Request for Proposal


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.

A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do at Oxfam. There’s enough wealth in this world to go around. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. It’s unjustifiable. It’s not their problem. It’s ours too. And with the right support, we can stop poverty and suffering in their tracks. More than 8,000 people already commit their time and talents to our humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.

Oxfam in Bangladesh is going to hire a consultant (national) for “Incubator for Youth Entrepreneur”. We are invitng for proposal from interested consultancy firm/ individual to undertake this assignment.


Under the program pillar of Economic Justice and Resilience, Oxfam in Bangladesh is implementing Empower Youth for Work (EYW) Project. It is a 5-year project being funded by IKEA Foundation and implemented in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia and Ethiopia. The overall aim of the EYW project in Bangladesh is to improve economic and social empowerment for young women and men living in rural climate-change affected areas. The target group of the project consists of young women and men, community members, policy makers, government representatives and private sectors actors.


The purpose of this assignment is:

  1. To develop an advisory plan for a pool of heterogeneous entrepreneurs based on trade-off between business scope and interest of entrepreneur for start-up.
  2. To provide tailor support to ongoing business enterprises for durable improvement with added service.
  3. To assist in assessing the business opportunity and market risk and challenges by entrepreneurs themselves considering value chain cycle.
  4. To educate on both government and local entrepreneurship legal and compliance issues.
  5. To establish at least 15 successful business cases from each location out of 600 youths trained on entrepreneurship skill. This 600 youths should be selected through comprehensive process designed by the incubator out of the total 1200+ youths who would have received training from the project.


The Consultant should consider the life-cycle approach to Business Incubation and deliver the following services:

Pre-Incubation Stage: Relates to the overall activities needed to support the potential entrepreneur in developing his/her business idea, business model and business plan, to boost the chances to arrive to an effective start‐up creation. 2 months
  • Idea formulation
  • Idea assessment
  • Market validation of the idea
  • Innovation assessment
  • Defining the business idea
  • Defining the business model
Incubation Stage/After-Care: Support given to the entrepreneur from the startup to the expansion phase. 10 months
  • Access to finance
  • Legal and administrative support
  • Support to selection of physical facilities
  • Linkages with markets and value chains
  • Access to knowledge and technology, including technology transfer and adoption.
  • Mentoring, coaching and advising
  • Access to relevant networks
  • Assistance with business basics, HR and marketing

Above mentioned services will be provided to 600 youth especially young women in four EYW locations and come up with a successful business model from March 2019 to February 2020.

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 “Incubator for Youth Entrepreneur” 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

Proposal submission deadline: 18 February 2019

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Oxfam is a world-wide development organization that mobilizes the power of people against poverty

Our values and commitment to safeguarding:

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff, volunteers, consultants to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

OUR VALUES - All our work is led by three core values:

Empowerment: Everyone, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.

Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.

Inclusiveness: We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

  • We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
  • We also highly encourage women to apply for the mentioned position.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.