Lawyer, Laws of Social Reproduction Project

Full-time
New Delhi
Posted 1 month ago

Duration: 7 months – End date 31 August 2024 (with possibility for extension TBC)
Employer: IWWAGE – an Initiative of LEAD at Krea University
Location: New Delhi
Reporting To: PI Prof. Prabha Kotiswaran
Minimum Qualification: Law Degree, 2 years experience preferred 

About LEAD at Krea University: 

LEAD is an action-oriented research centre of IFMR Society (a not-for-profit society registered under the Societies Act), that leverages the power of research, innovation, and co-creation to solve complex and pressing challenges in development. LEAD has strategic oversight and brand support from Krea University (sponsored by IFMR Society) to enable synergies between academia and the research centre. LEAD is a collaborative hub that brings experts from diverse disciplines and sectors together to develop innovative solutions by harnessing innovation, technology and analytics. 

About IWWAGE:

IWWAGE stands for the Institute for What Works to Advance Gender Equality at LEAD at Krea University. This Institute aims to create a platform to promote, synthesize and generate evidence on “what works” for women’s economic empowerment. Despite making significant contributions to economies through various activities, women form a majority among economically disadvantaged groups. Several efforts have been devoted to studying the issue of women’s economic empowerment, however, evidence remains fragmented and work done in silos. IWWAGE aims to work towards adding to the existing efforts.

About the Position:

IWWAGE/IFMR in collaboration with the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London (KCL) invites applications for a position for a European Research Council funded project titled the Laws of Social Reproduction. The project offers a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary lens to re-theorise the normative, empirical, regulatory and policy dimensions of the law’s regulation of social reproduction across five sectors of women’s labour. The project broadly conceptualises female reproductive labour to include unpaid domestic work as well as sex work, erotic dancing, commercial surrogacy and paid domestic work. One of the work packages for the project cataloguing the various sectors, innovative economic models, legal and governance tools and policy proposals to enhance women’s economic bargaining power. 

The project has one position based at IWWAGE, Delhi. The position is for a period of 7 months initially (full-time). The candidate will be located at IWWAGE but will work closely with the Principal Investigator, Professor Prabha Kotiswaran, Dickson Poon School of Law, Kings College London. 

Responsibilities: 

The position’s main responsibilities are conducting socio-legal research, writing memos, working on government submissions, preparing policy briefs, writing research outputs and disseminating research as required. There may be an opportunity to conduct empirical research and organise events. 

Qualifications:

  • LL.B. or B.A. LLB. (5 year law degree); 
  • Advanced knowledge or training in Indian law is essential;
  • The ability to appreciate inter-disciplinary research;
  • Legal expertise in law, gender and feminism;
  • Experience in conducting field research is desirable;
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, writing to academic publication standards; 
  • Proven ability to multi-task and propose solutions on time with nominal supervision;
  • Capacity to maintain an organized and structured work style in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to adapt quickly and respond confidently to changing environments and work with multiple stakeholders;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to interact with a wide range of individuals;
  • Willingness to travel within India as required;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage others to meet tight deadlines and work collaboratively, must be a team player; 
  • Intellectual curiosity and proactive disposition. 

Application Instructions: 

Deadline: February 15, 2024; interviews soon thereafter

To Apply: Please collate your resume, cover letter, names of two references and writing sample (this is compulsory) in one PDF and apply in the form here. If you have any difficulty attaching the writing samples, kindly send them to [email protected]. Please contact [email protected] if you have any further questions.

Note: Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each candidate individually regarding the status of their application. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purposes.

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