Mumbai Project Associate (Police Reforms)

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-government organisation working for the practical realisation of human rights across the Commonwealth. CHRI is based in New Delhi, India, and has offices in London, UK and Accra, Ghana. Further information can be accessed at CHRI's website (

CHRI’s Police Reforms Programme is currently looking for a Project Associate based in Mumbai for a project to improve police responsiveness to women complainants in Delhi and Mumbai. The position is a fine opportunity for young professionals with energy and drive committed to human rights and access to justice to work on a challenging project that aims to bring changes on the ground at the police station level.

The Project Associate will work in close consultation with the Mumbai Project Lead and project team to plan and implement project activities in Mumbai. The ideal candidate will have good working knowledge of Indian criminal law and procedure, will have some previous experience of working with women victims of crime with the police at the police station level. The candidate will be a good researcher, networker, advocate and team player. The candidate will write well and be conversant with process documentation.

Essential Qualifications:

Candidates should have 5-8 years professional work experience, with strong academic qualifications in law, social sciences, human rights, or other security or criminal justice related fields. Candidates must possess good research, writing and editing and oral communications skills in English. Knowledge of Indian criminal law and procedure is essential, as is experience in working with police at the police station level. Candidates must be adaptable and able to work effectively in a challenging environment. Competence in written and spoken English is essential, and fluency in Marathi is desirable.

Remuneration will be commensurate with knowledge and experience levels and will be in the range of Rs. 45,000 – 55,000 per month.

Please apply with:

  • 1 page Cover Letter explaining why you think you are suitable for the job
  • Résumé, of no more than 3 pages
  • One writing sample indicative of your research, analysis and writing skills (no more than 4 pages)
  • Contact details of two references, who can vouch for your professional competence

Applications should be sent only by email to CHRI at by 10 July 2016. Applicants are requested to mention in the subject line: Project Associate, Police Reforms. Please ensure that you send all essential documents mentioned above. Candidates selected for the job will be required to produce original certificates for verification of their claim regards educational qualification.