Terms of Reference (ToR) for Broader Impacts of Housing

Habitat Nepal

Habitat for Humanity International Nepal's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat Nepal operates as part of an international network with a common objective of reducing poverty and eliminating substandard housing and homelessness from the world.

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Terms of Reference (ToR) 

Broader Impacts of Housing

Nature of assignment

Consultancy service (organizations/institutes/academic institutions/firms)


1 April 2024 – 31 March 2025

(with possible extension contingent upon funding and progress of research)



Published Date

25 January 2024

End date of application submission

18 February 2024

1. Context and Background

Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.

Habitat for Humanity International Nepal is an international non-governmental organization that builds decent and affordable housing in partnership with people in need. The organization serves families with low income, families who are landless, vulnerable, socially excluded, disaster-affected, or living in disaster-prone areas to build adequate and accessible homes promoting dignity and hope to support sustainable and transformational development. Habitat Nepal serves the most vulnerable people through the provision and promotion of decent housing, water & sanitation, housing microfinance, and advocacy on land & housing rights with an emphasis on DR3 (Disaster Risk Reduction and Response), gender equality, and the person with disabilities.

As Habitat continues its ambitious strategy that requires a shift in programming putting program quality and impact at the core, the need to gather evidence to demonstrate the positive changes in the lives of those impacted through the provision of adequate housing has grown significantly. While some research and related literature reviews have been made over the years within and external to the Habitat network which have attempted to capture the transformational impacts of housing, these have most often had a focus on a particular thematic area while the impacts of housing have tended to be incidental rather than intentional.

There is a unique opportunity in Nepal to undertake a comparative analysis of population groups and review of related research that could provide an assessment of theories on the transformational impacts of housing through the lens of Habitat’s work.  

The populations of interest will include groups living in the same geographical area, with a sub-group composed of an initial approximate population of 250 families participating in Habitat interventions through housing projects. A second sub-group will include those who do not participate in Habitat interventions and hence continue to live in current conditions where improvements are undertaken without external assistance. A third sub-group will include families in the same areas who participate in the Nepal Government’s People’s housing program through which they move to live in their new homes. It is vital to emphasize that the research will focus on the provision of adequate housing and related basic services and not on the relocation aspects. While qualitative studies tend to be less definitive compared to quantitative studies, the comparative study would optimize use of the most significant change approach to build evidence between the three population groups to enable sound technical analysis.

Detail Terms of Reference (TOR) can be obtained from the following link:

Terms of Reference (TOR)

2. Instructions to submit the proposal

Interested national or international firms should submit their technical and financial proposal including testimonials/certificates in the form of hardcopies in a separate sealed/closed envelope. Please send the sealed bid to Habitat for Humanity International- Nepal, House No 126, New Colony Marg, Dhobighat, Lalitpur, Nepal.

For any queries contact the following email address info@habitatnepal.org.

Application deadline: 18 February 2024

In case of international firm, we will accept sealed/closed envelope even after 18 February 2024, if the document is dispatched within the last date of proposal submission. The dispatch slip must be sent at info@habitatnepal.org.

Duration of the study

The consultancy duration of the study is 1 year. 

Contingent to extension dependent on study outcomes, it’s relevance and availability of funds.

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Job Overview

Category Development and Project, Development / NGO
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Experience Please check details below.
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Posted Date 25 Jan, 2024
Apply Before 18 Feb, 2024
City Kathmandu, Nepal