Call for Quotation

Posted by Tempa Wangdi, May 15th, 2020

The Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy is seeking professional service from relevant individual consultant/s to conduct research on citizen participation at the community level. 

This study on citizen participation aims to assess the quality and condition of citizen participation and decision-making processes at the community level. It is expected that this study will generate strategies and insights on mechanisms as to how decentralised planning and decision-making — central to democracy can be strengthened — where citizens take greater onus in planning and developing their community. 

To this end, this research should inquire into the practices and quality of citizen participation with a deeper analysis of its democratic parameters such as inclusiveness, respect for diverse voices, fairness, transparency, accountability, etc.. The study should also cover deliberation on issues and how decisions are reached at the community level; gaps in knowledge, attitude and practices, etc. that need to be addressed.  The findings from this study are intended to inform programmatic development and intervention to enhance citizen education and participation. This study will be based in Paro and Thimphu.

The study is for 25 man-days spread over three months starting June and ending by August 2020.

Interested individuals with at least a Master’s Degree, preferably in the field of social science and prior experience in qualitative research and report writing in a related field may apply latest by 1 June 2020 with the following documents: 

  • A well-conceptualised proposal containing the research framework, methodology,  including a concise literature review and work schedule.
  • Financial proposal quoted in Ngultrum, inclusive of professional fee needed to meet the objectives of this assignment. 
  • Curriculum vitae containing relevant qualification and work experience. 
  • A sample of  prior work in similar fields (if any) 
  • Any other relevant information.

Please contact Rosy Chettri (Finance Officer, AFD), BCMD, Thimphu, Bhutan 02-327903 or Email for ToR and more details.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted directly.