Expression of Interest(EOI) for

Conducting a research into issues of representation of young people in particular decision-making structures at local and national levels

ActionAid Bangladesh invites applications from interested consultant (s)/ agencies to do a research with the basic objective of

  • To explore the status of youth representation in the local government institutions, national parliament and three major political parties in Bangladesh in particular districts
  • To identity the opportunities for and policy- and practice-level barriers to representation and participation of the youth, particularly youth representing marginalised communities, in the local government institutions, national parliament and three major political parties in Bangladesh
  • To prepare a report on the research and a policy brief
  • To prepare presentation and present it in a policy dialogue

ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) is implementing “Action for Impact: Youth Leadership towards Accountability of Sustainable Development Goals known as A4I project which is a four-year and multi-country programme funded by Danida and delivered by ActionAid in partnership with local NGOs in Bangladesh and several African countries. The overall purpose of the project is to promote representation, inclusion and participation of young people, especially those from vulnerable communities, to lead transformational change in their communities.  Through improved access to quality public services, skill development and opportunities for decent and sustainable income sources and representation in decision making processes, young people will engage with their communities, civil society alliances and networks, government institutions and private sector at all levels to drive an equal and just world where rights are respected, resources are redistributed and where citizens can lead resilient lives. The realisation and engagement on the social, economic and political empowerment of young women and men is central to the engagement across all programme priorities. With the concern of rise in fundamentalism across the world and in Bangladesh, we seek to promote social cohesion and inclusion of young women and men from poor, excluded and minorities. The project has the 3 strategic objectives: i) Advancement of full, productive and decent work for young women and men ii) Increased access to quality youth- and gender-responsive public services iii) Increased youth participation and expanded democratic space at all levels of decision making. In Bangladesh, the project is working in partnership with seven local NGOs in four districts and two metropolitan cities. The project also has several strategic partners who are involved mainly in the national level policy-influencing interventions. The research will contribute to the achievement of the strategic objective 3 of the project in areas of youth representation and participation in the decision-making spaces in local governments, national parliament and political parties.  The detailed ToR of the consultancy can be found at the


Submission of Proposal:
Interested Consultant(S)/Consultancy Agencies are requested to submit their Technical and Financial Proposals through e-mail or hard copy in a sealed envelope & should include the name and detail contact address of the consultant/team. Detailed CVs of the team members should be included in the annexure of the technical proposal. Technical proposal should be no more than 4 pages. The proposal must clearly demonstrate the capacity of the consultant (s) / agency in terms of their knowledge on the market situation across local and national level and enterprise promotion through the lens of human rights.

The deadline for submission of applications is Saturday, 13 July 2019. Please send your application to

Attention: HROD Team
ActionAid Bangladesh
House # SE(C)5/B (New) 8 (Old), Road # 136,
Gulshan-1, Dhaka – 1212