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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Legal Trainer, Partners for Law in Development, Delhi, India

Legal Trainer

Posted on: August 13, 2014
Application deadline: August 31, 2014
Posted by: Partners for Law in Development

We are looking for a law graduate with at least 2-3 years relevant experience with organizing and conducting trainings in rural contexts. Familiarity with debates relating to sexuality and violence against women is necessary, as is fluency in Hindi and English. The candidate must be a self-starter, with leadership, capacity to plan, keep timelines, implement with a team and willingness to commit 2 years.
Partners for Law in Development (PLD) - is a legal resource group working in the fields of social justice and women's rights in India. Founded in 1998, the organization locates women's rights as integral component of social justice, engaging with it in contexts of sexuality, culture, caste, conflict and development. We promote implementation of rights through - capacity development, advocacy and production of knowledge. We work in partnerships with community and state level organisations, national and regional organisations, donors and UN agencies as well as the government. Our work involves engagement with grassroots constituencies, the women's movement debates and human rights standards. For more information on the organization, visit and
The candidate must have demonstrated capacities in planning and conducting training workshops. Key qualifications include:
  1. A law degree is essential. Advanced qualification in law or relevant social sciences is desirable but not necessary.
  2. Knowledge of the laws on sexual violence is essential for this job. Familiarity with feminist and human rights debates in India is desirable.
  3. Fluency in written and spoken Hindi and English essential. Fluency in Hindi is essential for conducting trainings as well as for communicating with field partners.
  4. Demonstrated experience with creating training modules and conducting trainings.
  5. A self-starter with leadership and initiative, with capacity plan ahead, keep to time lines, ensure outputs and prepare reports.
  6. A team player with good inter-personal skills capable of consultative processes.
The candidate will plan, organize and conduct trainings on the laws relating to sexual violence (Criminal Law Amendment Act 2013), sexual harassment at the workplace and the protection of children from sexual offences. Knowledge of the substantive and procedural aspects of the three laws on sexual violence is essential. She will contribute to the organizational work, prepare reports, make presentations, co-ordinate with stakeholders, including government and donor agencies as well as field partners.
Salary and benefits are comparable to the non-profit sector; and commensurate with experience and internal equity.
The applicant should send a CV, a statement of interest [no more than two pages] stating why the applicant is interested in the position and what the applicant brings to this role. The application must be accompanied by one sample of written work on women's rights, and two references, one of whom is from the last 3 years of work.
Only applications with the required attachments will be considered complete. It can be sent by e-mail or post to:
The Administrative Officer
Partners for Law in Development
F-18 Jangpura Extension, First Floor,
New Delhi 110014
Tel: 011 – 24316832, 24316833

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