JOB POST: Team Lead/Project Lead at Kotak Karma: Vidhi Inclusive Education Programme: Applications Open

ABOUT VIDHI

The Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy (“Vidhi”) is an independent think tank doing legal research to make better laws and improve governance for the public good. Vidhi is committed to producing legal research of the highest standard with the aim of informing public debate and contributing to improved governance.

Vidhi works with Ministries of the Government of India and State Governments, as well as other public institutions, providing research and drafting support at various stages of law-making.

Vidhi also conducts and freely disseminates independent research in areas of legal reform which it believes is critical to India’s future. Vidhi is an equal opportunity employer and neither practices nor tolerates any kind of discriminatory behaviour.

ABOUT THE KOTAK KARMA-VIDHI INCLUSIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMME

This programme aims to identify and address the legal and policy gaps in relation to inclusive education in India, to create greater awareness within the government regarding these gaps, and to make recommendations for reform. It aims to achieve this through:

  • Empirical, socio-legal research on the framework of rights and regulation in relation to inclusive education in India and its implementation.
  • Outreach to government departments, teachers, special educators, parents and children regarding rights and responsibilities in relation to inclusive education.
  • The programme will look at inclusion from the perspectives of gender, disability, and other vulnerabilities and will focus on primary and secondary school education.

ROLE DESCRIPTION

The Lead will be expected to supervise a 2-member team. The Lead will have primary responsibility for:

  • Developing and implementing research plans to achieve the aim of the programme, including field visits, surveys, and interviews;
  • Building networks with government functionaries, civil society organisations, lawyers, educators, and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Designing interventions to create awareness about the legal and policy gaps in relation to inclusive education;
  • Writing research reports, academic articles, opinion-editorials, and participate in seminars, roundtables, and conferences to present the findings of the programme.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Essential Requirements

  • Applicants must meet the following requirements
  • A graduate degree in the humanities, social sciences or law;
  • Proficiency in qualitative research methods;
  • 3-5 years’ work experience in the field of education and/or disability rights;
  • Good writing skills;
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferable Requirements

  • Applicants who meet the following requirements will be preferred
  • Demonstrable research experience and academic publications;
  • Prior experience working on issues related to inclusive education;
  • Demonstrable links with grassroots organisations, government bodies, school or educators.
  • This is a full-time position based out of New Delhi. Salary will be commensurate to the level of skills and experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates should apply through our online portal, and we strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please find the link to the application form below: HERE. The deadline to submit applications is 20th March 2020.

Queries may be sent only through e-mail, addressed to careers[at]vidhilegalpolicy.in. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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