Vacancy Announcement

:  National Consultant for Midterm Review
Number of positions
:  01
Duration of the contract
:  5th July 2021 to 31st August 2021
   Final report to be submitted by 15th August 2021.
: Field work in Teknaf Cox’s Bazar, and Dhaka 
: Gen De Jesus
Reporting to
Kaustubh Kukde   

British Red Cross (BRC) is seeking application from a consultant to lead data collection in Teknaf, including designing tools, collecting primary data, verifying, and consolidating findings.

Objective and scope:

The purpose of the MTR is to consolidate achievements made to date, identify lessons, gaps and opportunities to expand activities. There are two main objectives:

  • To inform the remainder implementation period and suggest any necessary adaptations.
  • To provide recommendations to inform plans for potential expansion of activities and/or communities if funding is secured, beyond the original programme timeline

Approach and methodology

The review approach will be qualitative, including a desk review, primary data collection through key informant interviews (KII) and focus group discussion (FGD), and a workshop with the team in country. The review execution will be done using a hybrid approach; the desk review and selected KII will be done internally by BRC team; FGDs and KII with communities will be done by an external consultant; the report consolidation will be done jointly.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Outputs expected from the consultant
  • Design of questionnaires for FGDs and KII based on the desk review and other documentation
  • Design of a sampling frame based on programme information
  • Primary data collection including FGDs and KII
  • Workshop in country to verify emerging findings
  • Summary of findings based on emerging themes and according to the questions the review is trying to answer
  • Contribution to the final report in coordination with BRC team 
Outputs of the full review include
  • Recommendations on adaptation of programme design 
  • Recommendations on the logframe objectives and indicators /ToC, if applicable
  • Recommendations on the management structure
  • Recommendations on possible expansion and other plans for BRC in Bangladesh for 2022


  • Desk Review: Mid-April to end of May (completed)
  • Remote KIIs: June
  • In country data collection and workshop: July
  • Report/Recommendations ready to be shared: Mid-August

Tentative schedule for the assignment:

Assignment duration will be 30 working days



5 days

Desk review, sample and tools design

10- 12 days

Data Collection

2 days

Validation workshop

8-11 days

Consolidation and report writing

Education Requirements:

Qualifications: advanced university degree in marketing, economics, socio-economic development, development planning, financial management or other related fields. Professional

Experience Required:

  • Prior experience conducting review, evaluations or research
  • Demonstrable skills in producing high quality, accessible reports/outputs
  • Considerable technical knowledge and experience in DRR, WASH, Livelihoods and multi sector programmes
  • Previous experience in Bangladesh and/or region

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent in English and Bangla writing and presentation skills
  • Immediate availability for the period indicated
  • Experience working with national and international NGO’s and UN organizations, Red Cross Red Crescent Movement
  • Knowledge of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement (desirable)

Terms of Reference (TOR)
Terms of Reference (TOR) for the End Line Evaluation is attached here.

Application procedures

Applications from consultancy firms, individual consultants and/or teams of individual consultants will be considered. Applications must include:

  • Curricula Vitae (CV) of all proposed team members
  • Cover letter of no more than 2 pages summarising how the consultant/s meet the role specifications, confirmation of availability in the timeframe indicated and budget 
  • Example of recent work (evaluation, research or review)

Interested parties should submit their applications to by midnight on  26th June 2021

(Application materials are non-returnable, and we thank you in advance for understanding that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next step in the application process and the selection panel does not have the capacity to respond to any requests for application feedback. Please take note that expressions of interest that do not cover these requirements will not be considered.)

However, BRC reserves the right to fill the role prior to the advertisement end date. As such, candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.

About Us:

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization. The IFRC Country Office in Bangladesh has worked alongside the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) for more than 30 years in humanitarian fields including disaster management, with a focus on the cyclone early warning and response program in the coastal belt, and disaster preparedness and response during natural disasters.

The BRC is an equal opportunity employer