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Deputy Manager (Legal) FULL-TIME at GURUGRAM – PQE: 5 TO 7 YEARS

The Hans Foundation (THF), established in 2009, is a Public Charitable Trust that works towards creating an equitable society to enhance quality of life for all through the empowerment of marginalized and underprivileged communities in India. The Hans Foundation works for the Health and Wellbeing of remote and under-served groups, with an additional focus on children, persons with disabilities and women. THF also works for holistic Education and Livelihood development of our communities. Our Two-Fold Strategy involves identifying and working within Aspirational Districts and high poverty index in the North, North-East and East regions within specific states, as well as catering to lower-income and migratory populations in cities, through urban programs.

Over its 15 years of existence, THF has reached more than 35 million beneficiaries through its programs. THF works with communities through direct implementation of projects on the ground in addition to providing local management and monitoring support to not-for-profit organisations in India funded through THF USA and RIST.

1.      General Information

  • Location: Gurugram
  • Type of Employment: Permanent
  • No. of position: 1
  • Reporting to: Group Senior Manager- Audit & Internal Controls

2.      Job Purpose

Deputy Manager- Legal will lead the Legal function at The Hans Foundation, ensuring the organization’s adherence to legal requirements. The legal personnel will apply their legal skills to reduce blockages to day-to-day activities in areas, typically including:

  • Tax and Finance law
  • Administrative law
  • Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA law)
  • Employment law
  • Contract law
  • Regulation of medical practices

Responsibilities include providing legal counsel, monitoring legal compliance, and effectively communicating legal matters to internal and external stakeholders, including management, donors, and external parties.

3.      Key Accountabilities

  • Identify and apply legal obligations that would be applicable to THF under the legal framework.
  • Assist to ensure compliance with the internal controls, statutory regulations and formalities.
  • Identify and analyse legal, financial and administrative risks arising from the practices in the organization.
  • Design an action plan for the implementation of recommended strategies.
  • Assess and manage risks in operational process and assist in decision making for the organisation.
  • Prepare agreements, leases, legal forms, and other official documents on behalf of the organization.
  • Draft and vet various legal documents such as contracts, statements, agreements, MoUs etc. and ensure verification by the Legal Advisor of THF.
  • Draft response to the queries in consultation with the senior team members/ legal advisors.
  • Maintain records and periodically update status of litigations handled by the team.
  • Assist in litigation proceedings, including traveling to various jurisdictions for legal and secretarial matters.
  • Keeping up-to date with current changes on all relevant areas of laws such as FCRA, Administrative laws etc. and contributing to the enhancement of the knowledge base of THF.
  • Provide inputs in operational matters to ensure desired support to the organization.
  • Ensure effective archiving procedures for all documentation.
  • Clarify legal language or specifications for all personnel in the organization.
  • Represent THF as an authorized representative in various matters.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the management.

4.      Other Indicative Requirements

Educational Qualifications

  • LL.B. or LL.M. from a University recognized by the UGC and Bar Council of India
  • Master’s in business administration will be considered an advantage

Functional / Technical Skills and Relevant Experience & Other requirements (Behavioral, Language, Certifications etc.)

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in Legal; Development sector would be preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of laws and procedures
  • Excellent legal analysis 
  • Ability to work with multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong organizational, prioritization and time-management skills
  • Proficiency in arbitration and mediation skills
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

THF is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions. We do not discriminate in employment on the basis of caste, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other such matter.