Centre for Internet & Society

CIS is looking to work with a web developers, to design and develop a brand new website for the organisation. The position will require working with our designers to arrive at a cohesive visual language for the website, and subsequently develop the website using wordpress, or an equally versatile CMS.

Who can apply?

Web developer organisations based in India  (PAN and Indian Bank Account mandatory), with preference given to organisations with similar projects in their portfolio, and past experience working with non-profits and research organisations.

Our work is strengthened by diversity in background, culture, experience, religion, caste, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, and disability. We welcome applications from candidates belonging to marginalised communities.

Scope of Work:

  • To jointly undertake a BRS (Business Requirement Specification) review exercise with the Communications & Design Team of CIS
  • Identifying a new CMS Service and deciding on Hosting options
  • Designing the interface of the website and development of a new custom-responsive website on the CMS as per requirement
  • Backup and migration of content from the existing website
  • Development of an Archival View integrated into the website and the required archive management workflow
  • Handover of the website and training staff in the workflow
  • Any other tasks that may be mutually discussed and agreed upon after initial BRS review exercise

Inclusive List of Features Required

  • SEO functionality for all posts
  • Detailed Search by Author, Tag, Subject etc
  • Searchable Archive/Library of old articles and items
    • Archive management workflow
    • Importing content into the archive
  • Events management
  • Donation Integration
  • Social Media/Feed Integration
  • Analytics and Visitor Summary
    • User privacy friendly
  • Accessibility Features
    • Screen Reader Friendly
    • TTS options
  • Newsletter/Subscriptions
  • Inline/Sidebar Citations for posts
  • Cite button for articles and authors

Note: CIS is a 13+ year old research organisation with more than a decade of research publications freely accessible on our website. The new website will have to be designed to effectively allow visitors to access and search through the entire repository of content. The process of development of the new website will also involve migrating publications from the current website to the new site. We encourage all applicants to visit cis-india.org to get an idea of the scope of the work involved, before submitting your application.

The tentative timeline we have for this project is one month of planning followed by three months of development. This project will ideally require commitment from September to December, with scope for more. A final timeline will be agreed upon subsequent to discussions.


Our communications team primarily works out of Bangalore, and for easier coordination, developers based in Bangalore will be given a slight preference. However, this is not a strict requirement, since we will continue to follow a hybrid model of work for the foreseeable future.

Application deadline

August 20, 2022

How to apply?

To apply, please send –

  • Organisation Profile,
  • Link to online portfolio with all relevant past projects,
  • Effort Estimation
  • Budget Estimation

Applications should be sent to communications[at]cis-india.org by August 20, 2022.

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