Expression of Interest (EoI) for Developing Organizational Strategic Plan of Unnayan Dhara

Unnayan Dhara is a non government voluntary development organization incepted in 1992 by a group of social activists with a vision of contributing to developing a peaceful and just society in Bangladesh where all people enjoy poverty free, happy, prosperous and dignified life. Since inception Unnayan Dhara has been working with a mission to create a process of participatory development and social structural change towards equal rights and sustainable livelihood of the poor, marginal and underprivileged people with a goal of their empowerment and sustainable development. Unnayan Dhara was registered under Department of Social Service (reg. no.77/93) in 1993 and under NGO Affairs Bureau (reg. no.1119/97) in 1997.

The activities of the organization is focused on Sustainable Development of rural poor people specially marginalized farmers containing the philosophy of sustainable agriculture (an integrated farming system based on holistic-scientific approach, which is ecologically sound, economically viable, socially & culturally just that secures farmer rights and leads to their sustainable development) by means of organic farming. Farmers’ rights and gender equity remains in the center of the development interventions while food security towards food sovereignty in ensuring right to food of the people in the face of climate change are the major issues for policy advocacy of the organization.

Unnayan Dhara hereby feels necessity of developing its five years’ strategic plan for the period of 2018-22. The organization is looking for competent consultant/consultancy firms having enough capacity and experiences in conducting the assignment conduct the assignment.

The interested and competent consultant/consultancy firms are requested to send their expression of interest along with methodology, work plan, tentative budget, CV(s) of the consultant(s), sample of relevant works by February 16, 2018 to the address below.

Executive Director, Unnayan Dhara

61 HSS Road, Jhenaidah; Phone: 0451-63462; 01709924251; Email:; Web:

Coordinator (Agri-Marketing)

Job Description / Responsibility

Developing Lokaj Eo-friendly Agri-enterprise (LEFAE) and its marketing wing named Lokaj Bazar as an alternative value chain led by farmer organizations.
Developing necessary policies, management systems, operational guidelines, business plan etc. for LEFAE.

Developing capacity of both producers & staff for collective production, processing, quality control & packaging of safe food products by developing and using appropriate capacity development tools as well as organizing & facilitating training courses.
Developing capacity of the farmer organization in establishing & managing local level processing & sales centers.

Establish and manage district & Dhaka level outlets of safe/organic food products and develop market linkage with relevant entrepreneurs.

Designing & implementation of market promotional activities as well as raising consumers’ awareness on consumption of safe/organic food by using IT expertise.
Leading the marketing team for target oriented marketing of safe food products.
Ensure legal compliance of marketing of safe food products.
Efficient management of processing center and storehouse of UD.
Coordinate and liaison with relevant program personnel & external authorities.
Planning, monitoring and reporting of marketing activities as mentioned above.
Any other responsibilities as per need and assigned by the organization.

Job Nature

Educational Requirements

BBA/MBA/ Masters in Marketing/ Agricultural Economics or relevant discipline from reputed university.
The candidate having marketing/business management background and experience on agri-marketing, online marketing and IT will be given special preference.

Experience Requirements

At least 3 year(s)
The applicants should have experience in the following business area(s):
Agro based firms (incl. Agro Processing/Seed/GM), Development Agency, Direct Selling/Marketing Service Company, E-commerce, Food (Packaged)/Beverage, Group of Companies, Market Research Firms, Multinational Companies, NGO

Job Requirements

Age 25 to 35 year(s)
Should have minimum 3 years working experience in relevant field.
Should have good command in relevant computer application programs eg. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
Should have good understanding, command and skill on value chain management, e-commerce, online and offline based promotional materials development and e-marketing tools.
Should have capacity & experiences on social marketing, preparing business plan, market analysis skill etc.
Should have very good writing & communication skill both in English & Bengali languages and ability to work with foreign expert.
Willingness and ability to take challenge and work under stress.

Job Location


Salary Range
Monthly gross BDT 40,000/-

Other Benefits
The other benefits eg, annual increment, gratuity, provident fund etc. will be provided as per organizational rules.

Job Source Online Job Posting.

Job Summary
Posted on: January 18, 2018

Job Nature: Full-time

Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

Apply Instruction
Send Your CV To

Interested candidates are requested to send their CVs along with a cover letter, one passport size photograph, attested copies of all academic, experience and training certificates and other relevant documents to the Executive Director, Unnayan Dhara, 61 HSS Road, Jhenaidah-7300 on or before 5.00pm of 01 February 2018.
The candidates can apply through email along with scanned copies of all necessary documents mentioned above. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only short listed candidates will be called for interview.
Women are specially encouraged to apply.
Applicant must enclose his/her Photograph with CV.

Company Information
Unnayan Dhara
Unnayan Dhara, 61 HSS Road, Kanchannagar, Jhenaidah-7300
Web :

Notice for Expression of Interest (EoI)

Unnayan Dhara (UD), a reputed NGO, has been working for Sustainable Development of rural poor and under privileged people of Bangladesh through Sustainable Agricultural Development. It believes in people centered sustainable and participatory development approach. So, it prioritizes the development needs of the time and the rural farmers’ community both female and male. Its’ aims is to empower the poor people especially women folk, children and disabled people to restore their rights and takeover the responsibilities of self-help sustainable development.
‘Right to Food’ Act has been risen to the center of discussion at national circumference by the people’s demand along the last one and half decade. Moving forward with this, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh declares in the South Asian Conference on Right to Food, ‘Government will effort to ensure food and nutrition for all’. Along with the Prime Minister’s pledge Law Commission- Bangladesh develops the ‘Food Security Act (Draft ) 2016’.
Hence UD is inviting EoI from the competent “Translator” to Translate the following Act and draft law within the stipulated timeframe given below.

The Assignments and Timeline:
• Translation of “Bangladesh Food Security Act (draft) 2016” and “Citizen review of the draft law done by KHANI” in English language.

Deadline for submission of EoI: 30 October, 2017.

Required Competency/Experience:
• Having enough previous experiences in translating work.
• Having expertise in English language.
• Previous experience of work in the field of Food Security and Agricultural Sector preferably in the field of Sustainable/Ecological Agriculture will get special priority.

The interested person/Translator having the above-mentioned experiences and competencies are requested to submit their EoI with a CV/firm profile by 5.00pm of 30 October 2017 to the Executive Director Unnayan Dhara, 61 HSS Road, Jhenaidah or through email to
Any EoI submitted after the deadline will automatically be disqualified. For further query please contact to the Phone: 0451-63462; Mobile: 01709924254. Please also visit our website: for the soft copy of the EoI.

Md. Shahidul Islam
Executive Director