Legal Job Opening: Legal Officer for TISS, Mumbai

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936 and was awarded the ‘Deemed to be University’ status in 1964. TISS is fully funded by the University Grants Commission, Government of India and operates from its main campus in Mumbai, and the off-campuses at Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad. Currently, the Institute offers 52 Masters’ Degree programs and 18 M. Phil. and Ph. D. programs in a range of socially relevant inter-disciplinary areas of Social Work, Social Sciences, Education, Public Policy, Public Health, Human Resource Management, Labour Studies, Media and Culture, Applied Psychology, Disaster Studies, and Habitat Studies. BA degree programs in Social Sciences and Social Work are also offered from its off-campuses. A high degree of freedom and autonomy shape the positive work ethos and culture of the Institute facilitating strong linkages between teaching, research, field action and dissemination.

The Institute provides significant space and resources for basic and policy research and nurtures multiple research collaborations with some of the best universities and institutions across the globe. TISS provides work opportunities to scholars committed to creating a just society through education, generation of knowledge and field action.

The Institute wishes to recruit a qualified Legal Officer for the Office of the Registrar, TISS.

Applications are invited for one post of ‘Legal Officer’ to be filled on a contract basis for a period of one year initially and extendable based on the performance of the candidate and requirement of the Institute.

Job Description:

To ensure that the best legal action is taken by the Institute, Legal Officer may have to perform the following tasks.

To provide legal support and represent the University in certain Civil/Criminal litigation.

To perform work related to the RTI matters of the Institute.

To guide on legal aspects of the staff engagements, project contracts.

To represent as member secretary for Committee against Sexual Harassment in university.

To perform other relevant duties as required.

Vetting of MoUs and drafting standard agreements

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