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: unnayan_dhara@yahoo.com; Web: www.unnayandhara.org

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 unnayan_dhara@yahoo.com.
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: www.unnayandhara.org for the soft copy of the EoI.

Md. Shahidul Islam
Executive Director