Short-Term Training Consultants for Platforms for Dialogue Project (P4D) British Council

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We operate in 110 countries. Our purpose is to create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide.

Overall Objectives

Overall objective of this assignment is to coordinate and deliver training for local government representatives in 21 districts.

Number of vacancies: 03

The successful applicant will be expected to:

Deliverables (and timeframe)
  1. UP Training: Organise and deliver training for selected Union Parishad Representatives in 21 districts. (Tentative Timeline: May – October 2019).
  2. UP Training Report: Prepare and submit the training report of each districts within one week of completion of the training, using agreed format. (Timeline: May-October 2019)

Stakeholder consultations: The consultant is expected to follow a participatory and consultative approach ensuring engagement of relevant government departments, especially in the Cabinet Division (CD) and in Local Government Division (LGD), as well as BC P4D team.

Coordination: The consultant needs to meet with the P4D and CD as and when required to discuss and agree the training implementation arrangements.

Organise and delivery of UP Training: In prior agreement with the BC P4D project and in consultation with concerned DDLG/UNO, the consultant will organise training on Social Accountability Policy Instruments and Participatory Planning for selected UP representatives between May and October 2019. The consultant needs to inform P4D vendors for necessary logistics support through the P4D District Facilitators.

Gender and social inclusion: In line with BC P4D Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI) strategy P4D will provide necessary support to the consultants to help foster an environment to enable effective participation and representation of women and marginalized groups.

Timeframe and inputs

Each Consultant is expected to work for a maximum of 80 working days over a period of 1 May 2019 to 31 October 2019. The timeline and duration can be revised based on actual project needs.

Required Skills and Experiences
  • Proven experience of training organisation and facilitation, particularly for Union Parishad representatives.
  • Master’s degree in relevant subject
  • Fluent in both Bangla and English
  • Good knowledge on government social accountability policy instruments and participatory planning.
  • Proven experience of working with senior government officials and experience of interacting with Local Government Department.
  • Flexible and good team player
  • Excellent writing skills in Bangla and computer literate

How to Apply

Applicants must submit following documents while apply for this position

  • A cover letter highlighting why they are suitable for this position and expected daily rate.
  • Curriculum Vita (CV) – not more than 4 pages.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for the next step of selection process. No hard copies of the application will be accepted. To apply, please send the above-mentioned documents to the following email address to with a copy to
Please include Short-Term UP Training Consultants” inthe subject title of the email. No application will be accepted without proper subject and required updated documents.

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Closing date:  16 February 2019

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and we are keen to reflect diversity at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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