Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. With its head quarter in Ireland, Concern has been working in Bangladesh since 1972.

Civil Society Alliance for Scaling Up Nutrition, Bangladesh (CSA for SUN, BD) is a member based alliance or network comprising of different national and international organisations. This is a non-political, non-profit, national nutrition alliance, which has formally launched on October 31, 2012.  The CSA for SUN, BD members advocate with the support to the Government and other stakeholders to ensure ownership and facilitate strategic actions to combat malnutrition. Concern Worldwide, Bangladesh is the secretariat of CSA for SUN, BD from February, 2016.

Currently, Concern worldwide is inviting Expression of Interests (EOIs) from reputed and experienced consultancy firms/ individuals to conduct a Four (04) days training on Lobby, Advocacy and Resource Mobilization for general committee members from Chattogram and Sylhet divisions of CSA for SUN, BD.

Purpose of the Consultancy:  The purpose of the consultancy is to conduct a 4-days training on Lobby, Advocacy and Resource Mobilization for the general committee members of the alliance in one batch. This training should strengthen the capacity of CSA members to influence multi-sectoral District Nutrition Coordination Committees and other govt. line departments to mobilize resources from the government for effective implementation of NPAN2 through advocacy and lobbying.

Specific Tasks to be undertaken by the Consultant(s):

  • Develop and share the outline of sessions specifying the contents of the training.
  • Prepare materials (handouts, PPT, group works, stories etc.) as per training content and outline.
  • Organize the training in a residential venue; arrange all logistics e.g. banner, multi-media, bag/folder, pen, writing pad, flip chart, marker etc.) for the training
  • Organize food (breakfast, refreshment snacks, lunch and dinner) and accommodation for the participants during the training.
  • Appoint experience and skilled facilitator(s) for conducting the training sessions.
  • Prepare training report and share with Concern Worldwide within five (05) working days after completion of the training.  

Qualification Requirements for the training resource person(s) and facilitators:

  • A Master’s degree or higher degree in Development Studies, Social Science, or any other relevant subjects.
  • At least eight years’ of proven experiences in organizing and conducting trainings in relevant fields.
  • Good understanding on concept and issues about lobby, advocacy and resource mobilization in the context health and nutrition sector in Bangladesh.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding on the challenges and opportunities in nutrition sectors in Bangladesh, especially on those relevant to Bangladesh National Nutrition Policy (NNP) and the second National Plan of Action on Nutrition (NPAN2) 2016-25.

Terms of Reference: Click here to download.  

Interested consultants with relevant experience can submit a Technical and a Financial proposal with a Cover letter detailing the suitability for the assignment and current contact information to: Human Resources, Concern Worldwide, 15 SW (D), Road 7, Gulshan-1, Dhaka - 1212 OR by email to recruitment.bgd@concern.net  

Closing Date: 18th March, 2019

Any form of persuasion shall result disqualification of the EOI.

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