Mediation Officer (Sylhet Unit)

Job Description

Title: Mediation Officer (Sylhet Unit)

Company Name: Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Sylhet

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Masters of Social Science/LLB/LLM.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ BLAST is a leading national legal aid and human rights organization in Bangladesh providing legal advice, mediation, and litigation services, and undertaking advocacy to ensure the rights of women, men, and children living in poverty or facing discrimination/social exclusion throughout the country. BLAST works through its Head Office in Dhaka and several District-level Offices with a network of panel lawyers and partner organizations.
∎ Position Description: It is a mid-level position based at Sylhet Unit Office located in Sylhet District. The Mediation Officer is responsible for planning and overseeing day-to-day implementation of Advice the clients directly and/or through telephone or e-mail, ensure follow-up of settled mediation according to the action plan, Ensure proper procedures are duly followed and maintained of records and registers as per guidelines. The Mediation Officer is required to support conduct awareness sessions for workers on rights, remedies, and services & participate in meetings, fact-finding activities organized by other partners` organizations.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Interviewing clients and receiving applications for providing legal aid.
∎ Exploring and arranging mediation relating to compoundable disputes among disputants, particularly in family matters facilitated.
∎ Checking and maintaining the mediation register, money transaction register, and mediation diary, and case diary as per guidelines.
∎ Maintaining records and send the reports regarding mediation work to the Assistant Director Mediation at Head Office through the Unit Coordinator.
∎ Maintain records of the monthly list of cases being conducted by engaged panel lawyers.
∎ Facilitate in conducting awareness meetings at the community level (including sessions on disability rights).
∎ Ensure and monitor data entries in the BLAST Case Management system (CMS) regularly.
∎ Conduct workshops, seminars, training, and courses and arrange meetings with panel lawyers.
∎ Prepare inquiry reports for cases whenever required.
∎ Network/liaise with relevant government officials, NGOs, DPOs, and other actors as required, in consultation with the Coordinator,
∎ Prepare monthly/quarterly/half-yearly/yearly legal statements regarding applications received, mediation, litigation, and cases studies as per guidelines.
∎ Performing all other functions and assignments as directed from time to time.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Minimum 5 years experience in the relevant field in a similar position.
∎ Have in-depth knowledge of the Mediation Process.
∎ Have the ability to work independently in a pro bono service manner.
∎ Strong analytical & problem-solving ability.
∎ Hard-working, proactive, and able to work in a team under pressure.
∎ Good writing, speaking, and research skills both in Bangla and English.
∎ Proficient in MS Office.

∎ Negotiable
∎ Proportionate with experience and BLAST`s salary scale.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 19 Sep 2021

Company Information:
∎ 9 Sep 2021
∎ Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)
∎ Address : YMCA Development Center, 1/1 Pioneer Road, Kakrail, Dhaka-1000.
∎ Web :
∎ Business : BLAST is one of the leading legal services organizations in Bangladesh, and the only one that provides access to legal aid across the spectrum, from the frontlines of the formal justice system to the apex court. It prioritises support to women, men and children living in poverty or facing disadvantage or discrimination. It also provides legal aid, advice and representation across a range of areas, including civil, criminal, family, labour and land law, as well as on constitutional rights and remedies, providing access to judicial remedies alongside alternative dispute resolution wherever appropriate. Alongside individual legal aid, BLAST undertakes strategic litigation, or public interest litigation, as a key part of its advocacy for law and policy reforms to ensure effective legal protection of rights.

Category: NGO/Development

: Interested candidates are requested to apply online only through with acomprehensive curriculum vitae including names and contacts (telephone, fax, and e-mailaddresses) of two professional referees who are familiar with the candidate's qualifications and work experience. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.PLEASE NOTE: Any efforts to solicit the organization will result in the disqualification of the candidate.Women are especially encouraged to apply