Terms of Reference (ToR)
Training module development and conducting ToT

Organization Background:

Progressive with intent forwarding development interventions to bring positive changes in the quality of life of the poorer through eliminate the grounds of sufferings of poverty, illiteracy, diseases, effect of disaster and climate changes, along with the deprivation of human rights. Progressive working with sincerity of its commitment to make a society where people free from injustice, inequality, social exclusion, deprivation, exploitation through ensuring equal rights and equal opportunities and mainstreaming socially excluded peoples of the society to eliminate the poverty and hunger. Improvement of human rights, gender equality and equity in society where vulnerable ethnic minority indigenous people’s rights are promoted through undertaken some potential initiatives to enhance their capacity through enrich knowledge base, sharing of learning, sustainable livelihood, transferring skills and disseminate information.

Program Background:

“Women in Power” program of Progressive is intended to overcome constraints and combating the rights violence through undertaking some of interventions like: Improved enjoyment of human rights through empowerment and leadership of traditional women leaders, elected women members of Union Parishad and youth girls (secondary level, grade 8 - 10 and higher secondary level, grade 11 - 12) in three (03) selected Upazilas (Kaptai, Juraichari and Barkal) of Rangamati district through formation of groups and networks for raising strong voice and upholding rights. Making platform and networking with likeminded and rights-based organization for sharing and collective initiatives. Convincing the duty bearers, representation of women in Traditional institution leaders, LGIs, and Union Parishad for ensuring entitlements and facilities improving livelihood to women.

Objectives of this assignment:

“Women in Power” program of Progressive seeks to engage a consultant to undertake the development of a comprehensive training manual (in Bengali) and conducting ToT for the staff of CHT’s four (04) WROs to enhance their knowledge and skill about Youth Life Skill on a training needs assessment to make the work of the program dynamically and to understand the effort in dissimilarly ways.


Progressive believes, through this Program transformative leadership will be developed both at educational institution level and community. Apparently, students and young women & girls will be engage with different social changing undertakings and organizations that are available in CHT to elevate them to the leadership position.
This manual will be commonly used by four (04) WROs of CHT under WVLB Project. Progressive will coordinate the sub-contract process and will organize ToT with prior approval from MJF. This manual is important because it will be used to improve all targeted women and youth girls vision about life skill & different issues and to fulfill program goal. 
This manual will be used by Traditional women leaders (headman, karbari), Elected women members of Union Parishad, Youth girls at community level, Drop out youth girls at community level, Youth girls at educational institution (secondary level, grade 8 - 10 and higher secondary level, grade 11 - 12).

Scope of Work:

The consultant/ firm selected for this assignment will familiarize themselves developing training module. Participatory methodology approach and dynamic role play should be applied during training sessions. Trainees will receive copies of the training manual containing description and analysis of topics, necessary background materials, and outline of learning objectives, activities, handouts, and exercises.

Deliverables of the assignment:

Time frame:

The consultant/ firm will submit a proposed work plan with key milestones within 1 week of signing the contract; this work plan will be reviewed and approved by MJF. It is anticipated that the final module will be produced within 30 calendar days of signing of the contract. While the draft module is produced, it should be shared with MJF to provide feedback on draft report. During the whole period of the assignment, follow up meetings will be held between the contracted consultants/consulting firm and Progressive as need based.

Maximum Budget Range (including VAT/ tax):BDT 2,30,000/- (Two lac Thirty Thousand taka)

Proposal (program & financial):

Content and sub content of module on “Youth Life Skill” should have to share with technical proposal along with financial proposal. Progressive will bear all cost related to venue, accommodation, multimedia, laptop and food arrangement for the participants.  The consultant/ consulting firm will provide a proposal (outline on sessions, prior experience of the firm/ individual consultant on similar training and budget). The budget will include consultancy fees, preparation and making copy of training material (photocopy of presentation/ handout and training module), transport cost of consulting firm/ consultant any other cost (logistics like marker pen, flip chart, poster paper etc.). VAT and tax will be deducted at source as per Government rule of Bangladesh.

Required skill and expertise of proposed team:

Graduate/ Post Graduate Degree preferably in Social science, Sociology, Psychology, Development studies or related fields. Must have related experience, research or similar background.


Payment and financial modality:

The payment for the assignment will be made through cheque. The payment will be done including TAX and VAT deduct and through account payee cheque in 3 instalments as mentioned below.

Application procedure& contact:

Interested participants are invited to submit their Expression of Interest (EoI) along with a CV, and forwarding/ cover letter to Chairman by email: progressivecht8@gmail.comorprogressivechts@yahoo.com mentioning the subject as ‘EoI for Youth Life Skill Training’ and for hard copy to Mrs Sucharita Chakma, Executive Director, Progressive, S.K. Building, Banarupa, Rangamati by 23 October 2020.

Required documents:

Female Consultants who have previous working experience in CHT context on “Youth Life Skill” are highly encouraged to apply.

General terms and condition:

Either party can terminate this agreement with a written notice within 15 (fifteen) days from the date of signing this agreement. Progressive reserves the right to unilaterally terminate the contract if:
1. The Consultant/firm cannot fulfill any clause of Terms of Reference.
2. The Consultant/firm cannot submit their reports within the specified time.
3. Any document, information or data entrusted to or produced by the Consultant/firm in connection with this assignment shall be strictly confidential and cannot be used by the consultant/firm for any other purpose without the written consent of the Progressive authority. This provision shall remain valid even after the completion of this assignment.

Language of Proposal: The bid as well as all correspondence and documents relating to the bid shall be written in English language. Supporting documents and printed literature furnished by the bidder may be in another language provided they are accompanied by an accurate translation of the relevant passages in the English language.

Currencies of Proposal: All financial quotes should be in BDT only.

Discloser of information:

It is understood and agreed that the consultant(s) shall, during and after the effective period of the agreement, treat as confidential and not disclose, unless authorized in writing by Manusher Jonno Foundation, any information obtained in the assignment of the performance of the agreement. Information will be made available for the consultants on a need-to-know basis.

Safeguarding / Protection Policy:
The individual consultant/ team/ firm shall comply with the MJF’s Policy on safeguarding and child Protection policy. Any violation/ deviation in complying with MJF’s Policy on Child Protection and vulnerable adults will not only result-in termination of the agreement but also MJF will initiate appropriate action in order to make good the damages/ losses caused due to noncompliance of MJF’s safeguarding policy.