[Reader-list] RA position available
elkamath at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 9 09:41:01 IST 2006
Collaborative for the Advancement of the Study of Urbanism through Mixed Media (CASUMM)
Position Available for Research Assistant
Position available for Research Assistant part-time/full-time, preferably full-time, to investigate the urban reforms agenda of the Government of India, including current initiatives at the National, State and Local Level (e.g. JNNURM). The research project aims to understand the urban reforms process and politics, government policies and programmes, emergence of new governance institutions like para-statals, civil society groups, private sector and the impact of these reforms on the poor.
Selected candidates will work with activists and academics in Bangalore who will expose and engage you in analytical discussion in urban studies, economics, sociology, politics, policy and infrastructure. Selected candidates will be expected to conduct both field research and secondary data gathering. Outputs will be in the form of materials for public dissemination including newspaper and journal articles, short papers and presentations, short films and multimedia products.
Preference will be given to applicants with masters degree and a background in social sciences, law or journalism. You will be expected to take initiative in conducting research and demonstrate strong analytical, writing and communication skills. Knowledge of multimedia, film and photography will be an added asset.
A one-year commitment is expected. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and commitment.
Interested persons should send a brief covering letter describing your interests and why you would like to apply for this position along with your CV either by email to Lalitha Kamath on elkamath at yahoo.com or by post to Lalitha Kamath, CASUMM, 30 Surveyor Street, Basavanagudi, Bangalore 560004.
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