Looking to Create a Positive Impact?

The Child Rights Fellowship (CRF) offers the unique opportunity to work with the Government of Delhi to safeguard children’s rights to survival, protection and education!

The application deadline is 4th January 2021!

Looking to Create a Positive Impact?

The Child Rights Fellowship (CRF) offers the unique opportunity to work with the Government of Delhi to safeguard children’s rights to survival, protection and education!

The application deadline is 4th January 2021!


About the Fellowship

Over the last few years, the Government of Delhi has been at the front and centre of driving the mission of child welfare, development, and protection. The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) spearheads the responsibility of safeguarding the rights of children in the region. These rights are the product of a vast and interconnected system, which is situated at the intersection of health, education, and safety.

The Fellowship is a strategic collaboration between DCPCR & Ashoka University inviting young professionals to work with local authorities. While steady progress is being made to achieve an enabling environment for child rights in Delhi, the suspension of programme

activities like immunisation, classroom teaching, etc due to Covid-19 can potentially turn the clock back on the advances made. In view of this, it is critical to take swift action to safeguard children’s rights to survival, protection, education and development to mitigate the distress caused due to Covid-19.

We seek to recruit a diverse pool of Fellows and would strongly encourage candidates from all religions, castes, gender groups, and geographical regions to apply for the Fellowship.


About the Fellowship

Over the last few years, the Government of Delhi has been at the front and centre of driving the mission of child welfare, development, and protection. The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) spearheads the responsibility of safeguarding the rights of children in the region. These rights are the product of a vast and interconnected system, which is situated at the intersection of health, education, and safety.

The Fellowship is a strategic collaboration between DCPCR & Ashoka University inviting young professionals to work with local authorities. While steady progress is being made to achieve an enabling environment for child rights in Delhi, the suspension of programme activities like immunisation, classroom teaching, etc due to Covid-19 can potentially turn the clock back on the advances made. In view of this, it is critical to take swift action to safeguard children’s rights to survival, protection, education and development to mitigate the distress caused due to Covid-19.

We seek to recruit a diverse pool of Fellows and would strongly encourage candidates from all religions, castes, gender groups, and geographical regions to apply for the Fellowship.


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.


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.


What to Expect Once You Hit ‘Apply’?

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 your tenure, as a Fellow, you will attend a 10-day long induction. This will impart a nuanced understanding of policy, governance and legislative processes and equip you with both hard and soft skills required to enable you to perform well during your time in the Fellowship.

Refresher training on subjects related to policy, legislations and governance will also be organised throughout the year for your ongoing professional development. The cohort of 5 Fellows will be instrumental in driving stories of change for child rights in Delhi, resulting in palpable and visible impact on ground.

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, stationary etc.). In addition, travel expenses for field visits undertaken in the district will be reimbursed, based on actuals.


What to Expect Once You Hit ‘Apply’?

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 your tenure, as a Fellow, you will attend a 10-day long induction. This will impart a nuanced understanding of policy, governance and legislative processes and equip you with both hard and soft skills required to enable you to perform well during your time in the Fellowship.

Refresher training on subjects related to policy, legislations and governance will also be organised throughout the year for your ongoing professional development. The cohort of 5 Fellows will be instrumental in driving stories of change for child rights in Delhi, resulting in palpable and visible impact on ground.

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, stationary etc.). In addition, travel expenses for field visits undertaken in the district will be reimbursed, based on actuals.


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.


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.


Additional Qualities We Look For

  • 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.


Additional Qualities We Look For

  • 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.


Preferred Competencies 

  • Program management skills in the management of development programs including monitoring and evaluation skills, data analysis and supervisory experience.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with various stakeholders.
  • High-caliber interpersonal communication (documentation and presentation skills), advocacy and negotiation skills and the ability to work collaboratively with teams.
  • Ability to adapt to diverse educational and cultural contexts and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.
  • Proficiency in computer skills (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).


Preferred Competencies 

  • Program management skills in the management of development programs including monitoring and evaluation skills, data analysis and supervisory experience.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with various stakeholders.
  • High-caliber interpersonal communication (documentation and presentation skills), advocacy and negotiation skills and the ability to work collaboratively with teams.
  • Ability to adapt to diverse educational and cultural contexts and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.
  • Proficiency in computer skills (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).


Selection Process

• All applications will be online and go live on 18.12.2020.

Final Deadline: 04.01.2021

• Group Discussions will be from 11.01.2021 to 31.01.2021.

• Personal Interviews will be conducted between 31.01.2021 to 06.02.2021.

• Final Results will be announced 08.02.2021.

• Your fellowship will start 08.03.2021.


Selection Process

• All applications will be online and go live on 18.12.2020.

Final Deadline: 04.01.2021

• Group Discussions will be from 11.01.2021 to 31.01.2021.

• Personal Interviews will be conducted between 31.01.2021 to 06.02.2021.

• Final Results will be announced 08.02.2021.

• Your fellowship will start 08.03.2021.


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What LGT Impact Fellowship roles are open this year?

You can check out all the open Fellowship roles which LGT Venture Philanthropy’s and LGT Lightstone’s portfolio organizations are seeking talent for. The list of roles is dynamic so keep an eye for updates throughout March-April 2020. 

You may indicate a preference for one of the specific roles in your application, or you may submit a general application if you are interested in participating in the Fellowship program, if none of the published positions suit you. We will try our best to match you with any additional opportunities that may arise in the coming weeks.

Please find the open Fellowship roles here.


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