Request for Proposal

Designing and producing communicaiton materials for transboundary rivers for our sustainable advancement programme

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 “Designing and Producing Communicaiton Materials for Transboundary Rivers for Our Sustainable Advancement Programme”. We are invitng for proposal from interested consultancy firm/ individual to undertake this assignment.


Transboundary Rivers of South Asia (TROSA) is a regional programme of Oxfam which is being implemented with the vision of reducing poverty and marginalization of vulnerable river basin communities through increased access to, and control over, riverine water resources on which their livelihoods depend. In Bangladesh, the project is working in the Meghna, Brhamaputra, Jinjiram and Teesta basin in collaboration with Center for Natural Resource Studies (CNRS) and Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK). The project has ongoing research and advocacy activities related with people’s rights over river related resources and services, i.e. Hilsa and other fisheries in river and haor areas, protection from erosion and river induced disasters, inland water transport services, sand extraction etc.


The objective of the consultancy work is to design and print communication and public awareness materials to positively highlight the project findings and lessons learned. The materials need to be developed considering the audience/target groups of the project. The project will use these materials as part of its campaign and communications plan to motivate relevant stakeholders for better water governance.


  1. Conceptualize, develop layout, design and produce appropriate communications materials based on the review of existing information derived from different research and outreach activities of the project to advertise as project products to target external audience i.e. media, river basin communities, policy makers, researchers and others.
  2. Prepare a dissemination plan for the developed materials.

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 “Designing and producing communicaiton materials for transboundary rivers for our sustainable advancement programme” 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: 12 February 2019

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  • We also highly encourage women to apply for the mentioned position.

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