Save the Children is soliciting an experienced organization for “Midterm Review of MaMoni Maternal and Newborn Care Strengthening Project”.

Save the Children in Bangladesh [SCiBD] is a leading child rights-based organization, currently covering a wide range of geographical areas in the Dhaka, Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Sylhet and Rangpur Divisions. SCiBD works in number of thematic areas, including Education, Child rights and governance and child protection, Health and Nutrition and HIV/AIDS, Child poverty and Humanitarian.

The MaMoni Maternal and Newborn Care Strengthening Project (MNCSP) is a five-year activity designed to contribute to the Bangladesh Health Population Nutrition Sector Program (HPNSP, 2017-22) goals to reduce maternal and neonatal deaths by increasing equitable utilization of quality maternal and newborn care services in Bangladesh. The activity is awarded by USAID Bangladesh for the activity period of April 26, 2018 to April 25 2023. A consortium led by Save the Children has been implementing the project. The partners of the consortium include: Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Jhpiego, Council for Health Services Accreditation for Southern Africa (COHSASA), icddr,b, Dnet, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), and Partners in Health Development (PHD). The project supports the MOH&FW to improve the utilization of quality maternal and newborn services by strengthening the health systems in 10 districts, and supports at national level to scale up proven maternal and newborn health (MNH) interventions nationwide. 

MaMoni MNCSP was implemented in project area with phase in approach of geographic areas. In first half years of project life, MaMoni MNCSP was implemented in 44 upazila of 10 districts that included 3 old districts from its predecessor project, MaMoni HSS, and 7 new districts. In 2020, MaMoni had planned to phase in an additional 27 upazilas to the existing 44 but this was postponed due to the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic. The expansion to the 27 upazilas was initiated from October 2020.

The MaMoni MNCSP has undergone a modification at the end of 2020. In line with project scope modification, MaMoni is planning for scaling down from four districts – Habiganj, Noakhali, Lakshmipur and Kushtia of original ten districts. On the other hand, the project will expand to 7 new districts. So, beginning in year 4 of the project (October 2020), the project will work on a total of 17 districts plus Sandwip Island with estimated population of 34.8 million.

The project is conducting an internal midterm review in original 10 districts to assess its progress to date, identify key lessons learned and opportunities to make appropriate mid-course project adjustments. The midterm review will also review the project’s transition activities for 4 of 10 districts (Habiganj, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, and Kushtia) from where the project will scale down. This Terms of Reference (ToR) outlines the scope of the midterm review, the methodology and timeframe, and the midterm Review Team and their roles and responsibilities.

Term of Reference (ToR) and Request for Proposal (RFP) notice can be downloaded from this link.

Submission of proposal    

Interested organizations/consulting firms and individual led team are requested to submit their technical & financial proposal separately in sealed envelope with Team Lead and team members, the details on methodology including activities and milestones, budget details, time frame and CVs of experts along with required legal and supporting documents as per RFP Notice.

For any technical queries bidders are requested to contact with (before February 25, 2021):   Name of the Person: Bal Ram Bhui, Designation: Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Advisor, Program/Department name: MaMoni - MNCSP, E-mail:

Hard copy of the proposal duly signed should be submitted to following address with the subject line and reference no: "(REF:  Midterm Review - MaMoni- MNCSP - REF# RFP/SCI/BDCO/FY-21/00006)” On or before 03/03/2021 within 2:00 PM sharp. Soft copy of the technical proposal is needed to be submitted in a CD/DVD with hard copy of the proposal.

Hard copy of the sealed proposal needs to be submitted in the Bid Box -1, Kept in Ground floor (Reception) located at Save the Children office, House- CWN (A) 35, Road- 43, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212, Addressing to: Senior Manager- Procurement & Supply Chain.