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Call for Applications | Project on Role of Women in Karnataka Police

September 27, 2021

NLSIU invites applications for two roles in its project on the ‘Role of Women in Karnataka Police’. The year-long project seeks to conduct primary research to understand the current status of women in police.

About the Project

The project will assess the administrative and governance aspects such as recruitment, transfer, facilities and services, promotion, training and culture through interviews with supervisory officers and focus group discussions with women in the force.

The project will first conduct a baseline assessment of the status of policewomen in Karnataka, and then build on the baseline research to produce a comprehensive ground assessment of challenges policewomen face in Karnataka with the aim of recommending targeted institutional measures.

The final project report will be submitted to the Karnataka Police. Further to the assessment, the project will also work on providing suggestions and measures for the police department to consider to improve the working conditions for women in Karnataka Police.

All roles are full-time based out of the NLSIU campus in Bengaluru. Due to COVID-related restrictions, engagement may begin on a remote basis.


1. Project Lead

Role Description

  • Overall responsibility of project implementation, including activity and budget planning, strategy and review meetings, tracking progress, and implementing course correction measures as necessary
  • Conceptualise, supervise and review research, writing and content development
  • Conduct regular meetings with local civil society groups and scholars working on women’s rights by way of building synergies, and enabling targeted and better informed civil society engagement on issues relating to gender diversity in the police
  • Coordinate and share regular updates with members of the project advisory group and the Karnataka State Police Department
  • Ensure effective dissemination of the resource material and optimise media  coverage

Who should apply

  • Graduate degree, preferably in law and social sciences
  • Eight years of relevant work experience  in the field of human rights; legal and policy research and advocacy; and/or women’s rights
  • Proven research and analytical skills through published work

2. Consultant for Compendium on Good Practices

Role Description

  • Conceptualise, research and develop a compendium of international good practices on policies and measures aimed at mainstreaming women in policing and law enforcement
  • Conduct interviews with women police officers, scholars, and subject experts, from around the world to input into the compendium
  • Address feedback received on the compendium and submit a final draft
  • Present the compendium at a panel discussion on mainstreaming women in policing

Who should apply

  • Graduate degree, preferably in law and social sciences
  • Three years of relevant work experience
  • Proven research and analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently

How to apply

Write to with the subject heading “Women in Karnataka Police project” with –

  • Your CV
  • A published writing sample (not more than 2000 words)
  • A short statement of purpose (not more than 500 words)

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2021