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 “mid-term evaluation of two business enterprises”. We are invitng for proposal from interested consultancy firm/ individual to undertake this assignment.


“Enterprise Development Programme (EDP) - Bangladesh” is a unique impact investment programme led by Oxfam in Bangladesh under the Economic Justice and Resilience  Pillar. A number of small & growing business projects have been running since 2017. EDP provides different technical support to develop the capacity of the selected enterprises in terms of quality, quantity and sustainability of the enterprise through strengthening its finance, administration, inventory management, business operation and facilitates linkages to create an access to finance. In the year 2017 and 2018, OXFAM in Bangladesh has invested in 2 (two) enterprises of Rangpur Division– namely Chetona Fish Hatchery and Bolon Duck Hatchery.


The overall purpose of the mid-term evaluation is to evaluate the results of the in the investments made in Bangladesh through Enterprise Development Program (EDP) of OXFAM. The evaluation will have an emphasis on the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and impact of the intervention carried out and approach adopted. This will allow the consultant to extract lessons learnt and recommendations to enhance the quality of the future programming by OXFAM, regarding both operational and programming issues. The major questions to look through the evaluation are as follows:

  • Has the investment made a sustainable impact towards the enterprise, the community and the industry?
  • Has the investment made any increase in the production capacity of the enterprises? Is there a market to absorb the increased production?
  • Has the investment resulted in the economic growth of the enterprises?
  • Is there any new job creation due to this investment?
  • Is there any economic empowerment of women through the programme?
  • Is there any scope to integrate more women, especially in fisheries value chain?


Following tasks will be performed by the individual consultant or consultancy firm in close collaboration with Oxfam respective project team.

Deliverables/ Outputs
Estimated Duration to Complete
Target Due Dates
Review and Approvals Required
1.1. Work plan outlining individual activity to be performed under this consultancy, the timeframe for the implementation of activities, a list of stakeholders involved in each activity. 1.2. The methodology to be used, including data and information collection approach and the tools to be used and training facilitation methodology.
10 days
10 April 2019
Outline & methodology to be reviewed and approved by the Oxfam EDP team
    1. Carrying out meeting, interview or FGD at the locations of both the enterprises.
    2. Collection, recording and analysis of data toward report preparation of mid-term evaluation.
    3. Preservation of all data extracted for future reference.
30 days
20 April 2019
Verification of activities and approaches taken to collect data will be made by the enterprise and Oxfam Bangladesh team
1st draft of mid-term evaluation report submission of both the enterprises.
5 days
20 May
Report submission will follow discussion and presentation
Submission of final report of mid-term evaluation of both the enterprises.
5 days
25 May

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 “mid-term evaluation of two business enterprises” 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: 20 April 2019

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

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