Expression of Interest(EOI) for

Consultancy Work for
Identifying and mapping of existing financial institutions (national and local level) including their services and develop lobby plan 

ActionAid Bangladesh invites applications from interested consultant (s)/ agencies to do the following tasks as part of the Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment and Rights known as POWER project.

  • Identifying and mapping of potential and existing financial institutions (national and local level)
  • Identifying financial services of those institutions which are supportive for the smallholder rural women entrepreneurs (individual and group) for their access to thereof.
  • Specifying the gaps between policy options of the financial services and capacity of smallholder rural women entrepreneurs (individual and group).
  • Recommending with lobby plan/scope on how to overcome gaps towards having access to financial services by the smallholder rural women entrepreneurs (individual and group).

ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) is implementing Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment and Rights known as POWER project which is a multi-country project implementing in Ghana, Rwanda, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. The long-term objective of the project is to contribute to increase economic empowerment of women. The specific objective of the intervention for Bangladesh is to increase the income of 5000 women and their ability to control their income, through practicing Climate Resilience Sustainable Agriculture (CRSA), accessing markets and reducing, recognizing and redistributing Unpaid Care Work (UCW) by 2020. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is funding for this five-year long project started from January 2016. In Bangladesh, the project is implementing at Fulchori upazila under Gaibandha district and Sadar upazila under Lalmonirhat district. The implementing partner of the project is SKS Foundation. In this context, POWER project aims to conduct a survey on the market situation. The overall objective is to identify the demands of the products of women groups and the area in Dhaka where feasible to set up an outlet for women farmers to promote their products at the national market. The detailed ToR of the consultancy can be found at the Link: Click Here

Submission of Proposal:

Interested Consultant(S)/Consultancy Agencies are requested to submit their Technical and Financial Proposals through e-mail or hard copy in a sealed envelope & should include the name and detail contact address of the consultant/team. Detailed CVs of the team members should be included in the annexure of the technical proposal. Technical proposal should be no more than 4 pages. The proposal must clearly demonstrate the capacity of the consultant (s) / agency in terms of their knowledge on small scale enterprise development, women and gender issues, agriculture, human rights, cooperative and women economic empowerment.

The deadline for submission of applications is Saturday, 16 February 2019. Please send your application to

Attention: HROD Team
ActionAid Bangladesh
House # SE(C)5/B (New) 8 (Old), Road # 136,
Gulshan-1, Dhaka – 1212