Notice & Announcement

Terms of Reference (ToR) for
Baseline Survey

Organization: Mukti Nari-O-Shishu Unnayan Sangstha

22/1 Titumir Road, Thanapara, Kushtia

Duration: 30 days

Deadline for application is: 07 June 2024

Project Title: Establishing Women Rights by Reducing Violence against Women Project- continuation

Donor Agency: Bread for the World (BftW), Germany

Project duration: 1st April 2024 – 31th March 2027. (36 months)

Budget: BDT 250,000

Date of Baseline: 25 June’24 to 25 July’24

Rationale for Baseline

Since inception in 1990, organization works to protect Human Rights especially Rights of Women and Children to build just society that economically balanced, environmentally sound, democratically effective where all citizens regardless of religion, caste, creed, and gender ethnicity enjoy equal rights in every sphere of life. MNSUS determined to support and to create opportunities for vulnerable people through their effective participation and to enhance accountability of the duty bearers. To this end, organization strengthened its advocacy activities with legitimate authority and brings lot of success.

Motto of the organization: “Every Woman is an Equal partner in Development.”

Vision: To establish an exploitation free just society for women, men and children.

 Mission: To establish a fair society that is free from superstition, ignorance, diseases, human rights violation and hunger.

Development Philosophy of the organization:

  1. MNSUS believes that sustainable development and change must start at/from grass-roots level. It is, therefore, focusing its efforts on working with the poor and marginalized people to increase their knowledge and skills so that they can make their voices heard in the broader society.

Goal and objectives of the organization: To establish human rights focusing women and children’s rights and a congenial atmosphere for woman development through ensuring good governance and developing skilled human resource.

Project background and brief

The Mukti Nari O Shishu Unnayan Sangstha (in further abbreviation MNSUS), Kushtia has been implementing a project titled the Establishing Women Rights by Reducing Violence against Women (EWRRVW) continuation Project in Kushtia Sadar and Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia district, Gangni upazila of Meherpur district, and Damurhuda upazila of Chuadanga district with financial supports from the Bread for the World (BftW), Germany. Mukti Nari has been implementing this project since 2006. Lastly April’2018 the project continues with BftW & BMZ fund. It is funded by the Bread for the World (BftW), Germany. The management of the project holder, MNSUS, decided to conduct a baseline survey carried out on DTBFs and selected adolescents of the project’s DTBs (direct target beneficiaries) by a senior management and development consultant.

At the beginning of the 8th phase of the project MNSUS and donor organization have decided to conduct a baseline survey to measure the current status of beneficiaries against project indicators. 

The baseline survey will be conducted by an external consultant. A competent organization/ consulting firm with the dynamic team and having sound knowledge about VAW & women empowerment will be contracted by MNSUS to carry out the baseline survey. Therefor we are inviting biding quotations from competent organization/ consulting firm to conducting baseline survey of ‘Establishing Women Rights by Reducing Violence against Women continuation project’

Project Development goal:

“Gender equity promoted in the society for enabling women to enjoy their rights and freedoms”.

Project Objectives: 

Objective 1: Women and girls in targeted villages of Kustia, Meherpur and Chuadanga Districts exercise their equal rights in families and societies through reduced incidents of discrimination, violence, abuse, exploitation, harassment etc.”

Indicator: 1.1 By the end of the project period, incidents of VAW, dowry, child marriage, illegal divorce and unequal treatment reduced by at least 70 % of old operational areas (villages) and by at least 50% in DTBFs of new operational areas (villages).

Indicator: 1.2 By end of project period, at least 70% of family dispute cases handled by the project to reunion of husbands and wife have been successfully solved

Indicator: 1.3 By end of project period, incidents of discrimination, exploitation, harassment etc. in Direct Target Beneficiaries Adolescents (DTBAs) families reduced by at least 65% within the project operational areas. Objective 2: Youth in the project area are active in promoting Gender Justice and reduction of VAW.

