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Basic Details
Moderation Date
2010-06-08 (yyyy-mm-dd)
Post Date
2010-06-08 00:00:00 (yyyy-mm-dd)
Job Title
Juvenile Justice- Programme Coordinator
Centre for Equity Studies
Work Type
Human Rights
Job Code
Not Specified
Job Mode
Gender ( Male / Female )
25 - 40 Years
5 - 8 Years
Required Educational Qualification/s
Education Level Stream Subject
Career Level
Experienced / Professional
Job Location/s
City State Country
New Delhi Delhi India
Short Description
Juvenile Justice – Programme Coordinator

NGO Description
Centre for Equity Studies (CES) is an autonomous institution engaged in research and advocacy on issues of social justice. It seeks to enquire into the nature and causes of social injustice and inequity and to collectively find methods of moving towards a more equitable world. It attempts to influence public policy in favour of people suffering most injustice. Its major work at present includes advising the Supreme Court of India about enforcing the Right to Food, and the Dil Se campaign. In 2005, the Government of Delhi (GoD) identified the Centre for Equity Studies (CES) as the nodal agency for managing residential homes for street children in allocated government buildings. Since then CES has been coordinating the Dil Se campaign, and managing these residential homes for deprived urban children, in Delhi.

CES intends to initiate an action research project to explore and pilot non-institutional mechanisms to address the needs for care and protection of children residing in homes as under the Juvenile Justice Act (JJA), 2000. The learning’s from these would aid in developing progressive policy and legal frameworks on juvenile justice in India.

The deliverables of the project would be as follows-
• Designing a set of rules to operationalise various non-institutional interventions that are permitted under existing law
• Identifying gaps in law or legal provisions that detract from fulfilment of the rights of the child in need of care and protection, and proposing primary or secondary legislation to fill gaps identified and amendments to existing legal provisions that are not child friendly

Role Description
• The position reports to the Director, Centre for Equity Studies and the Dil Se Management team.
• Children in need of care and protection are central to the project. Hence the role of the individual is that of a “care giver” and his qualification, experience and responsibilities are with respect to his or her relationship with children. Within the broad job description, the role of the incumbent is flexible, based on primarily the needs of the child
• A strong Advisory Committee comprising of veterans in related field would be associated to the project and would assist the incumbent in various facets of the project

• The incumbent should have a thorough understanding of existing JJA. Within the existing law and policy frameworks he/she would be required to provide technical inputs in designing and facilitation of non-institutional strategies for protection, education and long-term rehabilitation of children such as foster care, supported foster care, community-based foster care, adoption etc. Based on this experience he/she would be required to assist in compiling a set of rules to operationalise various non-institutional interventions that are permitted under existing law
• The incumbent should review the existing program and policies and compile all information and resources to successfully assist in designing alternate special homes, free from the stigma of a jail for children who are deemed unfit for non-institutional intervention
• The incumbent should be able comprehend the existing legal provisions and assist in proposing primary or secondary legislation to fill gaps and amend provisions that are not child friendly
• The incumbent would be required to facilitate the profiling of each child to assess his past, reasons for stay in the home and accordingly plan the rehabilitation strategy
• The incumbent would be required to assist in preparing a detailed and comprehensive narrative report of all activities. As part of the report include anecdotes that capture the process, partnerships, lessons learnt, key strategies and recommendations
• The incumbent would be required to manage a team of social workers, legal resources and counsellors working across the 4 homes run by CES in Delhi
• The incumbent would have to monitor the overall wellbeing of the child even after he is rehabilitated in any of the above mentioned settings and suggest corrective actions on a priority basis if required

• Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in managing, developing and implementing project associated with children in need of care and protection at the national or state level
• Experience required of working with government departments for programming, managing programmes and providing technical support. Advocacy and research experience on human rights issues is a plus
• Strong training, monitoring, advocacy and research experience will be essential
• Familiarity with Indian government laws, regulations, and practices
• Master's degree in a social or legal science or doctoral degree or equivalent. If the incumbent is a child specialist by profession or has a degree in child psychology / child development / child care etc it would be a plus
• Knowledge of Hindi is required for day to day work.Excellent communication and computer skills
• Highly motivated with ability to work independently and multi-task

Applications should be addressed to the Programme Coordinator (Legal), CES and sent by e-mail within 15 days of publication of this advertisement to Please clearly indicate the title of the vacancy applied for on the subject line. Only applications of short listed candidates will be acknowledged.
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Centre for Equity Studies
A-25/1 Adchini , Sarvodaya Enclave
New Delhi
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