Call for Applications; Senior Resident Fellow/ Team Lead

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

Vidhi invites applications for a Senior Resident Fellow to work on Legal Reforms in the State of West Bengal.


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.



Essential requirements:

  • undergraduate degree in law

  • at least 6-12  years of demonstrable work experience (LLM will be counted as work experience)

  • good research and writing skills

  • experience in leading a small team


Desirable requirements:

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

  • Prior experience in data gathering and empirical research methods

  • Prior publications in journals and newspapers


This is a full-time position based out of New Delhi. The Fellow will be expected to lead the Vidhi Kolkata Team in 2020.

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 Senior Resident Fellow – Kolkata”


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 writing sample of not more than 1000 words

3) 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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