Terms of Reference (ToR) for “Capacity Building of The ACT Team on “Enterprise Promotion with the Host Community” Cox’s Bazar.

ABOUT ICCO COOPERATION: ICCO Cooperation is an international organization, whose mission is to end poverty and injustice in the global south, in partnership with enterprising people. Our headquarters is based in the Netherlands with 5 regional and multiple country offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Also, we have an office in the USA. ICCO has a track record of more than 50 years. We focus on 4 programmatic areas: economic empowerment, food security and sustainable consumption, responsible business and emergency aid. We believe that long-term success can be achieved through programs and investments carried out by enterprising people and organizations. We have put our non-profit and commercial entities under one umbrella to bring stakeholders together, benefiting from the particular strengths of each. In public-private partnerships, ICCO can take up the role of co-financer, co-entrepreneur, co-implementer and lobbyists.  Since 1st January 2021, ICCO Cooperation merged with another Dutch organization, Cordaid, increasing its impact in addressing the global challenge by combining networks, knowledge, and organizational infrastructure.

ACT Alliance is the largest coalition of Protestant and Orthodox churches and church-related organisations engaged in humanitarian, development and advocacy work in the world, consisting of more than 130 members working together in over 120 countries to create positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalised people regardless of their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race or nationality in keeping with the highest international codes and standards.

ACT Alliance is supported by 30,000 staff from member organisations and mobilises about $3 billion for its work each year in three targeted areas:

  • humanitarian aid
  • development
  • advocacy

ACT Alliance is deeply rooted in the communities it serves. It has earned the trust and respect of local people long before large international interventions scale up, and remains steadfast in its grassroots commitments for many years after world attention has shifted elsewhere.
This means that every day, ACT Alliance is on the frontlines:

  • addressing systemic poverty
  • supporting survivors of disasters, wars and conflicts
  • training rural communities in sustainable agricultural techniques
  • helping people adapt to environmental change,
  • and influencing governments and other key decision makers to safeguard citizens’ human rights.


ACT Forum is a consortium of various humanitarian and development agencies with ICCO Cooperation as the Coordinator of the Forum in Bangladesh. The ACT agency members are responding to the crisis in Cox’s Bazar focusing on both the Rohingya camp Settlement as well as the host community. Our work collectively focuses on the Rohingya as well as the host communities with two overarching principles viz, self reliance for the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals' (FDMN) and social cohesion between the host communities and the refugees. Our work with the host communities are addressing issues related with livelihoods, natural resources management and enterprise promotion. Based on the internal discussion between the team members, we realise there is a need for capacity building of our team on Enterprise Promotion. 

Scope of work:

  • Carry out the capacity needs assessment of the ACT Alliance team members on enterprise promotion for the host community. This could be focusing on identifying the entrepreneur and the enterprise, assessing the capacity gap, ability to make business plans, ability to link it with various service providers and providing hand holding support in the field.   
  • Design a three days training module in consultation with the ACT team members.
  • Conduct three days training for the team in Cox’s Bazar
  • Prepare and submit the training report


  • An inception report and a  retro plan
  • A short report on Training Needs based on the Training Needs Assessment
  • Development of training contents following TNA and share it for feedback
  • A training module on Enterprise Promotion for the Host Community
  • Delivery of a three days training (tentatively 3rd week of May 2021)
  • All training materials including the presentations
  • A short report on the training including the post evaluation of the training as mentioned above


  • Applicant(s) must have a solid and proven track record on similar kind of assignments
  • Experience of similar work at Cox’s Bazar region will be given preference
  • Excellent training facilitation skill and knowledge

Interested consultant(s)/consulting firms must submit the technical and financial proposals.

The proposal should include:

Technical Proposal:

  • CV of the individual or team members
  • Introduction letter including a brief overview of the assignment as understood by the bidder
  • Methodological outline or technical proposal for delivery in detail
  • Proposed training contents in the technical proposal
  • Preliminary detailed itemized work plan – including timeframes for submissions of all deliverables. A smart work plan for possible work that can be performed in the current COVID-19 pandemic environment is also desirable as contingency.
  • Include the reference on similar kind of assignments in the cox bazar context
  • Annexes: if Any documents, such as work samples, or other information, which the consultant feels will assist proposal review team in evaluating the proposal 
  • Formal evidence or proof of registered status of consultancy firm, TIN certificate etc

Financial proposal

  • Detailed itemized budget and price justification including VAT/TAX calculation 

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Background of the organization/individual: 15%
  • Methodological outline: 10 %
  • Understanding of  the assignment: 15%
  • Team composition: 15%
  • Prior experience of working on the Rohingya Crisis: 15%
  • Budget: 30%

Prospective consultants should submit a written proposal (Technical and Financial) through email to Martin Mondol, Head of HR & Admin, ICCO Cooperation, Bangladesh Country Office, House 14, Road 32, Gulshan-1 Dhaka, with subject of the mail “Expression of Interest for Capacity Building on Enterprise Promotion” with duly signed by the authority to: procurement.bd@icco.nl

Any queries about the consultancy should be addressed to Silvia Rovelli at S.Rovelli@icco-cooperation.org

Deadline: 20th of April, 2021