Concern Worldwide is an international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. We believe in a world where no-one lives in poverty, fear or oppression; where all have  access to a decent standard of living and the opportunities and choices essential to a long, healthy and creative life; a world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Concern Worldwide has been implementing a multi-country project named, ‘Empowering Women and Youth through Graduation and Financial Inclusion’ (EWYTFG), funded by the MetLife Foundation and implemented in collaboration with Trickle Up. The project started in September 2017 and will end in December 2020. The field operation is implemented by Concern’s local partner RDRS Bangladesh, while Trickle Up acts as both a fund manager for MetLife Foundation, but also provides technical assistance to the project.

INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)


Currently, Concern Worldwide, Bangladesh is inviting Expression of Interest (EOI) from reputed and experienced consultancy firms to conduct a “Final Evaluation of the Empowering Women and Youth through Graduation and Financial Inclusion’ (EWYTFG) Project, funded by the MetLife Foundation and implemented in collaboration with Trickle Up.

Purpose of the Consultancy:  The purpose of the consultancy is to conduct the project Final Evaluation. The main aim of the final evaluation is to assess the extent to which the project has achieved its expected outputs and outcomes, identify contextual challenges and areas where there have been gaps and the degree of success in addressing them.

Essential Experience & Qualifications:

The consulting firm/lead consultant(s) should have the following:

  • A Masters or higher degree in a relevant field of socio-economic development (e.g. development studies, agriculture, forestry, geography, natural resources management, environmental sciences,  social science)
  • At least 10 years’ of proven experience of conducing final evaluations, mid-term evaluation of multi-sectoral, complex livelihood programs in rural and hard to reach and disaster prone areas using both qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of graduation approaches and financial inclusion, social safety nets, and the local political economy and government agencies of Bangladesh.
  • Proven ability to apply a gender sensitive lens to all work.
  • Experience of managing a similar piece of work in the Char context, or a context similar to the Chars.
  • Excellent English Report writing skills
  • The Consultant should have excellent facilitation skills (Bangla & English)
  • Consultant(s)/consulting firm should engage assessment team members with at least three years of hands-on experience of doing similar jobs.
  • Willingness to travel and work in tough field environments.
  • Successfully completed similar work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The consultant(s) have in-depth understanding and hands-on experience of integrated livelihoods or graduation approaches in the Char context

Terms of Reference: Click here to Download

How to Submit Proposals: Interested consultancy firms are requested to email the Expression of Interest i.e. Technical and Financial proposals with TIN certificate to recruitment.bgd@concern.net

Closing Date of Application:  04 October 2020

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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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