What is Child Rights Fellowship?
The Child Rights Fellowship is a strategic collaboration between Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) and Ashoka University to engage young professionals in transforming the lives of children in Delhi NCR.
The fellowship aims to strengthen child rights and welfare in Delhi by driving mass impact on ground. It provides fellows with a platform to work on reforms, policy implementation and government stakeholder engagement.
The fellows get an opportunity to innovate interventions and leverage data to strengthen child welfare initiatives and resolve implementation bottle-necks.
In the first two years of the fellowship itself, the fellows have made a landmark achievement by launching 10+ projects across our three focus areas, Education, Health and Nutrition and Juvenile Justice.
The fellowship comprises three focus areas, Education, Health and Nutrition and Juvenile Justice. The Fellows work on-field in the assigned focus area for 1 year while receiving training, mentorship and support for professional development from government officers and the programme team at CRF.
6 divisions under Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR):
Health and Nutrition
Protection Against Substance Abuse Amongst Children
Education and Children with Special Needs
Child Labour and Trafficking.
Fellows will work closely with DCPCR and government stakeholders as well as departments within the district administration to de-bottleneck implementation challenges and drive accountability and efficiency in the domain of child rights within the state.
At the beginning of their tenure, the Fellows will attend a 10-day long induction which will impart a nuanced understanding of policy, governance and legislative processes and equip them with hard skills and soft skills, to enable them to perform well during their time in the Fellowship.
Refresher training on subjects related to policy, legislations and governance will also be organised throughout the year for ongoing professional development.
The Fellows will get an opportunity to work on-field for 1 year while receiving training, mentorship and support for professional development from government officers and the programme team at CRF. A Fellow will do the following:
Develop strategies, implement and monitor state level projects in the child rights & welfare domain
Introduce innovative solutions and drive pilot projects to overcome challenges pertaining to state level schemes and services for child well-being.
Conduct stakeholder consultations and capacity-building sessions on thematic focus areas.
Draft policy briefs and position papers on thematic focus areas.
Monitoring and evaluation of project data to drive evidence-based decision making.
Take complete ownership for on-ground implementation of projects, logistical management of deliverables to drive project success and execution of launch events
Passion & rigor to work in the child rights and welfare sector.
Prior experience in the development sector or policy analysis/research and formulation.
Familiarity with non-profit/NGO environments and experience working with the government is preferred.
Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with multiple stakeholders.
Track record of self-driven initiatives and successful leadership roles.
Experience in program management of development sector projects, with a strong skill set pertaining to monitoring and evaluation, data analysis and overall management.
High-caliber interpersonal communication (documentation and presentation skills), advocacy and negotiation skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team.
Ability to adapt to diverse educational and cultural contexts and maintain a high standard of professional conduct.
Proficiency in data analysis and computer skills (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is strongly desired.