Request for Proposal (RfP)

Baseline Survey on "Integrated Rehabilitation Program for Upliftment of Ultra -Poor Slum Dwellers in Mohammadpur and Mirpur in Dhaka City and Saidpur in Nilphamari District in Bangladesh.”

Education Sector of Dhaka Ahasania Mission (DAM) is going to hire a National consultant or firm for Baseline Survey on Ultra-Poor Slum Dwellers in Mohammadpur and Mirpur in Dhaka City and Saidpur in Nilphamari district, in Bangladesh for implementation of an education project. DAM invites proposal from interested consultancy firm/individual to undertake this assignment.

Objective of the assignment:

The consulting service will contribute to assess the quality of service following the indicators and the progress reports of the project th rough evaluating. Consultant will develop a recommendation for further development through analyzing the potentials.

Please refer to the detailed TOR herewith for this assignment.

The firm/ Consultant must submit the following documents along with Technic al & Financial Proposal:

Technical proposal
Expression of Interest (EOI), maximum 08 pages profile of the consultant including experience in handling similar assignments, a work-plan, methodology, with client name, contract person and mobile number along with detailed CV.

Financial proposal
The financial proposal should include VAT only. DAM will deduct Income Tax at source (as per govt. rules) from the agreed consultancy amount for national consultant. ETIN certificate and any other relevant document (if necessary) included with the submission.

Please mention the assignment title "Integrated Rehabilitation Program for Upliftment of Ultra-Poor Slum Dwellers in Mohammadpur and Mirpur in Dhaka City and Saidpur in Nilphamari District in Bangladesh." in the subject line during application via Hard Copy to submit below mentioned address:


Head of Education Sector Dhaka Ahsania Mission
House # 19, Road # 12, Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka-1209
Proposal submission deadline: 30 September 2020

Date: 24 September 2020 Dhaka Ahsania Mission
House # 19, Road # 12, Dhanmondi R/A

Overview of the Organization:

Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) established in 1958. It is registered with the Department of Social Welf are and NGO Affairs Bureau of Bangladesh Government. As a National NGO having consulting status with UN-ECOSOC & Operational relation with UNESCO. The vision of DAM is a society of people, the disadvantaged population groups/ communities in particular, free from poverty, experien cing a social transformation for fulfillment of basic rights and having an improved social, economic and spiritual living. DAM has been contributing rendering services in different sectors including education, health, agriculture, economic development, rights and governance, climate change and disaster risk reduction, etc.

Project Title: Integrated Rehabilitation Program for Upliftment of Ultra -Poor Slum Dwellers in Mohammadpur and Mirpur in Dhaka City and Saidpur in Nilphamari district, in Bangladesh.

Period: July 2020-June 2025
Funded by: Fael Khair Program, IsDB

Background of the Project:

The project will provide Non‐Formal Education (NFE) to 29,250 children over a five year period. During the project period, approximately 90% of these children wil l be mainstreamed to the formal schooling system. The project will provide a vital link between the project’s students, 15 Adolescent Development Forum (ADF) and other related networking bodies at the forefront of social action. In addition, as t he ADF also works with immediate family members and the wider community. The program will also empower them, as they will be equipped with information and strategies to demand for basic services such as education, vocational training, life skills, children rights, w ater, sanitation, employment support and medical facilities from the local government and other agencies.

Summary of the Project:

Goal: 29,250 out of school left out and dropout children of slum dwellers are provided with quality Non‐Formal Pre‐primary, Primary (I‐V grade) and Junior Secondary (VI‐VIII grade) education by June 2025.


Outcome 1: Provided non‐formal Pre‐primary, Primary and Junior Secondary education to all children of
slum in 3 project locations sequentially over the next 5 year s.
Outcome 2: All Primary and Junior Secondary passed out learners are mainstreamed in the formal education system.

Outcome 3: No Out of School Children remained in the project area.

Outcome 4: Community people made aware to prevent children from abuse, v iolence, early marriage, child labor and child trafficking.
Outcome 5: Network with Non‐Government Organizations (NGOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) developed who also provided services in the same communities for better cooperation and collaboration.
Outcome 6: Developed community based organizational cooperation and coordinatio n to ensure sustainability of the program.

Project Components:

Project Direct Beneficiaries




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Major Activities:

The project is implemented in 3 areas of Bangladesh are: Mohammadpur and Mirpur in Dhaka City and Saidpur in Nilphamari District, in Bangladesh are selected for providing the services among the slum dwellers.

Objective of the Assignment:

The overall objective of the baseline survey is to gather information in order to enroll learners through establishing learning center and provide information required for the implementation of the project.

