Qualitative Survey of Managing Risk for Economic Development (MRED) Phase II - Nepal

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is an international, non-governmental humanitarian relief and development agency that exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people to build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps was established in 1979, and has headquarters in the USA and UK. Since 1979, Mercy Corps has worked in over 100 countries. Mercy Corps currently works in 41 countries around the world and improving the lives of 19 million people. The agency focuses on countries in transition, where countries are in the midst of - or recovering from - conflict, economic collapse, or disaster; Mercy Corps sees these crisis situations as moments of opportunity to go beyond traditional boundaries of relief and catalyze lasting change. Globally, Mercy Corps implements programs in a range of sectors, including: agriculture & food security; market development; emergency response; disaster risk reduction; climate change; health; conflict management; youth engagement; and, community mobilization/ governance.

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Qualitative Survey of Managing Risk for Economic Development (MRED) Phase II - Nepal

Ref Number: RFP/MCN/MRED II/PR/KTM/2676/2019/034-2


Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.

Mercy Corps started operations in Nepal in 2005.  Since then the agency has been working in some of the most challenging areas to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals and communities across Nepal.  That goal is attained through a systems based approach to market development, financial services, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation and youth engagement through the lens of gender equity and social inclusion. 

Every year Nepal faces flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rain during the monsoon season. These disasters cause catastrophic losses in agricultural land, property, and loss of life for local communities. To mitigate the effect of these disasters, the Managing Risk through Economic Development (MRED) program is testing an innovative “nexus” approach that combines traditional community-based disaster risk reduction (DRR) approaches with economic and market development interventions. MRED piloted the innovative “nexus” model to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) and market systems development, in an effort to incentivize sustainable DRR activities while giving vulnerable communities an opportunity to increase their incomes.

Research and learning are central to the MRED program. MRED has thus far conducted household surveys to evaluate the impact of its “nexus” model on community disaster readiness, household resilience capacities, and overall well being outcome to build disaster resilient communities. These efforts seek to generate concrete evidence on characteristics of a disaster-resilient community and how households in the MRED communities exercise their resilience capacities to cope, respond to, and adapt in the face of shocks and stressors. Building on this research and learning portfolio, MRED will conduct a qualitative research study to examine communities' experience of the “nexus” model in MRED implementation areas.

Through this RFP, Mercy Corps Nepal would like to seek Qualitative Research Consultants for Qualitative Survey of Managing Risk for Economic Development (MRED) Phase II - Nepal

Mercy Corps Nepal invites applications from qualified consultants/consultancy firms for the specified consultancy. Please visit nepal.mercycorps.org to download RFQ form and Scope of Work for full information.

Firms/Individuals interested in this consultancy should send (1) CV of proposed consultants; (2) list of relevant projects/experience, (3) daily rate in accordance with the budget template in scope of work (4) copy of PAN card.  For firms applying also include copies of company registration, tax registration and latest tax clearance certificates.  Send all documents to np-procurement@mercycorps.org no later than 8th December, 2019 COB. 

Only shortlisted firms and individuals will be contacted for further process. Canvassing at any stage of the process shall lead to automatic disqualification of the application.  Mercy Corps reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals without assigning any reason.

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Posted Date 02 Dec, 2019
Apply Before 08 Dec, 2019
City Lalitpur