REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

World Vision International Nepal

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

"World Vision is a child focused relief, development and advocacy organization that has contributed to transformation in the lives of millions of children around the world in vulnerable situations. We are driven by Christian values to serve children and families regardless of their religion, age, gender, ethnicity, class and caste. We are looking for potential Nepalese candidates to fill out the following position:"

KITAB Project (Knowledge Improvement through Access of Books) is devised to strengthen the education system with an aim to achieve literacy outcomes and help the students in learning literacy skills and developing creative and critical thinking skill. The project builds upon the government's existing initiative to improve literacy outcomes through NEGRP (National Early Grade Reading Program). It serves Nepali children, especially from grades 1 to 3 by developing students’ performance in reading fluency and comprehension with a larger aim to transform the book market of implementing districts in Nepal through a technology enabled market solution, also creating a digital market place for books, where feasible through an online platform, named KITAB Bazar.

KITAB BAZAR is an online digital platform that enables results-based financing as a solution to improve access to supplementary reading materials in schools. The platform eases the overall process of selecting, ordering, and purchasing books for children in coordination with municipalities and publishing houses. The platform also provides information on how book corners can be established and the benefits they bring that contributes to the development of children.

Thus, in this regard, WVI Nepal intends to handover the KITAB Bazar platform to a private sector entity, rebuild it from its foundation with a strong emphasis on its long-term sustainability while incorporating all the technical requirements envisioned by the team.

1. Brief Description of Requirements:

Key Responsibilities

The primary focus of the assignment will be on improvement of the current platform, which will aid in making it more modular, robust and scalable for use in different projects or use cases. Responsibilities will also include design and development of the front-end and back-end elements of the application as well as the database design, in collaboration with the team. The contractor/service provider will have the competency to develop, lead and sustain the platform which would be made accessible to different types of users that include schools(beneficiaries), municipalities and publishers.

Major Objectives

The consultancy assignment aims to make improvements in KITAB BAZAR as a system, as well as service and reiteration of features. The specific objectives of the assignment are: 

  • To take over the platform, operate it with an emphasis on its sustainability and aim to bring long-term implications without compromising the main objective of the platform.
  • To improve the system by implementing learnings gathered by the KITAB team from earlier deployments as well as additional functionality; 
  • To make the system more modular, robust and agile such that the system is deployment-ready for diverse contexts or use-cases;

Minimum Qualifications and Experience required: 

The expected qualifications and competencies required for the lead consultant include: 

  • Experience in developing platforms based on technologies such as Django, .net, javascript (React)
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in designing web-based applications and digital platforms
  • Well versed in dashboard design and data visualization 
  • Experience in working with logistics and distribution experience is highly preferred.
  • Experience in working in the sector of education is preferred.

Interested service providers fulfilling the criteria mentioned above may request the bidding document on or before 8 December via email the email address mentioned below.

For Details: npl_supplychain@wvi.org

The due technical proposal along with the financial proposal can be submitted via email to

Npl_scmbid@wvi.org

World Vision International Nepal is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourage candidates of diverse background, women and differently abled, to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be called for the subsequent selection procedure.

WVIN reserves all rights to qualify/disqualify applications in any case.

Supply Chain Management Department

World Vision International Nepal

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
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Posted Date 26 Nov, 2021
Apply Before 08 Dec, 2021
City Lalitpur