Research and Advocacy Associate at CPA Project

Research and Advocacy Associate at CPA Project

Location: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Salary: Up to Rs. 50,000 per month

The CPA Project, a litigation and research-driven advocacy intervention based in Bhopal, is seeking applications for the position of Research and Advocacy Associate for the year 2024.

About the Project:

The CPA Project is dedicated to ending the disproportionate targeting of oppressed caste communities, particularly the Denotified Tribes (DNTs), by the criminal justice system. It advocates for anti-caste and anti-carceral frameworks in policing and aims to resist the criminalization of livelihoods and cultures of Denotified tribes and marginalized communities through research-driven advocacy and consensus-building within social justice movements.


  • Law graduate enrolled with the Bar Council of India
  • 1-2 years of preferred work experience
  • Familiarity with Madhya Pradesh or social justice movements
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in Hindi and English
  • Ability to travel for collaborations with partners
  • Excellent skills in relationship-building



  • Implement advocacy strategies in Madhya Pradesh focusing on the criminalization of forest rights and wildlife policing.
  • Coordinate with partners for strategy dialogues and advocacy workshops.
  • Develop documentation to support advocacy outputs.
  • Support strategic litigation through case law research and petitioner documentation.
  • Represent CPA Project in advocacy convenings.


  • Contribute to background research for future projects.
  • Conduct literature reviews and field visits.
  • Assist in research training workshops for community-based organizations.
  • Develop research proposals and studies to build evidence for advocacy.


  • Contribute to the anti-caste culture and ethical praxis at CPA.
  • Engage in advocacy and networking activities.
  • Participate in team meetings and contribute to team building.
  • Support donor engagement and reporting.

How to Apply:

Send your CV and a short write-up detailing your understanding of the role, reasons for interest, and relevant experience (maximum 1000 words) to

Shortlisted candidates will undergo multiple rounds of selection, including interviews and written processes.


The selected candidate will receive a stipend within the range of INR Rs 45,000 to 50,000 per month (including 10% TDS).

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