Terms of Reference - Mapping of ongoing and upcoming Future Work Interventions intended for RMG industry in Bangladesh

The Asia Foundation (TAF) seeks the services of a Dhaka-based skilled research consultant or consultancy firm to undertake a thorough mapping out of existing or to be started Future Work Interventions intended for RMG industry in Bangladesh for H&M Foundation’s Future of Work pilot and Collective Impact phase.

About the organizations

The H&M Foundation (H&MF) is a non-profit global foundation, privately funded by the Stefan Persson family, founders, and main owners of H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M Group). Its mission is to drive long-lasting positive change and improve living conditions by investing in people, communities, and innovative ideas. Through partnerships with experienced organizations around the globe, the H&M Foundation aims to accelerate the progress needed to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

The Asia Foundation (TAF) is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia for more than 65 years. TAF opened its first office in Dhaka in 1954 and has maintained a continuous presence since, working with the government of Bangladesh, civil society, community leaders, and the private sector to promote responsive and accountable governance, broad-based and inclusive economic growth, and basic rights and security.

Qualifications and work experience

The Consultant will be selected based on the following qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in international relations, international development, public administration, or a related field
  • Proven experience in research work
  • Existing publications (research article, news article)
  • Great knowledge about innovation, similar events & the RMG sector in Bangladesh
  • Contextual understanding of the Bangladesh RMG industry’s landscape and relevant stakeholders and their dynamics or power mapping
  • Linkages with Bangladesh RMG industry stakeholders to be able to set up meetings and verify data
  • Proven ability to work productively, independently, and remotely; responsiveness to requests; and delivery of quality outputs with tight deadlines.
  • Effective interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to communicate and explain report findings to a non-technical audience
  • Fluency in speaking, listening and writing in English and Bangla

Application procedures

Interested candidates must submit the following by 8th April 2021:

  • Submit a CV of the maximum of 4 pages or a Company and Team profile of 10 pages along with a cover letter of not more than 1 page detailing your experience, suitability and daily rate for the role to country.bangladesh.jobs@asiafoundation.org. Applications that do not meet these page limits and fail to clearly address the suitability of the candidate for this specific position will not be reviewed. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those making the shortlist will be contacted.
  • A brief plan (not exceeding 4 pages) including planned timeline and work plan with methodologies/approach, literature review of all relevant secondary sources, milestone and deliverables, respondents/organizations to be consulted, and protocols for data collection and validation, and budget

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