RLS South Asia

RLS Scholarships

Call for Applications

We are delighted and excited to announce the second the annual ROSA LUXEMBURG STIFTUNG SCHOLARSHIPS IN MODERN INDIAN STUDIES, a scholarship program for students from marginalized backgrounds in India who wish to pursue an MA or PhD in Modern Indian Studies at the Center for Modern Indian Studies, University of Göttingen. Funded by the RLS, the full scholarships are intended to further the joint goals of CeMIS and the RLS: the production and dissemination of rigorous scholarship on the unequal and unjust social relations governing our globalized world. We look forward to welcoming two Rosa Luxemburg Scholars per year to CeMIS! Please see the detailed flyers below on how to apply. We are looking forward to your applications!

Call for Applications - MA scholarship

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Call for Applications - PhD scholarship

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Closed Calls

Call for Applications: Service Contract for Social Media & Communication Officer 15 June – 31st December 2022 (option to extend)

Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (RLS) is a German political foundation that is part of the grassroots movement of democratic socialism. Bearing the name of Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919), RLS works within the tradition of workers’ and women’s movements. The foundation serves as a forum for debate and critical thinking about political alternatives, as well as a research centre for progressive social development.

RLS provides political education and is a centre for advanced social research in both Germany and throughout the world. RLS is one of the  six party-affiliated political foundations in Germany; it supports partners in over 80 countries striving for social justice, strengthening public participation, and social-ecological transformation. In 2010, the RLS Regional Office South Asia was opened in New Delhi, currently managing activities and partnerships in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

The RLS office in New Delhi is liaising and coordinating the foundation’s activities in South Asia. The core areas of our work are Social Transformation, Gender Justice, Labour Rights and Agrarian Questions. RLS provides space for critical discourse and promotes South-South as well as South-North dialogue.

The RLS Office in New Delhi is looking for a dynamic and creative individual for a part-time engagement (20 hrs per/week) as Social Media & Communication Officer.

Qualifications and Skills:

We are looking for a candidate with:                                     

  • Bachelor/Master’s Degree in related fields (media, communications, journalism, social sciences, international studies or others);
  • Work experience in handling social media accounts and websites, preferably in the non-profit sector for progressive, educational content
  • Strong communication skills with different stakeholders
  • Strong command over graphic designing, layout, multimedia, web and digital tools (e.g. Canva, Kapwing, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator)
  • Excellent writing, proof-reading and editing skills as well as social media skills;
  • Passion for understanding the evolving and dynamic nature of digital media and finding solutions to implement them to advance the work of the Foundation in the region;
  • Ability to develop and analyze content with an inclusive lens
  • Strong interest in progressive politics and social movements in South Asia and beyond;
  • Excellent command over English language both written and spoken; any other languages (preferably German) will be an asset;
  • Analytical bent of mind with an affinity to leverage data analytics to evaluate the outcomes;
  • Ability to work autonomously and self-sufficiently;
  • Flexibility and openness to working with and in an intercultural team;
  • RLS is an equal opportunity employer promoting diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion. All applications regardless of religion, color, caste, sex, disability, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation will be considered.


  • Independent planning, creating and publishing of (multi-media) content for social media platforms of RLS South Asia (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) based on the projects and topics of RLS in the region in coordination with project managers and resident representative of RLS South Asia office
  • Implementation and further development of RLS South Asia Communication Strategy, including analysis of target audience and performance evaluation, exploring forms to improve the outreach of RLS
  • Community management on social media platforms, including connecting with RLS’ partner organisations, international RLS offices and like-minded organisations in the region, sharing content on ongoing debates in the areas of RLS’ work
  • Maintaining and updating website, including writing of short texts, editing pictures, creating short videos etc.

What we offer:

  • Challenging and diverse work environment in an international, multicultural organization;
  • Work on projects with high relevance for economic, political and social debates;
  • Open door policy to introduce and implement own project ideas;
  • Honorarium will be commensurate to the nonprofit sector
  • Exchange and training with other social media & communication managers from international RLS offices

Application Requirements:

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Cover letter explaining why you believe that you are the ideal candidate and links to previous work you have done;
  • One recommendation to improve RLS South Asia’s digital presence i.e. website (rosalux.in) and social media account on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Contact details of one reference

Last Date of the submission of the application:

  • 31st May 2022

Contact Person

Ms. Sonila Swaminathan, Office Manager | south-asia@rosalux.org

Please be informed that only complete applications with all the above-mentioned requirements will be accepted. The entire application should be sent as one PDF document.

Inquiries will be entertained over email only. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Accounts Executive (Closed)

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung India Liaison Office is hiring an Accounts Executive. For details please refer to the pdf-file attached.

(Attention: This job offer was closed on 10th January 2018)

Current Tenders / Calls for Proposals


Communications Consultancy (CLOSED)

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, India Liaison Office, New Delhi invites proposal from experienced individuals / organisations to strategize, plan, execute, evaluate their external communications efforts by following a strategic communications plan to promote its values and enhance the overall brand presence of RLS in South Asia particularly in India and also Internationally.

Consultancy for Evaluation (Closed)

Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung invites proposals from experienced individuals to conduct a mid-term evaluation of our current and the previous 3 year program in South Asia. The selected specialist will conduct the evaluation as a member of an evaluation team, together with a German specialist.

Call for Proposals in Detail

ToR_Delhi_EN_final_020920.pdf (156.0 KiB)

Development of Communication Strategy (Closed)

Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung invites proposal from experienced individuals / organisations to revamp its external communications efforts by preparing a strategic communications plan to promote its values and enhance the overall brand presence of our organisation in South Asia particularly in India and also internationally.

Call for Proposals in Detail

TENDER_Strat-Comm_2020.pdf (76.1 KiB)

Short-term Research (Closed)

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung invites proposals from experienced Researchers to conduct / do a research study about “The challenge of Industry 4.0 for India and South Asian countries and issues of just transition for workers”

Call for Proposals in Detail

Call-Research-FoW_2019.pdf (81.8 KiB)

Office Furniture (Closed)

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung invites tender from reputed furniture makers for designing and making new office furniture for its New Delhi office.

Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.

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