Hiring consultant/consulting firm to Understanding the situation and gaps of the new context in Youth Economic Empowerment with different policies and strategic options created by government, donors and private sectors

Founded over 80 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children's development organizations in the world. Plan International plays an important role in mobilising children, communities and civil society organisations to claim the rights of children and achieve agreed upon local development priorities, towards a commitment to ensuring the wellbeing of children in support of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

Plan International works in fifty-two developing countries across Africa, Asia and the South America, and twenty-one countries raise funds to support these efforts. Plan International's stated Global Strategic Goal is to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalized, with high-quality programs that deliver long-lasting benefits. Children are at the heart of everything we do.
Plan International has been operating in Bangladesh since 1994, helping children access their rights to health, education, economic security and protection. Currently, under Country Strategy (CS) IV (2016-2020) Plan International Bangladesh is implementing programmes in six thematic areas: health, education, child protection, water and sanitation, youth engagement and employment, and disaster risk management and climate change. Through interventions of Plan International Bangladesh, more than 3,500,000 people including women, children and vulnerable are benefitted across 13 districts.

Plan’s Impact Area 6 of the CS IV, Right to Youth and Economic Empowerment has the Strategic Objective to achieve 50,000 youth (50% girls) especially most marginalized and excluded from rural and urban setting are equipped with pre-employment competencies, particularly life skills for a 21st century job market and skills to become engaged citizens through economic and social empowerment and active participation. Plan Bangladesh’s holistic approach to youth employment and civic engagement puts youth at the center of their own social and economic development by providing the information, skills, resources, opportunities, peer mentoring and support for youth to make their own choices, and transition into decent work and actively contribute to society. We believe that pre-employment competencies like life skills, rights education, financial education, gender relations and career counselling will not only enable youth to get a job but very importantly to lead their life as active citizens. These are also the skills that employers consider to be of greatest value, yet are lacking in the labor market. Plan supports youth civic engagement through youth advisory boards and interactions in various fora supported by other strategic objectives enabling all round development of youth as confident and socially astute citizens. 
 
Under this backdrop, Plan International Bangladesh has planned for a research to understand the situation and gaps considering the new context with different policies and strategic options created by government, donors and private sectors. To conduct the research a consultant/consulting firm will be engaged on behalf of Plan International Bangladesh as per this Terms of Reference (TOR).

Terms of Reference (TOR)

Terms of Reference (TOR) can be downloaded from this link. For any clarification related with project and research please contact Md. Abdullah Al Maamun, YEE Manager to the following email address:  Abdullah.Maamun@plan-international.org

Submission of Proposal

Interested consultant/consulting firms are requested to submit a technical and a financial proposal through email at planbd.consultant.hiring@plan-international.org with a cover letter addressing the Administrative Coordinator of Administration, Plan International Bangladesh. The deadline of proposal submission is the 10th January 2019.