Invitation for for the End line study

NETZ Partnership for Development and Justice (NETZ), a non-profit organization registered in Germany and Bangladesh, has been working in Bangladesh since 1989 and in India since 2011 to establish human dignity and to fight against poverty with a bottom-up, self-help approach. Across its programmes, NETZ works together with local partner NGOs and focuses its support on income and food security for extremely poor people, primary education for children of extreme poor families and the promotion of human rights in Bangladesh and India.

Under its Livelihood programme, NETZ currently continues its efforts to fight extreme poverty and hunger through a number of projects. After severe floods occurred in South Asia in August 2017, NETZ and its partners started the above-mentioned project. The north-west part of Bangladesh was heavily affected. 145 people died, more than 700.000 homes were completely or partially destroyed and more than 650,000 hectare of cultivated agricultural areas were flooded. 4,000 primary and secondary schools as well as colleges were affected by the. According to the Ministry of Disaster Management, it was the heaviest flood in 40 years. Based on the data of the district administrations, which corresponded with assessments of the local partner organizations, the administrative areas with the most severe destruction were selected for the project. Accordingly, the project is being implemented in the district of Kurigram (Upazilas Nageshwari, Ulipur, Chilmari and Phulbari); and in the district of Naogon (Upazials Dhamoirhat, Badalgacchi and Patnitala). Within each Upazila, the most affected Unions were selected where no reconstruction measures by state or non-state actors were carried out that benefited the target group of the project. The project directly supports 9,500 households below the poverty line which include 1,012 families whose houses were destroyed or seriously damaged, 6,495 smallholder farmer families, whose agricultural production was damaged seriously, 30 families in extremely precarious conditions due to disability or old age and 1,963 agricultural labourers for participation in cash-for-work programmes to rebuild part of the social infrastructure of the working area. In addition to the project support in the form of house construction, asset transfer and capacity building training to start IGAs, two local PNGOs undertook relief measures during the flood and the pandemic-related lockdown in 2020.

The project aims at contributing to the eradication of extreme poverty (SDG 1), to combating the consequences of climate change (SDG 13), to strengthening the resilience of people against the consequences of extreme natural events and to creating a perspective for sustainable development. At the beginning of the project, the staff, supported and supervised by hired consultants, collected socio-economic data from the target group and assessed the impacts of the flood on the lives of the project participants with a focus on the project’s indicators results and indicators (please see annex 1 for details). The project is scheduled to be phased out in December 2021. A team of two consultants (incl. at least one female member) will be hired to conduct an end line survey together with an impact analysis.

Interested candidates are requested to submit a technical proposal (not more than 3 pages), a financial planning (not more than 1 page) and most recent CVs of each consultant (not more than 4 pages) by 19 September, 2021 in the following addresses. The technical proposal should be made in consideration of the attached ToR.