Hiring consultant/consulting firm for Operational Research to gather evidences on parenting education and gender and crisis sensitive planning, management and Coordination (system strengthening) processes, and to ensure programme related documentation and dissemination of findings.

In August 2017, the Myanmar army responded with large-scale operations to insurgent attacks in Rakhine State, Myanmar, resulting in widespread violence, mass displacement of civilians and the suspension of most aid activities. Since this large-scale outbreak of violence, over 738,000 Rohingya refugees, 55% children, have crossed the border into Bangladesh to find safety. Combined with the pre-existing Rohingya refugees in the country, the total refugee population that remains displaced (in formal and informal camps around Cox’s Bazar) amounts to approximately 907,199 (52% women and girls). The concentration of refugees in Cox’s Bazar is amongst the densest in the world and refugees are living in camps and settlements that are highly vulnerable to cyclones, rain and fire.

Plan International Bangladesh’s education in emergencies programme is aligned with the education objectives of the 2019 Joint Response Plan (JRP) aimed at improving equitable access, the quality of teaching and learning and increasing community participation and engagement in education. Plan is actively participating in and contributing to the JRP process in 2019. The joint UN programme titled “Cox’s Bazar Education Support” has been designed to contribute to overall JRP. The proposed action under this joint UN programme is in line with the priorities and objectives of the 2019 JRP, specifically objective 3: Increase refugee and host community participation and engagement in the education of children and youth. Furthermore, Plan is the Implementation Partner of UNESCO for implementation of “Community Engagement through parenting education” and “System Strengthening” components of “Cox’s Bazar Education Support Programme”.

The proposed operational research will be conducted to gather evidences on parenting education and gender and crisis sensitive planning, management and coordination (system strengthening) processes, and to ensure programme related documentation and dissemination of key findings. The research will be conducted with community and education stakeholders from the Rohingya and host communities, as well as education planners, managers and officials at national, district and local levels. To conduct the research a consultant/consulting firm will be engaged on behalf of Plan International Bangladesh as per this Terms of Reference (TOR).

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 Operation 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 project and research please contact Md.Shahidul Islam: shahidul.islam@plan-international.org