The Centre for Communication Governance at the National Law University, Delhi (CCG) invites applications for various research positions in our Global Internet Governance team.
About the Centre
The Centre for Communication Governance (CCG) is the only academic research centre dedicated to working on the information law and policy in India and in a short span of four years has become a leading centre on information policy in Asia. It seeks to embed human rights and good governance within communication policy and protect digital rights in India through rigorous academic research and capacity building.
The Centre routinely works with a range of international academic institutions and policy organizations. These include the Berkman Center at Harvard University, the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford, the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford University, Hans Bredow Institute at the
University of Hamburg and the Global Network of Interdisciplinary Internet & Society Research Centers. We engage regularly with government institutions and ministries such as the Law Commission of India, Ministry of Communications & IT, Ministry of External Affairs, the Ministry of Law & Justice and the International Telecommunications Union. We work actively to provide the executive and judiciary with useful research in the course of their decision making on issues relating to civil liberties and technology.
About our Global Internet Governance Work
As part of our internet governance work, we track international institutions that make up the complex global regime that governs the internet. We have followed, commented and analysed many important processes such as the the negotiation of theInternational Telecom Regulations (ITRs) at the World Conference on International Telecommunications in 2012, the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC)
(2013-14), the 2014 International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary
Conference in Busan, the IANA Transition at the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) (2014-16) and the ten year review of the WSIS process at the UN General Assembly in 2015. On some of these issues, we have worked closely with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and supported the work of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). We are also academic members of the ITU and are looking to expand our work in this area.
We are uniquely placed to carry out research on these issues with a view to embed human rights and good governance principles since we are a law and governance centre within a University. Our recent report, “Multistakeholderism in Action” provides a basis for evidence based discourse on Indian participation at international internet governance institutions. We hope to build on this data driven work.
CCG is a young and continuously evolving organization and the members of the centre are expected to be active participants in building a collaborative, merit-led institution And a lasting community of highly motivated young researchers.
Selected applicants will ordinarily be expected to design and produce units of publishable research. They will also be recommending and assisting with designing and executing policy positions and external actions on a broad range of information policy issues.
Equally, they will also be expected to participate in other work, including writing opinion pieces, blog posts, press releases, memoranda, and help with strategic litigation support and outreach. The selected applicants will also represent CCG in the media and at other events, roundtables, and conferences and before relevant governmental, and other bodies. In addition, they will have organizational responsibilities such as providing inputs for grant applications, networking and designing and executing Centre events.
§ The Centre welcomes applications from candidates with advanced degrees in law and public policy.
§ All candidates must preferably be able to provide evidence of an interest in civil Liberties and human rights / technology law and/or policy/ Internet governance as well. In addition, they must have a demonstrable capacity for high-quality, Iependent work.
§ From programme officer upwards, a Master’s degree from a highly regarded programme might count towards work experience.
§ In addition to written work, a project/programme manager within CCG will be expected to play a significant leadership role. This ranges from proactive
§ Successful candidates for the Project/Programme Manager position 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.
However, the length of your resume is less important than the other qualities we are Looking for. As a young, rapidly-expanding organization, CCG anticipates that all members of the Centre will have to manage large burdens of substantive as well as administrative work in addition to research. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a deep commitment to building information policy that supports and enables human rights and democracy.
At CCG, we aim very high and we demand a lot of each other in the workplace. We take great pride in high-quality outputs and value individuality and perfectionism. We like to maintain the highest ethical standards in our work and workplace, and love people who manage all of this while being as kind and generous as possible to colleagues, collaborators and everyone else within our networks. A sense of humour will be most welcome. Even if you do not necessarily fit requirements mentioned in the two bulleted points but bring to us the other qualities we look for, we will love to hear from you.
[The Centre reserves the right to not fill the position(s) if it does not find suitable candidates among the applicants.]
Based on experience and qualifications, successful applicants will be placed in the following positions. Please note that our interview panel has the discretion to determine which profile would be most suitable for each applicant.
§ Analyst (0-2 years’ work experience)
§ Programme Officer (2-4 years’ work experience)
§ Project Manager (4-6 years’ work experience)
§ Programme Manager (6-8 years’ work experience)
§ Associate Director (8+ years’ work experience)
From programme officer upwards, a Master’s degree from a highly regarded programme might count towards work experience.CCG staff work at the Centre’s offices. The positions on offer are for duration of one year and we expect a commitment for two years.
The salaries will be competitive, and will usually range from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 1,20,000 per month, depending on multiple factors including relevant experience and the larger research project under which candidates’ proposals can be accommodated.
Where candidates demonstrate exceptional competence in the opinion of the interview panel, there is a possibility for greater remuneration.
Procedure for Application
Interested applicants are required to send the following information and materials by 20th April 2017 to the Registrar, National Law University, Delhi at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must also be marked to email@example.com.
1. Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 double spaced pages)
2. Expression of Interest in joining CCG (maximum 500 words).
3. Contact details for two referees (at least one academic). Referees must be informed that they might be contacted for an oral reference or a brief written reference.
4. One academic writing sample of between 1000 and 1200 words (essay or extract, published or unpublished).Shortlisted applicants may be called for an interview.