EoI - Call for the Expression of Interest

SNV Nepal

At SNV we believe that no-one should have to live in poverty. We are dedicated to a society in which all people, irrespective of race, class or gender, enjoy the freedom to pursue their own sustainable development. We focus on increasing people's incomes and employment opportunities in productive sectors like agriculture as well as on improving access to basic services such as energy, water, sanitation and hygiene. SNV supports people to access and develop the capabilities, services and opportunities needed to live a healthy, productive and fulfilling life, while sustainably using the natural resources they depend on. Unlike many other development actors, we do not offer funding, but specialize in supporting the resourcefulness of development actors. We work with governments, businesses, knowledge institutes and low-income communities so that together we can transform ideas into policy, policy into action, and action into results. Through our technical knowledge, 50+ years of experience, passionate staff, extensive local presence and global footprint, we strive to make a lasting difference in people's lives. For Further details, please visit the website: http://www.snv.org

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EoI - Call for the Expression of Interest

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has over 1250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.

In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation - by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation and invest in making knowledge flow to and from the frontline.

Under Energy sector, SNV Nepal is implementing “EnDev-III Increasing the access to clean energy through pico-hydro and clean cooking technologies in the remote communities of Karnali and Sudurpaschim Provinces of Nepal”. This is the EnDev funded project aims to increase access to clean energy through pico-hydro schemes and clean/improved cooking technologies in the remote communities of Karnali & Sudurpaschim provinces. With regards to Improved Cookstoves, this project aims to develop a private sector led supply chain market for improved/clean cooking technologies under result based financing framework.The project is targeting to disseminate 5,000 Tier 2 and above Improved Cook Stoves and Induction Cooktop for the remote household of the selected rural/municipalities of the programme provinces under result based financing framework. The description of the stoves to be promoted are as follows:

  • Tier 3 Cookstoves: Biomass based, portable, forced draft, metallic body. The stove should meet NIBC 2016 compliance for Tier 3 level, tested by RETS. The RETS certificate should be valid up to March 2021.
  • Tier 2 Cookstoves: Biomass based, portable, natural draft, metallic body. The thermal efficiency for these stoves should be above 30%. The stove should meet NIBC 2016 compliance for Tier 2 level, tested by RETS. The RETS certificate should be valid up to March 2021.
  • Induction Cooktop: The set should be of single burner induction cooktop made up of crystal/ceramic, 3 liter compatible pressure cooker and a fry pan. The top place should have pot guiding ring and capacity between 1600-2000 watts.

SNV Nepal, therefore seek the expression of interest from potential manufacturers or suppliers/retailors to get their cookstoves listed for dissemination under this RBF framework of the project. The project helps to create market for the listed cookstoves through capacity building of market actors and incentives for users through participating retailers.

A detail outline can be made available to interested parties on request by email: nepal@snv.org. The documents can be submitted either through the post or email or drop at SNV Nepal Country Office. The applicant should write “EoI for the listing of Cookstoves” in the subject line of the email or on the closed envelope (if sending it by post or drop at office) to the following address:

SNV Netherlands Development Organization

Bangdel Marg, Sanepa Height

Lalitpur, Nepal, PO Box: 1966

Deadline for EoI submission: Monday, 6th April 2020, 4:00 PM. SNV reserves the right to cancel or postpone the whole process without providing any reasons whatsoever.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project, Expression of Interest
Openings 1
Position Type Contract, Temporary
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 19 Mar, 2020
Apply Before 06 Apr, 2020
City Lalitpur