Request for Proposal

Midterm Evaluation of Project Direct

Oxfam employs more than six thousand people in 90 countries who share a commitment to work together to end poverty and suffering. It is committed to ensure diversity and gender equality within the organization and welcomes applications from women, person with disability and under-represented groups. Oxfam does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on their HIV/AIDS status. The organization has been working in Bangladesh since the War of Independence and has established a permanent country office in 1972. Since then it has responded to all major emergencies in the country. Oxfam’s current program focuses on Economic Justice & Resilience, Gender and Women’s Leadership and Humanitarian Capacity Building and Response.

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Oxfam in Bangladesh is going to hire a consultant (national) for “Midterm Evaluation of Project Direct”. We are invitng for proposal from interested consultancy firm/ individual to undertake this assignment.

Background:

Oxfam in Bangladesh has been implementing programme titled “Resilience through Economic Empowerment, Climate Adaptation, Leadership and Learning (REECALL - 2021)” in different agri-ecological zones of Char, Haor and Costal areas. REE-CALL - 2021 is intended for a) Economic empowerment and women leadership, b) DRR, Climate action and resilient WASH, c) Active citizenship and influencing for the greater wellbeing of vulnerable women and men of these areas. In this context, the ‘Project Direct’, under the REE-CALL programme aims to make a resilient community and address existing crisis and problem of water, sanitation and hygiene and make the investment sustainable and resilient.Project Direct’, under the REE-CALL programme of Oxfam, aims to make a resilient community and address existing crisis and problem of water, sanitation and hygiene and make the investment sustainable and resilient. The project works to ensure that the women and adolescent girls in rural Bangladesh enjoy access to safe water, improved sanitation and decent work through reducing gender related WASH and work inequality. Project intended to achieve following three outcomes:

  1. Developed community leadership of 744 committee members including 456 women and 40 local committees to increase community resilience through WASH initiatives and to influence better services from duty bearers. 
  2. Improved and direct access to water, sanitation and hygiene services and facilities for at least 6,340 community members, including 3,290 women, through small scale model interventions and related advocacy for scaling up.
  3. Improved and diversified livelihood for at least 1500 community members, including members of women WASH platform, through WASH entrepreneurship development, supporting IGA and influencing market actors.  

Rationale and purpose:

The project started with support of Oxfam GB fund from April 2017 for three years and will end in March 2020. Referring to M&E plan of the project, a baseline was conducted during first year of the project where specific data collected against each indicator as per log frame. Following that a midterm evaluation will be conducted where some specific data will be collected against each indicator following project log frame using both quantitative and qualitative method.

Please refer to the detailed ToR (Click here) for this assignment.

Proposal submission Instruction:

The individual/firm must submit the following documents along with Technical & Financial Proposal (including VAT/TAX): The financial proposal should include 15% VAT ONLY. Oxfam will deduct 10% Income Tax at source from the agreed consultancy amount for national consultant and firms.

For Individual Consultant

  • Maximum 2 pages profile highlighting related assignment completed with client name, contract person and mobile number along with detailed CV;
  • TIN certificate and any other relevant document (if necessary).

For Consultancy Firm

  • Maximum 2 pages Firm profile highlighting related assignment completed with client name, contract person and mobile number;
  • Lead Consultant’s (who will lead the assignment) Maximum 2 pages CV highlighting related assignment completed, role in of the completed assignment;
  • Other Team members’ (who will involve in the assignment) one paragraph short CV highlighting related assignment completed and role;
  • Firm’s Certificate, TIN and VAT registration.

Please mention the assignment title “Midterm Evaluation of Project Direct (REE-CALL -2021)” in the subject line during application via below mentioned email submit following two separate pdf files -

  • Financial proposal
  • Technical proposal should include Cover page, Table of content, understand of the assignment (pls. don’t copy & paste), experience in handling similar assignments, a work-plan, methodology, Certificate, TIN and VAT registration to hrbd@oxfam.org.uk

Proposal submission deadline: 20 November 2018

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