Project Associate for CCG, Mumbai


Are you a Mumbai-based young professional with energy and drive committed to human rights and access to justice? Then CHRI has a challenging position for you in a fascinating project that aims to bring changes at the ground level. 

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (www.humanrightsinitiative.org) is looking for a Project Associate who can work with us to strengthen the City Core Group (CCG) existing city level network to interact with the police to improve the latter’s responsiveness to women complainants. In addition to create public awareness about policing and women and policing in general in the city, the Project Associate will work in close consultation with the Project Head in Mumbai and implement project activities in Mumbai.  You can read about the work of the CCG here:  

Essential Qualifications:

The candidate would be a good researcher, networker, advocate and team player. The candidate must be able to keep up with developments on policing in the city, research contemporary trends, write and present well and be conversant with process documentation. Candidates should ideally have 3 to 5 years work experience, with strong academic qualifications in law, social sciences, or criminal justice related fields. Good working knowledge of Indian criminal law and procedure. The candidate should have excellent drafting, writing and communications skills, including public speaking and coordination within the Mumbai team, and with other teams in CHRI.  The candidate should be able to maintain strong connections with the CCG network members, other CSOs and the community; should have experience of documenting cases of crimes against women as well as providing assistance to victims and referrals as appropriate; should be able to engage with various stakeholders including the police and district legal services authorities.  The candidate must have outstanding computer skills.  Experience of the working of police stations is an advantage. Competence in written and spoken English is essential, and fluency in Marathi and Hindi is desirable. Remuneration will be commensurate with knowledge and experience levels and will be in the range of Rs. 35, 000 – 45, 000 per month. 

Please apply with

  • 1 page cover letter explaining why you think you are suitable for the job 
  • Resume, of no more than 2 pages 
  • Two original writing samples indicative 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 Ms Vinu Sampath Kumar at vinu@humanrightsinitiative.org by September 30,2020. As the CHRI head office in New Delhi is closed because of the pandemic, letters sent my ordinary mail may not reach us.  Please mention in the subject line: Project Associate Mumbai, Police Reforms. Please ensure you send all essential documents mentioned. Candidates selected for the job will be required to produce original certificates for verification of their claim regards educational qualification.