Fairwork India – Call for Applications | Chennai-based Research Assistant

The multi-year Fairwork Project, at the Center for Information Technology and Public Policy (CITAPP), International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIITB), which examines labour standards in the platform economy, invites applications for one Research Assistant. For more on the project, see www.fair.work.
Locations: Chennai
Experience: 0-2 years
Duration: 1 March till 31 August 2024 with likely extension. Full time.

● Interviewing platform workers, and engaging in discussions with platforms and other actors in
the platform economy.
● Participating in the analysis of the data and the scoring of platforms.
● Identifying relevant academic literature and other articles for the analysis of the findings.

● A Master’s degree in any social science discipline (including, but not limited to, anthropology, economics, geography, law, political science, public policy, sociology, or urban planning/studies).
● Prior experience conducting any form of qualitative (or quantitative) research for a project/thesis.
● Professional proficiency in English and Tamil, Familiarity with Hindi a bonus. Familiarity with the city.
● Excellent writing skills and presentation skills.
● Strong organizational skills.
● Ability to work independently.

Please send an email to fairwork@iiitb.ac.in with your CV, cover letter, and at least one writing sample no later than the 26th of February. In your cover letter, please mention your expected salary

CITAPP at IIIT Bangalore is an interdisciplinary think-tank set-up to focus on the policy challenges and the organizational demands made by technological innovation. Of particular interest to the Centre is how technological advances, along with institutional changes that harness the legitimacy and the powers of bureaucracies and market, address the needs of underserved communities.