HRLN is one of India’s foremost human rights law organizations. We are seeking an experienced Research Officer to join our Prisoners Rights Initiative.
One year contract with possible extension.
Position is based in Mumbai (with some travel).
Based on experience
The post involves:
Delivering training sessions and workshops to lawyers and paralegal professionals
Designing curriculum and training material for legal skills enhancement for practicing lawyers all over India
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with legal practitioners, law students, paralegal professionals and faculty members of law schools within the country to establish effective working relationships.
Ability to come up with inventive and effective training strategies that differ from a classroom setting
Willingness to travel anywhere within India as per the need of the organisation
Prepare monthly, quarterly and yearly training reports
Set processes for assessment and certifications (post training impact assessment)
Maintain an acute awareness of current updates in legal reforms and legal aid related matters at local, state and national levels.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrable interest in human rights and justice India, ideally having worked in the context of the non-profit sector with poor and marginalised groups.
Relevant experience is essential and a degree level qualification in a law or social sciences related subject is preferred. The organisation is founded on a strong values base of equality, dignity and justice that underpins all our work and therefore attitude is as important as formal qualifications for this post. We will require evidence and references to verify resume.
Bachelors degree + Masters in Social Science or Humanities (Law degree preferred)
Experience of conducting trainings
Comfortable with Public Speaking
Knowledge / Experience
Experience/ understanding of working in the Indian judiciary system
Effective oral and written communication skills; proficiency in the English language
Experienced in a trainer position – at least 3 years with increasing responsibility?
Worked with legal networks, civil society organisations and/or advocacy groups.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; proficiency in the English and Hindi
Strong understanding of the human rights perspective
Strong analytical skills, training skills on different social issues
Organized, focused and able to work on a deadline
Superior training, analytical and problem-solving skills
Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Commitment to justice, equality and diversity
Flexible and cooperative attitude to work
Willingness to travel by public transport in India
Knowledge of additional Indian languages
Awareness of human rights issues relating to Indian legal systems
Experience of trying out innovative training modules
We often need to work to tight deadlines and on sensitive and sometimes disturbing issues including sexual abuse, violent atrocities and extreme human rights violations. In return we offer the opportunity to contribute to meaningful change in society, to work with diverse people from all corners of India and work in a dynamic environment with passionate and committed people.
We are an Equal Opportunity Organisation committed to diversity and social inclusion.
Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
To apply: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with
A covering letter explaining your suitability for the post and addressing each of the requirements set out above, stating where you gained the qualifications, experience, skills and knowledge whether within formal or informal settings.
Also provide 2 recent work or academic references with contact details (phone and email).