2021-25 Empowering Women Through Professionalization of the Nursing Sector in Bangladesh (ProNurse)

Consultancy Services for Baseline Assessment

Terms of Reference (TOR)

A) Background:

Cowater International Inc. (Cowater) is Canada’s global leader in management consulting services specializing in international development. We have managed the implementation of over 800 projects in more than 80 countries worldwide for various clients including FCDO, DFAT Australia, the World Bank and Global Affairs Canada (GAC). We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate positive and lasting social, economic and environmental impact.

B) Project Profile

Cowater is implementing a GAC-funded project titled “Empowering Women Through Professionalization of the Nursing Sector in Bangladesh” (ProNurse).  This five-year, CAD 19.6M (April 2021-March 2026) Project aims to enhance the voice and influence of nurses in Bangladesh.  The Directorate General of Nursing and Midwifery (DGNM) is the key Government of Bangladesh (GOB) counterpart.   As lead, Cowater is implementing the project with two Canadian organizations –International Health Unit of the University of Montreal (UdeM) and the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN). UdeM will provide technical assistance in improving the capacity of nurse teachers and CASN will assist in strengthening the regulatory function of the Bangladesh Nursing and Midwifery Council for high quality education.

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