Research Fellow (Law & Democracy) , Kadirgamar Institute


The Kadirgamar Institute is a research institute dedicated to analysing Sri Lanka’s strategic interests. In keeping with the vision of its namesake, the Institute is to provide policy recommendations to the Government of Sri Lanka that are innovative, practical and progressive. The Institute’s Chairman is the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs. 

The Kadirgamar Institute is at an exciting time of growth. It seeks high-achieving candidates for the following position. 

Research Fellow (Law & Democracy)
The Institute seeks a Research Fellow for its “Law & Democracy” programme. The Research Fellow will (i) conduct policy-relevant research on global and national issues relating to justice, broadly defined, and (ii) manage related events and publications, and (iii) liaise with external actors to maximise research impact. 

The position requires a dynamic and resourceful researcher with exceptional writing skills in English. Candidates should have a master’s degree in Law, Public Policy, Human Rights, or a related discipline. At least two years’ full-time research or policy experience, with an emerging record of publications, is essential. International experience is an advantage. Salary is negotiable.

Applications should be sent on or before 16 November 2015, by email to lkiirss@gmail.com or by post to the address below. 

Applicants must include a one-page cover letter that explains their suitability for the position, and a CV (max 3 pages) with names and contact numbers for two non-related referees. Applications for research positions should also include a list of publications, or a writing sample in English (max. 15 pages). 

Executive Director
Kadirgamar Institute 
No. 24 Horton Place
Colombo 7, Sri Lanka