Terms of Reference (ToR) for Organizing workshop to develop Green Jobs/Enterprise Framework /Strategic Plan

Center for Development and Disaster Management (CDM-Nepal)

CDM-Nepal is a leading non-governmental development and humanitarian organisation of Province 5 of Nepal. Established in 2000 in Butwal, CDM-Nepal has worked in DRM, CCA, WASH, livelihood and GBV. CDM’s programmes have historically been targeted at underprivileged women and children. Origins of CDM-Nepal CDM-Nepal’s origin can be traced back to 1993, the year Rupandehi district experienced one of the devastating floods in its history. Having seen the havoc brought by the disaster, a group of local development professionals joined hands to informally set up “Save the Environment and Rural Development Institute (SERDI)”, which later became CDM-Nepal during official registration in 2000. Vision Our vision is to make just, equitable, peaceful, prosperous and disaster-resilient society for all citizens of Nepal. Mission Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families in the poorest, vulnerable, socially excluded and marginalised communities of Nepal. Objectives Reduce – Contribute to substantially reduce disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries IMPROVE – Improve socio-economic status of the poor, marginalized and vulnerable sections of the community by implementing risk-informed, gender-responsive and inclusive livelihood improvement, health, WASH and education programmes with a rights-based perspective PARTNERSHIP – Partner with local governments and civil society organisations for programme design, implementation and evaluation LEARNING – Generate learning through applied research on relevant socio-economic, climate, disaster and environmental issues and utilise learning for advocacy and also utilise for organisational development GOVERNANCE – Advocate and campaign at the local, province and national levels to address the root causes of development challenges

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Centre for Development and Disaster Management (CDM-Nepal)

Terms of Reference (TOR)


Activity 3.3.1 Organizing workshop to develop Green Jobs/Enterprise Framework /Strategic Plan  




CDM-Nepal is a national leading non-governmental development and humanitarian organization having Head Quarter in Butwal, Lumbini Province, Nepal. Established in 2000 in Rupandehi, CDM-Nepal has worked in disaster risk reduction, climate action, water sanitation and hygiene promotion, livelihoods and gender equity and social inclusion including gender-based violence. CDM’s target beneficiaries include marginalized women, children, youth and vulnerable communities. CDM worked in Rupandehi, Nawalparasi, Kapilvastu, Arghakhachi, Gulmi, Palpa, Okhaldhunga, Doti, Dadeldhura, Baitadi, Kathmandu and Achham Districts.


CDM-Nepal was registered with the District Administration Office of Rupandehi in 16 May 2000 with registration number 466-057/058. It is affiliated with the Social Welfare Council of Nepal Government in 2000 with registration number 11639/057. Since its establishment, it has become a member of NGO Federation Nepal, National Disaster Preparedness Network (DPNet) Nepal since 2008 and a founding member of National Network of Community Disaster and Climate Risk Management Committee (NCDMC). District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) of Rupandehi district has selected CDM-Nepal as the current District Lead Support Agency (DLSA) of Rupandehi district. Since 2017, CDM-Nepal has been providing technical and other support to Lumbini Provincial Government as Province Lead Support Agency (PLSA).


Introduction about the Consultancy:

Climate Change Adoption, Promotion of Green Economy are the integral part of capacity enhancement of CDM/KZE/MISEREOR’s Community Resilience Programme. It intends to coordinate and collaborate with local governments and other community actors such as CBOs, Users Committee, school teachers, youths, child clubs, environment management subcommittee who can play a pivotal role on environment friendly initiatives at local government and community level. To develop them as climate champions to drive climate agenda through public awareness and capacity development is the need of the era when climate change has huge effects on lives, and livelihoods of people impacted by climate change (PICC) and gender-based discrimination.


Nepal is one of the world’s forty-eight least developed countries and such poor socio-economic conditions make the country extremely vulnerable to the effects of climate change. According to a study conducted by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) on climate trend analysis (2017), the annual maximum temperature trend is increasing by 0.056°C/year and Nepal’s annual average precipitation has declined by 1.3 mm per year over the observed period (i.e., 1971-2014). As per the German Watch Report, Nepal ranked 12th in the Global Climate Risk Index in 2019, and 10th in the period 2000-2019. A rapidly changing climate in Nepal, including in the proposed districts (Rupandehi and Nawalparasi) has led to a range of adverse impacts on the socio-economic, natural, and physical environment. The climate crisis has a devastating impact on women, youth and children’s learning, safety, and wellbeing, destroys livelihood options, education services and household food security and income, forcing youth to migrate other countries and children to drop out of school to support their family with domestic duties or work.


In this connection, this consultancy is therefore, intended to bring mass awareness and encouragement on Green Jobs/entrepreneurship and its challenges among the youths’ women, local government officials and elected members of Gidahawa, Sammairmai Rural Municipalities and Lumbini Sanskritik Municipality of Rupandehi and Pratappur Rural Municipality of Pratappur district along with the key entrepreneurs that are involved in green business.


Objective of the Consultancy:

  Plan/Framework. Specific objectives include:

·       Organize a meeting of LPAC to increase their understanding about green jobs and form a technical committee to take lead role for the development of Green Jobs Strategic Plan  

·       Identify a list of green jobs (environment and climate friendly enterprises) that exist in the municipality and explore possibility of new types of green jobs that are lucrative for level entrepreneurs.

