Request for Proposal (RfP)
Consultancy support to develop curriculum and develop training manual on Housekeeping trade for Uttoron project.

This Request for Proposal (RfP) describes Part I: Information of the project implementation agency, Swisscontact, the project’s background, and the Terms of Reference of future cooperation between the consultant and the project and Part II: the content, evaluation and submission of the proposal.


Organizational profile:
Swisscontact is the business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. Represented in 38 countries with over 1,100 employees, it promotes - since 1959 - economic, social and environmental development. The focus of systemic interventions in the private sector is the strengthening of local and global value chains. The organisation is based in Zurich. Swisscontact concentrates on four core areas of private sector promotion: Skills Development; Enterprise Development; Inclusive Finance and Climate-Smart Economy.

Swisscontact is registered as an INGO with NGO Affairs Bureau. Our office in Bangladesh is based in Dhaka, Bangladesh and we have a mandate to develop and maintain the foundation’s portfolio of development projects in Bangladesh. For more information, please visit:

Project overview:
Uttoron-Skills for better life is a skills development project, funded by Chevron under ‘Workforce Development’ within the Bangladesh Partnership Initiative (BPI) and is being implemented by Swisscontact. In phase-I (2016-2019), Uttoron project has created positive impact on the lives of over 1,400 community youths in Sylhet, Habiganj and Moulavi Bazar districts through building awareness and providing job-oriented trainings. A well-developed trainee selection process, putting high emphasis on post-training employment, engaging stakeholders in every step have made the project unique and successful.

To continue this momentum of development, Chevron has extended Uttoron project for another three years (2019–2022) with an aim to enhance employability of 2,000 community youths in Sylhet and Dhaka divisions through providing training on market demanded trades, facilitate establishment of a permanent training center at Habiganj, and create opportunities of advance welding training for the youths in Bangladesh. 

During the inception phase, the project conducted a Rapid Market Assessment (RMA) to identify trades suitable for the target beneficiaries and has higher employment opportunities. Based on the RMA findings the project selected seven trades for Sylhet region of which House keeping is one.

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