Request for Proposal

Designer Hiring for Developing SBCC Materials

'NoboJatra, a five year USAID Food for Peace Title II Development Food Aid Project commenced in September 2015 and will come to end in September 2020. Led by World Vision Bangladesh (WVB), NoboJatra is a shared commitment with World Food Programme (WFP) and Winrock International (WI) as sub grantees and is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) of the Government of Bangladesh. Project implementation is in the south west coastal areas of Bangladesh, in four Upazilas (sub districts) under two districts; Dacope and Koyra in Khulna; Shyamnagar and Kaliganj in Satkhira covering 856,116 direct beneficiaries.

The goal of NoboJatra program (NJP) is to improve gender equitable food security, nutrition and resilience of vulnerable people in Bangladesh. Thus, gender is a cross-cutting mechanism through all the components of the program. NJP is providing women opportunities and skills to better exercise their choices, negotiate for their rights and improve their economic, social and family situation through active participation. The project is working on WSAH, MCHN, Agriculture and Livelihood; and Ultra Poor Graduation Program, Good Governance & Social Accountability, DRR and Gender component for enriching the status of the vulnerable community people of the project area. 

Gender Component within the project is working directly under Purpose 1: Improved nutritional status of children under five years of age, pregnant and lactating women and adolescent girls; (sub purposes: SP 1.2 Reduced adolescent pregnancy and 1.4: Increased practice of gender equitable norms in the household (food distribution, work load, supporting environment, and decision making). The project aims to create mass awareness against child marriage and to increase practice of gender equitable norms in Khilna and Shatkhira districts including NoboJatra working areas. ‘Marriage Not Before 18’ campaign is a signature initiatives from NoboJatra for mass mobilization and bringing changes in the community against child marriage and adolescent pregnancy. Other the important interventions of the gender component of NJP are:  Male Engagement sessions, Life Skills Based Education (LSBE) for adolescent boys and girls, Leadership training for women and youth, engagement and sensitize influential groups, VDC, religious leaders and Child Protection Committees (CPC) to report and prevent cases of early marriage. NoboJatra is also emphasizing youth employment and engaging youths for awareness raising at community level on consequences of child marriage.

The project is implementing WASH activities to improve utilization of WASH facilities through SBCC messaging in collaboration with local government institution and WATSAN committees. Maternal Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) is the most important component of NoboJatra to improve nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women and children under five. NoboJatra is implementing Agriculture & Livelihood and Ultra Poor Graduation program for poor and extreme poor families to create skills and confidence for the participants to diversify their livelihoods, increase incomes and build assets. NoboJatra is also implementing DRR and Good Governess & Social Accountability components, to address resilience issues and to ensure sustainability.

The competent individuals/Organizations are requested to submit Proposal which include Technical Proposal,Financial proposal, Organizational profile and legal documents (Trade license, VAT & TAX certificates, Mushak-11, Related Experience)as per below linked ToR by e-mail attachment to: or hard copy to: Chief Executive, Shushilan, House # 155, JalilSharoni, Rayermahol, Boyra, Khulna-9000 within or before 23 May 2019.

For detailed information, please see the Terms of Reference (ToR).