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Roadmap of Youth and Adolescent Activities for the Rohingya Response, Cox’s Bazar – Consultancy, Cox’s Bazar

Since 25 August 2017, over 725,000 Rohingya refugees have fled from Myanmar, and have crossed into Bangladesh fleeing large-scale violence in Myanmar. Of the nearly one million Rohingya refugees now in Bangladesh, about 115,000 of the refugee population are youth aged 15-24. Less than 8% of youth have been reached so far with education services, and currently only one partner works with youth in the education sector. Despite increased efforts by actors to address the specific needs of youth in the Education, Child Protection and other sectors, youth remain an underserved population and opportunities for them to access services, in particular livelihoods and skills development, is limited.   

Therefore, programming for youth calls for a comprehensive approach to address their specific needs. The Youth Working Group (YWG) in Cox’s Bazar comprised of national/international NGOs and UN agencies was established in 2018, under the supervision of the Education Sector, with the aim to contribute to inter-agency information sharing, learning and resource sharing on youth (aged 15-24) programming. One of its specific objectives is to formulate and develop a learning packet focused on life skills, basic literacy and numeracy and vocational training, which can be used by actors who work with or are planning to work with youth.

In this continuation, the scope of the proposed consultancy includes the development of a roadmap, which compiles, refers and catalogues existing materials in English and Bangla for programming for youth aged 15-24 in the three above-mentioned focus areas in print-based and electronic version. The purpose of the roadmap is to guide the user on available resources depending on organisational need (e.g. duration and scope of the engagement with youth, areas of intervention, specific programmatic characteristics). Prior to the development of the roadmap, the consultant is expected to do a mapping and analysis of relevant curricula, training materials, tools and guidelines. In addition to the roadmap, the scope of work includes the development of guidance notes for actors on key standards and core competencies for youth programming (e.g. guidance on Multi-Purpose Child and Adolescent Centers), informed by field research and analysis of existing resources.
The consultant will be engaged on behalf of Plan International Bangladesh, and work in coordination with the YWG and its members, with close support from the Cox’s Bazar Education Sector and Child Protection Sub-Sector coordinators.

Submission of Proposal

Interested consultant/consulting firms are requested to submit a technical and a financial proposal through email at Planbd.consultant.hiring@plan-international.org with a cover letter addressing the Operations Manager, Cox’s Bazar Project Office, Plan International Bangladesh. The deadline of proposal submission is the 15th May 2019.

Terms of Reference (TOR)

Terms of Reference (TOR) can be downloaded from this link. For any clarification related with Md. Shahidul Islam, Logistics and Procurement Manager, to the following email address: shahidul.islam@plan-international.org