Unit Coordinator (Pabna Unit)

Job Description

Title: Unit Coordinator (Pabna Unit)

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

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Pabna

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ LLB/LLM but LLM preferable.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 7 year(s)

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Responsible for overall coordination and management.
∎ Performing duties regarding day-to-day administrative, human resources, and financial management of the Unit Office.
∎ Supervising activities and sanctioning the leave of the unit office staff.
∎ Checking all kinds of bills and vouchers.
∎ Ensuring proper procedures are duly followed and maintenance of records and registers as per guidelines.
∎ Recruiting panel lawyers consulting with the Management Committee and Head Office.
∎ Interviewing clients and receiving applications and initiatives for providing legal aid according to BLAST policies/guidelines.
∎ Provide legal advice and information to the justice seekers in-person/through email/mobile and maintain offline and online documentation.
∎ Maintaining proper documentation both offline and online of Mediation and litigation.
∎ Exploring and arranging mediation among disputants according to BLAST guidelines.
∎ Scrutinize the case paper and analyze the merit of the case in accordance with the BLAST Litigation Policy.
∎ Engaging relevant panel lawyers to conduct litigation following the BLAST Litigation Policy.
∎ Ensuring proper distribution of cases among the panel lawyers consulting with the case distribution sub-committee.
∎ Conducting litigation on actual costs following the BLAST Litigation Policy.
∎ Facilitate in conducting awareness meetings/Legal Aid Camp at the community level.
∎ Ensure and monitor data entries in the BLAST Case Management system (CMS) regularly.
∎ Take necessary and effective steps (s) for quick disposal of pending cases.
∎ Checking and preparing Unit Office accounts.
∎ Taking necessary steps regarding complaints regarding office maintenance (electricity, water, phone, photocopiers, etc.).
∎ Ensuring BLAST representation in different seminars/workshops/meetings/training at the unit level.
∎ Preparing monthly/quarterly/half-yearly/yearly legal statements including case studies and sending them to the Head Office.
∎ Constant contact and maintained networking with different GO-NGO authorities and service providers.
∎ Performing, supervising, tracking, managing, and monitoring all activities according to the Annual Activity Plan.
∎ Performing all other functions and assignments as required occasionally.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age at least 30 years
∎ Must have at least 7 years working experience in the related field.
∎ Must have at least 7 years of professional/practical work experience as a Pabna District Bar Association member with a Bar Council certificate.
∎ Preference will be given to permanent residents of the Pabna district.
∎ Preference will be given to candidates with experience in legal aid services.
∎ Preference will be given to candidates with report writing and speaking skills in both Bengali and English.
∎ Should have good computer knowledge.
∎ Should have the ability to supervise and team lead.
∎ Female candidates will be given preference.

∎ Negotiable
∎ Commensurate with experience and BLAST`s salary scale and policy.

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Weekly 2 holidays
∎ Festival Bonus: 2

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 10 Dec 2023

Company Information:
∎ 30 Nov 2023
∎ Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)
∎ Address : YMCA Development Center, 1/1 Pioneer Road, Kakrail, Dhaka-1000.
∎ 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 achieve significant gender equality at all levels of the organization.

Source: bdjobs.com

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