Request for Proposal


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 “data collection of TROSA Endline outcome & impact evaluation.” We are inviting for proposal from interested consultancy firm / individual to undertake this assignment


The Transboundary Rivers of South Asia (TROSA) programme is a five-year three months programme aimed at reducing poverty of river basin communities in three large river basins. We envisage that poverty will be reduced for marginalized and vulnerable river basin communities through increased access and control over water resources.

The programme builds on existing knowledge and programmes of Oxfam team and partners in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar and regional partners, and is implemented in four river basins: Sharda/Mahakali basin (shared by India and Nepal), Brahmaputra-Saralbhanga-Teesta basin (shared by India, Bangladesh and Bhutan), Meghna basin (shared by India and Bangladesh), and Salween basin (Myanmar).

The TROSA programme has the following outcomes:

  • Government policies & practices at all levels, in water resource management are more inclusive of community concerns & meet national & international standards.
  • Practices of private sector respect community access to water resources actively contributing to reduced conflict
  • CSOs increasingly participate in or influence trans-boundary water governance, women’s inclusion and resolution of water conflicts.
  • a. local communities are better able to reduce vulnerability to water resource related-shocks
    resulting from conflicts and disasters;
  • Local communities have more secure access and control over their water resources
  • Increased participation and influence of women in trans-boundary water governance, policies and processes


A quantitative baseline study (surveys) was conducted in May-June 2018 in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. At that time a baseline could not be conducted in Myanmar; instead, the baseline study for Myanmar was conducted in 2019.

The endline study again adopts a quantitative approach, and focuses on outcomes 4.1, 4.2, 5, and the impact level. In addition the endline study assesses the livelihood impacts of Covid-19 impacts and its interplay with the intended outcomes, as well as explores basin specific learning questions.

The endline study has the following objectives:

  • Assess progress based on outcome 4.1, 4.2, 5 & impact level as a result of TROSA activities;
  • Contextualize findings on outcome 4.1, 4.2, 5 & impact level with respect to Covid-19;
  • Answer learning questions that relate to specific pathways in the Theory of Change.

Consultants/agencies will be applying to collect quantitative data for the basins (BrahmaputraTeesta basin
and Meghna) from Bangladesh. The specific locations are mentioned in the sampling section.

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 “data collection of TROSA Endline outcome & impact evaluation” in the subject line and send the application to Submit two separate PDF files with following names:

i) Financial proposal
ii) Technical proposal

The Technical proposal should include following parts

  • Cover page
  • Table of content
  • Understanding of the assignment (pls. don’t copy & paste)
  • Experience in handling similar assignments, a work-plan, methodology
  • Certificate: TIN and VAT registration

Proposal submission deadline: 23 JULY 2021

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