Hiring consultant/consulting firm for National policy analysis in reference with the ILO 190 convention.

Plan International strives to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world. As an independent development and humanitarian organisation, it works alongside children, young people, its supporters and partners to tackle the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. Plan International supports children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. The organisation drives changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using its reach, experience and knowledge. For over 80 years Pan has been building powerful partnerships for children, and it is active in over 75 countries. Plan International has been operating in Bangladesh since 1994. Presently, under country strategy IV the organisation is implementing programmes in six thematic areas i.e. health, education, child protection, WASH, youth engagement and employment, and disaster risk management and climate change.

Bangladesh is the member of the United Nations since 1972. Since that Bangladesh received development and strategic supports from the United Nations. Bangladesh has been an active member state of the ILO since 22 June 1972 and has ratified 35 ILO Conventions including seven fundamental conventions. In addition, the ILO strives to enhance social protection and decent employment conditions for Bangladeshi migrant workers. However, Bangladesh did not ratify 58 conventions and protocol yet. Among them Convention 190 is one of the important conventions on the violence and harassment free workplace for the workers.

Brief of C-190: The International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention and Recommendation on ending violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work was adopted on 21 June 2019 in Geneva at the International Labour Conference has been applauded by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL). The ILO Instrument, which is legally binding, addresses gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work. The Convention provides a broad definition of what "violence and harassment in the world of work" means and where it can take place, and says that everyone in the world of work has the right to be free from violence and harassment, including gender-based violence. It requires governments to take measures to protect workers from violence and harassment, especially women.

Plan International Bangladesh is working for Skills and Opportunities for the young people’s employment and entrepreneurship development. Therefore, the rights of the young people, particularly for the girls and young women at the workplace including both formal and informal sector is one of the important concern of the organization. To ensure such rights, implementation of ILO Convention 190 at workplace could play a vital role. In Bangladesh, government has not yet ratified the convention. In such situation it is essential to carry out a policy analysis focusing on ILO C-190 and its adoption in Bangladesh.

Such analysis will give us an opportunity to design and develop short term, medium term and long term policy advocacy and implementation plan. Furthermore, it will directly contribute to SDG 5 & 8 as well as overarching goal of PIB-FoV to overcome the challenges, ensure the physical and mental wellbeing of female workers from violence and harassment at workplace.

To conduct this research a consultant will be hired as per this terms of reference (TOR).

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

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 Administrative Coordinator of Administration, Plan International Bangladesh. The deadline of proposal submission is the 19 July 2020.