Vacancy for Program Officer (Access to Knowledge)

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 08, 2014 10:03 AM
The Centre for Internet and Society is seeking individuals with strong background in policy research and advocacy to be part of our Access to Knowledge program.

Note: This is a full-time position. There are 2 vacancies for this post, 1 in Delhi and 1 in Bangalore.

The program deals with setting a positive and just agenda for access to knowledge and countering excessive regimes of copyright, software patents, domain name rights, etc., and advocating, albeit in a critical manner, for the movements that have grown as a reaction — free/libre/open source software, open content (including Wikipedia, Open Street Maps, etc.), open standards, open government data, open access to scholarly literature, free access to law, and other such initiatives — at both the national and international levels.

The candidate must have the following skills:

  • Knowledge of Indian and international law on copyright.
  • Demonstrable research skills.
  • Strong communication skills and media-savvy, with the ability to convey complex policy issues clearly to a general audience.
  • Public-speaking skills, and willingness to travel both nationally and internationally.
  • Ability to lead the programmes in setting the goals for the programmes, as well as the strategy to achieve those goals.
  • Ability to work independently.

Preferred characteristics:

  • Background in public policy or economics or law
  • Existing engagement with the above movements and communities.
  • A pre-existing network of contacts with policymakers, media, etc.
  • Experience in working with the government.

To apply, please send your resume to Sunil Abraham (, Dr. Nirmita Narasimhan ( and Pranesh Prakash ( with three writing samples of which at least one demonstrates your analytic skills, and one that shows your ability to simplify complex policy issues.

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