Terms of Reference (ToR)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Bangladesh is seeking a firm/consultant(s) to fulfill the below Terms of Reference (ToR).

Assignment Output
  • Develop and produce 10 photo stories
  • Publish a photobook
  • Organize a Photo exhibition
  • Capture videos on the project activities
Location Bangladesh, focused in the 10 districts of Sylhet, Sirajganj, Tangail, Narshingdi, Dhaka, Cumilla, Munshiganj, Shariatpur, Noakhali, Khulna.
Duration of the Assignment August 2021 - November 2022
Reports Directly to Programme Manager – Prottasha   

Background and objective of the assignment:

High number of migrants are seen to choose dangerous, irregular migration channels from Bangladesh as a result of a combination of lack of job opportunities in Bangladesh, poor awareness of safe migration at the local level, centralized migration processes, and the high cost of regular and irregular migration. To ensure ‘Safe Migration’ and sustainable reintegration for Bangladeshi migrants returning from Europe and other countries, it is necessary to identify gaps in the field of migration. It is important also to strengthen channels of communication to ensure that migrants receive efficient, reliable information on the available migration services. In addition, potential migrants and their communities need a better understanding of the processes and avenues of safe migration.

With the support of the European Union through the Bangladesh: Sustainable Reintegration and Improved Migration Governance (PROTTASHA) project, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in partnership with BRAC is providing reintegration support for 3,000 returning migrants. This support is provided in the returnees’ home districts and includes tailored economic, social and psychosocial support.

The project is also implementing a series of interventions to improve access to safe migration opportunities for Bangladeshi men and women. This will be achieved through institutional strengthening and policy support targeting relevant Ministries, including the Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment (MoEWOE), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs (MoLJPA), and Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives (MoLGRD) as well as private sector organizations, and associations of recruiting agencies such as the Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agents (BAIRA).

The project is implementing a comprehensive behaviour change communications campaign aimed at increasing awareness, and changing attitudes and practices around irregular migration, promoting safe migration, reintegration and remittance usage.

PROTTASHA is a five-year project that contributes to the sustainable reintegration of returnees and the progressive achievement of SDG Goal 10.7 to facilitate orderly, safe, regular, and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed policies. The project is implemented by IOM in partnership with BRAC under the overall leadership and guidance of the Government of Bangladesh and is funded by the European Union.

Through community-level interventions, the project has had a significant impact on the sustainable reintegration of returning migrants, and awareness-raising for migrants and their communities. IOM Bangladesh is planning to produce 10 photo stories and document selected activities of the project through a video.

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