Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)

Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)

No. of Vacancies
Job Description/Responsibilities
  • Form community based Self-help groups of garments workers in project areas
  • Conduct Awareness session among workers/members of self-help groups
  • Handle query of the workers on workplace and GBV issues
  • Receive complain and applications from clients in the project area
  • Ensure implementation and reporting of project activities and achieve project objectives.
  • Ensure project visibility in the project area
  • Communication with GO/NGO offices in project areas
  • Provide legal advice to clients
  • Make referrals to Dhaka Head Office, Legal Cell for pursuing mediation and litigation in appropriate cases and accompany clients to the Head Office if necessary
  • Liaise between lawyers and clients, other service providers and community leaders for victim support
  • Make necessary referrals for legal aid or organisations in case of any request for assistance eg with legal problems on family/land matters, or livelihood issues.
  • Meet and network with business providers, local authorities, service providers and community leaders to ensure timely and efficient referrals of victims for comprehensive support.
  • Assist in carrying out advocacy activities at the local and national level for law and policy reform aimed at better protection of workers' rights.
  • Follow up on cases
  • Maintain an applications database register, including certified and signed printouts of each claim forms.
  • Prepare and preserve relevant information and documents for each applicant.
  • Prepare monthly reports and other data reports, as required
  • Carry out any other activities as and when required.
Job Nature
Full Time
Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor in any discipline from any reputed university
Experience Requirements
to 1 year(s)
Additional Requirements
  • 1-2 years relevant experience
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to recognize and evaluate relevant facts and legal concepts.
  • Ability to organize, analyze, communicate, and administer.
  • Fluent Bangla and English (spoken and written) language skills
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, internet browsing).
Job Location
Other Benefit
  • Commensurate with experience and BLAST's salary scale and policy
  • Costs in relation to field work (travel and daily allowances) will be borne by the organisation
Job Source
Applying Procedure

Interested candidates are requested to apply only through online application process by or before 23 April, 2017. We expect comprehensive curriculum vitae which includes recent pp size photograph, name and contact of two (2) professional referees who are familiar with the candidate's qualifications and work experiences. Only short listed candidates will be invited for interview. 
PLEASE NOTE: if any candidate tries to contact anyone linked to BLAST to solicit for the position, they will be automatically disqualified. BLAST is an equal opportunities employer; women and individuals from marginalized communities in particular are encouraged to apply.

Applicant must enclose his/her Photograph with CV.

Application Deadline : Apr 23, 2017

Applicant must enclose his/her Photograph with CV.
Application Deadline : Apr 23, 2017
Company Information

Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)Address : YMCA Development Center, 1/1 Pioneer Road, Kakrail, Dhaka.Web : : 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.