Research Officer

Job Description

Title: Research Officer

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

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Masters in Law or Social Sciences from any reputed university/institution.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 3 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ About BLAST: BLAST is a leading national legal aid and human rights organization 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. BLAST works through its Head Office in Dhaka and 24 District-level Offices with 2600+ panel lawyers and 100+partner organizations.

∎ Job Description: BLAST is looking for a Research Officer for its Global Reparations Study- Bangladesh project. The Research Officer must be a highly motivated individual with a proven track record of work on Research and report the project activities. The Research Officer will help facilitate BLAST`s efforts to implement law and policy reform to eliminate gender-discriminatory provisions and practices that hinder access to justice for Global Reparations Study- Bangladesh (Redress) project-related activities in Bangladesh.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Provide research assistance and support to the reparation research team.
∎ Conduct and help arrange and prepare for stakeholder interviews.
∎ Analyse and compile reparation related national and international case judgments from various sources for research purpose and prepare research briefs.
∎ Collect and gather data from various offline and online sources.
∎ Prepare meeting reports of research dissemination webinars and meetings, and prepare interview transcripts.
∎ Prepare research notes highlighting key research findings, legislative gap analysis and recommendations.
∎ Help coordinating and arranging stakeholder meetings and other internal meetings with the research and advocacy team.

Additional Requirements:
∎ At least 3 years working experience relevant to Research in NGO/INGO in a similar position.
∎ Solid knowledge and understanding of research and systems.
∎ Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.
∎ Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel)
∎ Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Bangla.
∎ Strong analytical and organisational skills, and a proven record in research and reporting skills.
∎ Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

∎ Tk. 30000 (Monthly)
∎ Costs for field work/visits will be borne by BLAST according to its policies.

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Weekly 2 holidays

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 21 Oct 2021

Company Information:
∎ 12 Oct 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