Nazdeek
Program Officer (Consultant)
Consultant, Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
Delhi Tamil Nadu
Application Email : info@nazdeek.org

Website

www.nazdeek.org

Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Aug 06 2021

Description

About the Organization:

Nazdeek is a legal capacity-building organization committed to bringing access to justice closer to marginalized communities in India. Nazdeek works to advance social and economic rights through civic training, community mobilization, and access to judicial and non-judicial remedies with a core focus on women from marginalised communities.  They believe that the law can be an effective tool in overcoming discrimination and marginalization.

Responsibilities:

  • Undertaking legal and policy research on labour issues in Tamil Nadu with special focus on textile & garment and tea industry.

  • Conducting extensive field research in identified areas (including fact finding and surveys); interacting with a variety of high-level stakeholders, community leaders, workers, and activist groups; and collecting data through quantitative and qualitative methods.

  • Developing innovative participatory tools and methodologies for data collection and reporting

  • Preparing modules and facilitating training and community meetings related to socioeconomic rights, labour laws, existing grievance redressal mechanisms and advocacy skills.

  • Engaging and coordinating with diverse stakeholders to create partnerships fundamental to community mobilization work

  • Participating in strategic program management by identifying potential areas for Nazdeek’s ongoing interventions, including legal capacity-building, data collection, development of grievance redressal mechanisms, etc.

  • Managing site visit logistics, creating and tracking budgets for events and meetings, writing summaries and reports of our data collection and research, and maintaining detailed records

  • Ensuring project deliverables are completed according to the project timeline.

  • Supporting or leading legal advocacy strategies by collaborating with lawyers, law schools and legal aid services, undertaking legal analysis, research, writing and drafting.

Required qualifications and skills:

Education: Applicants must either possess an LLM (preferred) or LLB with experience in labour law; or a Masters degree in social sciences, labour welfare, or other related disciplines with a human rights focus.

Skills:

  • Excellent English and Tamil communication, research, documentation, and writing skills.

  • At least 3 years of experience in program administration and implementing projects around women’s and workers’ rights, preferably in the labour sector in Tamil Nadu. OR for candidates with a Ll.B or Ll.M, at least 3 years of post-qualification experience in working on women’s and workers’ rights, preferably on labour law in Tamil Nadu.

  • Ability to conduct legal research and use a legal lens in rights-based work.

  • Field experience working with vulnerable communities in advancing rights.

  • Ability to manage field work with the support of supervisory staff.

  • Thorough knowledge of human rights, labour welfare and gender issues.

  • Ability to work under pressure and communicate effectively with a diverse audience, ranging from workers in vulnerable communities to government officials and international organizations.

  • Knowledge and experience related to business and human rights, particularly in the textile and garment industry in South Asia, will be preferable.

  • Familiarity with community engagement and mobilization as well as experience with grassroots organisations, trade unions or social movements will be preferable.

  • Experience in rights-based advocacy and outreach efforts, including planning and implementing campaigns, will be preferable.

Linguistic competencies:

  • Fluency in written and spoken Tamil

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

  • Basic knowledge of Hindi preferred

Salary: ?Commensurate with experience and in-line with the average non-profit sector in India. Nazdeek is a small organization; however, we strive to provide our staff with the support and flexibility they need. The position allows for great career development opportunities, including travel and networking.

Duration: One year contract, with possibility of extension

Location: ?Tamil Nadu and New Delhi, India

How to apply



Please note that candidates must hold a valid work permit/visa for India. Nazdeek is unable to support candidates in obtaining work or volunteer visas.

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to info@nazdeek.org. The application will be considered incomplete if it does not include a cover letter and writing sample. Please mention the title of the position in the subject line of your email.