Accountant

Vidhi invites applications for the post of an Accountant. 

Role Description

The Accountant will be responsible for:

  • Handling accounts books in Tally ERP 9.0, filing of vouchers etc.
  • Bank Reconciliation Statements
  • Invoice generations
  • Statutory Compliance  

Qualifications and Experience

  • Knowledge of Cost Centre and Project Accounting
  • Basic knowledge of TDS and Service Tax
  • Min. 2 years work experience in Tally ERP 9.0
  • Qualification - B.Com
  • Desired Experience -  2-3 years

We are looking for candidates who can join immediately. 

Remuneration

Rs. 2.20 - 2.50 lacs per annum gross 

How to apply

Please email your application with a copy of your updated resume to careers@vidhilegalpolicy.in by 10th March, 2017 with ‘Application for position of Accountant’ in the subject line.

Outreach Lead

About Vidhi

Vidhi is an independent legal think tank doing legal research and assisting government in making better laws. Vidhi is structured along four initiatives and two verticals:

  • Initiatives: Judicial Reforms; Education Law; Public Health and Environment; Law Reform and Social Change
  • Verticals: Public Law; Corporate Law and Financial Regulation

In each of the initiatives, Vidhi undertakes independent legal and legislative research on matters of public relevance and proposes reform suggestions, and provides comments on laws and regulations in the public domain. In each of the verticals, Vidhi assists government ministries, departments and regulators in drafting of laws, rules and regulations and provides reform recommendations to government.

Role Description

The Outreach Lead will be responsible for all outreach/ communications activities at Vidhi. She or he will be responsible for all:

  • Dissemination of Vidhi’s output (reports, papers or government engagements). This could include identifying and reaching out to relevant stakeholders, conceptualising and organising events or consultations around our projects, etc.);
  • Organising annual and other Vidhi events;
  • Preparing and sending out communication material (newsletters, invites, etc.);
  • Measuring the impact of concluded events.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A bachelor’s degree in law;
  • A minimum of two years’ work experience in outreach/ communications, preferably in a policy/ research set-up.

Period

Full time position for a minimum duration of one year, subject to the terms of the contract.

Remuneration

In the range of INR 60,000 to 1,00,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

Application Process

Interested candidates should send only electronic copies of the following to careers@vidhilegalpolicy.in with the subject line “Application for Outreach Lead”. 

  • Latest Curriculum Vitae (CV) in not more than two A4 pages;
  • A brief statement of motivation in applying for the position (not to exceed 500 words);
  • Names and contact details of two referees who may be contacted for references;

Last date for submission: February 13, 2017.  

Queries may be sent through e-mail, addressed to sreenidhi.srinivasan@vidhilegalpolicy.in. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Research Fellows for the Public Law vertical

Vidhi invites applications for the post of Research Fellow for its Public Law vertical.

About The Public Law Team

The Public Law vertical focuses on issues of constitutional law, administrative law and allied issues in public policy. The vertical works on engaged projects with Government ministries and Commissions, providing research and drafting support at various stages of law-making. The vertical also conducts and freely disseminates independent research in areas of legal reform which it believes is critical to India’s future. The chief output from this vertical is in the form of draft legislation and regulation, and research reports.

Know more about the team here

Role Description

The Research Fellows will work as an integral part of Vidhi and will be required to undertake research, analysis and legislative drafting for projects undertaken by the Public Law vertical. She/ he will report directly to the head of the public law team.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A bachelor’s degree in law (preference will be given to candidates who have an additional degree in a relevant field with academic publications to their credit);
  • Graduated between 2013 and 2017. (Students graduating this year may also apply).

Period

Full time position for a minimum duration of one year, subject to the terms of the contract.

Remuneration

A competitive remuneration package corresponding to experience and qualifications shall be offered.

Application Process

Interested candidates should send only electronic copies of the following to careers@vidhilegalpolicy.in with the subject line “Application for Research Fellowship - Public Law”. 

  • Latest Curriculum Vitae (CV) in not more than two A4 pages;
  • A brief statement of motivation in applying for the position (not to exceed 500 words);
  • Names and contact details of two referees who may be contacted for references;
  • Any published or unpublished writing sample on any legal subject.

Last date for submission: February 13, 2017.

Queries may be sent only through e-mail, addressed to namrata.mukherjee@vidhilegalpolicy.in. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

Senior Resident Fellow/ Research Fellow for the Financial Regulation and Corporate Law vertical

Vidhi invites applications for the post of Senior Resident Fellow/ Research Fellow for the Financial Regulation and Corporate Law team.

