To catalyze the progress of strengthening Child Rights in Delhi, Ashoka University in collaboration with the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR), Govt of Delhi has launched a Fellowship which will place young professionals with the local authorities working with child rights. As a young talent, the Fellows will bring in fresh thinking and inputs for research, planning and execution, community advocacy, outcome management, and evaluation.
The Child Rights Fellowship is a strategic collaboration between DCPCR and Ashoka University to engage young professionals in improving and supporting the agenda of Child Rights and Welfare in Delhi NCR while driving mass impact on the ground.
The Fellows will get an opportunity to work on-field in the assigned district for 1 year while receiving training, mentorship and support for professional development from government officers and the programme team at CRF.
Each Fellow will receive a remuneration of Rs. 50,000/- per month, subject to taxes, including reimbursement of Rs. 5000/- which will be given for communication (monthly bills of postpaid connection of mobile and internet dongle) and office expenses (printing, stationery etc.). In addition, travel expenses for field visits undertaken in the district will be reimbursed, based on actuals.
How it will create impact:
- There are 6 divisions of work under Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) – Health and Nutrition, POCSO, Juvenile Justice, Protection Against Substance Abuse Amongst Children, Education and Children with Special Needs, and Child Labour and Trafficking.
- Fellows will work closely with DCPCR and government stakeholders as well as departments within the district administration to de-bottleneck implementation challenges and drive accountability and efficiency in the domain of child rights within the state.
What candidates can expect:
- CRF will provide a platform for 5 young professionals to work on policy implementation, data analysis, and reforms for child rights, strengthen existing initiatives and make a real-time impact by engaging with government stakeholders.
- At the beginning of their tenure, the Fellows will attend a 10-day long induction which will impart a nuanced understanding of policy, governance and legislative processes and equip them with hard skills and soft skills, to enable them to perform well during their time in the Fellowship.
- Refresher training on subjects related to policy, legislation and governance will also be organised throughout the year for ongoing professional development.
- The cohort of 5 Fellows will be instrumental in driving stories of change for child rights in Delhi, resulting in a palpable and visible impact on the ground.
What Will You Do?
The Fellows will get an opportunity to work on-field in the assigned district for 1 year while receiving training, mentorship and support for professional development from government officers and the programme team at CRF. Here’s what a Fellow will do:
- Improve and monitor implementation of schemes & programmes of DCPCR.
- Introduce innovative solutions to address district-level challenges and to support DCPCR.
- Conduct stakeholder consultations and capacity building sessions on thematic focus areas.
- Draft policy briefs and position papers on thematic focus areas.
- Perform data analytics to assist the DCPCR to make evidence-based decisions.
Required Education and Professional Experience
- Completed post-graduation OR have at least 1 year of work experience after graduation.
- Good analytical writing skills are a must.
- Proficient in both Hindi and English, with the ability to read and write in both.
- Not more than 30 years of age as on 1st March 2021.
- Hold Indian citizenship.
- Prior experience in the policy and development sector, policy analysis/research and formulation.
- Previous experience and knowledge of data analysis skills is strongly desired.
- Track record of initiative-taking and successful leadership roles.
- Willing to travel and stay anywhere in Delhi as per the needs of the program.
For more information, visit https://www.ashoka.edu.in/welcome/stories/welcome-638