VACANCY:Associate – Legal & Regulation

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About Us

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 Indias 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.

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Job Description

As part of IIHS detailed legal work, we are looking for a candidate to fill the full-time position
of Associate – Legal & Regulation in our Delhi office.

Activities and Tasks

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, preferably with experience of:
o matters pertaining to the not for profit’ sector;
o procurement and tendering;
o construction contracts (Works, Design-Build, PPP models);
o transactional elements of IPR related matters;
o Providing documentation support;
o Institutional process drafting;
o Assisting with legal advisory, memos and opinion writing, litigation proceedings and
related support as applicable;
o Undertaking legal and regulatory due diligence;
• Research (secondary):
o Assisting with research and academic work on aspects of urban law and policy, as
relevant to IIHS;
• Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training,
practice, operations and others;
• Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as

Structure and Reporting

The Associate – Legal & Regulation will report to the Head – Legal & Regulation or persons
designated by the Head – Legal & Regulation at IIHS, and will collaborate effectively with a
a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

Person Specification

We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic lawyer with a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in
Law and around 2 years of work experience in relevant areas, including preferably,
experience of dealing with legal and regulatory issues in the not-for-profit sector.

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

• Excellent analytical skills and a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word and
• 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, taxation law,
privacy/date protection legislation, case law, institutional structures and relevant
legislative matters, with pronounced evidence of strong drafting and transactional
• 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.

Review and Assessment

The role and performance of the incumbent shall be subject to normal review and
assessment systems at IIHS.

Diversity Policy

IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and
those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and
qualifications to apply for positions.

To apply

If you are interested to explore this opportunity with us, please fill the online application form
by clicking here. (You can also click on the “Apply Now” button at the end of the Job
Description displayed on the website).


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application form.RoleLaw OfficerIndustry TypeEducation, Teaching, TrainingFunctional AreaLegal, Regulatory, Intellectual PropertyEmployment TypeFull Time, PermanentRole CategoryOther

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