Team Leader, EWJ Project

Job Description

Title: Team Leader, EWJ Project

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

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Masters in Sociology /Development studies/Economics or any relevant discipline from a reputed university.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 7 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ About the organization: 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 prioritizes 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. Currently operating in 24 districts across the country, BLAST works through its staff lawyers (and paralegals and researchers) at headquarters and in each district unit, in collaboration with its enlisted panel of about 2600 lawyers across the country who provide legal redress to clients on a pro bono basis, with a nominal honorarium.
∎ Position Description: It is a mid-level position based at BLAST Head Office located in Dhaka under the project titled “Empowering Workers for Justice (EWJ)”. The University of South Carolina’s Rule of Law Collaborative (USC-ROLC), through its status as a practical research institution, and the Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST), through its expertise as the premier legal aid organization in Bangladesh, are best-placed to lead the ‘Empowering Workers for Justice (EWJ)’ project to reinforce the ability of construction and tannery workers to organize, self-advocate, confront abuses, and push for reform on both an operational and policy level.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ He/she will be responsible for overall implementation of the project by designing, planning, supervising and directing the implementation and monitoring of project activities accordance with the donor agreement; identifying and addressing challenges to achieve the greatest impacts as possible.
∎ Provide strategic leadership and directions to the project staff and project partners including yearly work and performance plan preparation, regular reviewing of the project activities, budget monitoring, ensuring the short term and long term priorities in order to have a smooth implementation and create the sustain abilities.
∎ Conduct project coordination meeting, monthly staff meeting and weekly meeting with the project staffs to track the project progress and mainstreaming the project initiative alien with organizational objectives
∎ Build and maintain strong relationships with partners, government officials, donors, similar organizations and other stakeholders
∎ Reviewing the interim and final project narrative and financial reports accordance with donor requirements and ensure the timely submission of these reports to the donors.
∎ Monitor targets and track progress, both in terms of budget and implementation plan.
∎ Ensure that lessons learned from this project are effectively documented and communicated
∎ Ensure timely performance planning and appraisal as per BLAST policy and keep a close relation to HO/HR Cell.

Additional Requirements:
∎ At least 5 years' relevant experience 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.
∎ Understanding on labour right issues and context
∎ Good in communication both in English and Bangla.
∎ Good computer skill in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
∎ Women are encouraged to apply.

Salary:
∎ Tk. 85000 (Monthly)
∎ Salary, Benefits and allowances: commensurate with experience and BLAST`s salary scale and policy, two festival bonuses equivalent to one month`s basic salary each payable after successful completion of 6 months probation.

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Weekly 2 holidays

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 20 Oct 2021

Company Information:
∎ 11 Oct 2021
∎ Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)
∎ Address : YMCA Development Center, 1/1 Pioneer Road, Kakrail, Dhaka-1000.
∎ Web : www.blast.org.bd
∎ 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 qualifiedcandidates from all religious, gender and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living withdisabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. However, qualified female candidatesare strongly encouraged to apply to achieving significant gender equality at all levels of theorganization.