Hiring consultant/consulting firm for Research to understand community perceptions and impact of Plan’s intervention in the camps in Cox’s Bazar under a UNICEF funded project

Since extreme violence erupted in the Rakhine State of Myanmar in 25 August 2017, an estimated 728,000 Rohingya men, women and children have crossed the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to find safety. Combined with pre-existing numbers of Rohingya population that fled earlier in previous years, the total Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar amounts to approximately 909,000 as of January, 2019.  The situation has also place significant pressure on host communities.

In May 2018 Plan International Bangladesh launched a project on Alternative Learning for children and youth aged 3-24 from the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar National (FDMN) community in Bangladesh with the financial support from UNICEF. The overall outcome of the project is to responds to the immediate education needs of out-of-school Rohingya children, adolescents and youth through an education in emergency package, consisting of a number of community-based modalities in four camp areas. The project will be completed in April 2019.

The project is entering its final quarter and we are now in a position to understand how activities are being implemented with fidelity (the degree to which an intervention or program is delivered as intended) to design, quality of delivery and management, and participant responsiveness and satisfaction in design. By understanding and measuring whether an intervention has been implemented with fidelity, Plan aims to gain a better understanding of how and why this intervention meets the immediate educational needs of Rohingya children, adolescents and youth (aged 3-24)., and the extent to which outcomes can be improved. Thus, this operational research will also seek to measure participant responsiveness and satisfaction in design.

Under this backdrop, Plan International Bangladesh conducted a baseline study using ASER (Annual Status of Education Report) testing to assess the education level of children. An end-line assessment using the ASER tool is now required to measure the impact of the project on children’s learning outcomes. The end-line will also measure teachers’ capacity and student learning outcomes against the Core Competencies outlined in the Learning Framework.

To conduct the end-line and operational research a consultant/consulting firm will be engaged on behalf of Plan International Bangladesh as per this Terms of Reference (TOR).

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 Operations Manager, Cox’s Bazar Project Office, Plan International Bangladesh. The deadline of proposal submission is the 16th February 2019.

Terms of Reference (TOR)
Terms of Reference (TOR) can be downloaded from this link. For any clarification related with project and evaluation please contact Mst. Masuma Yesmin, Information Management Coordinator to the following email address:  masuma.yesmin@plan-international.org