About the Financial Regulation and Corporate Law team

The Financial Regulation and Corporate Law team at Vidhi drafts laws and prepares research papers for the Government in several areas of financial regulation and corporate law. We have advised the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Corporate Affairs on crucial law reform projects in the recent past (including the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, recent amendments to the Companies Act and the proposed law for Resolution of financial firms). We believe that by providing independent expertise in early stages of law-making and regulation formulation, and in proposing reforms to existing laws, we could have a significant impact in the development of such laws. Currently there is very little dialogue between policy-makers, lawyers, economists and other academics, needed to provide a solid foundation for this exercise. By providing such a forum for dialogue, Vidhi hopes to plug this significant lacuna and thereby provide a crucial value addition to law and policy-making in this space. 

Role Description

The Senior Resident Fellow/ Research Fellow will work as an integral part of Vidhi and will be required to undertake research and drafting for preparation of reports and lead discussions with the stakeholders. She/he will also be responsible for identification of potential projects and work towards securing projects for the organisation, undertake business development in this area, network with key stakeholders and assume responsibility for the content of the reports. She/he will report directly to the head of the financial regulation and corporate law team at Vidhi.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A bachelor’s degree in law (preference will be given to candidates who have an additional degree in a relevant field with academic publications to their credit);
  • For Senior Resident Fellows: Graduated in the year 2011 or earlier;
  • For Research Fellows: Graduated between 2015 and 2011; 
  • Demonstrable interest in the field of corporate law and / or financial regulation.

Period

Full time position for a minimum duration of one year, subject to the terms of the contract.

Remuneration

A competitive remuneration package corresponding to experience and qualifications shall be offered.

Application Process

Interested candidates should send only electronic copies of the following to careers@vidhilegalpolicy.in with the subject line “Application for Senior Resident Fellowship - Financial  Regulation and Corporate Law”  or "Application for Research Fellowship - Financial  Regulation and Corporate Law”, as the case may be. 

  • Latest Curriculum Vitae (CV) in not more than two A4 pages;
  • A brief statement of motivation in applying for the position (not to exceed 500 words);
  • Names and contact details of two referees who may be contacted for references;
  • Any published or unpublished writing sample in the area of corporate law or financial regulation.

Last date for submission:  February 13, 2017

Queries may be sent only through e-mail, addressed to shreya.prakash @vidhilegalpolicy.in. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. 

Research Fellow for the Judicial Reform Initiative

Vidhi invites applications for the post of Research Fellow for its Judicial Reform initiative. 

About the Judicial Reform initiative

The Judicial Reform Initiative focuses on institutional, legislative, regulatory and policy reform needed to reinforce the Indian legal and judicial system. While the initiative undertakes both collaborative and independent research projects, it follows up the proposed reformatory actions, by liaising with the requisite governmental entities, and engaging in direct discussions to determine way-forward strategies to make reforms logistically plausible and implementable. The chief output is in the form of research reports.

Role Description

The Research Fellows will work as an integral part of Vidhi and will be required to undertake research, analysis and legislative drafting for projects undertaken by the Judicial Reform initiative. She/ he will report directly to the head of the judicial reform team.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A bachelor’s degree in law (preference will be given to candidates who have an additional degree in a relevant field with academic publications to their credit);
  • Graduated between 2013 and 2016;
  • Demonstrable interest in the field of judicial reform (interest and experience in the field of arbitration would be an asset).

Period

Full time position for a minimum duration of one year, subject to the terms of the contract.

Remuneration

A competitive remuneration package corresponding to experience and qualifications shall be offered.

Application Process

Interested candidates should send only electronic copies of the following to careers@vidhilegalpolicy.in with the subject line “Application for Research Fellowship – Judicial Reform”. 

  • Latest Curriculum Vitae (CV) in not more than two A4 pages;
  • A brief statement of motivation in applying for the position (not to exceed 500 words);
  • Names and contact details of two referees who may be contacted for references;
  • Any published or unpublished writing sample on any legal subject.

Last date for submission: February 13, 2017.

Queries may be sent only through e-mail, addressed to shalini.seetharam@vidhilegalpolicy.in. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

 

Research and drafting assistance to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

Vidhi assisted the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in finalising and commenting on a number of draft regulations under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (FSSAI Act) as well as responding to public comments. Vidhi also prepared and submitted research notes on several issues under the FSSAI Act, including a note on broad areas for legal reform in the Act, and notes on certain provisions of the Act and regulations.