JOB POST : CHRI is Looking for (1) Research, (2) Programme Officer, Police Reforms Programme, (3) Senior Programme Officer, Prisons Reforms; Apply by Feb 16

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is looking to hire for various positions. Full details are HERE.

Researcher, Director’s Office

Are you a super-quick whiz on the net that loves law and policy based research for human rights advocacy and reform? Are you skilled at writing in simple language on different topics for a variety of audiences? Would you like to work with and learn from our dynamic Director on a daily basis? Then this is the job for you and it is in New Delhi.

Who are we? We are the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. We are an international non-governmental organisation based in New Delhi, with offices in Accra and London.

We work for the practical realisation of human rights in the Commonwealth. We particularly work on access to information, police accountability and prisoner’s rights. We also monitor the Commonwealth and its member states from the lens of human rights.

Before you apply, please make sure you know enough about our work from our website If you continue to be interested, and are willing to give at minimum two years to this job, please apply with your CV, a cover note explaining why you think you are suitable for the position, two references and one page of original writing to [email protected] by 16th February 2014.

Please note that our salaries are modest and this job will be more a learning opportunity than an earning opportunity.

Programme Officer, Police Reforms Programme

The position is a fine opportunity for a young professional committed to human rights and access to justice, to work on some cutting edge issues in the field, and become skilled at the complex process of putting commitment and knowledge to use for systemic change.

Job Description:

The programme officer will be required to work in a small team and engage in research and evidence based advocacy to promote accountable policing in India.

The programme officer will:

Design and conduct research studies, ensuring optimal use of the Right to Information,

Organise and resource workshops and conferences,

Develop written and multimedia materials,

Provide technical assistance to a large variety of people working on issues related to police accountability,

Maintain and expand networks with diverse groups (including governments, national police oversight bodies, police, civil society and media)

Essential Qualifications: 

Candidates should have a minimum of 2-3 years professional work experience, with strong academic qualifications in law, social sciences, human rights, or other security or criminal justice related fields. Candidates must possess good research, writing and editing and oral communications skills in English. Language skills in Hindi are highly desirable.

Knowledge of human rights, policing, or security sector reform is an advantage, as is experience in planning and implementing advocacy strategies. Candidates must be adaptable and able to work effectively in a challenging environment. Remuneration will be commensurate with knowledge and experience levels.

Application procedure for above vacancy
Please apply with: :

1 page Cover Letter explaining why you think you are suitable for the job

Résumé, of no more than 3 pages

One writing sample indicative of your 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 CHRI at [email protected] by 16th February 2014. Applicants are requested to mention in the subject line, the specific post they are applying for: Programme Officer, Police Reforms. Only complete applications will be considered.

Senior Programme Officer, Prisons Reforms (Delhi, India) (5 positions)

Full details on the positions are here.

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