CHILDLINE India Foundation (CIF) is the nodal agency of the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development acting as the parent organisation for setting up, managing and monitoring the CHILDLINE 1098 service all over the country is looking to hire a Lega & Liaison Officer.
We are looking for a Legal Liaison Officer who will be responsible for providing legal advice to the management and handling legal matters, support in case management, case analysis, build linkages with the state level and district level Legal Service Authorities the Juvenile Justice Committee of the High Court, the Judicial Academy etc. They may need to represent CIF and Childline Partner staff and orient and support the Public Prosecutor, CHILDLINE staff, the child or the family with legal assistance and advice. They will need to lead state teams for independent inquiries in case of complaints on CHILDLINE staff and submit reports on the fact finding.
The specific responsibilities of Legal & Liaison Officer include:
Drafting legal documents, Prepare responses to legal notices, RTIs received.
Structuring solutions for issues, and providing support in legal issues
Analyze the trends in case progression and bring out the good practices and gaps
Support provided to all concerned in critical cases
To conduct initial litigation case assessment and investigation in case of complaints against staff
Draft written statements, rejoinders, applications, coordination with advocates, etc.
Train and orient Childline staff in representing the children (incase of complainant or witness) in court
Build linkages with the state level and district level Legal Service Authorities the Juvenile Justice Committee of the High Court, the Judicial Academy etc
The ideal candidate should have:
Minimum 3 Years of Court Experience
Experience of representing for child protection.
Experience of working in any national or international NGOs, Charity Organisations and Human rights organisations.
Experience in working in NGOs working for the protection of Children.
Experience or working and representing in any High Court in India.
Successful track history of practice in sessions courts.
Education & Qualifications:
Post Graduation in Law: LLB, LLM
Post holders are required to have a license to practice in Courts ( BAR License )
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About the Company:
CHILDLINE 1098 is a phone number that spells hope for millions of children across India. It is a 24-hour a day, 365 days a year, free, emergency phone service for children in need of aid and assistance. We not only respond to the emergency needs of children but also link them to relevant services for their long-term care and rehabilitation. We have, till date, connected to three million children across the nation offering them care and protection.
CHILDLINE India Foundation (CIF) is the nodal agency of the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development acting as the parent organisation for setting up, managing and monitoring the CHILDLINE 1098 service all over the country. CIF is the sole agency/body responsible for establishing the CHILDLINE service across the country, monitoring of service delivery and finance, training, research and documentation, creating awareness, advocacy as well as resource generation for the service.