Monday, January 20, 2014

Legal Advocacy Officer - Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI)

VHAI is implementing a comprehensive health promotion and tobacco control programme at the national and state levels across several settings in the country. VHAI is also a major publisher of advocacy materials on health, gender, health promotion, tobacco control and development issues. More information on our activities is available at: and

VHAI invites applications for the post of: 

Legal Advocacy Officer (Part Time/Full Time)

Applicants should have a post-graduate degree in law from a recognised University with a minimum of 2-3 years of experience of working under a senior lawyer or law firm. He/she should be able to demonstrate requisite knowledge and ability in handling legal work. He/she should have at least 4-5 years of experience of working with a good solicitors firm on human rights issues and/or health issues. He/she should also possess excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to negotiate

The selected candidate will be expected to:
- interpret and understand the tobacco control legislation in India (Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act) and pro-actively assist in taking VHAI's legal advocacy work forward 
- Analyse and provide guidance on other laws related to tobacco workers such as laws related to bidi workers, child labour, etc
- Provide legal advice on a range of legislative and advocacy matters to the team. 
- Brief, monitor and coordinate with counsel in matters of litigation on behalf of VHAI, attend court hearings as required 
- Prepare and review drafts of petitions 
- Assess new developments on the legal front by thoroughly checking notifications, amendments to current law 
- Work actively with the advocacy team on presenting/advocating on crucial legal aspects of current priorities and issues of concern

Interested candidates may please email us their applications along with detailed CVs by 30 January 2014 at addressed to: The Executive Director, Voluntary Health Association of India, B 40, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi -110016, Ph: 011-47004300.

Smokers and tobacco users are strongly discouraged from applying.

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