Vacancy Announcement Consultancy Position for Legal Advisor

In Vacancyby HKI NP

Helen Keller International (HKI) /Nepal, an International non-profit organization (INGO) works to improve the sight and lives of the vulnerable by combatting the causes and consequences of blindness, poor health and malnutrition through public health approaches, building the capacity of organizations, and contributing to policy changes through systems strengthening and operations research. HKI/Nepal’s nutrition is the largest portfolio.

Consultancy Job Purpose:

The primary function of the Legal Advisor is to provide reliable, accurate, timely and well-informed legal advice to the HKI/Nepal Management Team on organizational human resource policy and procedural matters in reference to the host government-related policies and laws, as and when needed.

The Advisor will be expected to provide legal guidance, organizing relevant orientations on Nepal legal information, creating legal documents and advising HKI-Nepal on all relevant legal issues that may arise.

The Advisor will provide advice that includes legal aspects of the analysis of investigations conducted by the organization and drafting of legal opinions and briefs. He/she is responsible for providing support on discrete legal issues by advising the organization, drafting undertakings and recommendations on relevant issues. The Advisor may also be engaged in helping to analyze evidence drawn from investigations and guiding decisions according to the host country law.

Relevant Experiences and Abilities

  • BA LLB; licensed as an Advocate by Nepal Bar Council with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience working with I/NGO, government organizations or commercial business houses.
  • Well informed in all prevailing laws and regulations currently in practice, especially those related to labor, registration, and taxation.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide legal recommendations and appropriate legal responses to pressing issues
  • Ability to provide opinions and guidance in English.

Timeline and Remuneration: 

The duration of this contract will be on a “retainer” basis for a period of 1 year with the possibility of renewal if agreeable to both parties. To apply please submit a cover letter, updated CV and relevant references to nepal.recruitment@hki.org by November 15, 2019 COB.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the selection process. HKI reserves the right to close the application before the deadline if sufficient number of applications have been received and to extend the deadline if needed.

Helen Keller International / Nepal promotes workforce with diversity and applies positive discrimination to women candidates and candidates from Dalit, Janajati, Madhesi/ Terai and other minority communities.

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