Consultant – Legal and Regulation
The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is a national education institution
committed to the equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of Indian settlements.
IIHS aims to establish an independently funded and managed national university of eminence
for research and innovation focused on the challenges and opportunities of India’s urban
transition. The proposed IIHS University will be an institution of eminence that will host an
integrated programme of quality campus-based education and research, training and lifelong
learning for working professionals, distance and blended learning, as well as a whole array of
practice and advisory services. The university will have a strong interdisciplinary orientation
bringing together theory and praxis that is grounded in the South Asian context and also
engages with and draws from knowledge across the globe.
For more information, please see http://www.iihs.co.in
As part of IIHS’ detailed legal work, we are looking for a candidate to fill the full-time position
of Consultant- Legal and Regulation in our Delhi Office.
Activities and Tasks
The responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following:
• Legal Support (primary):
o Assisting with legal and regulatory matters;
o Contract drafting and contract management;
o Transactional advisory and drafting;
o Providing documentation support;
o Institutional process drafting;
o Assisting with legal memos and opinion writing, litigation proceedings and related
support as applicable;
• Research (secondary):
o Assisting with research and academic work on aspects of urban law and policy, as
relevant to IIHS.
Structure and Reporting
The Consultant – Legal and Regulation will report to the Head - Legal and Regulation at IIHS
and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external
faculty/organisations, and students.
We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic lawyer with a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in
Law with 6-7 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, 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
• Professional experience in dealing with Government agencies/entities.
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 and may entail travel to other locations in India.