As a service provider with worldwide operations in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH works together with its partners to develop effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions. GIZ is a public-benefit federal enterprise and supports the German Government as well as many public and private sector clients in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security.

For the team of our Rule of Law programme, we seek applications from suitable candidates for the position of “Project Officer- Advocacy and Research”.

Job Location:  Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs (MoLJPA) at Dhaka (field visit expected)
Contract Duration till: June 30, 2021
Number of Position: 01
Band: 3T

A. Responsibilities:

  • Providing necessary support to the NPD for smooth implementation of the project
  • Maintaining liaison with public officials, GIZ officials and other stakeholders
  • Providing other necessary technical support as required by  NPD and Project Implementation Unit (PIU)
  • Coordinate with and provide technical support to the Planning Wing of the Justice Division, MoLJPA on technical and financial progress report
  • Coordinate with the national and  local level criminal justice institutions/agencies on project related issues
  • Facilitate visits by International and national consultants and GIZ staff members to the Ministry
  • Provide necessary support for planning and implementation of the  National Justice Audit  Provide support for organizing inter-ministerial meeting, project steering committee meeting and other national and local level events

B. Tasks:

Management, Coordination and Networking

  • Actively support in managing project related day-to-day activities in the office of National Project Director (NPD), Law and Justice Division, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs (MoLJPA)
  • Support to ensure that necessary coordination and liaison are maintained between and among the NPD’s Office, GIZ Rule of Law Office on smooth implementation of project activities
  • Coordinate with the Planning Wing of the Law and Justice Division;  MoLJPA and GIZ RoL Teams  for project progress report; both technical and financial
  • Support NPD and DNPD in necessary communication and coordination with the members of the Project Steering Committee, Project Advisory Committee and other representatives from the relevant criminal justice institutions both at national and local levels
  • Support NPD and GIZ RoL team members in organizing Project Steering Committee meeting, Project Advisory Committee meeting, inter-ministerial meeting and other events namely workshops/discussion meeting/seminars/consultation meeting
  • Ensure that project related issues (that may arise either from GIZ side or ministry side) are properly communicated between the office of National Project Director and GIZ Rule of Law Programme  
  • Visit to the project areas, especially with the NPD/delegation from the Ministry and provide necessary support for smooth implementation of field visit, attend various events at field levels  
  • Assist the project team members in building network with different stakeholders, including but not limited to, legal aid organization and different actors in the criminal justice system 
  • Coordinate with the PSU, GIZ RoL to ensure that required logistics are available in the office of National Project Director for smooth implementation of project activities

Reporting, Documentation and Knowledge Management:

  • Keep project related necessary documents/reports and files updated
  • Prepare minutes for Project Advisory Committee Meeting, Project Steering Committee Meeting and Inter-Ministerial Meeting
  • Draft project related letters/circular to be sent by the NPD Office to other relevant government agencies  
  • Provide intellectual inputs for preparing talking points, speech for NPD/DNPD to facilitate their participation in different forum/meetings
  • Provide technical inputs to NPD while preparing  note sheet/documents on project related issues
  • Preparing notes, speech, presentation materials, project reports and contribute to other relevant reports as required
  • Support NPD in preparing response to the queries from different authorities such as Prime Minister Office, Finance Ministry, ERD, Audit Office, etc
  • Supporting the legal research and study activities/desk research related to justice system in Bangladesh as required
  • Contribute to the team member in developing concept note, outlining consultation workshop/stakeholder dialogue on justice reform
  • Support project team in documentation and reporting of various events including workshops/discussion meetings, Project Steering Committee
  • Support team members through providing information on new law, circular, office order that may be relevant to project related issues 

National Justice Audit

  • Provide all necessary support to NPD to facilitate implementation of National Justice Audit
  • Support NPD’s office in issuing visa recommendation letter for international consultants on the Justice Audit and assist in organizing meeting for the JA Team with the key representatives from criminal justice institutions
  • Support in coordination with NPD Office and the relevant criminal justice institutions to facilitate data collection process for the National Justice Audit
  • Attend the meeting with JA Team and contribute to the planning and implementation of NJA
  • Support to wider dissemination of the findings of the National Justice Audit both at national and local levels

Other duties/additional tasks

  • Contribute in project activities and any other tasks as required
  • Support to other outputs/component under the GIZ Rule of Law Programme
  • To contribute towards activity and communication, where possible, is accessible by all disabilities
  • To contribute towards gender equality and diversity concerns are addressed at appropriate levels

To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience

Professionalism – a solid background in project work and ability to work autonomously, take initiatives and be pro-active. Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.

Communication – strong communication (spoken, written, presentational) skills. Demonstrated skills in communicating with people from different backgrounds.

Team work–strong ability to work in a team and be supportive to others’ efforts and work

Academic Qualifications

  • LLB (Hon’s) and LLM

Professional experience

  • At least 3 years’ relevant professional experience in public or private sectors/ NGO/ Development Cooperation 
  • Experience in justice and legal sector in Bangladesh will be given preference
  • Proven ability and experience in reporting and documentation in both Bengali and English is essential

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice sector, especially local justice system (e.g. village court, arbitration, mediation etc.) will be treated as an asset
  • Working in the government project will be an added advantage
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills
  • Proven ability in self-organisation, to work under pressure and deliver on time
  • Proven ability to work as a team member
  • Proven commitment to gender equality and disability
  • Excellent command on MS-Office (word, excel and power-point), and Bangla and English compose
  • Good working knowledge of modern telecommunication system
  • Language- English, Bangla

We only accept electronic applications.
If you meet the above requirements, you can apply through the link below.

Last Date of Application: 21 September 2019

No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
All applications will be treated according to the merit and with strict confidentiality

GIZ is an equal opportunity employer.
Women and impaired persons are especially encouraged to apply and they will be selected in case of equal qualification with other candidates.