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Consultancy: Revision of Bangladesh’s national sport policy and M+E framework

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Consultancy: Revision of Bangladesh’s national sport policy and M+E framework

The Commonwealth is recruiting a Logistics Consultant and a Technical Consultant. Deadline: 10 January 2020

Contract duration: 20 person days for Logistics Consultant; 30 person days for Technical Consultant.

Fee:  £7,500 for Logistics Consultant. £12,500 for Technical Consultant

The Government of Bangladesh is seeking to update their National Sports to maximise the contribution of sport to national development outcomes. The existing National Sports Policy of Bangladesh, adopted in 1998, does not have a substantial focus on wider development issues. The current policy therefore needs updating to emphasize inclusive access for all, community participation, gender equality, promoting social harmony and national well-being, and ultimately, maximizing the contribution of sport to the national development priorities in Bangladesh. 

Two assignments are available, as either Logistics Consultant, or Technical Consultant.

Logistics Consultant:

The overall objective of this assignment is to provide logistical support to assist the Ministry of Youth and Sport to consult on, draft and raise awareness among stakeholders of a revised National Sports Policy that enhances the contribution of sport to prioritised national development outcomes in Bangladesh

To be considered for the Logistics Consultant opportunity, you will need to have expertise and experience in coordinating multi-stakeholder meetings and workshops; demonstrated ability to provide secretariat services for advisory groups, committees and working groups stakeholders government  policy across social and economic policy domains; coordinating the production of reports, policy documents and outputs for governments and/or intergovernmental stakeholders; experience in working as a consultant, or in an advisory capacity, with national, regional, or international governments and intergovernmental institutions; and extensive experience working in Bangladesh/Asia.

You will need to be able to demonstrate a track record of success supporting policy or strategy development processes; capability to coordinate the delivery of national-level meetings and workshops; ability to coordinate consultation pertaining to the development national or international level policy or strategy; high level written and interpersonal communication; and fluency in Bengali.

Technical Consultant:

The primary purpose of the assignment is to is to draft a revised National Sports Policy and associated results framework that enhances the contribution of sport to prioritised national development outcomes in Bangladesh.

Please refer to the relevant terms of reference document for full details.

To be considered for the Technical Consultant opportunity, you will need a post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline; expert knowledge in the use of sport as a development tool, in particular in the development or application of national policy; general expertise designing policy across social and economic policy domains; demonstrated expertise and experience in drafting national policy documents and instruments, delivering national and/or international workshops focused on policy development or analysis, and developing national results frameworks and M+E plans, and experience in working as a consultant, or in an advisory capacity, with national, regional, or international governments and intergovernmental institutions.

You will also need to be able to demonstrate a track record of success supporting national policy development and producing related reports, policy documents and outputs for governments and/or intergovernmental stakeholders; proven ability to design implementable monitoring and evaluation frameworks for public authorities across social and economic policy domains; capability to design and deliver national-level workshops and training on public policy development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation; proven ability to undertake consultation and analysis pertaining to national policy development, and high level written and interpersonal communication.

How to apply

Interested consultant/s who meet the assignment criteria are invited to participate by submitting the following:

Overview of proposed approach to the assignment, including:

  • Overview of relevant skills and experience related to the assignment
  • Proposed scope of each service/activity including total time and personnel commitment for the assignment 
  • Total budget for the assignment

Example(s) of previous work that demonstrate capability to complete the assignment;

For individuals: a detailed CV outlining their educational qualifications, professional engagements, and a list of other, relevant work undertaken; and

For organisations and institutions:  a prospectus outlining their relevant experience and achievements together with the CVs of experts who would work on the assignment.

If applying as an individual, please state which opportunity you wish to be considered for. If applying as a consultancy, please state which opportunity you wish to be considered for, or clearly state whether you wish to be considered for both opportunities.

Please note that we are only able to consider applications from consultants who are Commonwealth citizens or companies registered in a Commonwealth country.

Applications close on Friday 10 January 2020 at 17:00 GMT

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