The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.   The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency. Operating since 2004 in Lebanon, DRC has addressed the needs and rights of vulnerable populations, working initially with Palestinian refugees (since 2004), Iraqi refugees (2007-2010), Lebanese IDPs (during the 2006 conflict), migrant domestic workers (since 2009) and, since 2011, responding to the Syrian refugee crisis. DRC Lebanon is currently delivering programming in protection, basic assistance, livelihoods, and community development interventions. This myriad programming seeks to address the immediate needs of displaced populations and concurrently support vulnerable host populations. DRC has three offices spread throughout Lebanon in, Beirut, the Bekaa and North (Halba).  For further information about DRC, please refer to our website:


In the framework of the LINKED program funded by MADAD – a multi-year Economic Recovery initiative implemented by a Consortium composed by DRC, Mercy Corps, Oxfam and Al Majmoua – DRC is seeking an Engineering consultancy firm to support the design, preparation and rolling out of the Cash for Work (CFW) projects. 

Under LINKED, 21 quick-impact CFW projects will be implemented within the selected municipalities in the Mount Lebanon and Bekaa governorates as well as in the T5 area in the North, with the following two objectives: 1) to support vulnerable individuals to generate immediate income and 2) to support the local development plans of the municipalities of intervention through public works. Each CFW project will be implemented within the selected municipalities and have the potential to deliver relevant public services and complement longer-term development activities (e.g. contributing to local development plans, environmental management, rehabilitating economic related infrastructures, etc.). Furthermore, each CFW will be implemented according to the following features:

 There are labor intensive and they shall indicatively employ 25 unskilled and 2 skilled beneficiaries;

 there is 1 specific BOQ per project (done by the Engineering consultancy firm);

 there is 1 foreman per each project;

 the available budget for tools and materials necessary for the implementation of the works is approximately 21,000 USD per project. 

The Engineering consultancy firm will be assessing the feasibility of proposed CfW projects by the municipalities, estimate the labor intensity of each CfW project suggested and their feasibility by unskilled labour (with few skilled and a foreman present on daily basis at each CfW site). The consultancy firm will also provide a step-by-step roadmap of works and tasks for each selected CfW project and detailed BOQs, and brief the foremen and the LINKED teams accordingly.

Important Note: Additional information containing in-depth background on the services as well as anticipated methodologies are indicated in the attached ToR, which is annexed (C).

How to apply

Interested Engineering firms can request the RFP tender documents by sending email to: [email protected]

(Kindly state the RFP number in the subject line and your company name and address)


RFP Issuing date: 16th of February 2021

RFP Closure Date: 01 March 2021 at 02:00 PM (Beirut Time)



The tender documents will provide all needed details and information about the consultancy services as well as all other deadlines and workplans.


Please quote RFP No. LEB/21/03 in all communications.

Monday, 01. Mar 2021
Type of Call
Call for Proposals
Intervention Sector(s):