Associate Director for Project 39A’s Fair Trial Fellowship programme @ National Law University, Delhi. Deadline: May 31


The National Law University, Delhi (“University”) is seeking to engage on contractual basis, an Associate Director for Project 39A’s Fair Trial Fellowship programme (Programme) supported by a grant from the Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives. The Associate Director will be responsible for the overall implementation and monitoring of the Programme in Nagpur and Pune. The period of engagement will be for one year and any extension will be subject to the needs of the Programme and availability of funds.

About the programme:

The Programme commenced in August 2018 and has established a Fellowship programme to support empanelled legal aid lawyers under the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) framework. Between Nagpur and Pune, the Fellowship currently comprises 2 Legal Strategy Coordinators, 20 Legal Fellows and 10 Social Work Fellows, who provide support to the DLSA in providing legal representation to undertrials in Yerwada Central Prison, Pune and Nagpur Central Prison. The twin goals of the programme are to reduce the undertrial population in prisons in Pune and Nagpur and to work with the legal aid system in Maharashtra. To this end, the programme includes a research as well as a litigation component. The Programme currently has offices in Pune and Nagpur. The programme staff comprises a Programme Director, two Legal Strategy Co-ordinators, 20 Legal Fellows and 10 Social Work Fellows.

Number of Positons:

One position


A. Graduate with an LL.B. degree;

B. Proficiency in English and Hindi and/or Marathi is mandatory;

C. Candidates with an LL.M. degree/ Post graduate degree in subjects related to the Programme will be preferred;

D. Minimum of three years of experience of working in programmes on criminal justice/ legal aid support will be desirable.

The above qualifications may be relaxed in exceptional circumstances


Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be within the range of INR 75, 000 – 1, 00,000 per month.

Application Process:

Interested persons may send their resume and a covering letter explaining their interest in working on this programme. The covering letter must not exceed 750 words. Shortlisted candidates will be called for the selection process which may be held in Pune/Nagpur/Mumbai. Intimation regarding dates and venue of selection rounds will be given to the shortlisted candidates by email.


Interested persons must send their resume and statement of purpose (SOP) to and the subject of the e-mail should be ‘Job Application for Associate Director – Fair Trial Fellowship Programme’. Any additional clarifications may be sought on phone (Contact Number- +91-8586814458.).


Applications must reach us by midnight of May 31, 2019 after which the applications will not be accepted. The shortlisted candidates shall be informed via e-mail.

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