Job Opening: Centre for Law & Policy Research

Job Role: Project Coordinator

About the Position and Role:

The Project Coordinator will report to the Executive Director and handle a variety of research, operational, and administrative functions for the projects at CLPR.


Responsibilities will include:

A. Project Development, Planning and Implementation


  • Draft necessary strategic documents concerning project design, planning and implementation, such as results frameworks, work plans, budgets etc.
  • Implement project action plans
  • Undertake day to day management of the projects, including smooth implementation and the efficient use of resources
  • Manage project budgets
  • Develop Terms of Reference for project consultants/experts hired on a short-term basis, ensure proper delivery of technical services and submission of technical and other reports
  • Ensure the participation and involvement of relevant stakeholders in project activities, so that the process is inclusive, participatory and transparent
  • Ensure the timeliness adhered to, outputs are of high quality, reports are prepared on time that document project achievements and challenges
  • Ensure delivery of resources and results according to planned targets.
  • Support the coordination with relevant Government authorities dealing with human rights
  • Actively participate in all aspects of planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation of projects


B. Capacity Building, Advocacy and Partnerships


  • Support the organization of workshops, seminars and activities,
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with stakeholders, NGOs, governments and donors
  • Perform other duties related to the project as assigned by the management.



  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Relationship Management: Experience building relationships and communicating with key stakeholders, including top organizational executives and decision makers.
  • Project Management: Ability to thrive in an environment with dynamic priorities; ability to manage a variety of tasks and activities simultaneously; impeccable attention to detail; resourceful with strong research experience and capability; is organized and can effectively shepherd and coordinate information from various sources; can follow up with internal and external stakeholders for tasks; able to manage all projects from inception to implementation or delivery; is an effective and skilled trainer.
  • Software Applications knowledge: Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Sharepoint, and other applications.
  • Communication: Advanced verbal and written skills using different forms of media; ability to translate complex concepts to individuals at all levels; provides continuous proactive verbal and/or written status of activity updates
  • Organization, Planning and Multi-tasking: Advanced organizational filing and planning skills; proven ability to set priorities, meet tight deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision; proven ability to coordinate multiple activities quickly and efficiently; ability to observe standard office policies and procedures.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of a team; ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced and changing environment and contribute to problem-solving; and ability to quickly learn and fully support old and new systems, processes and procedures.


Required Education, Experience, and Training:

  • Degree in Law or International Relations, Public Policy, or related fields. Post graduate degree preferred.
  • Experience in managing and/or coordinating projects.
  • Non-profit experience (desirable)
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in project management
  • Strong interest in rights-based advocacy and a commitment to social justice work.
  • Good reading and writing knowledge of Kannada.


To Apply

Write to [email protected] with subject ‘Application for Project Coordinator – Constitution Defenders Project’


  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. One Writing sample
  4. Names of at least 2 references

Candidates selected for an interview will be notified within 2 weeks of their application.

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