Job as Policy Researcher - Digital Rights at IT for Change

Location: Bengaluru
Job as Policy Researcher - Digital Rights at IT for Change

About IT for Change

IT for Change is an NGO based in Bengaluru, India. IT for Change aims for a society in which digital technologies contribute to human rights, social justice and equity. Most mainstream approaches to digital technologies for development are either techno-utopic or promote a market-fundamentalist approach, often both together.

About Job

This track will focus on issues of freedom of expression, privacy, and traditional digital rights issues. Expertise in social media governance (with a focus on hate speech) and familiarity with the international human rights frameworks is desirable.

The ideal candidate will lead and support research on cutting-edge themes within the pertinent track, undertake socio-economic and legal analysis and engage actively in national and global policy processes.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Steering policy and legal research addressing social justice and equity with respect to the pertinent track.

  • Inputting into and supporting policy consultations and other national and global advocacy opportunities in the domain to influence norms development.

  • Assisting with organizing sessions and attending/presenting at national and international advocacy events.

  • Developing written outputs from research initiatives, including reports, academic articles, media pieces and explainers.

  • Supporting organizational grant development and collaboration and M&E activities of projects.

Interested candidates must have:

  • A PhD/Masters' degree for the concerned track (including but not limited to, law, public policy, economics, critical media studies, feminist studies and other allied degrees).

  • 3+ years of demonstrable research experience.

  • Excellent technical and academic writing skills.

  • Training and familiarity in research methodologies.

  • A strong public policy orientation.

  • Experience with managing people, resources and action plans effectively in asynchronous, global arrangements.


  • Oral/written fluency in Kannada/Hindi.

  • Fluency in handling social media platforms for outreach and communications.

How to apply

Interested candidates should apply to, with a CV and a writing sample/portfolio. The subject line should be ‘Policy Researcher – Digital Rights’.


Designation and remuneration will be commensurate with prior experience and qualifications.


Bengaluru, India

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