme Court and in strategic impact litigation. Please visit our website to learn more about us and the work we do. For more information on our-ongoing projects visit the CADIndia and SCObserver websites.

If interested in the positions listed below please email your CV and cover letter to reachout@clpr.org.in. Please put the role that you are applying for in the subject line of the email. For more information about the role or the organisation reach out to indu.krishnaswamy@clpr.org.in.

 

The Project:

Centre for Law and Policy Research is excited to announce the launch of a 3-year project that is focused on “Tackling Caste Discrimination Effectively”. In this project we will investigate the roadblocks and discrimination faced by persons on account of caste and other intersections of gender, gender identity and disability. The goal of the project is to improve the implementation of caste discrimination laws and address how they impact women, transgender persons and persons with disability. The Project is focused on the 4 states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. We are looking to a build a team that is representative of the people we will be working with in this project and are actively looking for persons of different abilities and from diverse backgrounds.

 

Project Co-ordinator (4 positions)

The Role:

One of the integral roles in the project is that of the Project Co-ordinator, who will work closely with the Project Director and Operations Director and be responsible for conducting on-the-ground research on the discrimination faced by people and communities. Both secondary research (reviewing published studies) and primary research (through surveys and one-on-one interviews) shall be conducted. The coordinator shall be responsible for the development, design and distribution of a survey as well as identifying and working with the recipients of the survey.

Besides the surveys the coordinator shall organize and conduct one-on-one interviews with experts, organizers and leaders in the field and write reports. The coordinator will also be engaged in research, writing policy briefs, drafting legislation, interacting with government officials, NGOs and community organisations, lawyers and the judiciary. The Co-ordinator will also be expected to organize and conduct workshops with these various groups.

 

Skills, Experience and Qualities:

  • Self-motivated individual with a deep interest in addressing social change through research and legislation. Should be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Should have a Master’s degree in the humanities from a reputed university. A law degree is preferred.
  • Should have at least 2-3 years of prior experience working on issues of caste, gender, gender identity or disability discrimination.
  • Experience working with organizations involved with grass-roots social change  preferred.
  • Must be fluent in at least one of the following languages: Malayalam, Kannada, Telegu, Tamil.
  • This position is based in Bengaluru and requires travelling for 75% of the week. Should be willing to relocate to Bengaluru (if required).
  • Should have strong inter-personal and communication skills and be able to quickly establish working relationships with disenfranchised individuals and communities, lawyers and legal firms, government officials and departments (legislators, members of parliament, judges) and non-governmental organizations.
  • Strong written skills required including the ability to write policy briefs and research reports. Experience designing surveys is a plus.
  • Should possess the analytical skills to analyze qualitative and quantitative content and develop recommendations connected with the objectives of the project.
  • Experience organizing events – consultations, seminars, conferences, press briefings, class lectures – highly desirable.