IT for Change is looking to hire a Policy Researcher

IT for Change is looking to hire a Policy Researcher
IT for Change

IT for Change is looking to hire a Policy Researcher with 3+ years of demonstrable research experience in Bengaluru.

IT for Change is looking for two legal/policy researchers for our research tracks on:

Digital Rights:

This track will focus on issues of freedom of expression, privacy and traditional digital rights issues.

Expertise in social media governance (with a focus on hate speech) and familiarity with international human rights frameworks is desirable.

Data Economy:

This track will focus on forward-looking laws and policies on the economic governance of data and Big Tech regulation.

Expertise in competition law and international trade and IP regimes is desirable.

Applicants for both positions should have a strong grounding in the political economy of digital technologies, with an agile handle on the rapidly unfolding policy developments in the relevant track and engage with new thinking in the domain as a thinker-activist.

The ideal candidate will lead and support research on cutting edge themes within the pertinent track, undertake socio-legal analysis and engage actively in national and global policy processes.

Primary responsibilities include:

Steering policy and legal research addressing social justice and equity with respect to the pertinent track.

Inputting into and supporting policy consultations and other national and global advocacy opportunities in the domain to influence norms development.

Assisting with organizing sessions and attending/presenting at national and international advocacy events.

Developing written outputs from research initiatives, including reports, academic articles, media pieces, and explainers.

Supporting organizational grant development and collaboration and M&E activities of projects.

Interested candidates must have:

Excellent technical and academic writing skills.Training and familiarity in research methodologies.

A strong public policy orientation.

Experience with managing people, resources, and action plans effectively in asynchronous, global arrangements.

A PhD/Masters' degree for the concerned track (including but not limited to, law, public policy, economics, critical media studies, feminist studies and other allied degrees).


Oral/written fluency in Kannada/Hindi.

Fluency in handling social media platforms for outreach and communications.

How to apply: Interested candidates should apply to, with a CV and a writing sample/portfolio.

The subject line should be ‘Policy Researcher – [indicate name of track]’.

No. of Position/s : Two (2).

Remuneration will be commensurate with prior experience and qualifications.

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