Hiring Consultant for financial inclusion policy analysis in SHOUHARDO-III program under CARE Bangladesh

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Bangladesh
Organization: Care Bangladesh
Closing date: 31 Dec 2020

The broader objective of this is to do a comprehensive analysis of the financial inclusion policy and formal/informal services in Bangladesh with a focus on rural poor. More specifically, it will look in to a range of empirical evidence and secondary/tertiary knowledge sources not limited to the following. This following list comprises of areas that will be collected, compiled, and analyzed mostly from secondary/tertiary knowledge sources:

  • A thorough analysis of the stakeholders providing financial services in Bangladesh including the types of services;
  • An analysis of different financial products and their price ranges

  • An analysis of the informal financial service recipients’ profile (e.g. financial literacy, income, need) with an extensive focus on low income population;

  • A gender analysis of the profiles of people excluded from financial services (for different social purposes – wedding)

  • A thorough analysis of current government policy on financial inclusion including institutional mechanism

  • Recommendations on creating space for community savings group in government policy

  • An analysis how the other countries/ governments have adopted community savings group as a recognized player in the financial sector but leaving them to function informally.

In addition, the assignment would also look into empirical evidence related to the following areas:

  • Need and purposes of accessing financial services as well as category of income earners

  • Services demand for the excluded people in remote areas/

  • Informal financing practices

  • Reach of the financial service providers in terms of remoteness

  • Level of satisfaction on the financial services accessed

  • Analysis of VSLA members’ access to information on formal financing services

  • Analysis of service receivers for savings and credit practices in terms of price, documentation and collateral


Mixed of qualitative and quantitative approaches. surveys, structured interviews, and key informant interviews will be conducted.

How to apply:

CARE Bangladesh is inviting interested potential consultant/firm/company to submit their best proposals in the form of soft copy in non-editable mode (PDF/Scan) with your organization letterhead pad through email : farhana.kabir@care.org or in the form of hardcopy in quotation box kept at CARE Bangladesh Dhaka Office (7th Floor) on or before by 31 December, 2020

# A pre bid meeting will be held to unpack the ToR on 13h December 2020 at below link :
When: Dec 13, 2020 10:00 AM Astana, Dhaka
● Last date of submission of quotations: On or before 31/Dec/2020. Please submit the Technical and Financial proposal separately.
In financial proposal, consultant will submit separately for remuneration and reimbursable expenses related with consultancy service.
(Submit business profile of the firm, details Curriculum Vitae (CV) of the consultant/s mentioning with the experiences in the line of consultancy service.)
● Bid validity: Bid validity have to be mentioned.
● Expected date and place of delivery: as per attached ToR.
● VAT & Tax will be deducted at source as per GOB rules. Musok 6.3 must submit with invoice.
● CARE Standard Payment Terms are 30 days from receipt of goods or service and a CARE approved invoice by A/C payee cheque.

If you decide not to participate in the bidding process, we would be grateful if you could inform us in writing, indicating the reasons for your decision.

For any further query please reach to below focal person for this particular RFP:
Farhana Kabir; Email: Farhana.Kabir@care.org

More information about this circular can be found at https://www.carebangladesh.org/get_involved.php

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