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|Location :||New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||15-Oct-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||10 working days in a month (12 months)|
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 undermentioned functions:
Required Skills and Experience
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Hindi is essential
Submission of Proposal
Shortlisting would be done based on the following criteria.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (i.e. 42 marks) would be considered for interview.
Interview: 40 marks
The award of the contract shall be made to the candidates scoring the highest combined marks based on the above criteria.
Annexes to the TOR
Documents to be submitted by Consultants
INR 13,000 per day
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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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.