Terms of Reference for projects evaluation of Community
Based Rehabilitation Partners Project North West Bangladesh
and Dinajpur Sustainable Community Based Rehabilitation



The Leprosy Mission International in Bangladesh (TLMIB) has been working in North West Bangladesh since the early 1990’s. At that time, the majority of the work was in field leprosy control and leprosy complication management through a hospital. In the late 1990’s there was increasing attention placed on rehabilitation and TLMIB began working with Community Based Rehabilitation using group-based approaches.

The Community Based Rehabilitation Partners Project (CBRP) implemented under the Community Program of TLMIB Dinajpur Sustainable Community Based Rehabilitation Project (DSCBRP) also falls under Community Program. There are total 782 groups and 7251 members in CBRP, 105 groups with 1055 members in DSCBRP.

In 2006, the group based Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) approach was redesigned with newly trained staff, a clear methodology and a clear direction towards empowerment of the target group. Since 2008, the project has built on previous relationships with past patients who are disabled because of leprosy. (At least 10% of new leprosy patients are disabled at the time of diagnosis). The new approach is using an empowering methodology and including other people in the community with
physical disabilities, or who are otherwise marginalized from society.

The Leprosy Mission in Denmark, DMCDD and the Community Program (CP) of TLMIB has worked together on the planning of all phases. The project received significant input from the beneficiaries, who are full partners in the project.

Phase 1 (2009-2013) focused on forming and developing groups. Groups were encouraged to develop interactions with other groups and to develop sub-district associations. In Phase 2 (2014-2016) focus was on capacity building of the sub-district associations, increasing their capacity to monitor and support the groups, and to advocate in relation to local authorities. In Phase 3: (2017-2019) sub-district and district associations will be consolidated and will reach financial sustainability. By project end the associations will take full responsibility for supporting the groups, encouraging the start-up of new groups, and advocating for the rights of their members.

Dianjpur Sustainable CBR Project (DSCBRP) started in November of 2010 and final phase (2018-2020) will be completed in December 2020. It covers four sub-districts out of 13 sub-districts in Dinajpur. It is a sister project of CBRP and methodology is similar.

The external evaluation is being planned in cooperation between the Danish Mission Council Development Department (DMCDD), who is administering the grant from CISU, TLM Denmark and TLMI/TLMIB. It will be a joint evaluation for both CBR projects in the north. The evaluation is needed to assess the progress towards the project development goal and objectives as stated in the project document, to document significant learning and sustainability.

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Application Guidelines

TLMI Bangladesh invites proposal from renowned consulting agency/ individual consultants.
Interested institutions/agency/ individuals should clearly indicate their background experience and
knowledge of subject area, demonstrate how they meet the required skills and experience, a
statement of their availability. In addition, we ask consultants to send:

- Short Technical proposal proposed including task, scope, methodology , plan of action etc.
- Details Financial Proposal including person days, cost for each members, VAT and tax issues
- CV of consultants
- Organizational profile (in case of firm)

TLMIB will not fund the preparation, submission or presentation of proposals in response to this TOR. The selection of the Consultancy firm/ individuals will be competitive based on the quality of the proposal, the profile of the proposed team, and cost. TLMB does not bind itself to accept the lowest bid submitted in response to this TOR.

The deadline to submit proposal by close of business on 20th of July 2019.
All submissions should be sent to the following address:
surenS@tlmbangladesh.org and Kristine Kaaber Pors kkp@dmr.org by 20th July 2019.