Expressions of Interest (EoI)


 Background and Introducing the Project

Assignment name Impact Assessment of The WFP’s FFA/DRR Interventions
Assignment Location The current scope of geographical coverage is under the Cox’s Bazar District
Possible start date 1st Week of December 2021

As of 30 June 2021, there are currently 890,276 Rohingya refugees (189,901 Households/HHs) residing within the refugee camps and host community in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh with over 738,817 individuals (152,617 Households/HHs) having arrived since 25 August 2017  The overwhelming majority of the refugee population live with extreme vulnerability in highly dense areas within Ukhiya and Teknaf sub-districts of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, with limited opportunities and basic services remaining a challenge. Over-congestion and a difficult terrain mainly constituted by steep slippery slopes and flood-prone low-lying areas, lack of proper drainage facilities make it very challenging to improve refugees’ access to humanitarian services, particularly for those with impaired mobility and other disabilities.

FFA/DRR Programs are designed to support the vulnerable Forcefully Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMNs) through Cash for Work (CfW) modality in all the 32 refugee camps in Ukhiya and Teknaf sub-districts under Cox’s Bazar district.

The key activities include drainage construction, drainage up-gradation, Brick Flat Soling (BFS) access roads and pathways development, slope protection, and guide wall establishment under different Sub Projects (SPs). The SPs employ FDMN beneficiaries as skilled and unskilled labour, including men, women, and people with disabilities (PWDs), and pay them on a CfW basis.  The activities often include long-term/ mid-term projects that can retain beneficiaries for more than 2 cycles (1 cycle=15 day), including reforestation and drain cleaning.

The project is implemented by different Cooperating Partners (CPs) to achieve the project outcomes in consultation and communication with WFP, Camp in Charge, SMSD, and RRRC.

The proposed independent external assessment will look at the quality and impact of the project. The assessment will also come up with recommendations and future scope for the continuation of such interventions.

A. Overall Purpose

  • To understand the type of positive and negative impacts on refugee communities and host population created by the DRR activities.
  • To highlight key lessons learnt during the implementation stage of the project so that lessons can be utilized for future interventions, particularly in Cox Bazar

B. Specific Objectives

The assessment aims to address the following specific objectives as mentioned below.

C. Deliverables and Timelines

The project seeks to identify an independent consultant (national/ international- individuals/ firms) who can undertake this exercise. The consultancy firm(s) is expected to deliver following tasks.

  • Prior to the assessment: The consultant will consult with WFP staff, country evaluators, country office staff and partners on methodology/sampling design, review CP Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) reports and other relevant documents, quality assurance, travel itineraries and meetings schedules. An Inception report should be shared all addressing the issues properly. The report includes an initial feasible work plan and proposal for the impact assessment outlining the methodology, survey tools, data collection and analysis process, and final set of data-collection tools. The quality assurance protocols to minimize the bias and errors and outline the limitations to the assessment considering the COVID- 19 situations should be part of the proposal. A clear matrix mapping in detail the data collection and analysis will be developed and part of the inception report.
  • During the assessment:  At the end of the field visit there will be verbal feedback on initial findings and conclusions to the CP partners.
  • After the assessment: The following reports will be produced
    • Major findings; Presentation on the main findings of the assessment to field level staff as well as management and stakeholders such as community representatives and local authorities. This is to be done a week after the finalization of data collection.
    • Draft report shared with WFP and other stakeholders for comments and feedback, done after the presentation of findings to stakeholders.
    • Final report, the final report should be presented to WFP in electronic format – both MS Word and PDF formats – together with quantitative dataset and consolidated qualitative data, after presentation feedback from WFP. The final report should be no longer than 30 pages, inclusive of annexes, and other supporting documents. The report should contain (but not limited to) the following sections:
      • Executive Summary presenting the major findings.
      • A short description of the design and methodology used.
      • Limitations.
      • A short description of the assessment context and process including its constraints and challenges.
      • Detailed findings based on the study, including annexes of all the evaluation data/information from all communities, pictures, case studies and any quotations.
      • Analysis of the findings (following the key objectives outlined in the ToR).
      • Programme Accountability, focusing on the existing accountability system, barriers to existing systems suggested for overcoming barriers to information, participation, consultation and providing and receiving feedback.
      • Lessons learnt, conclusions and recommendations for future interventions.
Key deliverables  Timeline 
Submission of the inception report, proposed methodology, and tools  By 2nd week of December 2021
Finalize evaluation design, schedule, and training of enumerators (2 days training)  By 3rd Week of December 2021
Data Collection, Entry, and Analysis   By end of December 2021
Presentation of key findings to WFP/ other stakeholders  By 2nd Week of January 2022
Draft report writing, submission, and presentation  By 3rd Week of January 2022
Presentation of key findings to stakeholders  By Last Week of January 2022
Refining and submission of final report & Brief  By Last Week of January 2022

D. Eligibility of the key consultant or the consulting agency:

  • The consultancy team leader should have experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative research, and previous experience leading similar surveys for similar assignments, and deep knowledge of various research methodologies and social research tools and techniques
  • The ability to write the analytical report in fluent English
  • Experience in conducting study for the host community and Rohingya community in Bangladesh
  • Understanding of local administrative policies-practices (including regulatory environment) and sectoral coordination mechanism
  • Solid understanding of knowledge and experience on sustainable agricultural needs and gap analysis
  • Understanding of conflict-sensitivity within humanitarian and development response.
  • Solid understanding of thematic concerns in humanitarian response, such as gender, disability, localization and do not harm.
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal communication skills
  • Have solid M&E skills especially around DRR and resilience programming.

Points to Consider for Consultancy Agency/ Firm

  • Ensure government validation (RRRC) that will be necessary, choosing the correct consulting firm is critical.
  • Link wih national/ local university for a collaborative study.
  • The finalist expert consultancy firm should review and refine the attached draft ToRs before we share them with the RRRC Office for their information and input.
  • Engage the government's and work with implementing agencies to ensure approval for exercise and firm.
  • Have the technical capability to properly evaluate our structural assets, and they should also have some practitioners to find the new scope of work or gaps to be filled in.
  • The finalist firm/s should give us a presentation and advise us on what we can do through this exercise in light of our circumstances.

Selection Criteria:

The selection committee will evaluate both the technical and financial proposal of the Consulting agencies/ consultant based on set out evaluation criteria as follows. A cumulative weighted scoring method will be applied to evaluate the proposal. The award of the contract will be made to the Consulting firm/ consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as responsive/ compliant/ acceptable with reference to this TOR.

  • The following areas will serve as criteria for technical proposal (100 marks) assessment: Previous experience regarding similar work (30 marks) Education background/Team Composition and relevance to project outcomes (20 marks)
  • Time-bound rollout plan (20 marks)
  • Financial proposal (30 marks) 

Expressions of Interest should include:

  • Cover letter (maximum one page)
  • Technical Proposal (maximum 5 pages)
  • Financial Proposal (maximum one page)

How to apply:

Please read the details terms of reference as given below. Interested companies/firms are requested to submit their technical proposal and financial proposal along with TIN certificate/ VAT registration (if application), and one sample of previous work related to this assignment on or before December 02, 2021, via email:  with the subject line - ‘’ Impact Assessment of The WFP’s FFA/DRR Interventions’’

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