Call for Applications; Research Fellow, Urban Development and Municipal Reform

Recruitment · March 25, 2019
Author(s): Vidhi Desk

Vidhi invites applications for the post of a Research Fellow for its office in Bengaluru, Karnataka.


The Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy is an independent think tank doing legal research and assisting the government in making better laws. Vidhi is committed to producing legal research of the highest standard with the aim of informing public debate and contributing to improved governance. Vidhi works with Ministries of the Government of India and State Governments, as well as other public institutions, providing research and drafting support at various stages of law-making. Vidhi also conducts and freely disseminates independent research in areas of legal reform which it believes is critical to India’s future.

 Vidhi is an equal opportunity employer and neither practices nor tolerates any kind of discriminatory behaviour.


Vidhi Karnataka engages with the Government of Karnataka to provide high-quality independent research and drafting assistance. The Fellow will primarily work in the domain of urban development and municipal reforms, and will be expected to;

a) undertake legal research (analysis of judgments, documenting legislative developments and executive action)

b) coordinate meetings with government officials and other stakeholders

c) prepare quality reports


Essential requirements:

  • undergraduate degree in law

  • at least 2-5 years of demonstrable work experience (LLM will be counted as work experience)

  • good research and writing skills

  • excellent communication skills

Desirable requirements:

  •  Working knowledge of Kannada

  • Experience in interacting with Government Officials, Civil Society groups, and concerned stakeholders

  • Prior experience in urban development and municipal reform

  • Prior publications in journals and newspapers

 This is a full-time position based out of Bengaluru. The Fellow will be engaged in this position for a duration of one year. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Interested candidates should send only electronic copies of the following to with the subject line “Application for Research Fellow- Urban Development”

1) Latest Curriculum Vitae (CV) in not more than two A4 pages;

2) A brief statement of motivation in applying for the position (not to exceed 500 words)

3) A recent writing  sample of not more than 1000 words

4) Names and contact details of two referees


The deadline to submit applications is 15th April 2019.


Queries may be sent only through e-mail, addressed to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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