Request for Proposal

Media Fellowship 2019 on  Inequality and Opportunities in Char areas of Bangladesh


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 “Media Fellowship 2019 on Inequality and Opportunities in Char areas of Bangladesh'”. We are invitng for proposal from interested consultancy firm/ individual to undertake this assignment.

Background:
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 responded to all major emergencies in the country. Oxfam in Bangladesh is looking for applications for “Media Fellowship 2019 on “Inequality and Opportunities in Char areas of Bangladesh”.  We invite applications from journalists, with demonstrated interest in covering emergency, disaster and development issues in Bangladesh, to undertake field based research and write articles/stories on various facets of inequalities and potential opportunities in Char areas of Bangladesh.

OBJECTIVE
The objective of this assignment is to sensitize and create a greater understanding of the issues around inequalities persist in char areas and government and other actors’ agenda of development to mainstream the people of char areas of Bangladesh.

SCOPE OF WORK

  • The media fellows are expected to produce various forms of reports like special articles, featured articles, investigative /analytical report, op-ed etc in national media (print/electronic).
  • Investigative reports will be published / telecasted in popular daily newspaper (Bangla/English) or Bangla TV channel.
  • All reports must be publish/telecasted within 30 days after signing agreement.
  • An anthology of reports with relevant information to be submitted to Oxfam
  • Each awarded fellow should produce minimum 3 stories.

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 Media Fellowship 2019 on Inequality and Opportunities in Char areas of Bangladeshin 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: 14 March 2019

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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.