JOB OPENING: National Biodiversity Authority’s Centre for Biodiversity Policy and Law (CEBPOL); Apply by Jan 30

National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) – a Statutory and Autonomous body established under the Biological Diversity Act, 2002.

NBA has established a Centre for Biodiversity Policy and Law (CEBPOL) as a joint initiative under the Indo-Norwegian Cooperation in the field of Biodiversity Policy and Law.

Applications are invited from individuals in India for the following positions:

Consultant – Biodiversity Law (Code: CP-CBL)

Full details are HERE.

National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) – a Statutory and Regulatory Body of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India (GoI), established as per Section 8 of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and is having its Head Office at Chennai.

The Authority Established the Centre for Biodiversity Policy and Law (CEBPOL) as a joint centre under the Indo-Norwegian cooperation in the field of Biodiversity Policy and Law with mandate to focus at nation, regional and global levels.

DESCRIPTION: Consultant – Biodiversity Law (Code : CP-CBL)

In order to assist CEBPOL programme, applications are invited from the individuals in India for the position of Consultant (Biodiversity Law), purely on temporary basis.

Position Summary

Post Title:  Consultant (Biodiversity Law)

Organization:  CEBPOL at the Premises of the NBA, Chennai

Pay and Pay range: Pay 70,000 p.m (Pay range from Rs.70,000 to Rs.85,000)

Age:  50 years

Duty Station: NBA, Chennai – 600 113

Type of position: Contractual

Duration: One year (renewable)

a. Scope of the assignment

The Consultant (Biodiversity Law) provides assistance to the Programme Manager in the implementation of day-to-day activities and works under his/her direct supervision. The terms of reference and qualification required are given below.

Terms of Reference

 Guide day-to-day activities of CEBPOL on issues of biodiversity law;

 Support the work of legal specialists on issues of national and international biodiversity law with specific focus on ABS and Associated Traditional Knowledge;

 Prepare legal review documents, including on Biological Diversity Act and Nagoya Protocol (International Access Benefit Sharing (ABS) regime(s)); ITPGRFA etc.;

 Provide legal support to NBA on issues of compliance to Biological Diversity Act;

 Train and mentor State Biodiversity Boards (SBBs) and others on issues related to Biological diversity Act, Rules and other Acts related to Biodiversity;

 Any other relevant activity of CEBPOL assigned by the Chairman / Secretary, NBA / Programme Manager, CEBPOL.

b. Qualifications and skills

 A Degree in law, with specialization in environmental law with at least 3-5 years of experience in dealing with biodiversity issues;

 At least 2-3 years of experience in dealing with multilateral environmental agreements, such as the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) and others;

 Working experience in providing legal guidance, analyses and support on environmental law and/or biodiversity law;

 Proven skills in preparation of opinions, legal analyses, publications in journals and others;

 Proven ability to work in techno-legal teams.

c. Age Limit

The maximum age limit for applying is 50 years as on the last date prescribed for the receipt of the applications.

d. Remuneration

The remuneration of the Consultant will be Rs.70,000 per month (Consolidated) subject to TDS at the rates applicable.

Remuneration being consolidated amount is payable at the end of the month irrespective of the fact whether the month consists of 28/29/30/31 days and TDS at the rates applicable will be deducted from the payment.

Full details are HERE.

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