Request  for  Proposal

Consultant for stakeholder engagement and policy influencing activities on responsible sand mining and riverbank erosion management
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Oxfam employs more than six thousand people in 90 countries who share a commitment to work together to end poverty and suffering. It is committed to ensure diversity and gender equality within the organization and welcomes applications from women, person with disability and under-represented groups. Oxfam does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on their HIV/AIDS status. The organization has been working in Bangladesh since the War of Independence and has established a permanent country office in 1972. Since then it has responded to all major emergencies in the country. Oxfam’s current program focuses on Economic Justice & Resilience, Gender and Women’s Leadership and Humanitarian Capacity Building and Response.

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Oxfam in Bangladesh is looking for a qualified Consultant or a Consultancy Firm to “Consultant for stakeholder engagement and policy influencing activities on responsible sand mining and riverbank erosion management”. We are inviting for proposal from interested consultancy firm/individual to undertake this assignment.

Background:

Transboundary Rivers of South Asia (TROSA) is a five-year regional programme of Oxfam being implemented since 2017 with the vision of reducing poverty and marginalization of vulnerable river basin communities through increased access to, and control over, river related natural resources and reducing vulnerability to river induced disasters. In Bangladesh, the programme works in the Brahmaputra, Jinjiram, Meghna and Teesta river basins with partner organizations. One of its ongoing research and advocacy works is centered around responsible sand mining practices and community led river erosion management.

In the current context of COVID-19, TROSA team intends to adapt its civic/public engagement activities. In this context, TROSA team is inviting proposals for having knowledge management and facilitation support to TROSA’s overall advocacy work and civic engagement activities on responsible river sand mining and riverbank erosion management using appropriate and inclusive platforms.

Objective

To develop series of consultations on river sand mining and river bank erosion management to facilitate dialogue between those with influence of sand mining and river bank erosion management related decision-making process (i.e. policy makers, private sector, civil society, knowledge makers) and the most marginalized river basin community who often do not get to be part of the decision-making process. The dialogue series is intended to result in policy briefs or call for actions as well as increased stakeholder awareness about systems scale challenges and necessities for more positive transformation of the sector.

Please refer to the detailed ToR (Click here) for this assignment.

Proposal submission Instruction:

The individual/firm must submit the following documents along with Technical & Financial Proposal: The financial proposal should include 15% VAT ONLY. Oxfam will deduct Income Tax and VAT as per government rules and policy at source from the agreed consultancy amount for national consultant and firms.

For Individual Consultant

  • Maximum 2 pages’ profile highlighting related assignment completed with client name, contract person and mobile number along with detailed CV;
  • TIN certificate and any other relevant document (if necessary).

For Consultancy Firm

  • Maximum 2 pages’ Firm profile highlighting related assignment completed with client name, contract person and mobile number;
  • Lead Consultant’s (who will lead the assignment) Maximum 2 pages CV highlighting related assignment completed, role in of the completed assignment;
  • Other Team members’ (who will involve in the assignment) one paragraph short CV highlighting related assignment completed and role;
  • Firm’s Certificate, TIN and VAT registration.

Please mention the assignment title “Consultancy for responsible sand mining and riverbank erosion management” in the subject line during application via below mentioned email submit following two separate pdf files -

  1. Financial proposal
  2. Technical proposal should include Cover page, Table of content, understand of the assignment (pls. don’t copy & paste), experience in handling similar assignments, a work-plan, methodology, Certificate, TIN and VAT registration to hrbd@oxfam.org.uk

Proposal submission deadline: 20 September 2020

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