Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. With its head quarter in Ireland, Concern has been working in Bangladesh since 1972.

Since the influx of refugees into Cox’s Bazar, Concern has been taking capacity building initiatives to improve the status of Rohingya and affected host communities.

Currently, Concern Worldwide is inviting Expression of Interests (EOIs) from reputed and experienced consultancy firms/consultants to “Build Capacity on Portable Skills in Food Processing, Preservation and Value addition in Rohingya Refugee Camps and the Host Community” under DFID funded Strengthening Humanitarian Response and Preparedness (SHRP) phase V/III project. The title of the project is ‘Integrated Emergency Humanitarian Response to the Rohingya and Host Community Population in Cox’s Bazar’ from August 2019 to April 2020.

Purpose of the Consultancy: The purpose of the consultancy is to support delivery of project output 1: Portable skills development packages for Rohingya refugees and resilient livelihood opportunities for host communities promoted. The Consultant’s specific area of focus will be training Rohingya women on food preservation, processing and value addition for common food basket items.

Specific Tasks to be undertaken by the Consultant(s):

  • Identify and triangulate demand led 6-10 food processing trades to produce marketable food products and develop a list of processing trades for Rohingya
  • Develop a curriculum on the 6-10 identified food processing trades’ production, inputs, processing, storage, selling options, financial literacy, market linkage
  • Conduct training of trainers for project staff on the Module, and supervise cascading practical sessions with the target beneficiaries
  • Establish value chain and maintain sustainable market linkages on products, inputs and sales between producers and the market actors

Qualification Requirements for the consulting firm/lead consultant(s):

  • Master’s degree in Food Processing and Marketing or related field
  • 2-3 years of experience in small scale business in processing and/or preserving food stuffs for sale in a rural or camp context, including processes and procedures, sales and marketing, small scale business plan development and short value chain analysis
  • Technical knowledge on food processing, preservation and value addition with at-least 2 years’ experience in this field
  • Strong understanding of value chain around food processing/production
  • Experience in content development to train mixed audience of staff volunteers and beneficiaries
  • Experience in ToT  and cascading trainings
  • Experience in practical adult learning facilitation techniques

Terms of Reference: Click here to download.

Consultant’s Relevant Experience: Click here to download

Financial Proposal Food Processing:  Click here to download

Interested consultants with relevant experience can submit a Technical and a Financial proposal along with the completed Consultant’s Relevant Experience Form and Financial Proposal Template with TIN Certificate, detailing the suitability for the assignment and current contact information by email to recruitment.bgd@concern.net

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Deadline: 13 October 2019

Any form of persuasion shall result disqualification of the EOI

Concern Worldwide, Bangladesh reserves the right to accept or reject any or all of the proposals without showing any reason whatsoever.
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