Terms of Reference

Child Labor Situation in Bangladesh; Cases from Rohingya and Host Community in Cox’s Bazar

Context and Background:
The IRC has been operating in Bangladesh since October 2017 in response to the influx of over 1 million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in August 2017. It aims to protect and promote the rights and serves the needs of the most vulnerable population through leadership in women and children’s health, education and protection services, and effective response to those affected by conflict and disaster. IRC has recognized longer term needs both in relation to the Rohingya crisis and in the wider context of Bangladesh. In addition to that, during the onset of COVID-19 outbreak, been contributing to mitigate gender and socio-economic impact due to COVID-19 both in Rohingya refugees and host communities. IRC’s regular monitoring found that due to humanitarian crisis, COVID- 19 pandemic, and frequent fire incidents and extreme weather events like flood, landslide in Cox’s Bazar, most children and adolescents are engaged in child labor activities such as fishing, working in small businesses, and as porters and shop keepers and also involving in hazardous job following disasters
 IRC will conduct an in-depth child labor study to better understand the complexity, root causes, and impact both on refugee and host children IRC will lead the study and hire a consultant to collect information over the course of three months; it will cover both Rohingya and local host community members. The main result of this study will be a report based on findings to influence and provide recommendations to policy makers in government, UN, and other humanitarian agencies, to ultimately prevent child labor in Bangladesh and strengthen the existing child protection systems in light of fires and other disasters protection (For more information click here).


Main objective of this study is to understand how natural and human-induced disasters and emergencies increase the risk of child labor in Bangladesh, amongst Rohingya and host community.

Deadline of proposal offer submission:

Interested bidders are requested to submit their proposal (both financial and technical) with necessary supporting documents mentioned above as a PDF copy through email with necessary attachments before 05.00 PM of 27th  October 2021. After this mentioned date and time, no bid offer will be accepted.

Proposal Submission email address: BD.procurement@rescue.org.

(email attachment document size shouldn’t be more than 20 MB, in case of     larger file, bidders can upload documents in google drive share the link in their proposal submission email: BD.procurement@rescue.org.

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