Purpose, Scope of the Baseline

Projects a clear picture of the expected timeline for a project, which allows the team to stay on track. Provides a plan for which resources are needed and when they are needed in the project’s life cycle. Allows progress to be reflected and reported accurately.

  1. The objective of the baseline survey to measure the current status of beneficiaries against project indicators. The objective of the baseline is to provide information of the present phenomena on key indicators associated with the objectives. This would, eventually, lay the benchmark for assessing project performance at end-of-term of the project. This baseline will serve as the foundation to measure the key changes of condition and progress of the project after a certain period.


The consultant will organize conducting a baseline survey on five primary direct target beneficiary groups (DTBGs) of the subject project namely The consultant will arrange and conduct a baseline survey for five primary groups of direct target beneficiaries (DTBGs) involved in the project.

(a) Married Women Groups (MWGs) with 1,200 women;

(b) Couple Groups (CGs) with 1,200 husbands of the women; and

(c) Family Groups (FGs) with 1,200 other members (at least one of their parents-in-law, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law from each family) of 1,200 DTBFs 

(d) school adolescent girls (SAGs) with 330 girls ,

(e) school adolescent boys (SABs) with 165 boys , of the EWRRVW project of MN supported by the BftW. 


The evaluator should adopt a mix method consisting of participatory approach to collect necessary data, analysis and produce a quality report. The intendant methods could be Questioner data collection, FGD, KII, IDI, and multi-stakeholder consultations. The baseline study is to be carried out in project location by an independent consultant/consulting firm using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods. The consultant is expected to propose a suitable methodology for carrying out the work and fulfilling the objectives of the study. The methodology should follow the standard statistical method. The baseline study will be conducted in the project areas following appropriate, applicable statistical sampling procedures. However, the sample size could be finalized after discussion with the project professionals. A detailed approach and methodology to conduct the baseline study should be suggested by the consultant .  The collection of primary data involved consecutive mixed methods: survey, Focus Group Discussion (FGD), Key Informant Interview (KII),


The evaluator should come up with the following deliverables-Detailed Baseline plan with methodology and data collection tools (survey questionnaire/checklist) and get endorsement from the project team before commencing the data collection process.

  • An inception report outlining the approach/ methodology and execution of programs/timetable. This report shall be submitted for review and approval by project holder five working days after the signature of the contract before commencement of the work.
    • A comprehensive and analytical Baseline Draft Report with in-depth description shall be submitted within five days after completion of the field work.
    • Presentation of the key findings of the draft report through workshop
    • All materials produced for the Baseline and raw data of SPSS, Excel and Word in soft form in CD Rom.

Baseline report

The evaluation report should be comprised of at least the following chapters:

  1. Title page
  2. Table of contents
  3. Executive summary
  4. Body of the report:
    1. Project background
    2. Baseline background
    3. Methodology
    4. current status of beneficiaries against project indicators
  5. Conclusions
  6. Recommendations
  7. Appendices

The main evaluation report should be concise and not exceed 25 pages, excluding annexes (supporting data and details can be included in annexes).


Budget & mode of payment:

The amount of honorarium to for performance of above-mentioned assignments and the mode of payment of the honorarium will be as mentioned below.

Total remuneration of consultant will be Taka 2,50,000.00 (excluding VAT and Tax) for designing the questionnaires, training up the his team on how they will administer the questionnaires and conduct the survey, and preparation of the report.

The mode of payment of his net honorarium will be as follows. (Including Vat & Tax)

  • Twenty present of the net honorarium that comes to Taka 50,000.00 (Taka fifty thousand only) will be paid in advance at the time signing the contract;
  • Thirty percent of the net honorarium that comes to Taka 75,000.00 (Taka seventy five thousand only) will be paid within one week of submission of the draft baseline survey report; and

Balance fifty percent of the net honorarium that comes to Taka 1,25,000.00 (Taka one lac twenty five thousand only) will be paid on acceptance of the baseline survey report.