Hiring a Consultant for develop 04 script and conduct 35 batches training to different 35 groups at upaila level of Rangpur and Nilpfamari district under the Joint Action for Nutrition Outcome (JANO) project.

Background and Introduction:

The EU-funded Joint Action for Nutrition Outcome (JANO) project is seeking a Consultant to undertake the work required to fully adapted 04 different new script and conducted Theater for Development (TfD) training on the identified issues to 35 new groups under the Rangpur and Nilphamari districts. The Consultant will work with Plan International Bangladesh and the Eco-Social Development Organization to develop 04 different new issues focusing on Health, Hygiene, Nutrition, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Gender and COVID - 19 issues following the basic standard on TfD. Simultaneously the consultant also will be conduct 04 days long nonresidential TfD training to the 35 groups at Upazila level. The consultant also covering capacity building issue to the TfD group members on how to write a quality script. So, they can able to identify new issues, write script and conduct TfD show in their local community.

Purpose of the Theater for Development (TfD) training:

In the country context of Bangladesh, adolescents are the largest portion of the total population. The JANO project addresses adolescent nutrition, sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equity issues. In Bangladesh country context woman aged 20-24 years married before 18 rates is 59%, Teenage pregnancy (15-19 y)- Have had live birth before 18 is 21.85% and under Rangpur is 27.0%. In nutrition aspects, percentage of children under 5 stunting: 30.8 %, Wasting: 8.4%, Under weight: 21.9%.  Nationally Total Fertility rate is 2.5 (Children per woman).  Data source BDHS 2017-18.

Plan International Bangladesh is going to hiring a consultant to conduct training to selected School volunteers and Field Officers (FOs) on Theater for Development (TfD) to improve their capacity to conduct community level TfD show, writing scripts and trained adolescent club members on TfD. The activity designed to more cover the out of school students through the TfD issues.

Main Objective:

To conduct 35 batches TfD training to TfD group members, School Volunteers and Field Officers at different upazila under JANO project.

Specific Objectives:

  • To able to perform TfD Show at community level.
  • To able to write need-based script as per local problem
  • The trained people will be able to conduct TfD training to adolescent club members under JANO project.

TfD Group size: Total 35 TfD group members will be identified under different community of Rangpur and Nilphamari district. ESDO team members will select/ identify the TfD group members from the community.  Total 15 members will be included in a TfD group from community level. In addition, 2-3 more participants will be included from JANO project team, those are school volunteers and Field officers.

Plan International Bangladesh:

Plan International Bangladesh plays an important role in mobilising children, communities and civil society organisations to claim the rights of children and achieve agreed upon local development priorities, towards a commitment of ensuring the wellbeing of children in support of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Plan International is an independent organisation, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations, and with a vision of a world in which all children realize their full potential, in societies that respect people's rights and dignity. Plan International started its operations in Bangladesh in 1994. The vision of Plan International 2030 is “too empower girls and young women, to be heard, to live without fear of violence and to achieve their rights”.

Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be downloaded from this link.

Submission of Proposal

The technical and financial proposals should be submitted electronically to the email address:
Planbd.consultant.hiring@plan-international.org with subject line “Hiring a Consultant for develop 04 script and conduct 35 batches training to different 35 groups at upaila level of Rangpur and Nilpfamari district under the Joint Action for Nutrition Outcome (JANO) project”.

Proposal submitted to any other email account except this and in hard copy will be treated as disqualified.

Submissions deadline 11 April, 2021 at 3:00 pm. Both technical and financial proposal should be submitted PDF format into one zip folder with a covering letter addressing to Md. Enamul Haque, Supply & Procurement Specialist, Plan International Bangladesh.