Terms of Reference


Title of Project: Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH 2 ACTION)
Consultancy Work: Consultancy for universal accessibility assessment in major health service providers in 17 districts of Bangladesh
Length of consultancy: 4 months (August – November 2019)
Expected start date:  1 August 2019
Location of work: Dhaka, Bangladesh


Handicap International-Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an international aid organization operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. It works alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights. HI launched its programme in Bangladesh since 1997 to advance the long-term rights and inclusion of people with disabilities.

Background of the project:

HI in Bangladesh is implementing the project “WISH2ACTION: Women Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health” (2019 – 2021) (Lot) 2 Access, Choice, Together, Innovation and Ownership, Now–with direct support by DFID, operational model – the WISH Cluster Model – is a comprehensive, integrated approach to delivering the four WISH outputs in order to ensure equitable access to family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), the combined strengths of WISH2ACTION’s consortium allows for the strong integration of service delivery. Consortium partners’ build on existing country presence and ongoing participation in national and regional stakeholders. The WISH2ACTION partners Marie Stopes International (Leading role), Options Consultancy Service (‘Option’) and Handicap International (HI) in Bangladesh have  an important role to deliver on the project through extensive service and networks at country level to provide integrated and inclusive FP/SRH services, with a focus on reaching the poor, youth under 20, the marginalized and people  with disabilities. WISH2ACTION partners in Bangladesh will work together collaboratively, to ensure that the project is implemented effectively and efficiently. Collaboration will help to strengthen the performance of all individual partners and will enable WISH2ACTION to achieve its goals, and in doing so, improving lives and health of women and girls, men and boy in Bangladesh.

HI is responsible for ensuring disability inclusive and promoting the dignity and fundamental rights of people with disability across all programming for WISH2ACTION. HI will develop and implement comprehensive and continuous support to FP/SRH services based on collaboration, technical supervision and companionship with other consortium partners. In this project HI is implementing directly in Kurigram sadar and Ulipur Upazilla in Kurigram district, and Sitakunda upazila in Chattogram district with the support of two local partners respectively Solidarity in Kurigram and YPSA in Chattogram.

In addition, HI will work through Disabled People’s Organizations (DPO’s) in both direct implementation areas and other 15 districts in Bangladesh in collaboration with Marie Stopes International. DPOs role is to help on advocacy issues as influencers, decision makers for the equity and rights of persons with disabilities, and support government and consortium partners on smooth referral services in WISH2ACTION district level program in Bangladesh.

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Application submission

Only interested Engineering firm or individual consultants are requested to apply

Technical Proposal

  • Explaining the modalities focusing on the contents of the universal accessibility in health services providers in Bangladesh (max. 3 pages)
  • Schedule
  • Evidence of relevant experience of the consultant
    CV of the Consultant/s as annex (not beyond the 3 pages)

Financial Proposal:

This should include: all-inclusive daily consultancy fees including local transport, accommodation, VAT-Tax.

  • Vat and Tax will be deduct by HI as per Govt. policy.
  • The consultant must be responsible for his accommodation, travel cost, food, equipment, safety security, communication cost, etc. NO additional cost and/or arrangement will be provided by HI, all cost should be included with the proposal.

 Others Requirements of Business documents (copy):

  • Trade License  (in case of company)
  • VAT Certificate (in case of company
  • E-TIN Certificate (for both, either company or individual)
  • Bank Solvency  Certificate (for both, either company or individual)
  • Insurance Certificate (for both, either company or individual)
  • Bank details : name of the account, Bank name, branch, swift code
Interested and qualified consultants should submit their proposals to Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion, Bangladesh through email to logistics@bangladesh.hi.org 13 July 2019.  Please indicate “Consultancy on Universal Accessibility Assessment” in the subject line of the email.