ToR - Develop Common Priority Paper

Community Self Reliance Centre
Location: Kathmandu
Posted Date: 2019-02-14 Deadline: 2019-02-25
  • Location : Kathmandu
  • Category : EOI/Tender/Bids
  • Nature : Contract
Job Description

Terms of Reference                                                               

Community Self-Reliance Centre (CSRC): Established in 1993, Community Self-Reliance Centre (CSRC) is a pioneering organization working for land and agrarian rights of the landless and land-poor communities in Nepal. It educates and organizes people deprived of land rights and empowers them to lead free, secure and dignified lives. CSRC has been working to transform discriminatory and unjust social relations by organizing landless, land-poor and marginalized communities to claim and exercise their rights.

The Project:

The project Support to Promotion of Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration Strategy (FFPLA) will be implemented by CSRC with funding support from UN-Habitat for seven months, starting December 2018. The estimated duration for the study is seven months, starting December 2018 until June 2019.

About a common country priority paper on land interventions

Prime Minister of Nepal has outlined his vision of “Wealthy Nepal-Happy Nepali” as key mission of his government, “Leave No One Behind” is the motto of SDG 2030 and access to land is one of the targets to end poverty, achieve food security and empower women. The United Nations Development Assistance Framework 2018-2022 for Nepal (UNDAF) has categorically outlined “technical support to and promotion of access to land for the landless, land tenure security and sustainable land management” as one of the focal areas of UN’s support and contribution to the sustainable and inclusive economic growth outcome area. Then Minister of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives outlined in the 58-points Reform Roadmap “Systematization and regularization of all informal and non-formal land tenures hitherto not registered in the State’s land record system” as one of the key areas of interventions of the Government in land tenure sector. Security of tenure and ownership of land is expected to be the main facet of the draft Land Policy due to be adopted by Government of Nepal soon. As an operational tool to implement land policy a Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration was suggested and a Country Strategy document prepared while a detailed study on a “common country priority” on land interventions is still to be documented. This document needs to be prepared with a wider consultations of relevant stakeholders including Government, Non-Government and others and also in reference to other ongoing initiatives e.g. National Engagement Strategy (NES) of the ILC.

Objectives

The major objective of the intervention will be:

  • To develop "A Common Country Priority Paper" on land interventions in Nepal.

Scope

The scope of this approach extends consultations with but not limited to:  

  • Advocates- Politicians, United Nations Organizations, the donor community
  • Policy and strategy makers- Civil servant decision-makers in the land sector, senior level staff in land administrative agencies
  • Implements- Public and private sector land professionals, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)

Key Tasks:

  • Organize the brainstorming sessions among key professionals from different agencies who have expertise on land issues and prepare a draft paper.
  • Organize consultation meetings or workshops as required at the National level on draft paper and review the draft based on the feedback received from the consultations and compile a revised draft.
  • Circulation of the revised draft to known experts for feedback and finalization of the documents.

Methodology:

The interested consultants/firms are expected to undertake a desk review of current law/policies and related documents. In addition, the consultants/firms is also expected to have a close consultation with key stakeholders in government, civil society and private sector focusing on the bottlenecks that might hinder the effort to access the lease lands. The designated expert should work in close coordination with CSRC, NES and UN-Habitat team.

Expected outputs/deliverable:

The consultant is expected to submit the following deliverable:

  • Presentation of preliminary findings before drafting the report;
  • First draft of the review report excluding relevant annexes
  • Final detailed report of the assessment including relevant annexes required to produce a review report

Expertise:

This assignment requires an adequate understanding of the land tenures, land continuum, issues related to human settlement and food security situation in Nepal, a good knowledge about FFP Land Administration and strategy formulation. The sound understanding on land administration is mandatory.

Other terms and conditions:

In case of occurrence of any unforeseen events leading to the deviation in the agreed upon deadlines and budget, this must be communicated to the focal person in advance and agreed upon the revised plan and budget.

 

Application process:

The applicants are requested to submit their expression of interest along with following documents  via email:  landrights@csrcnepal.org by 25th February 2019 Sunday by 21:00 hrs.

  • Covering letter (1 page) justifying experience, expertise and qualifications
  • Updates CVs(3 pages max) of all consultants, highlighting the relevant experience, expertise and qualifications, and contact details of at least 2 recent referees/employers of similar past assignments.
  • A detailed proposed  methodologies and tentative action plan (3 page max) and financial proposal (1 page max) including per day rate and total consultancy fee in NPR including applicable VAT or consultancy taxes.
  • Enclose the latest version of relevant report (in PDF) of similar nature of consultancy assignment by the consultants/firm.

ANNEX: EVALUATION CRITERIA

Total scoring is 100 points that includes 75 points on technical expertise and 25 points based on financial evaluation (cost effectiveness and realistic budget plan)

Expertise

Maximum points <100>

Organisation’s specialised knowledge and experience in the field as per TOR:

  • Experience of reviewing national policies especially related to land and FFPLA

<30>

 

Organisation and Methodology

 

Understanding of the tasks mentioned in the TORs

<15>

Extent to which the Terms of Reference have been addressed

<15>

Adequate work plan adequate responding to the Terms of Reference

<15>

Financial Evaluation

<25>

 

 

Organization Summary

Established in 1993, Community Self Reliance Centre (CSRC) is a pioneering organization working for land and agrarian rights of the landless and land-poor communities in Nepal. CSRC educates and organizes people deprived of land rights and empowers them to lead free, secure and dignified lives.

CSRC has been working to transform discriminatory and unjust social relations by organizing landless, land-poor and marginalized communities to claim and exercise their rights

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Tokha Road, Dhapashi
Organization Size 50-100
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