Research Officer - Director's Office

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working for human rights across the Commonwealth. CHRI has developed a focus on Access to Information and Access to Justice, particularly police reform and prison reform, in addition to broader human rights advocacy interventions it makes on topical and emergent issues in the Commonwealth. CHRI researches, monitors, and advocates for accountability and improved systems of governance and makes recommendations to Commonwealth governments. See (

CHRI is looking for a Research Officer to work directly with the International Director. The position will be based in New Delhi.

The Research Officer is to work closely with the International Director and assist him in all aspects of his work, and be flexible about tasks assigned. This shall include, but shall not be restricted to:

  • researching, writing and editing articles, briefs, presentations, speeches etc. on specific aspects of our work as required
  • networking with other organisations and individuals
  • attending and briefing the organisation on workshops and meetings
  • assisting with internal reports and the newsletter
  • assisting with the Director’s schedule and travel with briefs

He/she shall work in a time bound manner, and to expected standards, and understands that this is a position of responsibility.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Law, International Relations, Social Sciences, or a related field
  • High internet based research skills
  • Exceptional ability to communicate in English and Hindi, verbal and written
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative
  • Ability to network with a wide variety of actors

Desirable qualifications:

  • Experience of working in a non-profit organisation

Remuneration will be commensurate with knowledge and experience levels.

Interested candidates should apply with:
• a current CV;
• a cover letter;
• two recent writing sample (no longer than four pages); and
• contact details of two referees

Applications should be sent to by 20 July 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.