Job Title: Research Assistants (Full-time)
Project Name: Discrimination against Persons with Mental Illness across the World: A Barrier to Social Justice
Location: Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy, Indian Law Society, Pune
Number of positions: 3
Qualification and experience:
- Degree in Bachelor of Laws- LL.B (Required)
- Work experience in mental health and disability (Preferred)
Duration- 12 months
Remuneration: Rs. 30,000- 35,000 per month (as per experience and qualification)
About Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy:
The Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy at the Indian Law Society undertakes research in the area of mental health policy and legislation. The aims of the Centre are to sensitise the community, service providers and stakeholders to protect and promote the rights of persons with mental disorders, and to promote a rights based approach to mental health policy and legislation.
The Centre is looking for three, full time, research assistants with a degree in Bachelors in Law and preferably with experience of working on or studying mental health and disability. The research assistants should have the knowledge and expertise to examine and analyse laws, have good writing skills, and possess critical analytical skills to examine laws and discriminatory practices. The research assistants should have an interest in mental health and disability with a rights based perspective.
About the Project:
The Project aims at examining legal discrimination against persons with mental illness, which is likely to happen at two levels:
a) Persons with mental illness are denied a right which is available to citizens without mental illness in the country and;
b) Persons with mental illness are denied a right which is available to other disabled citizens in the country.
The research will review laws of all member states of the United Nations to determine the extent of legal discrimination against persons with mental illness in these member states, with reference to the rights outlines in the UNCRPD (UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability). The research will cover a few key rights such as, political, civil, economic and social rights.
How to apply
Applications are to be sent by email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org, with a copy to email@example.com by 15 October 2015. In the subject line, please ensure to write: “Application for post of Research Assistant”.
Please include the following details in the email:
- Your name
- Contact address including your email for correspondence
- Cell Number & other telephone number
Please attach the following documents to the email:
- Your CV (bio-data)
- 500 word essay on the following topic: “REFLECT ON AN OCCASION WHEN
YOU CHALLENGED A BELIEF OR IDEA, WHAT MADE YOU DO THIS AND WHAT WAS THE OUTCOME”.
Please ensure that all attachments (CV and essay) are in PDF FORMAT.