Senior Training Officer

Job Description

Title: Senior Training Officer

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

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Masters in Social Science/Humanities/Law or any relevant discipline.
∎ At least 3 years’ experiences in NGO or development organizations.
∎ Should have excellent experience in managing project activities
∎ Should be an outcome-oriented person.
∎ Good knowledge in project planning, budgeting, staff management and relevant task for managing project.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 3 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ 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 25 District-level Offices with 2600+ panel lawyers and 100+partner organizations.
∎ Project Summary: LEGS programme has been designed to address marginalization, discrimination and exclusion in this context, before taking participants through the past work and achievements under the first phase, and expanding on the planned activities for the second phase, with particular focus on changes to the programme implementation strategy (i.e. broadening the programme focus to include women and girls in addition to Hijra and gender diverse individuals; shifting to greater CBO engagement through capacity-building). This project is all about to make connections between the work that is being carried out centrally and the work that needs to be carried out at field level, to support cohesion within the programme.
∎ These activities will be carried out alongside a continuation of the advocacy, awareness and sensitization sessions carried out by BLAST that links gender diverse communities with local government stakeholders in order to develop better accountability. Furthermore, the project will also look to engage journalists to mobilize discourse around the issue of gender diversity through a series of trainings and workshops. All these activities will translate into the national level advocacy that BLAST engages in with government and non-government stakeholders regarding the issue of gender diversity and improving access to services for gender diverse communities and removing barriers to welfare.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Design and prepare training plan and implement the project activities, in accordance with the organizational plans and donor requirements.
∎ To ensure an online infrastructural system to be in place - currently not in place at district level while hiring a trainer to train them as soon as the infrastructural system will be developed
∎ Developing online training module
∎ Train volunteers to engage in awareness campaigns
∎ Prepare quantitative and qualitative reports periodically and as per need.
∎ Contribute to periodic project reports and event reports as required.
∎ Determine appropriate monitoring/evaluation methods for individual approaches.
∎ Identify indicators related to each selected approach.
∎ Develop data collection/evaluation methods and ensure appropriate tools/techniques.
∎ Ensure data collection, compilation, analysis and documentation.
∎ Monitor targets and track progress, both in terms of budget and implementation plan.
∎ Prepare quantitative and qualitative reports under the overall guidance of the Deputy Director, Programme
∎ Maintain regular contact with donor and appropriate stakeholders particularly in government, NGOs and communities.
∎ Maintain and strengthen existing partnerships through networking with the organizations and representing the organization and the project in particular.
∎ Ensuring dissemination of information on legal rights and enable broader awareness campaigns around the risks of and prevention of SGBV including DV via social media i.e. Facebook live and question-answer sessions by the paralegals and staff lawyers, legal advisors, develop short videos on legal remedy through BLAST’s YouTube channels and publicize via other social media (Facebook, Twitter, Radio and private TV station
∎ Online and coordination meetings with different government bodies i.e. police, UNO, DC, and ward councilors on activation of police responses, use of virtual court for legal aid clients, communication with VSCs / OCCs

Additional Requirements:
∎ Collaboration.
∎ Building partnership.
∎ Communicating with impact.
∎ Developing teams.
∎ Planning and organizing.

∎ Negotiable
∎ Two festival bonuses equivalent to one month`s basic salary for each will be paid after successful completion of 6 months probation period. Costs in relation to any field work will be borne by the organization.

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Weekly 2 holidays

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 16 Jun 2021

Company Information:
∎ 6 Jun 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

: BLAST is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all religious, gender and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. However, qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply to achieving significant gender equality at all levels of the organization.