WCS-India Job Opening: Legal Assistant

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Job Title: Legal Assistant

No. of positions open: 2

Remuneration: Will be commensurate with experience.

Location: Bangalore/Guwahati

About the Organization: Wildlife Conservation Society-India is an organization that works towards conservation backed by science. We engage with governments and partner with several other NGOs to achieve the best results. We have undertaken a project called Combating Wildlife Trafficking which aims at addressing illegal wildlife trade in India.

About the Project: Wildlife Conservation Society-India has initiated a project called Combating Wildlife Trafficking, which seeks to build capacity amongst law enforcement agencies and the judiciary to combat wildlife trafficking in India. The project aims to improve India’s detection and enforcement agencies’ capacity to investigate, arrest, prosecute, convict and sentence criminal organizations that perpetrate wildlife trafficking.  To this end, WCS-India will conduct capacity building workshops for various stakeholders involved in investigation, enforcement and prosecution including the Forest Department, Police, Customs officials, Directorate of Enforcement, public prosecutors, judiciary etc.

Job Description: The primary responsibilities of the legal assistant are:

  • Assist with creation of curriculum and conducting capacity building workshops for various agencies.
  • Conduct research on other aspects of environmental and wildlife law.
  • Conduct research to understand conviction rates of wildlife offences in India.

Eligibility Criteria:

Educational Qualification: B.A/B.B.A, L.L.B.

Interest and passion for wildlife conservation is a must. Preferred if the candidate has work experience in or done an internship on environmental law.

Kindly get in touch with Mridula Vijairaghavan (mridula@wcsindia.org) with your CV and a letter of intent by 07.06.2019, if interested. Please note that applications without a letter of intent will not be entertained.


2 Responses

  1. TUSHAR bajuria says:

    Is the position still open?

  2. A P Singh says:

    Submission date is probably a typing error. Applicants are being confused.

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