JOB POST: Consultant at Ministry of External Affairs, Delhi: Apply by April 10

About the organisation

The Ministry of External Affairs of India, also known as the Foreign Ministry, is the government agency responsible for the conduct of foreign relations of India.

The Ministry comes under Government of India and is responsible for India’s representation in the United Nations.

Job description

Applications in the prescribed proforma (as per Annexure I to the advertisement) are invited from eligible candidates for filling up of post of Consultants in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.

Period of Consultancy: Initially for 03 (Three) years The contract could be extended further depending on the assessment of performance, mutual willingness and depending on the requirement. The contract can be terminated by either side at any time, by giving one month’s notice. The Government can terminate the contract immediately, by paying one month’s agreed remuneration in lieu of the notice period.


Ministry of External Affairs (South Block/Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan/Patiala House/ISIL Building/Akbar Bhavan), New Delhi, India.

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  • Applicants should be an Indian National.
  • L.L.M/Bachelors Degree in Law.
  • Applicant must also be computer savvy.
  • Good Health and the age limit is 30-55 years.

Desirable Criteria

  • 2-3 years of work experience in legal field/Courts
  • Prior experience with MEA/other GoI Departments.
  • Prior experience of handling legal matters related to civil/criminal cases of women and child-related issues.

Remuneration and Entitlements

  • The remuneration will be Rs.55,000/- per month. (Rs.6,60,000/- per annum)
  • The employment will be strictly contractual, and will not confer any other benefits to the selected candidate.
  • In case the Consultant is required to travel domestically or abroad as part of his/her duties, the Ministry will take care of his/her travel, accommodation and per- diem costs.
  • Those selected are required to enter into a contract with the Ministry in a prescribed format w.e.f. from the actual date of engagement as Consultant.

How to apply?

Interested applicants may submit application indicating their interest in working for the Ministry of External Affairs as per proforma at Annex I.

The envelope containing the applicants’ details as mentioned above should be clearly labelled “Application for the post of Consultant in OIAII Division in Ministry of External Affairs” and addressed to:

Shri S L Mallik, Under Secretary (PF/PG), Ministry of External Affairs, Room No. 4071, JLN Bhawan New Delhi 110 011.

Note: Applications received through email will not be considered. 

  1. The applications should include a detailed bio-data listing the educational qualifications of the candidate and their areas of expertise.
  2. References from past employers may be included.
  3. The application should include the contact details of the candidate, including residential address, email ID and land line and mobile numbers.
  4. Ministry of External Affairs will review the applications, and will short list candidates it considers suitable. The short-listed candidates will be called for an interview in the Ministry.
  5. The date, time and venue of the interview will be conveyed to the shortlisted candidates’ suitability.
  6. Candidates will have to make their own arrangements to reach the place of the interview.
  7. No TA/DA will be payable by the Ministry to attend the interview.
  8. The final selection will be based on their performance at the interview and suitability for the post.
  9. The decision of the Government on the selection of candidates will be final.

Deadline: 10th April 2020

For official notification and annexure I, click here.


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