Legal Counsel (Required No. 1)
Accelerating Investment and Infrastructure in Nepal
The Accelerating Public and Private Investment in Infrastructure Component (APPIIC) of the UKAID funded Accelerating Investment and Infrastructure in Nepal (AIIN) programme is managed by IMC Worldwide. The Major Projects Group (MPG) is funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development through its APPIIC project, and provides support to the Investment Board of Nepal (IBN) and other GoN ministries and agencies on investment promotion and the delivery of public infrastructure. MPG would like to invite application from the competent candidates for the following position to be based in Office of the Investment Board of Nepal (OIBN).

Legal Counsel (Required No. 1)

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Level : Mid Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Kathmandu
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Jan. 22, 2018 17:00 (9 months ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Master
Experience Required : More than or equals to 3 years
Other Specification


  • Master’s in law preferably in Corporate or Business Law

 Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Proven knowledge and skills in sector-specific laws, regulations and policies, Corporate Law, Public-Private Partnership, investment, FDI, Infrastructure and Project Financing etc. an understanding of the operational frameworks of Government of Nepal and its agencies

Experience and Competencies 

  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in the sector of Corporate or Business law preferably in large international law firms or an institution working in a multi-jurisdictional environment; with the competencies in some or all of the following: (i) Self-motivated, (ii) Team player (iii) behave ethically (iv) communicate effectively (v) foster teamwork (vi) lead, organize, plan, execute and (vii) solve any kind of complex problem or cope any complex situation

Working Conditions

  • Legal Counsel is assigned to work in IBN Office's own designated station in line with set days and office hours.  However, the job also requires off-hour works to complete the assigned task within stipulated time and occasional trips out of the working station also fall under the assignment

Job Description

  • Provide  accurate and timely counsel to the CEO of OIBN and Senior Management in a variety of legal topics (Investment, Public-Private Partnership, Foreign Direct Investment, National and social & environmental issues, international ventures, Bilateral and Multilateral Investment treaties and agreement, Public Finance, Project Finance, Corporate Finance etc.)
  • Draft and solidify different concession agreements including Project Development Agreement, Project Investment Agreement, Memorandum of Understanding, contracts and other legal documents
  • Research, evaluate and suggest on different risk factors regarding decisions, regular operations, correspondence with different stakeholders, effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on possible legal issues
  • Review board agendas to be presented to the Board, and ensure the agendas are consistent with the prevailing Acts, rules and regulations
  • Communicate and negotiate with external stakeholders (Government ministries, agencies, developers, investors, external counsel etc.) and create relations of trust
  • Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to OIBN;
  • Any other legal counseling assignments given by CEO of OIBN and Senior Management

Applying Procedure

Eligible candidates must apply before 17:00 hrs on the 22nd January  2018 by submitting their CV and cover letter via email to Candidates should reference their preferred position(s) in the email subject line. Applications are welcomed from all parts of the community and we encourage interest from women, Dalits, disadvantaged Janajatis and Madhesis. We encourage applicants to visit the websites for more information about IBN’s projects and about IMC.

A panel of experts from APPIIC and IBN will shortlist applications for interview. The decision to shortlist candidates lies solely with APPIIC and therefore cannot be challenged. Successful applicants will be notified at the earliest possible date, and are discouraged from contacting APPIIC regarding the outcome of their application.

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