Lawyer – Laws of Social Reproduction

Full-time
New Delhi
Posted 1 month ago

Employer: IWWAGE – LEAD at Krea University
Duration of Position: 12 months with the possibility to extend
Location: India
Reporting To: PI Prof. Prabha Kotiswaran
Salary: 65,000 INR
Languages: English, Hindi (desirable)
Minimum Qualification: Law degree, 2 years experience preferred

About IWWAGE:
Initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy (IWWAGE) aims to build on existing research and generate new evidence to inform and facilitate the agenda of women’s economic empowerment. IWWAGE is an initiative of LEAD, an action-oriented research centre of IFMR Society (a not for profit society registered under the Societies Act). LEAD has strategic oversight and brand support from Krea University (sponsored by IFMR Society) to enable synergies between academia and the research centre. IWWAGE is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For more information, visit www.iwwage.org.

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 the Position:
IWWAGE in collaboration with the Dickson Poon School of LawKing’s College London (KCL) invites applications for a positionfor aEuropean 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 for 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 1 year (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 to conduct socio-legal research, write memos, work on submissions to the government, prepare policy briefs and write research outputs and disseminate 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 standard
● Proven ability to multi-task and propose solutions in a timely manner 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: Applications will be accepted by 10th June 2022.
• Please collate resume, cover letter, names of two references and writing sample (this is compulsory) in one PDF and apply in the form here. If you find any difficulty in attaching the writing samples, kindly send them to recruitment-lead@ifmr.ac.in. Please contact prabha.kotiswaran@kcl.ac.uk if you have any further questions.




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