Job Opening: Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy 

Role: Research Fellow: Legal Design & Regulation 

Location: New Delhi 

PQE: 2-4 Years 

About Vidhi

Vidhi is an independent think-tank doing legal research to make better laws and to 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.

Role Description

Vidhi is looking for one Research Fellows for its Legal Design and Regulation vertical. You can access a brief description of this vertical, and the work that it does here. 

The Research Fellow will be expected to:

1. Undertake high-quality research on a wide range of issues pertaining to regulatory reform, administrative law, and constitutional law as well as its intersections with public health, technology, gender, media, agriculture, labour and employment. 

2. Coordinate closely and attend meetings with government officials, academics, researchers, and other stakeholders.

3. Engage with government officials on ongoing and new projects in conceptualising reports and drafting legislation.

4. Be organized, detail-oriented and able to meet short deadlines.

5. Prepare reports, research notes and presentations.

6. Organize and attend consultations with key stakeholders for informing and disseminating Vidhi’s research.

7. Write articles, blogs and participate in podcasts to disseminate research work.

Eligibility Criteria

Essential Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements

●        an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in law

●        2-4 years of work experience (LL.M will be counted as one year of work experience)

●        excellent research and writing skills

●        excellent communication skills

Desirable Requirements

Applicants who have prior experience in working and publishing on critical issues of law and policy in the areas of public health, technology, gender, constitutional law, regulation, and administrative law will be preferred. Location and Remuneration

● This is a full-time position based out of New Delhi.

● The Research Fellow will be engaged in this position for a duration of one year, and renewal shall be subject to performance.

● Remuneration will be commensurate to the level of skill and experience.

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