Deadline: 30 June 2016
The U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) is seeking applications for its Enabling Pathways out of Extreme Poverty (EPEP) program.
- Lift 2 million people out of extreme poverty through an integrated package of livelihoods, markets, nutrition and social development support in selected part of Bangladesh that are climate hotspots.
- Support the development of national institutions and systems to deliver the public and private services the extreme poor require to become resilient and prosper.
- DFID will provide up to £135 million for this program
- The program’s core components, including the main livelihoods component, will be delivered through direct awards to two not-for profit delivery partners (the total budget for this will be up to £99 million).
A commercial Service Provider (SP) would be contracted to:
- Manage a Project Coordination Unit to support the DFID programme task team in the management and coordination of the programme.
- This will include convening programme governance and coordination structures; conducting routine monitoring activities; and quality assuring implementing agencies accounting, auditing, and reporting activities.
- The SP will also provide technical assistance to implementing partners and relevant government agencies on demand.
- Provide Fund Management service for four sub-components.
- These are: issuance and management of sub-contracts for:
- A Market Systems component and
- A Policy and Advocacy platform to appropriate downstream implementing agencies; design, manage and monitor the funds disbursed to Government of Bangladesh (GoB) agencies for
- Pilot scale-up of GoB life-cycle grants and
- A component supporting local government to provide more effective services to the extreme poor.
How to Apply
Interested applicants are required to submit applications through DFID Supplier Portal.
Eligible Country: Bangladesh
For more information, please visit EPEP.