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.
The primary responsibilities of the Law Officer are
Assist with the 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.
Law Officer: Counter Wildlife Trafficking
Reports to: Legal Advisor
Duration: 1 year
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Number of Positions
Will be commensurate with experience.
Educational Qualification: B.A/B.B.A, L.L.B.
Excellent communication skills and fluency in English required. Knowledge of Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil or 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[at]wcsindia.org with the subject line “Application: Law Officer”, your CV and a letter of intent by 20th April 2020, if interested. Please note that applications without a letter of intent will not be entertained.
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