Consultant for Start Fund Bangladesh Localisation Process Documentation
PD REFERENCE – BD-DH-02744 (Localisation Process Documentation)


The Start Fund Bangladesh (2017-2020) is a £10 million rapid emergency response pool fund set up by the Start Network with support from UK aid. Modelled on the successful Start Fund that activates funding within 72 hours of a crisis alert, reaches the beneficiaries within 7 days of the project start and finishes within 45 days. The fund has been setup to be accessible to both national and international member NGOs operating in Bangladesh to respond early and fast to under the radar emergencies in Bangladesh, while the funding decisions and governance are led by its member international, national and local NGOs.
Localization is a non-negotiable principle for Start Network, which influenced the adoption of an independent localisation review for Start Fund with Bangladesh as a sampled country just before the inception of the Bangladesh Fund. As the first such pilot Start Fund Bangladesh Governance Committee, host (ACF) and the Secretariat has adopted a number of strategies to localize the fund. These include from having establishing in-country secretariat and analysis capacity, having a FD6 approval on the overall fund for rapid in-country fund disbursements, facilitated a nationwide CSO mapping exercise to expand its national and local member base, in country allocation and project selection decision making, adopting Bengali as the primary language to enable N/LNGOs to participate in the process more effectively, face to face learning exchange and peer reviews in conjunction with member agency representatives as well as their N/LNGO partners etc. Apart from these, the secretariat has been tracking the funding as well as other dimensions as “participation revolution” since its inception, and has been advocating for further equitable sharing of funds and exposure for N/LNGOs in spirit of true partnership between international and national agencies. In the upcoming days, SFB envisages to further strengthen the capacity of the N/LNGO members through intense institutional development support and demonstrate the results in terms of quality due to locally led responses.

As such, Start Fund Bangladesh is planning to engage an independent consultant to undertake a light touch process documentation to keep track of the bulk of activities done so far. The outcome of this exercise will be used to demonstrate the relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the interventions undertaken by the Start Fund, to external stakeholders as well as used as a benchmark to evaluate the impact and likely sustainability in latter stages.

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Submission of Expression of Interest (EOI)

The consultant will confirm his expression of interest and submit a proposal (2 copies of both technical and financial in printed copies including work plan, of max 10 pages) according to the Terms of Reference (TOR) in a closed envelope clearly marked as (EOI-SFB Localisation Process Documentation, PD REF 02744) on or before 14th March 2019 at ACF Bangladesh, Orin Tower, House 23, Road 113/A, Gulshan 2, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh.

In case of any query please contact Imtiaz Ahmad (email:;
Mobile: +8801882086245)