About Handicap International – Bangladesh

Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion (HI), is an international NGO, currently working in more than 59 countries since 1982 and co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for its work on the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. It also won the 2011 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, for its commitment to people with disabilities living in situations of poverty, exclusion, conflict, and natural disasters.

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) aims to ensure the inclusion of everyone, particularly the most vulnerable people and those who are discriminated against or at high risk of discrimination. HI therefore affirms the right of dignity for every person and advocates for the inclusion and full participation of all with respect for diversity, equity and individual choice. HI works in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

In Bangladesh, HI has been implementing various projects since 1997 to improve the living conditions of children, women and men living with disabilities and other vulnerable groups. HI has a track record of supporting stakeholders in inclusive approaches to ensure a life of dignity for all. Currently, HI’s projects are spread in different parts of Bangladesh with having 5 fully operational Field Offices in Kurigram, Sitakundu, Cox Bazar, Teknaf and Ukhiya and currently having around 300 qualified, dedicated and skilled staffs.

Rationale of Assignment

Currently HI BANGLADESH programme is going through internal transformation, this includes change in organizational structure, job desk and title, standard jobs description with role and responsibilities with set of autonomy and accountability as well as nationalization of key expat position. Thus, to ensure the external and internal competitiveness and equity as well as ensuring appropriateness of renumeration vs work and skills; it is very needed to review the existing Job grade and salary structure along with other benefits.

In addition to this; The current job grade and salary structure were revied in 2019 and as per organization internal practice; Job grade and salary structure review is every 3 years.

Scope of work/Objectives

  1. To conduct a comprehensive Compensation & Benefits Survey amongst various INGOs /Non-Profit Organization (targeted as per similar size of HI) and to draw information/ comparisons on a number of parameters, such as:
  • Compensation & Benefits: Consultant will analyze the Compensation, Allowances and Benefits data of the targeted organizations, and provide recommendations to HI on compensation and benefits based on comparative analysis and aligned with HI general compensation and benefits guidelines for national staff;
  • HR Practices including Reward & Recognition policies, Performance Management System, Performance or productivity incentives, Seniority etc.;
  • Attraction & Retention Strategies – Employee perks & benefits (cash & non-cash benefits); retirement benefits, medical health & disability benefits, etc.
  1. To support the deployment of the new unique classification grid for Bangladesh programme, including giving recommendations regarding different steps and timing for the full deployment in 2022
  2. To review the job positioning of all staff according to the new classification grid, with detail explanation and justification of those positioning, that can imply regrading. If some functions are not weighted within new classification grid, establish a weighting with HI weighting tool, in coordination with HR team.
  3. In coordination with HR and Finance team. prepare a new salary grid with clear indicator/parameter of placement of employee under different level based on Job desk, experience and skills.
  4. Propose a revision of the remuneration policy according to new classification grid, new salary grid and best practices of compensation and benefits according to benchmark and HI general guidelines (objective 1).


  1. Detail and summary of data collected from the various comparator with clear analysis of minimum and maximum compensation of all jobs match in compare with HI existing compensation.
  2. Comparison and analysis of various cash and non-cash benefit 
  3. Detail report on final survey findings and comparison and analysis of the survey result among different comparators (including HI) and appropriate recommendation related to compensation and benefit package for HI considering the scope of work and size of HI.
  4. Identify the positions that have a greater need to be competitively paid. Conduct an internal equity review and analysis. Develop cost estimate with recommendations for resolving any inconsistencies between internal equity and external competitiveness.
  5. A draft new salary grid with appropriate categorization of all the new and existing jobs desk as per new propose organization stricture, needed adjustment in current compensation, clear indicator/parameter of placement of employee under different level based on Job desk, experience and skills and a corresponding implmentation plan.
  6. An indicative guideline for revamping/ reproducing the salary scale of HI.

6. Duration and Time line

Duration: Maximum 30 workings days from the date of signature of contract

Time line: November-December 2021.

Qualification and Experience

  • The person who carries out this assignment (individual or firm) must have minimum Master degree in fields related to human resources management
  • Proven track record in the area of compensation and benefit analysis, including for comparable
  • international organizations.
  • Experience in the field of human resource management (preferably Non-Profit organization)
  • Proven experience (at least 5-10 years) in undertaking salary survey for international and national Non-Profit and Non-Governmental organizations (Preferably International Non Govt-Organization)
  • Sound knowledge of BGD labor market issue in humanitarian and development sector
  • Fluent in English with Excellent writing and presentation skills (all required reports shall be written in English).
  • Must have BGD Tax and VAT registration documents
  • In case of Firm; it should be must registered as per relevant BGD law/act (Trade License)

Procedure for expression of interest

Interested parties may submit “Expressions of Interest” including their profiles and indicating details of experience in handling similar assignments with proven track record and explaining why s/he is the most suitable for this work as well as CVs of all persons involved in this assignment.

Individuals/Firm should must present their bids in two parts:
a. Technical: This should must include detail methodology, methods to be used during data collection/survey, action plan with detail time line, inception plan, plan of analysis and proposed timeframe for implementation.

b. Financial: Financial proposal containing all inclusive (professional fees, travel cost, stationary, personnel effects etc) cost and should reflect full scope of work and deliverables.

Submission Method:
Interested and suitably qualified individual trainer or firm can submit your Proposal/Quotation by e-mail to: logistics@bangladesh.hi.org; on or before 3 Nov, 2021 (11:59 PM) with Ref: PSR BGD-2021-DHAK-0233. Your email must not exceed 10MB.

Selection Criteria
Purchase committee of Handicap International will select most favourable Technical and financial proposal (should must be submitted together) and following tentative weightage criteria will be used of short listing:

  • Technical proposal – 50%
  • Financial proposal-20%
  • Profile of consultant/firm – 20%
  • Meeting the legal criteria of consultancy as per relevant BGD law- 10%

Note: two best shortlisted proposal will be called for detail presentation and management discussion.

HI reserves the right to determine the structure of the process, number of shortlisted participants, the right to withdraw from the proposal process, the right to change this timetable at any time without notice and reserves the right to withdraw this bid process at any time, without prior notice and without liability to compensate and/or reimburse any party.