Terms of Reference - Feasibility Study for the project proposal


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Terms of Reference

Feasibility Study for the project proposal 

Project title: Empowered Citizens are Promoting Food and Nutrition Governance 

Introduction of Welthungerhilfe

Welthungerhilfe (WHH) is one of Germany’s leading non-governmental organizations with a dual mandate in both development cooperation and emergency response. WHH works to create a world in which all people can exercise their rights to a self-determined life in dignity and justice, free from hunger and poverty. To bring justice for all, WHH partners with the civil society organizations in the countries where it operates, and currently the agency is partnering with over 100 local partners from 36 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America (www.welthungerhilfe.de).

WHH has been operational in Nepal since 2012, and currently managing different projects in eleven districts under four program thematic areas (sectors): food and nutrition security, WASH, right to food and empowerment, and disaster risk reduction. WHH works hand in hand with civil society in Nepal to empower socially marginalized and economically poor citizens to reinforce their resilience and to ensure their right to adequate food and nutrition. 

1.  Background of the proposed project

Malnutrition and poverty are two major socio-economic issues in Nepal (36% child stunting rate and as of 2018, 9.3% as extreme poverty rate). The poverty rate is over 20% as per more holistic Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) data. Over 60% population in Nepal are engaged in agriculture and farming practices, yet the country has high food insecurity rate as indicated by high stunting and poverty rates. Nepal is rich in natural resources, over one quarter area is covered by forest, which is yet to be explored for sustainable economic development activities, particularly to uplift the livelihoods of poorest people. To achieve the balance food system development, local institutions are needed to be involved in the food chain. Women’s role is vital as they are one of the key actors managing the systems at households’ level.

The project aims to empower the marginalized populations (mainly in the areas of food and nutrition security) by providing them with the livelihood options and creating and enabling environment where the target groups can improve their socio-economic status in three municipalities of Kapilvastu district of Lumbini Pradesh. At present, WHH Nepal is implementing projects of similar nature in the proposed district. Thus, the learnings and good practices related to food and nutrition as well as community (mainly women) empowerment will be considered for the proposed project action. Furthermore, the project will also assess the gender roles, relations, and structures to tackle the barriers for gender equality; and empower women to be leaders to advocate their own issues related to food security and nutrition with the duty bearers. The local government’s understanding, and capacity will be strengthened to localize and roll out the Right to Food and Food Sovereignty Act -2075. It is important to onboard the newly elected local representatives in order to put food and nutrition and overall food systems on their political agenda and prioritize the topic in their annual plans and budget. 

To address the above-mentioned problems, the project intends to work on the socio-economic development of the target populations (mainly women) and to improve the food and nutrition status of the most marginalized people, such as Dalit and Muslim, in collaboration with local civil societies. Furthermore, functional relationship with the sub-national government (local and province) will be strengthened. 

Detailed Terms of Reference can be downloaded by the below link.


Submission of proposals

The interested and qualified consultant/ consulting firm must apply by 17:00 hours (COB) dated 27 November 2022 via email address given below (subject of the email “WE Feasibility Study Kapilvastu”) Email: procurement.nepal@welthungerhilfe.de. The proposal should include the following documents:

  1. Letter of expression of interest (EoI) signed by the main applicant 
  2. Detailed technical proposal including methodology (methods of data collection, analysis, samples of experience/studies of similar nature, etc.), composition of the feasibility study team and their roles (this should include detailed information about capacity of the team/person to carry out the objectives of the consultancy, clear description of role and responsibilities within the team, expected time dedicated to the assignment).
  3. Implementation Plan following the attached format (Annex 1) 
  4. Detailed financial proposal that must include an estimate of all staff costs (calculated for fees based on number of consultancy days) as well as direct costs related to the consultancy including travel, hotel, etc. (Annex 2).  
  5. Firm profile detailing the past assignments (at least two feasibility report as a sample copy)
  6. Detailed curriculum vitae of the consultant and of all team members, if any, highlighting their areas of work and experience
  7. Company registration certificate
  8. Latest tax clearance certificate
  9. VAT registration certificate (for both firms and individual consultants).
  10. Signed supplier declaration form 

Please go through the link below to download the Supplier Declaration form:


Job Overview

Category Development and Project, Development / INGO
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Experience Please check details below.
Education Please check details below.
Posted Date 15 Nov, 2022
Apply Before 27 Nov, 2022
City Lalitpur