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.

Concern Worldwide, Bangladesh is currently implementing few projects in Char and Coastal on community resilience and financial graduation. 

Currently, Concern Worldwide, Bangladesh is looking for an Advocacy Consultant to support the projects strategically to enable high quality effective programme-led advocacy for resilience building in Coastal and Char Contexts. 

Purpose of the Consultancy:  The purpose of the consultancy is to providing proactive and demand driven advice and support to staff and partners on advocacy practice; in a manner to empower and build capacity as well as securing advocacy gains. The Consultant will support key strategic campaigns and events including Bay of Bengal Conference and Regional Char Conference.

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

  • Update and finalize the advocacy strategy of Char and Coastal Context.
  • Finalize the advocacy strategy and plan of the Flood Resilience Project
  • Advocacy works at national level to feed research findings on coastal issues (2 issues based situation analysis done by the partners) for national level planning, setting strategic priorities and influence resource allocation by the authorities.
  • Organize the 5th Bay of Bengal (BOB) conference in November 2019 on community resilience to climate change in the Bay of Bengal.
  • Organize pre-COP event and contribute to the development of country brief for COP-25 negotiation team.
  • Preparation for the Gobeshona conference in January 2020.
  • Stakeholder analysis at different levels and organize meetings with close group of stakeholders at national and district level.
  • Support organization of Regional Char Convention under auspices of National Char Alliance.

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

  • Master’s Degree in relevant subject
  • At least 8 years progressively responsible professional work experience in a development organisation/NGO.
  • At least 5 years working directly in advocacy with a proven ability to used advocacy techniques for pro-poor development, preferably in DRR/CCA.
  • Experience of policy and programme work, partner-led advocacy and capacity building, with proven research and analytical skills and negotiation skills with policy makers.
  • Experience of working together with the Government of Bangladesh and networks.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills, and the ability to communicate complicated issues
  • Proven ability to work independently and a desire to strengthen advocacy capacity within Concern and its partners.
  • Knowledge of latest developments in advocacy practice.

Terms of Reference: Click here to download.                    

Interested consultants with relevant experience can submit their updated CV, TIN certificate, Financial proposal with a Cover letter detailing the suitability for the assignment and current contact information by email to recruitment.bgd@concern.net

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Deadline: 09 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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