·       Prioritize existing and new green jobs (nature-based and non-nature-based) based on local (youth and Palika) interest

·       Carry out a value chain analysis of selected top 10 green job enterprises 

·       Organize a three days’ workshop with LPAC members: two days’ workshop during the strategic plan designing stage and one day workshop during the workshop to share the draft plan

Training Location:

The Green Jobs Strategic Plan/Framework development will take place in workshop will be organized at Lumbini, Bhairahawa and Pratapur.


Role or scope of consultant:

The workshop will be of 3 days with a full package where the role of the consultant is to prepare draft the strategic plan/ framework with inclusion of the following content:


ü  Basic Concept: Global Warming, Climate change, Greenhouse Gases and Consequences

ü  Policy landscapes of green jobs/ entrepreneurship in Nepal.

ü  Local level opportunities on Green Jobs creation and green business promotion (Green jobs challenges and opportunities)

ü  Understanding market and defining value proposition (value chain analysis) 

ü  Costed action plan for green business

ü  Green Jobs plan / framework preparation.

The final scope of activities and contents of workshop will be finalized later after discussions.


Approach and methodologies:

A participatory approach will be applied throughout the course and methodologies such as - group discussion, demonstration, practical exercises, brainstorming, and interactive lecturing will be used.


The tentative schedule and content of the training are presented below:


First Half

Second Half

Day 1

  • Welcome, Opening and Introduction

  • Basic Concept: Global Warming, Greenhouse Gases and Consequences

  • Sharing field assessment 

  • Validating field findings - green jobs opportunities and their challenges 

  •  Policy landscapes of green jobs/ entrepreneurship in Nepal.

Day 2

  • Risk analysis 

  • Understanding market and defining value proposition

  • Sharing draft Green Jobs Strategic Plan

·       Financial and management plan for green business 

·       Palika level green jobs plan/framework 

  • Closing


Report to:

This work is to be delivered to the Programme Manager.


Consultancy Duration and time frame for each Palika:



Prepare assessment checklist and guide /train enumerators and conduct assessment about green jobs opportunities 

7 days

 Mapping of existing and potential green jobs 

1 day 



Green Jobs strategic plan drafting and reporting

8 Days



Workshop preparation and facilitation

3 Days (2 days’ workshop and 1 day preparation and reporting)



Total days of engagement

19 Days



The field level assessment and 2 days’ workshop is to be completed by 22 October 2023

All deliverables need to be completed and reported within 30 October 2023




Time Frame


Notice for RFP

RFP published

28 September 2023


Consultant Finalization

Consultant finalized

4 October 2023


Agreement with Consultants/Firm

Agreement done

5 October 2023


Preliminary Meeting / orientation on the task

4 September 2023

6 October 2023


Delivery of Workshop

Workshop completion

2nd week of October 2023 
(Palika to fix the date)


Submission of Report and Palika Framework

Final Report and Green Jobs Framework received (Framework should be in both Nepali and English languages)

15 November 2023


Payment schedule:

The payment will be done as follows:

  • 100% payment will be done upon the submission of the final report and Palika level green jobs framework. (It should include all the documents and materials related to workshop and plan preparation). It will be done within the one week of report submission.


Qualifications/requirements of consultant:

  • At least 5 years of experience in Green Economy, DRR and CCA; and participation in the development and humanitarian sector with experience working with local communities in different program/projects at the community level.

  • Experience in conducting CCA, DRR/M and Green jobs/entrepreneurship training/workshop with I/NGOs is considered a plus.

  • Excellent communication, facilitation, and people management skills.

  • Master’s degree in Social Science, Environment Science, Agriculture Science or any other relevant disciplines.


Application Process:

The consulting firms shall submit their proposal with the following documents by 3 October 2023 by CoB (17:00 hrs) to the email: info@cdmnepal.org  with the subject line: Workshop Green Jobs_Consultant Name


Selection Criteria:

Selection will be based on the training content, its ingenuity, practical application, and the competence of the trainers/facilitators.

  1. A technical proposal with a detailed response to the TORs, with a specific focus on the scope of work, and methodology to be used. A detailed training course content and methods to be included. (40 points)

  2. CVs of the consultant/s (15 points)

  3. The financial proposal should include a detailed budget proposal breakdown of what cost covers inclusive of relevant taxes where applicable. (30 points)

  4. VAT/ PAN Registration Documents, Latest Tax Clearance Document and tax exemption document if any.

  5. Evidence of similar reports and references from the organization(s) for whom that work was contracted. (15 points)


Centre for Development and Disaster Management

Siddharthanagar-10, Bhairahawa, Nepal

Contact: 071-410224

Email: info@cdmnepal.org



Category Consulting & Professional Services, Engineering - Environment, Environment and Natural Resource, Agriculture Economist, Environment and climate
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Position Level Senior Level
Experience 5+ years
Education Advanced degree in relevant discipline
Posted Date 18 Sep, 2023
Apply Before 03 Oct, 2023
City Rupandehi