Consultant Developing Emergency Response Contingency Plan (ERCP) and enhanced the standard operating procedure (SOP) of Local and National NGO


The Start Fund Bangladesh (2017-2020) is a £10 million rapid emergency response fund set up by the Start Network with support from UK aid from the British people. Modelled on the successful Start Fund that activates funding within 72 hours of a crisis alert, the fund will be accessible to both national and international member NGOs operating in Bangladesh to respond early and fast to under the radar emergencies in Bangladesh.

Recently Start Fund Bangladesh (SFB) expanded its membership comprises of 26 local and national NGOs (L/NNGOs) through civil society organization (CSO) mapping. Based on CSO mapping an initial organizational system-strengthening plan (OSS) has been developed for providing support to the 26 member L/NGO and 11 non-member organization who were identified for capacity building support during the CSO mapping.
When we conducted CSO mapping we have seen that most of the L/NGO have a plan to address emergency requirements called disaster management plan, contingency plan or emergency response plan, which were not well enough to address contingency requirements. As SFB is, a rapid response fund and the world have many emerging issues after world humanitarian summit, which need to be addressed.  The emerging issues and as well as to address 72 hours alert cycle management of SFB every member organization required an ERCP that will enable them for an emergency response very efficiently.

This ERCP will address emergency preparedness of an organization considering new SPHERE handbook, core humanitarian standard and emergency recruitment procedures i.e. volunteer and staff deployment and requirement, procurement, travel, safety and security , risk management, complain response mechanism(CRM), early responder capacity building  and other issues which will enable member organizations for rapid response to humanitarian crisis.

In this regard, the main objective of the consultancy to develop common guideline of ERCP and provide orientation to the selected L/NGO as well as assist the organization to update or develop their individual ERCP and roll out ERCP.

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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-ERP, PD REF 02745) on or before 14th March 2019 at ACF Bangladesh, Orin Tower, House 23, Road 113/A, Gulshan 2, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh.

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