#INDIA - Programme Officer, Police Reforms Programme - New Delhi

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-government organisation working for the practical realisation of human rights across the Commonwealth. CHRI is based in New Delhi, India, and has offices in London, UK and Accra, Ghana. Further information can be accessed at CHRI's website (www.humanrightsinitiative.org).

We are currently recruiting for the following position:

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 3-4 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.

How to apply:
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 vinu@humanrightsinitiative.org by Saturday, 15 2014. Applicants are requested to mention in the subject line, the specific post they are applying for: Programme Officer, Police Reforms. Please ensure that you send all essential documents mentioned above. Candidates selected for the job will be required to produce original certificates for verification of their claim regards educational qualification.