Law Officer – Counter Wildlife Trafficking

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Job Title: Law Officer

No. of positions open: 1

Duration: 1 year

Remuneration: Will be commensurate with experience.

Location: Bangalore/Hyderabad

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 Counter Wildlife Trafficking which aims at addressing illegal wildlife trade in India.

About the Project: Wildlife Conservation Society-India has initiated a project called Counter 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.
  • Assist enforcement agencies with legal advice and help with cases on an ongoing basis.
  • Conduct research on other aspects of environmental and wildlife law.

Eligibility Criteria:

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

Excellent communication skills and fluency in English required. Knowledge of Telugu is desirable. Interest and passion for wildlife conservation is a must. Preferred if the candidate has done an internship on environmental law.

Kindly get in touch with us at cwt@wcsindia.org with the subject line “Application: Law Officer”, your CV and a letter of intent by 15.11.2019, if interested. Please note that applications without a letter of intent will not be entertained.

One Response

  1. Asmita Ghurye says:

    Hello ma’am/sir,I am interested in applying for this position and I am currently in my third year of LL.B. Thus, I would like to take on this responsibility in June 2020. Kindly let me know if I am eligible. Thanking you in anticipation.

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