The specific objectives:

Scope of Work:

The assignment includes the following tasks:

This survey is to be conducted in the target ed 2 areas of Dhaka City (Mohammadpur=6 wards & Mirpur=7 wards) & 1 area (Saidpur=12 wards) of Nilphamari district within the direct beneficiaries and other stakeholders of the project. The s urvey will be conducted in forms of survey, Individual In-depth Interview, Key Informant Interview (KII) and Focus Group Discussions (if needed). The information will be collected, analyzed and the report in English will be shared to the donor and project implement ing organization for consultation before it is finalized.

Learner Listing Survey: This activity requires listing of all learners eligible for the project in each ward. The expected number of learners to be listed through this survey. An initial identification and selection of enumeration areas though may also be required.

Household Survey: A complete household survey will be conducted in 25 wards of the project catchment area. Information will be collected through interviews as well as direct observation. The household survey will include:

Community Survey: A community survey will cover a sample of community leaders and cooperatives. The survey will be collected through interviews with communi ty leader or key respondent in the project catchment community.


The hired firm/consultant will be responsible for finalization of the survey methodology in consulta tion with project team as necessary

Data Collection:

In order to conduct the baseline survey on the key parameters, the following methodologies can be utilized, but should not be limited to:

  1. Desk review
  2. Quantitative data collection and analysis of information from the 3 target ed areas
  3. Key informant interviews (KIIs), s takeholder consultations and other participatory methods
  4. Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) with different Government and non ‐government institutions in target


Data Analysis:

The Survey Firm/consultant must develop (or adapt) a robust data ent ry program in suitable program approved by the Evaluation Team. The Survey Firm/ consultant will be responsible for translating the user interface into appropriate local language if needed, adapting the program to reflect any change s from the base questionnaire, and adding modules for any additional data collection that is unique to the survey.

The adapted program must be robust:

  1. Adapt data entry range and consistency checks to values appropriate for the country context, based on existing HH survey data.
  2. To the greatest extent possible, the data entry program should conduct range and consistency check s, as the questionnaire is keypunched.
  3. Violations of these checks should lead to an immediate and transparent message sent to the
  4. The program should allow valid open-ended and “other” textual responses outside of the response options provided in the questionnaire
  5. Variable names generated by the program should correspond clearly and logically to the question labels used in the questionnaire.


Training of Enumerators:

A comprehensive general training should be given to the supervisors, interviewers in order to create a team environment. The training should be scheduled in order to fully understand the objective of the survey. Standard quantitative interviewing techniques and field protocols should also be covered.


Key Deliverables:

Selected Firm/ individual person will submit following documents in the baseline Survey:

  1. Submit detail work plan with timeframe and responsible individual experts
  2. Study methodology with appropriate data collection methods , data analysis tools and techniques
  3. Prepare data collect tools like questionnaire, checklist for the field data collection. Firm/individ ual person will conduct field test and finalize tools and tech niques of data collection. Data collection tools should in both Bengali and English language
  4. Hire and train experienced field enumerators for qualitative and quantitative data collection and ensure the quality of data
  5. Proper data management, coding, entry, cleaning and analysis in terms of purpose of the baseline
  6. Preserve and provide soft copy of data (SPSS or Excel) both clean and unclean file
  7. Prepare and submit draft report. The report should be a well-organized report complete with standard reporting formats (tables, graph and annexes).
  8. After submitting draft report, project team will review and provide necessary feedback. Firm/individual person should submit the final report addressing the feedback received from project team.

Duration and Timeline:

The baseline survey will be expected to complete within 60 working days beginning as soon as possible (from date of agreement signed). The report and soft copy of data will be submitted by given timeline. The consulting firm/consultant is required to produce all the deliverables during the contract perio d.

Qualification of the Consultant:

  1. Masters/ M.Phil degree in Social Science or any relevant subject/fiel d.
  2. Demonstrable Experience in designing and conducting research and baseline survey
  3. Excellent in working with local communities, NGOs/Donors or national government
  4. Knowledge in data management software and statistical skills
  5. Experience managing field work for surveys of community Learning Centers
  6. Ability to compile data from different sources, merging data sets
  7. Proven publication record (Attached at least three research samples).
  8. More than 7 years of experience in consultancy.
  9. Experience in Non-formal education, baseline survey, experimental study, policy review, etc.
  10. In-depth knowledge in existing Non-formal education strategy, education policy, act, child policy
  11. Ability to write clearly an d concisely in English
  12. Visualisation and reporting


The Consultant will report to the Head of Education of DAM, email: , contact no: 01712835534.
For information of the project: Project Manager, FKP-UUP project email:, contact no: 01937130005.