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.
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 jobs-Policy-Researchers@itforchange.net, 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.
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