Research Associate Atmiyata


Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy (CMHLP), Indian Law Society, Pune

Job Title: Research Associate (full time)

Number of positions: 2

Location: CMHLP, Pune (1) and Mehsana, Gujarat (1)

Qualification and experience: 
Masters in Social Work/ Public Health/ Social Sciences. Work experience in community-based mental health, disability or public health project would be preferable

Duration: Initial contract for 1 year, will be extended based on the progress of the project.

Remuneration: INR 50 – 60, 000 per month

About Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy: 
The Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy (CMHLP) at the Indian Law Society, Pune undertakes implementation research in mental health, human rights, law, and policy. The aims of the Centre are to sensitise the community, service providers, policy-makers, legislators and other stakeholders to protect and promote the rights of persons with psycho-social disabilities.

About Atmiyata:
Atmiyata is an innovative community led project for increasing access to mental health and social care for persons with common and severe psycho-social disabilities. It involves a twotier community based volunteer (Champions & Mitras) capacity building to identify and support persons in distress to lead productive and healthy lives.

About the Position:
Atmiyata project is looking for someone with good communication skills to implement project interventions in a community setting, and to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders. The person should have good documentation skills to prepare reports, and communication material for the project.

The Research Associate will be responsible for the following:

  • Implement project interventions as per protocol
  • Collaborate and liaison with internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist with training for stakeholders as per project protocol
  • Assist with preparing and implementing overall communication plan for Atmiyata
  • Flexible with travel

How to apply:
Applications to be sent by email to
Subject: “Application for post of Research Associate, Atmiyata”.

Please attach the following documents to the email:

  1. Your CV
  2. 500 word essay on the following topic: “Reflect on an occasion when you challenged a belief or idea, what made you do this, and what was the outcome”

Please include the following details in your CV:

  1. Name
  2. Contact address including your email for correspondence
  3. Contact number

Note: Please ensure that all attachments (CV and essay) are in a PDF FORMAT.