Proposal call for Development of WASH online Training

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

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Term of Reference

Development of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)Online Trainings, SNV Nepal 

Reporting lines: Governance and BCC Advisor & City Coordinator, SNV Nepal

Period of service: 1 August 2021 – 30 December 2021

Background to SNV:

SNV is a non-for-profit international development organization that makes a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty by helping them raise incomes and access basic services. We focus on three sectors (WASH, agriculture, and renewable energy) and have a long-term, local presence in over 25 countries worldwide. SNV has been working in Nepal since 1980.

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

SNV’s WASH programming in Nepal:

SNV Nepal presently leads two WASH projects, WASH SDG and Beyond the Finish Line (Water for Women). The former focuses on urban sanitation in four cities in four different districts, following SNV’s approach Urban Sanitation and Hygiene for Health and Development. The latter focuses on rural water supply in eight rural municipalities in two districts, following SNV’s approach Area-wide Rural Water Supply Services. This portfolio can expand in future. 

WASH SDG programme:

SNV implements the WASH SDG programme in four cities of Nepal: Khadak, Nepalgunj, Chandannath and Birendranagar. The overall goal of the WASH SDG programme is to improve health and quality of life of men and women across all social and ethnic groups through access to sustainable, inclusive, safe sanitation and improved hygiene practices. SNV is promoting disability-inclusive development so that WASHfacilities will be safe, accessible, and usable by everyone.SNV’s WASH SGD project since its inception has focused to frame solutions within a ‘citywide service chain approach’ and, define and promote viable options for business models for FSM services. SNV aims to work with local authorities to seek sustainable financing for viable FSM business models, business plans, encourage private sector participation and explore pathways for repayable funding.

It aims to sustainably improve access to, and use of, safe drinking water for at least 450,000 people, sanitation for at least 2 million people and improve the hygiene behaviours of 1,6 million people before the end of 2022.  The programme is built on three core strategic objectives: (1) increase demand for improved WASH facilities and practices; (2) improve the quality-of-service provision; and (3) improve governance of the sector. In addition, gender and social inclusion (GESI) and climate vulnerability and resilience (CVR) are integrated transversally in each of the three strategic objectives.

Objectives: 

Develop and deliver online training modules on school and health centre related SoPs, and occupational health and safety (OHS) SoPs in 4 cities - Khadak, Nepalgunj, Chandannath and Birendranagar. The content of the SoPs will be provided by SNV Nepal. The content of the SoPs will be provided by SNV. These online trainings will complement field-based trainings on the same topics, and are to be coordinated such with the City Coordinator of the project. 

Target groups:

The major target groups include, but not limited to, the following: 

  • Municipal authorities (Mayor, Councillors, different committee members) and other relevant government officials 
  • School staff – SMC, etc
  • Health centre officials
  • Private Sectors (FSM service providers)

Scope of work:

The firm will perform the followings: 

  • Prepare comprehensive work plan under the guidance of SNV Nepal and the 4 municipalities, present and have approval by SNV
  • Develop and deliver online training modules on school and health centre related SoPs, consider GESI and disabilities inclusive approaches while developing and delivering training modules
  • Formulate a strategic and detailed implementation plan/packages along with roles and responsibilities of concerned stakeholders to conduct the trainings using the developed tools.

Deliverables:

  • An inception report containing detailed work plan and review of all secondary documents 
  • Participatory online training tool and module in English, Nepali, Maithili and Abadhi, complementing the in-field trainings on the same topics (content of SoPs to be provided by SNV)
  • Strategic and detailed implementation plan/packages along with roles and responsibilities of concerned stakeholders, detailed period for different stages to conduct trainings
  • Two blog posts – one at the outset after the inception report to detail out the process and methodology of the online trainings and what is aimed to be achieved; one blog post at the close of the project detailing out the outreach and impact
  • A final report on the online trainings conducted, the outreach and impact.

Methodology:

The firm will propose an appropriate methodology to design and develop the online training tools for schools and HCFs and OHS. The draft tools and plan/packages must be shared with SNV and municipalities for evaluation and approval. 

Qualifications and experience of the firm:

  • A team of professionals or experts having excellent technical knowledge on WASH and online training for at least 5 years 
  • Have experience on developing online training tools and delivering the same for at least 3 years 
  • Significant track record in the development sector and in communication strategy development for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector for at least 2 years 
  • Expertise in GESI and disability inclusion 
  • A demonstrated sensitivity and understanding of local culture and work practices 
  • Excellent analytical, communication and reporting skills 
  • Ability to meet deadlines.

How to apply: 

Technical proposal: This should include methodology and work plan with timeline, in the methodology, please avoid copying from this TOR to the extent possible, and describe your own ideas and approach.

General information about the firm:

  • Key professional’s qualifications 
  • Sample previous work

Financial proposal: The financial proposal should provide cost estimates for services rendered including daily consultancy fees accommodation and living costs; transport cost; stationeries, and supplies needed for data collection; workshop, etc. The financial proposal should show with separate breakdown of VAT and all other direct and indirect tax, as applicable. The financial proposal must be submitted separately.

Selection criteria:

  • Quality of the proposed plan – methodology, work plan (main proposal max. 10 pages) – Score: 40
  • Knowledge and experience of the firm – Score: 30
  • Financial proposal (max. 2 pages) – Score: 30

Interested firm can submit the application to  nepal@snv.org  by 24 July 2021.

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Posted Date 13 Jul, 2021
Apply Before 24 Jul, 2021
City Lalitpur