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Migration and Asylum Project's Catalyst-for-Change Fellowship

New Delhi (India)

  • Organization: Migration and Asylum Project (M.A.P.)
  • Location: New Delhi (India)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - International Law
    • Human Rights
    • Refugee rights and well-being
    • Migration
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-06

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Migration and Asylum Project
Catalyst-for-Change Fellowship

M.A.P is India’s first and only dedicated centre for refugee law and migration studies. We work closely with displaced communities in India, providing legal assistance and other support towards expanding the legal protection space for this group.

M.A.P has launched a new Fellowship Programme titled the Catalyst-for-Change (CFC) FellowshipThe Programme seeks to identify and train a community of rights-defenders and justice leaders to advance access to justice for one of the most vulnerable communities in our society – migrants and refugees. The Programme is designed to provide a dynamic learning experience and a transformative career opportunity for early-career lawyers who are passionate about social justice issues.

What does the Programme Offer?

The Fellows will have an unparalleled opportunity to spend twelve to eighteen months gaining both academic and field experience working in the niche area of refugee law and forced migration, and being part of a movement to build an inclusive and responsive legal protection landscape through a rule of law-focused approach.

The Fellows will work directly with migrant and refugee communities across India and will have the rare chance to use core human rights and international law principles to directly impact the lives of their clients.

Over the course of the Programme, the Fellows will be trained to effectively leverage the law as a tool to protect the rights of displaced populations, contribute to ongoing advocacy and policymaking efforts and undertake pathbreaking research and work in the field. Fellows will also have exposure to the workings of M.A.P’s key partners and collaborators, which includes UN agencies, CSOs, state legal aid authorities etc.

Who Should Apply?

We are looking for applicants who are qualified lawyers, with 0-2 years of experience, with good academic qualifications, and a demonstrated commitment towards human rights and development issues.

This listing is only for Indian nationals. 

What are the terms of the Programme?

Start Date: 1st January, 2021
Location: New Delhi
Duration: 12 months, extendable by a maximum of 6 months
Monthly Stipend: INR 45000 (subject to applicable TDS)

How to Apply?

Applications for the 2021-22 Programme are now open. Interested candidates should submit an updated curriculum vitae, and a cover letter, along with contact details of two referees to [ravi@aratrust.in] with a cc to [shweta@aratrust.in] before 6th November, 2020. Shortlisted candidates may be required to appear for a written exam and/or an interview between 15th to 30th November, 2020. The final decision will be made before 6th December, 2020.

Applicants are encouraged to consult the FAQs on our website before applying. They are available at https://www.migrationandasylumproject.org/catalysts-for-change.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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