Request for Proposal

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for “The Resilience through Economic Empowerment, Climate Adaptation, Leadership and Learning (REE-CALL 2021)”

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 “environmental impact assessment (eia) for the resilience through economic empowerment, climate adaptation, leadership and learning (REE-CALL 2021). We are invitng for proposal from interested consultancy firm/ individual to undertake this assignment.


Oxfam has been working with the “Resilience through Economic Empowerment, Climate Adaptation, Leadership and Learning (REE-CALL)” project in the disaster-prone Char, Haor, and Coastal areas since 2010. The REE-CALL project has emerged as a model of community resilient framework through strengthening capacity to anticipate and manage the hazard and impact, women economic empowerment, securing rights and entitlement and women’s leadership. 12 key changes were identified by Oxfam, in its Most Significant Change Exercise (MSC Exercise). REE-CALL 2021 was designed keeping in mind the learning from the REE-CALL project and with input from community stakeholders, local partners, researchers, academicians, scholars, Government policymakers, private sector actors and contributing Oxfam affiliates which were evaluated through most significant change, deep dive and other studies. Positive changes in the life and livelihood of vulnerable people and resilience capacity of the community and institutions must be environmentally sound and sustainable. Otherwise it will result in adverse effect in the long run. Considering this, a systematic identification and evaluation of the potential impacts of REECALL 2021 projects physical, biological, cultural and socioeconomic components on the environment needs to be assessed to ensure that the project interventions are viable and environmentally sound in the long run.


The overall purpose of the Environmental Impact Assessment is to identify and evaluate the potential impacts of planned interventions of REECALL 2021 project in terms of physical, biological, cultural and socio-economic components of environment. Make sure the project interventions are viable and environmentally sound in the long run.

  • Identifying environmental factors for considering in the decision-making process of project implementations.
  • To identify positive environmental impacts associated with planned interventions of the Project.
  • Identifying possible adverse environmental impacts of the project planned interventions and find out way forward to avoid or minimise adverse environmental impact of the project interventions.
  • To provide effective recommendation on understanding and anticipate environmental impacts and mitigation measures.
  • Informing the beneficiaries, partners and project stakeholders about the environmental friendly interventions.  


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

  • Carry out Environmental Screening, identify and assess potential positive and adverse environmental impacts including direct, indirect, and induced impacts for the project interventions.
  • Review environmental policy and legislation of Bangladesh and assess the project interventions are obeying Bangladesh environmental law regarding utilization water, soil, air and ecology.
  • Examines the possible environmental consequences of the implementation of project interventions.
  • Find out alternatives action that can minimize environmental risks and maximize potential benefits.
  • Drawn up an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) that serves to monitor mitigating actions
  • To assess existing planned interventions can be achieved benefits both environmental and socio-economical.
  • Assess has the project in placed environmental management plan and provide recommendation for environmental management plan in the project. 
  • Carry out project site visit to collect primary data and review all available relevant secondary data to establish a comprehensive environmental baseline (including physical, biological, social, cultural and economic environments) for the Project Area of Influence; (analyze and include the issues and recommendation identified from Environmental Screening).
  • To develop proposed measures to avoid, reduce, mitigate, manage such impacts, including the institutional arrangements and required capacity for the implementation of all such measures and monitor their effectiveness and suggest changes to the as well as capacity strengthening measures.
  • Conduct a public consultation process that ensures Project people and other stakeholders are informed about the possible impacts, as well as offered the opportunity to share their opinions and feedback so as to input into the environmental assessment, planning and design studies and implementation.

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 “environmental impact assessment (eia) for the resilience through economic empowerment, climate adaptation, leadership and learning (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

Proposal submission deadline: 20 April 2019

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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.