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Call for Applications | Research Consultant | Centre for Child and the Law

April 28, 2023

NLSIU invites applications for one (01) position of Research Consultant under the ‘Child Protection Programme’. It is a contractual assignment (12 months), based out of Bangalore. The position is under the Centre for Child and the Law (CCL), National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

The Centre for Child and the Law (CCL) was established as a specialized multi-disciplinary research centre of NLSIU on April 1, 1996. The Centre integrates research, direct field action, and teaching on child rights law. We use law and socio-legal strategies as tools for transformative social change to enable children to live with dignity. Our aim is to ensure social justice, human rights and quality of life for all children in India, with special focus on equitable quality education, care, protection and justice for marginalized and excluded children.

Role Description

● Assist the team members in conducting literature reviews, curating relevant cases and materials, researching on contemporary themes and writing blog notes, academic papers and research reports
● Identifying key issues related to representation of children and conducting in-depth analysis to develop policy positions and briefs, that will be used as inputs to holding a dialogue with key stakeholders
● Supporting the team members with the documentation of cases
● Anchoring the overall research strategy and direction for the Centre
● Conducting field and desk research on identified issues
● Attending meetings with stakeholders and partners
● Preparing for, organising and conducting training programmes, workshops and conferences
● Preparing progress reports and or managing other reporting needs
● Drafting of legal opinions, review of draft national/state policies
● Providing legal advice/assistance and support to children, government functionaries and stakeholders
● Handling administrative responsibilities under the Centre
● Other Centre related activities and tasks

This is a full-time position, based out of the Government Boys’ Observation Home (Madivala) and the NLSIU
campus (Nagarbhavi) in Bangalore, involving field and desk research. This position will report to the Centre

Who should apply 

• Candidates with a Master’s Degree in Law from a recognised University, in the field of criminal law, human
rights law and other allied fields
• Demonstrated proficiency in speaking, reading and writing Kannada and English fluently is preferred
• At least five (05) years of experience as a researcher, including having done hands-on designing and
conceptualisation of research projects
• Ability to meticulously use different legal research databases
• In addition, the candidate must have:
– Ability to work in a team, contributing to both team and individual goals
– Analytical and Research skills, collation skills, communication skills (written and oral), time-
management skills
– Demonstrated proficiency in the use of G-Suite, MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel
– Self-driven, collaborative as well as the ability to work independently, attention to detail

How to apply

Fill out the Google Form below with:
• Your updated CV
• A statement of purpose (up to 500 words)
• A writing sample (up to 1000 words)
• Details of two (02) references with contact details

For more details, please read the official notification here.
To apply, click here


The last date for submission of applications is 19 May 2023.