The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is looking for a full time stipendiary position, based in Bengaluru, for a project ‘Karnataka Prisons Study’ as part of its Prison Reforms Programme.
CHRI is an independent, non-partisan, non-government organisation working for the practical realisation of human rights across the Commonwealth, with a focus on access to justice and access to information. The Prison Reforms Programme focuses on improving prison oversight, strengthening undertrial review committees, ensuring effective legal aid services for persons in custody and facilitating speedy repatriation of foreign national prisoners upon completion of their sentences. It seeks to achieve its goals through research, legal analysis and advice, advocacy, capacity building, network building and strategic litigation. Further information can be accessed at www.humanrightsinitiative.org.
This position is a full-time stipendiary position based in Bengaluru, Karnataka. It is part of the project supported by Karnataka SLSA, in collaboration with the Karnataka Prisons Department, to conduct the study of prison conditions in all prisons in Karnataka. It is for the period of 3 months, from December 2018 to February 2019 and it would require frequent travel within Karnataka.
The person will assist the lead researcher/ Project Coordinator in:
Type of Appointment and duration:
Interested candidates should apply with a current CV, a cover letter, two writing samples (no longer than four pages – one in English and one in Kannada) and contact details of two referees. This post will provide a rare opportunity and will be a great learning experience for fresh graduates seeking to work in the access to justice field.
Please note that proficiency in Kannada - oral and written - is a key requirement as the documents and interviews will primarily be in Kannada.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 November 2018.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.