Individual Contract

Individual Contract

Organization: UNDP

Apply By: 15 Oct 2019

Location: New Delhi(Delhi)

About the Organization:

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network. They advocate for change and connect countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for them. They provide expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. They promote technical and investment cooperation among nations.

Position: Individual Contract


The Government of India has accorded high priority and adopted multifaceted development strategies to promote socio-economic growth of Scheduled Tribes (STs) constituting 8.6% of the India’s total population as their human development indicators with regards to health, education, gender and other indices are well below the national average.

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) being the nodal Ministry for overall policy, planning and coordination of programmes for development of STs, has been pursuing the agenda of inclusive growth with Central and State governments to address the critical gaps in development of STs.  Various schemes and programmes are being implemented by MoTA such as Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub Scheme (SCA to TSS); Grant under Article 275(1) of the Constitution of India; Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students; Conservation-cum-Development Plan for Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups, Support to Tribal Research Institutes, Grant in Aid to Voluntary organizations etc. for development of the STs in addition to the protective legislations such as Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (FRA).

Within the above scope, Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) require the services of a Legal Consultant to support in drafting legal replies and articulation of Ministry’s legal position on various matters for submission to the concerned ministries/committees, courts along with follow up on cases in the Supreme Court and the High Courts, as may be required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Legal Consultant will work under the overall supervision and direction of Joint Secretary (A), Ministry of Tribal Affairs and National Project Director, MoTA-UNDP project and will perform the under mentioned functions:

  • Provide legal advice/opinion and assistance in court matters pertaining to various Divisions within the Ministry of Tribal Affairs- implementation of Forest Rights Act, Scheduling/de-Scheduling of Tribes and Areas; NGOs, Constitutional and legal matters etc.
  • Draft responses through affidavits and counter affidavits for cases where Ministry is a party/ respondent in various courts including High Courts and Supreme Court;
  • Follow-up on ongoing or new litigations where Ministry is a party/respondent in Supreme Court and various High Courts;
  • Draft legal notes on the position of Ministry for submission to various committees and correspondence with other Central Ministries;
  • Any other task assigned by the Supervisor


Core Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the organization

Functional Competencies

Job Knowledge/ Technical skills

  • Good technical knowledge of development programmes/schemes and protective legislations enacted by the Government of India
  • Excellent technical and analytical writing skills
  • Decisiveness, independence, good judgment, ability to work under pressure

Functional Competencies

  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards;
  • Positive, constructive attitude to work;

Required Skills and Experience:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Law from recognized institution. Those having Master’s Degree in Law will be given preference

Professional Experience:

  • At least 10 years of experience in providing legal advice/opinion including litigation experience, preferably in the Supreme Court and High Court
  • At least 5 years of experience of providing legal advice/assistance to the Central and/ or State Government
  • Experience in legal research work, published articles in national/international journals, magazines etc.

Language Requirement:  Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Hindi is essential

Location: New Delhi, INDIA

How to apply

Application Deadline: 15-Oct-19 (Midnight New York, USA)

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