Concern Worldwide is non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Concern began its journey in 1968 in Ireland and it started working with the people of Bangladesh in 1972 by extending its support after the devastating cyclone of 1970.
Since then, Concern Worldwide has been working to address extreme poverty in the most
 vulnerable communities of the country by implementing needs based, innovative humanitarian and development projects.
In Bangladesh, Concern Worldwide works jointly with non-governmental organisations (NGOs),
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), different government departments, the private sector and other key stakeholders to ensure the sustainable changes in the lives of the extreme poor



Currently, Concern Worldwide, Bangladesh is inviting Expression of Interest (EOI) from reputed and experienced consultancy firms to conduct a Job Market and Vocational Skills Assessment for the “Enhancing Resilience of Coastal Communities and Improving the Income of Extreme Poor Households” Project under its Coastal Programme.

Purpose of the Consultancy:  The purpose of the Job Market and Vocational Skills Assessment is to understand the current existing employment opportunities (self- and waged), and what is the local skill gaps in the target areas in the country’s selected 12 priority industry sectors (prioritising the most relevant of the 12 sectors).

Essential Experience & Qualifications:

  • A Masters or higher degree in Economics, Development Studies, Social Sciences, or other related to Private Sector Engagement, or Vocational Skills Training.
  • Experience of working on or evaluating Livelihoods, Market Assessments, Vocational Skills Trainings, that ensures a strong gender equality and inclusion focus.
  • In-depth knowledge and rural economic structures, vocational training structure, private sector engagement and its challenges, national policy and institutional arrangements.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in conducting market based, livelihoods, vocational skills training assessments of rural communities in the context of Bangladesh.
  • Good understanding on rural development, livelihoods practices and needs in the coastal context, multi-sectoral coordination, private sector engagement in vocational training systems as well as collaborative work with international and government agencies.
  • The Consultant should have previous experience conducting similar study Coastal context in Bangladesh
  • Proven experience in conducting systematic research including evaluation using qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Proven ability to apply a gender sensitive lens to all works.
  • Consultant(s)/consulting firm should engage assessment team members with at least three years of hands-on experience of doing similar jobs. The team should be gender balanced.
  • Preparation of good quality report and data presentation.
  • Excellent report writing skill in English.
  • Understanding of Concern’s policies and programmes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the policy and programme in the coastal region and national and international dynamics of climate change negotiation and ability to provide scientific evidence for validation of the issues.
  • Successfully completed similar work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Experience with the INGOs or other development agencies is an advantage.
  • All team members are proficient in spoken and written English and Bangla.

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How to Submit Proposals: Interested consultants are requested to email the Expression of Interest i.e. Technical and Financial proposals with TIN certificate and other legal documents to

Closing Date of Application: 02 August 2021

Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Safeguarding Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Safeguarding Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Safeguarding Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Safeguarding Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies

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.
Our mission is to help people living in extreme poverty.