About the Organisation

The Council for Strategic and Defense Research is a New Delhi based think-tank that combines rigorous academic research with policy advocacy and strategic consultancy.

About the Opportunity

  • Designation: Junior Fellow – Indo Pacific 
  • Location: Delhi
  • Assignment type: Contractual (12 months)
  • Salary: 8.4 lakh- 10.2 lakh INR per annum (Based on experience) 
  • Last date for application: 6th June 2022

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About the Role

We are looking for someone with the ability to combine excellent research and writing skills with project management skills to deliver our projects on Indo-Pacific.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • PhD/Post Graduate degree in Social Sciences (Political Science, Area Studies, International relations)
  • 2-3 years full time research/project experience
  • High proficiency in analytical skills and ability to produce research reports
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with proven ability to manage planning and execution of projects

Specific Responsibilities 

  • Undertake high-quality, interdisciplinary policy research on the most critical issues facing the Indo Pacific. 
  • Execute CSDR’s research projects on the Indo-Pacific. 
  • Coordinate and support CSDR’s events and cultivate its partnerships with academic institutions, private companies, and nongovernmental organizations within and outside India.
  • Support in the creation of primary and secondary research projects including the production of high-quality succinct research outputs of different lengths and for different audiences: academic papers, policy briefs, etc.
  • Support seamless coordination with the Outreach team to disseminate research findings to stakeholders in the policymaking ecosystem.
  • Develop original content for social media posts, videos, podcasts, blogs, and websites to highlight relevant CSDR work.
  • Identify and build a robust pipeline of prospective partners, clients and funders across public and private sectors.
  • Co-design program interventions in collaboration with the team.
  • Manage program timelines and deliverables for effective implementation by setting up project management processes and guidelines.
  • Identify bottlenecks and weaknesses, wherever applicable, and devise strategies and solutions.
  • Ensure effective utilization of program budget through proper planning and tracking of planned activities.


  • The position will be based at the CSDR office in Delhi.
  • Frequent travel around India with potential for international travel to partners and conferences will be expected.

How to Apply

  • CLICK HERE, for Official Notification
  • Complete the form and upload your updated CV, with a cover letter (as a single file).

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