Hiring Consultant/Consulting Firm for the training on Theater for Development (TfD) for Joint Action for Nutrition Outcome (JANO) Project of Plan International Bangladesh.

Plan International Bangladesh, an independent development and humanitarian organisation, strives for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls, has been operating in Bangladesh since 1994. Currently Plan International is implementing about 23 projects across the country covering six thematic areas, i.e.  Right to Health, Right to Quality Education, Right to Safe Water and Improved Sanitation, Right to Youth and Economic Empowerment, Right to Protection and Participation and Right to Prevention and Protection from Disasters & Climate change.

Background of the project:

The project will work with the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) at the national, regional and local levels, to support the effective implementation of the National Plan of Action for Nutrition (NPAN). The NPAN provides the strategic vision for Bangladesh to achieve nutritional security, where all relevant ministries are compelled to support the initiative, which reports directly to the Prime Minister’s office. JANO will work at multiple levels of government, specifically with the Nutrition Committees at the district, upazila and union levels – building their capacity for them to better develop nutritional programmes, implement and budget for these programmes, and to provide effective oversight in its implementation. The NPAN2 calls for a multi-sectoral approach. JANO embraces this concept and will work with the NPAN2 Steering Committee to develop operational guidelines of how best this can be achieved.

JANO has intentionally selected Rangpur and Nilphamari as its implementation districts. Both districts fall under the Rangpur division, which has been identified as one of the two most vulnerable divisions in Bangladesh, with a stunting rate of 42.1 percent, according to the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey of Bangladesh (2012-2013). Within the Rangpur division, Nilphamari and Rangpur have been identified among the most vulnerable districts. JANO has selected to work in the following seven most vulnerable upazilas of Rangpur and Nilphamari districts: Gangachara, Kaunia, Taraganj, Domar, Jaldhaka, Kishorgonj and Nilphamari Sadar, reaching all 68 unions. Apart from stunting, the number of underweight children is also very high (over 36%) in these upazilas. Also in poverty head count ratio, these upazilas are ranked as the poorest (e.g. 58% of population is poor in Gangachara). Issues such as status of open defecation are still high in most of these upazilas. Poor caring of children is also pre-dominant in these areas according to the data of Mother and Child Nutrition Survey of Bangladesh (2012-13).

Purpose of TfD training: 

Capacity building of selected FF & volunteer (school part) of partners’ staff and young people to conduct TfD show at union level.  It is proved that TfD shows are very effective in engaging community members in dialogues around sensitive issues i.e. sexual reproductive health rights of young people, menstrual hygiene, hand wash, dietary diversity, vegetable gardening and child marriage. So through TfD shows young people will be aware about issues especially among of the adolescent & young female.
Now Plan International Bangladesh is seeking Consultant/Consulting Firm)  for the training on Theater for Development (TfD) for Joint Action for Nutrition Outcome (JANO) Project  of Plan International Bangladesh. 

Terms of Reference (TOR)

Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be downloaded from this link. For any clarification, please contact Basana.Marma@plan-international.org

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 – Theater for Development (TfD) (JANO) Project, Plan International Bangladesh.

Proposal submitted to any other email account except this and in hard copy will be treated as disqualified. Submissions after the deadline 16th October, 2019 will be treated as disqualified. Two different folders i.e. technical and financial should be submitted into one zip folder with a covering letter. The proposals should be submitted in pdf format.