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Programme Officer, Police Reforms Programme (South Asia)

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
Location: New Delhi- INDIA
Last Date: August 31, 2011
Email: (Reference:

The successful applicant will be part of a Delhi-based team. The work includes activities ranging from conducting workshops and consultations in the region, providing legal and comparative technical input on policing issues, building networks with diverse groups (including governments, police, civil society and media), and assisting with management activities (such as team strategy, fundraising, and donor reporting). In addition, the candidate will be required to remain abreast of developments in the region related to policing and plan advocacy on topical issues on an ongoing basis.


Candidates should have a minimum of three years professional work experience, with strong academic qualifications in law, social sciences or other security or criminal justice related fields. Candidates must possess exceptional research, writing and editing skills, as well as outstanding oral communication abilities in English. Language skills in Urdu, Bangla or Hindi are highly desirable. Knowledge of human rights, policing, or security sector reform is preferred, as is experience in planning and implementing advocacy strategies. An understanding of South Asia politics is desirable.

The position is suitable for an energetic, enthusiastic and creative person who is a self-starter and interested in being based at an international organisation working out of the global south. The salary package is negotiable, but is based on moderate local wages. Candidates must be adaptable and able to work effectively in a challenging environment.

To Apply:
Please send most recent CV, a short sample of original writing; two contactable references and true copies of educational certificates. Incomplete application will not be considered. Application may be sent to latest by 31st August 2011. All applicants are urged to visit CHRI's website (, before applying.


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