We are Hiring!

Partners for Law in Development (PLD) is looking for a legal researcher for research on issues of gender, sexuality, and violence against women.

 About the Project:

The thematic areas of research include sexual offences against women and children and the impact of criminalization of consensual sexuality, and domestic policies/ law that impact realization of sexual health rights. It also includes continuation of work and advocacy on previous research related to women in non-marital intimate relationships, and criminal law and sexuality.

Most of the research at PLD involves looking at law in social contexts, often involving community organizations as partners in the process of conducting and analyzing research. The researcher would require skills and capacities that are sensitive to consultative and participatory processes, desk research skills, in addition to conceptual clarity and familiarity with feminist debates on gender and sexuality.

Job Description:

  • Verify and statistically analyse data collated from judicial decisions.
  • Assist in writing a report on findings of the research project.
  • Assist in writing newspaper and journal articles.
  • Assist in organising and documenting consultation meetings for advocacy.
  • Assist in designing advocacy and awareness tools.


  • Graduate or postgraduate in Law with an interest in and knowledge of gender and sexuality issues in India.
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office, including Excel.
  • Must be motivated, organized and possess good research skills.
  • Experience in or familiarity with digital communications.

Schedule and Compensation:

Based on experience of the candidate.

Expected date of joining: 1st August, 2018

How to Apply:

All applications must be accompanied by a CV, a statement of interest no longer than a page, a writing sample of less than 2500 words (published or unpublished), and the name and contact details of a referee. Applications must be emailed by 22nd July, 2018 to with a subject line “Application: Legal Research Associate.”


For inquiries and clarifications about the content of the project, please write to the email id provided above.

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