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Hiring Consultant/Consulting Firm for developing IEC materials and 03 days tarining manual on DRR, CCA and Inclusion for capacity building of Emergency Response Program team in Cox’s Bazar

1. Background and introduction

Since 25 August 2017, over 725,000 Rohingya refugees have fled from Myanmar, and have crossed into Bangladesh fleeing large-scale violence in Myanmar. It’s 16 months to the day since violence in Myanmar triggered the fastest, largest refugee crisis in recent history. Around 919,000 people have been added to the 2.5 million strong population of Cox’s Bazar– one of the poorest, most disaster-prone districts of Bangladesh. Here, the monsoon regularly causes flash flooding and landslides and the risk of cyclone is overhanging four months out of twelve. For many communities in Cox’s Bazar, extreme weather is a threat to lives, health and livelihoods – storms sinking fishing boats, landslides destroying houses, storm surges inundating the wells.

The Rohingya camps have been rapidly built, on hilly slopes where there used to be a jungle. Between last May and August, almost 50,000 people living in the camps have been affected by the impact of high winds, flash flooding, erosion and landslides.
The vulnerability of the Rohingya and the poorest Bangladeshis to extreme weather is a unique challenge, requiring government and humanitarian agencies alike to engage deeply in disaster risk management. With the support of Japan Platform through Japan National office of Plan International, Plan International Bangladesh has conducted DRM training in the different level and distributed DRM kits for institutions and learning center with aim of increase capacity of host and Rohingya communities on Disaster Risk Reduction. Plan International Bangladesh come a long way since disaster preparedness for the Rohingya camps and host community started in September of last year; but there is still a long way to go. but we need forecasts to help us take early action; likewise, disaster preparedness must be supported by sustainable risk reduction for all the vulnerable communities in Cox’s Bazar.

Plan International Bangladesh is implementing a project titled: Humanitarian Assistance to Rohingya Refugees in Cox’s Bazar Project, an inclusive capacity building activity on DRM. The purpose of the project is to increase inclusive disaster preparedness and response capabilities of Rohingya and host communities in Cox’s Bazar. It is an innovative project to promote the capacity building of inclusiveness at different levels of its interventions together with as staff of Plan International Bangladesh who are working at camp and host community level, mentors, Volunteer and youth/adolescent groups of WASH, EiE and CPiE program. The duration of project only 4 months will continue until 31st August 2019.  The project is being implemented in highly risk area of kotupalong and balukhali camp and host community area.  

  1. Increased natural disaster preparedness capabilities of youth/ Adolescent of Rohingya Community & Host Community. 
  2. Development Standard training module on DRM and IEC materials for the closure, continuation and reestablishment of DRM services.

Building knowledge, skills and the aptitude of staff on inclusive community DRR and CCA - inclusion and gender inequality issues is crucial to achieve the desired outcomes of the project through its implementation on the ground. The project will support and reform the existing committees by enhancing capacity of staff and targeted committees on inclusiveness and gender transformation through a systematic risk assessment process. Youth, children, women, elderly, differently able peoples will involve in the systematic risk assessment processes to develop an inclusive and gender responsive Risk Reduction Action Plan (RRAP) to reduce risks of disasters associated with climate change. Through this process, the project will contribute in identifying an inclusive and gender responsive DRR and CCA model where youth/ adolescent will be at centre - ultimately contribute to the knowledge base and broader application of effective inclusion and gender responsive model and practices in Cox’s Bazar.

Purpose of the Assignment:

This assignment is expected to produce a guideline based on Cox’s Bazar context, IEC materials development (flip chart one for Rohingya community and one for the host community) and 3 days training module on DRR and CCA (based on considering Cox’s Bazar) analysing the inclusion and gender gaps of government Community Risk Reduction Assessment (CRA) guideline.  

Submission of proposal

The technical and financial proposals should be submitted electronically to the email address: Planbd.consultant.hiring@plan-international.org  with titled “Hiring Consultant/Consulting Firm for developing IEC materials and 03 days tarining manual on DRR, CCA and Inclusion for capacity building of Emergency Response Program team in Cox’s Bazar.as subject line. Proposal submitted to any other email account except this and in hard copy will be treated as disqualified. Submissions after the deadlines 14 June 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.

Terms of Reference (TOR)

Terms of Reference (TOR) can be downloaded from this link. For any clarification related with project and research please contact Md.Shahidul Islam: shahidul.islam@plan-international.org