Consultant for Start Fund Bangladesh Digital Data Collection Tool Development and Training
PD REFERENCE – BD-DH-02746 (Digital Data Collection Tool Development and Training)


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 and hosted by ACF Bangladesh. Modelled on the successful Start Fund that activates funding within 72 hours of a crisis alert, 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. These decisions are made by humanitarian actors within member agencies with all projects selected within the country or region of the crisis, while projects start within 7 days and finish within 45 days. As such, the expected impact and outcome of Start Fund Bangladesh is that “Loss of lives, livelihoods and dignity are minimised”, given that the “Humanitarian responses are rapid, informed and adapted to the need of the affected communities”.

As of December 2018, Start Fund Bangladesh has been among the first responders to address seven small/medium emergencies, reaching around 0.2 million people with cash, hygiene materials, hygiene promotion and other supports through awarding more than £2.16 million to 14 of its member agencies  and their partners. Through our responses during the last two years, we have experiences few challenges. Firstly, reaching the affected communities rapidly with support; and secondly, inconsistency in our approach and method to collect post distribution monitoring (PDM) data which obstructs the portrayal of real impacts, the generation of required evidence and to inform our future responses. Given the wide usage of mobile phones and tabs currently and its increasing use in humanitarian operations, to further increase the speed and effectiveness of the funding mechanism, Start Fund Bangladesh has planned to initiate beneficiary data collection and PDM utilizing Kobo based digital tools along with training its member staffs in this regards through a consultant.

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Submission of Expression of Interest (EOI)

The consultant will confirm her/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 Digital Data Collection Tool Development and Training, PD REF 02746) 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)