About the Institute
Chanakya National Law University, Patna was established in 2006 by the Bihar Govt. a public law university dedicated to the field of legal education.
About the Opportunity
CNLU Child Rights Centre, Patna invites applications for the post of Centre Coordinator on full-time basis. The Centre is currently receiving institutional support from UNICEF.
Nature of Employment: Contract basis
Required Qualifications• Education: Master’s in law/Ph.D ((Research Scholar Interdisciplinary in Law & Social Science)• Experience: Minimum 3 year of post qualification experience in child rights advocacy, social/ development sector preferable, with experience in work with partners including NGOs, social enterprise etc. Or in an academic institute in capacity of a faculty.
Role and Responsibilities• Engaging with Child Rights from multidisciplinary perspective and to contribute to the development of a comprehensive legal framework for children through a Child Code.• Strengthening law, policy and governance of child rights.• Enhancing experimental learning by conducting extensive field work and research for evidence-based advocacy.• Evolving and support effective delivery and response systems for children, their families and communities.• Lobbying with state and civil society to enable realizations of child rights recognized by the State.• Improving access to justice for children in areas of juvenile justice, child labour, gender justice, education and trafficking.• Engaging in academic collaboration, outreach programs including research and other appropriate interventions on child rights law in the state of Bihar.• Organizing conferences, seminars, workshops, symposiums etc on the issues relating to child rights.
Required Skills• Well-versed with all issues related to child rights and protection of children • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills • Ability to work independently with minimum support • Adapt in supervising documentation, maintenance of accounts and running office • Ability to liaison and network with various stakeholders in the child rights field to fulfill the objectives of the centre. • Ability to perform tasks timely with high level of accuracy • Excellent command over written and spoken English • Excellent in documentation and in drafting proposals, reports etc.• Proficient in use of computer including microsoft word, ppts, excel sheet etc • Presence of mind and problem-solving skills• Commitment to continuous learning and professional development.• Team player and excellent inter personal skills
Activities to be undertaken • To initiate, develop and carry out networking with various stakeholders in child rights for enabling strong foundations of CRC • To arrange internship programmes for CRC• CNLU student members • To supervise the record maintenance, documentation and accounts of the Centre• To facilitate and cooperate in organizing training programmes for stakeholders • To facilitate the organization of conferences, seminars, workshops, symposiums etc on the issues relating to child rights. • To facilitate and coordinate outreach programmes in child rights.• To facilitate and contribute in reviewing existing laws, rules and policies relating to child rights in Bihar • To facilitate and contribute in carrying research work, its documentation and proper dissemination through various channels • To facilitate the publication of bimonthly newsletters, quarterly journals, case digests and information education and communication (IEC) materials • To facilitate and contribute in child rights advocacy campaigns and programmes to be organized by the centre • To develop and deliver PPT of the work undertaken by the Centre • To look into the day-to-day administration of CRC• To draft research proposals and liaison with funding agencies
Procedure for Application• To apply for the position the candidates are required to fill the form provided in the link below and send it along with the updated CV and 1 writing sample on issues related to Children at firstname.lastname@example.org and CC to email@example.com• Application deadline: 30th November 2020• The candidates selected for interview shall have to make a presentation for 10 minutes maximum, on any topic related to child rights in front of the panel.