Terms of Reference

Selection of Resource person of Slum-based Citizen Action Network (SCAN) Project for the following assignments:

  • Prepare a comprehensive module and appropriate IEC materials is introduced and ToT for WASH Officers, and HP Catalyst.


Project Name Slum-based Citizen Action Network (SCAN) Project
Project Location Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC)
Project duration 42 months from 1st January 2018
Co-Donor European Union
Implementing agency The project is led by Resource Integration Centre (RIC) and co-implemented by Solidarités International

Slum-based Citizen Action Network (SCAN) project has been funded by the European Union to implement slums and low-income areas in Dhaka city with an overall objective- to enhance CSOs (Civil Society Organization) contributions to realizing the rights to effective Water Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) and Waste Management (WM) services of slum dwellers and marginalized groups in Dhaka City. The project is aiming to build the capacity of CSOs in slum areas of Dhaka City to advocate and act for access to the basic rights of WASH and Waste Management and ii) participate in local governance through collaboration with Local Authorities (LA) and the establishment of strong formal linkage systems between them. The project is operated by the lead organization Resource Integration Centre (RIC) and co-partner organization Solidarités International (SI). 60,000 beneficiaries of the selected slums are directly benefitted, and all people of those wards are indirectly benefitted from the project. The project forms 3 types of CSOs i) slum-based CSO ii) ward CSO and iii) central CSO to improve WASH and WM service in selected slum and low-income settlement areas of Dhaka city.  29 CSOs, 8 LA (Local Authority) Ward Councillors, Dhaka WASA (DWASA), Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) are the project stakeholders.

Overall objective (Impact)
To enhance Civil Society Organizations (CSO) contributions to realizing the rights to effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Waste Management (WM) services of slum dwellers and marginalized groups in Dhaka City.

Specific Objective (Outcome)
To build the capacity of CSOs in slum areas of Dhaka City to advocate and act for access to the basic rights of WASH and Waste Management, and participate in local governance through collaboration with Local Authorities and the establishment of strong formal linkage systems between them. 

Target groups
29 Civil Society Organization-CSOs (10 youth groups and 10 women’s groups based in slums, 8 ward based CSOs, 1 central CSO) based in Dhaka city; targeted beneficiaries are 60,000 poor dwellers of slum and low income settlement areas.

Key Stakeholders of project
Many of the activities, results and outcomes envisaged under the Project require the involvement, engagement and support of project stakeholders and current/potential implementing partners. These include:   DWASA, Dhaka City Corporation (North and South), Existing private sector initiatives related to WM in the target area; Relevant existing development projects in the target areas; Existing Local Government institution in the target areas

Project location
10 slums (6 slums of Dhaka North City Corporation and 4 slums of Dhaka South City corporation) of 8 wards (under DNCC ward# 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7 and DSCC ward# 22, 24 & 25) are selected from both city corporations in Dhaka city.

Organizational overview

Solidarités International (SI) is a non-profit and humanitarian organization founded in 1980 and working in areas of conflict and natural disasters. Its main aim is to provide quick and effective support for people in life-threatening situations by meeting their vital needs: water, sanitation, food security and shelter. SI, started its mission in Bangladesh at the end of 2007, following cyclone SIDR.  SI’s intervention and strategy in Bangladesh is to target primary needs of crisis affected persons in terms of water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH), food security and livelihood (FSL), shelter and non-food items (SNFI) and disaster risk reduction (DRR).

Resource Integration Centre (RIC) is a non-government organization established in 1981. RIC’s development assistance activities diverse from the isolated islands to the heart of the capital city. Major intervention areas are Aging rights, socio-economic development of women, primary education, urban poverty eradication, health service, WASH, food security, emergency response to the victims of disasters, credit support, etc.

Objective of the Assignment

The main purpose of the activity Hygiene Promotion Strategy Develop for SCAN project. It is planned in this project that, CSOs will take part to promote change in their communities though they have great potentiality and the value to the individual members in practicing their skills and taking an active part in their community is high, especially for marginalized groups such as youth and women. In this connection, project has planned to take a resource person for preparing a comprehensive module, appropriate IEC materials will be proposed for the community level sessions and will facilitate ToT workshop.

To enable the community-HP catalyst to use their potentiality to improve hygiene practices in their communities, project will select 4 nos HP catalyst from each slum.  For the SCAN project, total 40 male-female HP-catalyst will be trained by getting ToT and they will take sessions for the slum community (mixed group) according to the session plan in selected 10 slums. SCAN project will organize two-days long 2 batches training for North-South participants. Day -1, is for learning the hygiene promotion techniques and day-2, is for how to use of IEC materials. However, Resource person will be proposed IEC materials which already exists in the Urban WASH Sector and project will re-print the materials for the HP catalyst.


  • Documents review (Need assessment, project documents and report review)
  • Take meetings with project team and, field visit to oversee the context
  • Develop hygiene promotion strategy and HH’s promotion approach
  • Develop training module (Bangla & English) and present for the project team
  • Select and develop appropriate IEC materials for hygiene promotion;
  • Facilitate ToT workshop for staff and HP catalysts 
  • Develop comprehensive report


  • Inception report with methodology, checklist and work plan
  • Module (Bangla & English) and presentation
  • ToT workshop schedule and curriculum (Bangla & English)
  • Introduce sectoral (Urban WASH) IEC materials and proposed for SCAN team
  • Hard and Soft copy of final comprehensive module including community catalyst friendly session guidelines, and handouts.

Time frame



Closing date for receipt of proposals

8 June 2019

Interviews for selection

11 June 2019

Meeting to discuss detailed TOR and contract

12 June 2019

Sharing the module

20 June 2019

ToT workshop on HP strategy

26 - 30 June 2019

Final module, IEC material and report

15 July  2019

Budget and mode of payment

The vendor should develop a budget for completing the assignments as outlined in this TOR by clearly allocating expenses and daily rate.

  • Honorarium will be paid upon acceptance of the final module and completion of the ToT and final report.
  • The payment would be made in crossed cheque by the name of the consultant/firm.

Application process

Interested organizations or individuals are requested to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) electronically to the following address on or before 8 June 2019.

Please email to: dha.wsh.pm@solidarites-bangladesh.org with CC to dha.dp.adv@solidarites-bangladesh.org  

The EOI should include:

  • Contact details and up to date and detailed CV of the consultant(s) with brief descriptions of similar assignments
  • A clear and detailed overview of how these pieces of work will be approached, the methodology proposed, and the outputs generated, with a clear timeline for each of the specified activity
  • Budget apportioned for the assignment (including VAT/TAX)
  • Two references

The EOI, excluding the consultant CVs, should not be more than 10 pages long, should have single spacing, and use Arial typeface with a minimum font size of 10. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview.

Selection criteria

On receipt of the EOI designated project management team will study the proposals including an interview and take a decision about the consultant/s/ for the study.  Selection of the consultant/s/ will be based on:

Criteria Scores
Knowledge and Experience of doing such assignments 20
Availability during the period of the project 10
Costs – value for money 20

General terms and conditions

  • Solidarités International reserve the right to accept or reject any proposal without giving any verbal and/or written rationale;
  • All reports and documents prepared during the assignment will be treated as the property of Solidarités International
  • The reports/documents or any part, therefore, cannot be sold, used and reproduced in any manner without prior written approval of Solidarités International
  • Solidarités International reserve the right to monitor the quality and progress of the work during the assignment.