Job Description:

Job Description

As part of IIHS detailed legal work, we are looking for a candidate to fill the full-time position of Consultant Legal & Regulation in our Delhi or Bengaluru offices This is a mid-level leadership position that will potentially involve independent responsibility and individual contribution along with reviewing and supervising the work of younger team members

Activities and Tasks

Responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following

Legal Support (primary) Handling legal and regulatory matters;
Contract drafting and contract management;
Transactional advisory and drafting, preferably with experience of

matters pertaining to the not for profit sector;
procurement and tendering;
construction contracts (Works, Design Build, PPP models);
transactional elements of IPR related matters; Ensuring effective and adequate documentation;
Institutional process drafting;
Handling legal advisory, memos and opinion writing, litigation proceedings and related support as applicable;
Undertaking legal and regulatory due diligence

Research (secondary) Contributing to research and academic work on aspects of urban law and policy, as relevant to IIHS;

Contributing to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned

Structure and Reporting

The Consultant Legal & Regulation will report to the Head Legal & Regulation at IIHS and will collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students

Person Specification

We are looking for a knowledgeable, responsible and motivated lawyer with a minimum of Bachelors degree in Law and at least 8 years of work experience in relevant areas, including preferably, experience of dealing with legal and regulatory issues in the non-for-profit sector

Other qualifications required for this role, include

Excellent analytical skills and a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel;
Excellent communication skills in written English;
Good communication skills and fluency in Hindi/Kannada (written and spoken);
Ability to undertake rigorous research on contracts, labour law, taxation law, privacy/date protection legislation, case law, institutional structures and relevant legislative matters, with pronounced evidence of strong drafting and transactional skills;
Ability to understand law in contexts and propose iterative solutions;
Ability to assist with litigation related matters;
Ability to work in a highly inter-disciplinary team and under strict and frequent deadlines;
Professional experience in dealing with Government agencies/entities;
Initiative and independent working, ability to handle tasks with minimal supervision;
Leadership skills, with the ability to supervise and mentor younger team members

This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with IIHS cannot be undertaken

The search will remain open until the position is filled


This position is based in Delhi or Bengaluru and may entail travel to other locations in India

Review and Assessment

The role and performance of the incumbent shall be subject to normal review and assessment systems at IIHS

Diversity Policy

IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions


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Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Educational/Training
Functional Area : Legal/Law
Role : Corporate
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 15th Mar 2020

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