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Individual Consultant - Legal (For Indian Nationals only)
|Location :||Ministry of Tribal Affairs, New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||22-Feb-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||09 months (10 working days in a month)|
The Government of India has enacted legislations - Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (FRA); Provision of the Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996; and 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments for protection of rights of the most marginalized.
The Forest Rights Act (FRA) is crucial to the rights of millions of STs and other forest dwellers in an attempt to undo the historical injustice to the forest dwellers and recognize their individual and community rights in the forest areas along with need for their consent before considering the diversion of forest land.
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has taken several proactive steps in addressing various issues impeding the implementing of FRA by amending the Forest Rights Rules, issuing guidelines to States and providing need based clarifications to the states. Despite these affirmative actions, there have been challenges in implementation of FRA at ground along with legal interpretations of FRA vis-à-vis other laws related to land. In addition, there have been incidences of Act violations or misinterpretation of the various provision of FRA by states while undertaking development projects in the forest areas.
In this backdrop, Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) require the services of a legal expert on tribal and land laws to support in drafting legal replies and articulation of Ministry’s legal position on various matters for submission to the concerned ministries/committees 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, Ministry of Tribal Affairs and National Project Director, MoTA-UNDP project and will perform the following functions
Required Skills and Experience
Language Requirement: English and Hindi
1) Academic Qualification - 20 Marks
2) Experience of working on legal rights for tribal community and forest dwellers - 30 Marks
3) Experience of practicing in the Supreme Court or High Court - 30 Marks
4) Experience of working with Central or State Government on protective legislations - 20 Marks
Consultancy Fee: INR 13,000/- per day worked
Documents to Submit:
Offerors Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) Assignment.
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UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.