Request for Proposal

End line evaluation


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. Oxfamís current program focuses on Economic Justice & Resilience, Gender and Womenís Leadership and Humanitarian Capacity Building and Response.

A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do at Oxfam. Thereís enough wealth in this world to go around. Itís not unfortunate that people live in poverty. Itís unjustifiable. Itís not their problem. Itís ours too. And with the right support, we can stop poverty and suffering in their tracks. More than 8,000 people already commit their time and talents to our humanitarian and longterm development projects. Now weíre looking for yours.


Oxfam in Bangladesh is looking for a qualified Consultant or a Consultancy Firm for ďEnd Line EvaluationĒ on the EUCSO project titled of Enhancing the Participation of Community-based Organisations (CBOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Democratic Governance in Bangladesh. We are inviting for proposal from interested consultancy firm / individual to undertake this assignment.

Background:

Oxfam is an international confederation of 20 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. Oxfam since the beginning of the journey in Bangladesh wants to create a vibrant and equitable. society where women and men both can demonstrate their knowledge, skills and leadership towards resilient societies through good governance process – with a focus on improving the lives and promoting the rights of women and girls. We work directly with communities, partners and women's rights organizations to challenge the systems that perpetuate inequality and keep people poor. Together we seek to influence those in power to ensure that women trapped in poverty have a say in the critical decisions that affect them, their families and entire communities (this portion you can customise, because it’s more related to gender justice and social inclusion).

In response to above mentioned scenario, Oxfam in Bangladesh and Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) with funding from the European Union (EU) are jointly implementing a project titled “Enhancing the Participation of Community-based Organisations (CBOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Democratic Governance in Bangladesh” for the duration of 3.5 years (January 2018- June 2021) to strengthen capacity of grassroots CBOs and CSOs in 13 districts (Nilphamari, Rangpur, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Sirajgonj, Kishoreganj, Nertrokona, sumangonj, Satkhira, Pirojpur, Barguna, and Chittagong) of the country to secure the social and economic rights of vulnerable individuals and communities in implementing government policies, programs and budgets related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The project is enhancing CBOs of vulnerable and marginalized communities (led by women) and CSOs in the participation of democratic governance in Bangladesh. It is facilitating to build knowledge and capacity of CBO and CSO members around relevant SDGs, relevant government policies and plans, related entitlements; and to strengthen their capacity in conducting social accountability tools (Citizenled Social Audit) and knowledge to successfully hold Local Administrations (LAs) accountable for policy implementation and SDG progress in order to actualize their social and economic rights (R1). This project supporting LAs to be more sensitive and responsive to community needs through constructive community engagement and provide support to institutionalize spaces for multi-actor engagement and joint action between government and CBOs/CSOs for achieving policy and SDG targets (R2). This is instituting mechanisms for CBOs to engage in oversight and accountability of LAs and special interest groups to ensure adherence to relevant laws and policies (R3). It is contextualizing the SDG framework for citizen oversight and tracking at national and local levels, while sharing lessons of success from the experience of participatory SDG-oriented governance at national global levels (R4).

This project is conducting research related to public services, social SafetyNet and the SDG-linked policies, programs and implementation process. These research findings and joint mechanisms developed at sub-national level share at national level policy dialogue. Moreover, these software interventions intended to contribute in the implementation of the 7th Five Year Plan and show realistic path to reach government’s Vision 2021.

Objective:

In general, through this end-line evaluation it is expected to assess project’s achievements against outputs and outcome. The study team will focus on some of the areas below, but not limited to:

  • Provide an independent assessment of the project, including strengths and weaknesses.
  • Measure the end result of the project towards the specified goals, expected results, output outcome indicators according the project indicators.
    Compare the findings of the end-line evaluation with baseline and Periodic Monitoring survey 2, 3 and 4 and with other studies with data at the national and district levels. Also, assess how findings and recommendations from these studies impacted the program.
  • Assess the evaluation parameters such as relevance and appropriateness, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of the project interventions against projects outcomes and results.
  • Identify discrepancies, if any, between EUCSO’s initial assumptions and actual occurrences.
  • Indicate adjustments and changes relevant to potential future projects.
  • Capture lessons learned and challenges and provide recommendations to enhance future democratic governance programming.

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 policies 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 “End line evaluation on EUCSO Project” in the subject line during application via below mentioned email submit following two separate pdf files -

i) Financial proposal
ii) Technical proposal should include Cover page, Table of content, understanding of the assignment (pls. donít copy & paste), experience in handling similar assignments, a work-plan, methodology, Certificate, TIN and VAT registration to hrbd@oxfam.org.uk

Proposal submission deadline: 21 June 2021

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We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Empowerment:Everyone, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen
Accountability:We take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
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We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

Annex A - Logical framework_CSO_LA Lot 2_Oxfam-CPD_15Nov2017.pdf

EUCSO_MEAL Plan.xlsx