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NGO / INGO / Non-Profit
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Non-Profit Organization
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Preferred Candidate

Career level:
Manager (supervisor of staff)
Master's degree
Minimum years of experience:
2-5 years

Professional Skills

Masters, Consultant

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Job Description

Light House is a well reputed national level non-profit voluntary development organization working for the development of high risk population, disadvantaged and marginalized groups since 1988. Now, it is implementing a total of 17 projects in 37 districts in the country. For more information, please visit: Under the thematic area "Protect and Promote Human Rights & Good Governance", Light House has been implementing "Improved Justice and Legal Aid Services (IJLAS)" project supported by UKAID through Maxwell Stamp-PLC since 2013. This project is being implemented in a total of 64 unions under 11 Upazilla of 7 districts (Sirajgonj, Pabna, Bogra, Naogoan, Rajshahi, Chapainawabgonj and Joypurhat district) in Rajshahi division for improving local level judiciary (Village Courts & Arbitration Council) system, community mediation, networking with legal aid service providers (Legal Aid Committees at union, upazila & district level), creating legal awareness and building capacity for the poor including minority communities' especially indigenous, char-land within excluded & deprived community people and finally empower people about their legal rights. The IJLAS project of Light House has been working together with the concern partners and stakeholders in a friendly environment and equitable manner for the targeted beneficiaries to support clients/victims for ensuring access to justice smoothly. This is noted that the IJLAS project has recently won the "BEACON Award" for its outstanding performance in building a meaningful Partnership with Service Providers. Objective of End-line Assessment Study: This project is being implemented since 2013 in Rajshahi division and it is going to phase out by March 2017. Light House now intends to assess the overall status of the project and try to see what results/outcomes have been achieved in the field during the phase. So, the objective of this assessment study is to analyze the status of the project and bring out the results/outcomes that have been achieved under the intervention of the project in the area. This will be used as the future reference and obviously help as well as encourage us to take new initiatives that promote greater access of the poor people to legal entitlements, better protection of human rights and appropriate modes of dispute resolution within the community. Light House is implementing this project with the assistance of its two Consortium Partners (National Development Program-NDP and Pabna Protishsruti-PP). It has also identified strategies and activities which have made enabling environment to support vulnerable groups and poor litigants to get justice on the proper way at local level to higher level courts. On the other hand, Light House has started to use proactive grants for comprehensive legal services for adibasi peoples under the IJLAS project from December 2015 with the assistance of its two Strategic Partners (Peoples Union of the Marginalized development Organization-PUMDO and Anagrasar Samaj Unnayan Songstha-ASUS). Light House is inviting applications from the qualified individuals or firms for conducting an End-line Assessment Study to track Changes of Attitude, Practices and Justice Seeking Behavior among the people including ethnic minorities in the mentioned project area.

Position Requirements

Educational Requirements: An excellent academic background At least Master degree, preferably PhD. Experience Requirements: At least 5 years The applicants should have experience in the following areas: Advisor/Consultant Job Requirements: Consultant profile: A consultant will be hired for conducting an End-line Study/Research in the project area. The consultant should have a broad range of experiences and consistent thoughtful approach for organizing and conducting field level assessment studies/research, survey and evaluation; and bringing out the results/outcomes, learning, challenges and recommendations from the field, strong moderation, facilitation and convening skills and knowledge of participatory approach; and an excellent academic background (at least Master degree, preferably PhD). Good command of English and Bangla is necessary. Procurement: The consultant will be awarded through a competitive bidding process. The interested candidates are requested to submit their expression of interest including the following: (i) A forwarding letter mentioning the rate of daily fees with breakdown (ii) Description of Personal Profile (CV) (iii) Description of experience and achievements related to the mentioned subject. Duration: The assignment period is scheduled for a maximum of 20 work days for the consultant. For details, please ask for the ToR.

About the Company

Light House is a well reputed non-profit voluntary development organization working for the development of rural and urban asset less poor, marginalized and high risk population particularly the landless, homeless, sex worker, drug users both injecting and heroin smokers, men who have sex with men (MSM) and Hijra with transgender, distressed, school dropouts, child labor, adibashi and other disadvantaged adults and children in Bangladesh.

It is a leading Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Bangladesh that was founded in 1988 following devastating and gigantic Flood. Feeling concern, a group of young and energetic men joined together to work for the flood victims. One of those founder members, Md Harun-or-Rashid is now the Chief Executive of Light House. Gradually it becomes able to achieve people’s trusteeship, transparency within the working areas keeping up better relationship with civil society, district and upazila level administration and local government. At present, Light House is working in 31 districts of 7 divisions of Bangladesh.

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