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, with a focus on access to justice and access to information. Further information can be accessed at (www.humanrightsinitiative.org).
CHRI is looking for a Research Associate for its Prison Reforms Programme. The programme focuses on improving prison monitoring through the strengthening of oversight mechanisms nationally, and ensuring early safeguards against unnecessary detentions, specifically in Rajasthan and West Bengal.
This position is a part-time consultancy based in Kolkata, West Bengal. This is part of a UNHCR supported project to identify and assist Rohingya Muslims in West Bengal correctional homes.
The Research Associate will:
Type of Appointment and duration:
8 months consultancy with a 2 months’ probation period.
Remuneration will be commensurate with knowledge and experience levels.
Interested candidates should apply with:
• a current CV;
• a cover letter;
• one writing sample (no longer than four pages); and
• contact details of two referees
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5th April, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered.