About G-20 Secretariat

G20 Secretariat is responsible for implementation of overall policy decisions and arrangements needed for steering India’s forthcoming G20 Presidency. G20 Secretariat is being established to handle work relating to substantive / knowledge / content, technical, media, security and logistical aspects of India’s G20 Presidency. It will be manned by officers and staff from the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Finance, and other relevant line Ministries / Departments and domain knowledge experts. The Secretariat will be functional till February 2024.

About the Opportunity

  • Period of Consultancy: Consultancy will end on 30 November 2023
  • Job Location: Ministry of External Affairs (Sushma Swaraj Bhawan or any other office of G20 in New Delhi), New Delhi.


  • Applicant should be an Indian National.
  • Education: Possess a higher qualification (Masters’ and above) from a reputed Indian or International Institution/University in Economics / Development Cooperation / Development Partnership / International Relations / International Law / International Development / Strategic Studies / Public Administration / International Trade / Environment and Climate / Trade / Agriculture / Labour Economics / Women Issues / Energy / Health / Disaster Management / Anti-corruption.
  • Experience: At least five years of experience in handling multilateral work in UN agencies or International Organizations or International Consultancy / Consultancy Organizations / Government of India as Consultant / Advisor, in relevant fields.
  • Candidate should have experience of participating in international meetings involving international discussions / negotiations on any of the issues of Climate & Environment, Health, Agriculture, Trade, Investment and Industry, Energy, Anti-Corruption, Developmental Issues, Digital Economy etc.
  • Candidate should possess good writing and analytical skills and have experience in policy making or advocacy. Experience in speech writing, analytical writing and preparing negotiation strategy.
  • Should possess good speaking skills in English and any other foreign language.
  • Candidate should be proficient in computers.
  • Age upto 45 years and he/she should be in good health.
  • Relaxation in age criterion could be considered for deserving candidates.

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Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Will be attached to G20 substantive secretariat work streams, and would develop concept notes/issue notes/background documents/scoping notes, themes and key priorities in respective areas for India’s forthcoming Presidency.
  • Would need to prepare draft outcome documents for the G20 meetings, and to help with negotiation process and negotiation strategy, including live drafting of document during negotiations.
  • Would need to prepare presentations, interventions, position papers etc. for Ministerial meetings, taking meeting records, coordination with G20 Countries & IOs and feeding outcomes of Sherpa meetings in Leaders’ Declaration.
  • Develop knowledge on the state of play on issues discussed in G20 Working Groups and to work towards proposals that would garner consensus in G20.
  • Responsible to cover meetings and perform liaison duties with various Line Ministries/Departments of GoI, Think Tanks, International Organizations and G20 member and invitee Countries etc.
  • Research and documentation work for the G20, in the run up to and during India’s G20 Presidency including assessing key issues, country positions.
  • Any other task assigned by the Head of the Division.

Remuneration & Entitlements:

  • For Senior Policy Specialist:The remuneration package will be up to a maximum of Rs.2,75,000/- per month.
  • For Policy Specialist: The remuneration package will be up to a maximum of Rs.2,25,000/- per month.
  • In case the Consultant is required to travel domestically as part of his/her duties, the Ministry will take care of their travel, accommodation, and per-diem costs, on par with Under Secretary in the Ministry.

How to Apply:

  • CLICK HERE, for Official Notification
  • Deadline: 12th October 2022 (1730 Hrs)

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