Research Positions at CCG, NLUD [Full-time Researcher and Part-Time Consultant]: Apply by June 20

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NLU Delhi’s Centre for Communication Governance (CCG) is seeking to hire for the job roles of Full-time Researcher and Part-Time Consultant.

About CCG

The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi was established in 2013 to ensure that Indian legal education establishments engage more meaningfully with information technology law and policy, and to contribute to improved governance and policy making.

CCG is the only academic research centre dedicated to working on information technology law and policy in India, and in a short span of time has become a leading institution in the sector.

About the Job Opportunity

The NLU Delhi, through it’s Centre for Communication Governance (CCG) is inviting applications for various research positions across both its teams on a (i) full time basis as a CCG researchers and/or managerial role, and (ii) part time (specific duration) consultants.

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Roles and Positions

(I) Full-time CCG researchers: 17 Positions

  • Analyst(s) (0-2 year’s experience) (3 positions)
  • Project Officer(s)/Sr. Project Officers (2+ year’s experience) (5 positions)
  • Programme Officer(s)/Sr. Programme Officers (3+ year’s experience) (5 positions)
  • Project/Programme/Team Leads/Managers (4+ year’s experience) (4 positions)

(II) Part-time consultants: 15 Positions

To work on various ongoing research projects at CCG for a certain period of time. Depending on the project(s) the consultants is hired to be involved in, the contract period will vary. The Consultants will research, author/co-author, edit and review research papers, reports, policy responses, and any other publication and related work of the Centre.

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Responsibilities

  • Working independently and collaboratively with other members of the team to undertake academic and policy research and writing.
  • Conducting in-depth legal, regulatory, policy and legislative analysis and developing policy recommendations.
  • Undertaking high impact academic and policy-centric research and write briefs, reports, responses, blogs, articles and other documents
  • Researching and writing policy papers, op-eds, blog posts, press releases and memoranda.
  • Undertaking capacity building of stakeholders, adding to the public discourse, developing and organising events, workshops, roundtables, summer schools, courses and fellowships.
  • Representing CCG in the media and at events, roundtables, and conferences and before relevant governmental, and other bodies.
  • Applicants applying for Programme/Project Officers/Managers should also show initiative in managing both their own work, as well as the work of the team. They will play a significant leadership role which ranges from proactive agenda-setting to institutional, and team-building responsibilities.
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Eligibility

  • Candidates with degrees in law, social sciences, international affairs, development studies, economics, public policy and other relevant fields. Outstanding candidates with B.Sc./B.Tech degree with a specialisation in IT/Computer Science/Cyber Security with a demonstrated interest in the space or an
    advanced degree in public policy will also be considered.
  • Preference may be given to candidates who are able to provide evidence of an interest in
    human rights/constitutional law/technology law and/or policy/Internet governance/national security law.
  • Must have a demonstrable capacity for high-quality, independent work.
  • Successful candidates for Managerial positions should show great initiative in managing both their own and their team’s workloads. They will also be expected to lead and motivate their team through high stress periods and in responding to pressing policy questions.
  • Strong research, writing and communication skills are necessary.
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Attributes Required

  • Ability to manage large burdens of substantive as well as institutional work.
  • Highly motivated candidates with a deep commitment to building policies that support and enable
    constitutional values and democratic discourse.
  • Must see good research and policy designs as a way to build a better and more equitable world.
  • Must possess work-style traits that include the ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced environment, while being empathetic towards colleagues.
  • Must be a good team player, as well as be kind and respectful to colleagues.
  • Should also be self-motivated, proactive, creative as well as be capable of independently driving your work when required.
  • Must be able to maintain the highest ethical standards in the work and workplace while being as kind and generous as possible to colleagues, collaborators and everyone else within the networks.
  • A sense of humour will be most welcome.

Even if you do not necessarily fit the requirements outlined but bring to CCG the other qualities they look for, they will be glad to hear from you.

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Remuneration and Location

The salary will be competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Where the candidate demonstrates exceptional competence in the opinion of the interview
panel, there is a possibility for greater remuneration.
Full-time positions will be based out of Delhi. Part-time consultants may work remotely.

How to Apply?

Please read carefully.

Interested applicants may fill the application form provided by 5 PM IST on June 20, 2022.

Please note that applications will only be accepted via the google form. In case of any doubts, please contact CCG at ccg@nludelhi.ac.in with the subject line “Application for Researchers”.

A complete application for full time research positions at CCG will require the following:

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  • A signed and completed Application Form, available at the end of this post.
  • The form requires a Statement of Motivation which applicants have to answer in a maximum of 800 words. The Statement of Motivation should ideally engage with the following aspects:
    • Why do you wish to work with CCG?
    • What will be your likely contribution to our work? What do you think are the most important focus areas for the team to consider, and how do you hope to contribute to it?
    • What past experiences and skills optimally position you to do so?
    • How does working with CCG connect with your plans for the future?
  • Please combine the CV, writing sample and statement of motivation in a single PDF file labelled as “Your name – CCG”. The PDF should be uploaded on the link provided in the application form. The single PDF file should contain:
    • a Curriculum Vitae (maximum two pages)
    • a writing sample of between 1000 and 1500 words (essay or extract, published or unpublished preferably on a relevant topic), and
    • Statement of Motivation, to be uploaded in the application form.
  • Applicants should note that they cannot save their work on the application form and return to it later, so they may find it advisable to prepare their Statement of Motivation and merge relevant documents into a pdf beforehand.
  • Names and contact details of two referees who can be contacted for an oral or a short written reference (to be filled in the form).

A complete application for part time consultants at CCG will require the following:

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  • A signed and completed Application Form, available at the end of this post.
  • Please combine your Cover letter (optional), CV and writing sample in a single PDF file labelled as “Your name – CCG”. The PDF should be uploaded on the link provided in the application form.
  • Applicants should note that they cannot save their work on the application form and return to it later, so they may find it advisable to merge relevant documents into a pdf beforehand.
  • Names and contact details of two referees who can be contacted for an oral or a short written reference (to be filled in the form).
  • Since CCG requires applicants to upload their CV and writing sample, accessing the form requires a Google (Gmail) login.

Note: Please refer to the official notification for detailed information regarding the job post.

Click here to apply for the Full-Time Researcher position.

Click n here to apply for the Part-Time Consultant position.

Click here to download the brochure.

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