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What is the opportunity?  

Next Generation Pakistan: January 2022 

Next Generation Pakistan must ensure the adequate and purposeful inclusion and adherence of the British Council’s approach to Gender and EDI and contribution to diversity and gender outcomes, through research methods and tools, sampling and data collection, and dissemination of research.

Research objectives

The British Council would like to understand what young people think about their livelihoods through the key areas of: 

  • Demographics 
  • Education and Skills 
  • Employment 
  • Civic and Community Engagement 
  • Global Outlook 
  • Local and Global Challenges 
  • Looking to the Future 

Across the areas of interest listed above, we are particularly interested in: 

  • Understanding the role of digital, technology and media across these key areas. 
  • Understanding how the barriers that youth face within these key areas intersect with the demographics of different youth groups. This is to better understand which youth groups are seen to be/not be equipped to develop, access, and utilise solutions to realise their full potential.
  • Understanding how the British Council and wider UK might be positioned to support developing solutions to the challenges and barriers that impact and are highlighted by youth in Pakistan.

Role profile 

The British Council is looking to appoint a reputable service provider(s) with the following qualities: 

Research skills and experience: 

  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research track record evidenced by previous projects. 
  • Expertise in conducting interviews and identifying case studies, evidenced by previous research projects. 
  • Strong experience in developing participatory research. 
  • Strong and dedicated team with suitable experience and qualifications. 
  • Strong experience in conducting research remotely and/or using digital/technological tools and methods. 

Stakeholder engagement skills and experience: 

  • Knowledge and experience in developing, arranging, and leading on a variety of stakeholder engagement activities throughout the research process to inform the research process, in addition to create interest with relevant stakeholders. 
  • Strong experience in conducting stakeholder engagement activities remotely and/or using digital/technological tools and methods. 

Please Note: We anticipate that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the size of the target country (Indonesia), a substantial amount of – if not all – of fieldwork, data collection and stakeholder engagement will be conducted remotely using a range of digital and technological tools and methods. 

Local knowledge and expertise: 

  • Knowledge and expertise in the political, social, economic, and cultural aspects of Pakistan.
  • Knowledge and expertise in youth and youth issues. 
  • Knowledge of and/or already established relationships with networks of youth groups and youth stakeholders in Pakistan. 


  • Offering good value for money 
  • Capacity to deliver within the timeframes set out below. 

Outputs and deadlines


Date / time

RFP Issued to bidding suppliers

18 December 2021

Deadline for clarification questions (Clarification Deadline)

17.00 GMT 3 January 2022

British Council to respond to clarification questions

17.00 GMT 5 January 2022

Deadline for submission of Proposals by potential suppliers (Response Deadline)

17.00 GMT 14 January 2022

Interviews with potential suppliers

24 January 2022

Final Decision

26 January 2022


How to apply

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