The Municipal Association of Nepal (MuAN) was established in 1994 and formally registered under the National Directive Act, 1961 (2018 B.S.). All municipalities of Nepal are members of MuAN, including metropolitan and sub-metropolitan cities. MuAN has successfully established itself as a credible voice of the municipalities of Nepal and has accomplished a number of landmarks in policy reform, on issues of decentralization, urban governance, poverty reduction, gender and social inclusion as well as urban environment. Advocacy and lobbying for the common interests of the municipalities is the prime responsibility of MuAN.


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Required: Consultant for Preparation of Fecal Sludge Management (FSM) Policy & Guidelines for 5 Pilot Municipalities of Nepal.
Employment Type: Part Time


MuAN has signed for executing a Sanitation Project from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to work with local governments to design and implement more effective policies to address one of the urban conundrums – sanitation. The Sanitation Project is aligned with Bill & Melinda Gates Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program which recognized the severe impact of untreated waste on the locals’ health and the environment, particularly with the booming population in developing cities. Sanitation is a shared problem between developing countries in both social and geographical sense. Therefore, lesson-learning from other successful implementations of Fecal Sludge Management (FSM), Wastewater Policy and Institutional and Regulatory Framework is a central part of the project. 

The aim of the project is to generate government incentive to develop national strategies to be implemented by local governments with capacity training support from UCLG ASPAC (United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific), technical support from Local Partner Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO) and financial support from international funds such as Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The goal of the project is that Local Governments and Local Governments Associations be able to design and implement robust and effective policies to address sanitation issues and develop sustainable financing strategies from municipal financing options, bilateral donors and development banks with specific objectives as follows:

  • 2 Local Government Associations in Bangladesh and Nepal have improved national policy and strategy plan on sanitation including a focus on Fecal Sludge Management (FSM) and Non-Sewered Sanitation (NSS) system in line with SDG 6.
  • 5 municipalities in Nepal which include Lahan (Province 2), Dhulikhel (Province 3), Waling (Gandaki Province), Lamahi (Province 5) and Bheemdatt (Sudur Paschim Province) implement urban sanitation policies, institutional and regulatory framework through leadership engagement to be able to provide safely managed sanitation services.
  • Increased financing for sustainable safely managed sanitation by 25% (the source of additional funding are development banks, development partners and CSR) in 10 municipalities in Bangladesh and Nepal.  CSR are included as source of financing to engage private sector involvement to contribute to community.

The concept is preparing Fecal Sludge Management Policy of selected municipality for the mainstreaming of Fecal sludge Management in planning, budgeting and implementation process. The intervention is focused on enhancing basic operational knowledge, skills and resources in an effort to significantly upgrade substantive capacity of those municipality. Thus this Projects aim to hire one Environmental Legal Expert. 

Objective of the Assignment

The Environmental Legal Expert (Consultant) will be responsible to prepare municipal Fecal Sludge Management (FSM) Policy, guidelines of the selected municipalities, thereby, mainstreaming FSM in the municipal planning, budgeting and implementation processes taking due consideration of FSM Institutional and Regulatory Framework and other sanitation policy, by-laws, legal documents and guidelines. 

Qualification of the Consultant

  • Post-graduate Degree in Environment, Law and Local Governance or similar qualifications
  • Good knowledge in urban sanitation issues with at least 7 years’ core experience in national environmental policy, law, research and governance
  • Having experience in working on sanitation issues with national and local governments in Nepal
  • Demonstrated knowledge of policy contexts and sustainability issues facing by local governments, organizations and local communities
  • Having adequate knowledge in municipal finance and resource mobilization
  • Having experience in working sanitation or urban environment projects is a plus
  • Strong research skills and in-depth understanding of analytical methods applicable to policy work
  • Good writing skills and fluency in both Nepali and English
  • Good computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, etc.)
  • Has highly developed communication skills, including ability to draft/edit texts and to articulate ideas in clear, concise style to a variety of audiences, as well as facilitation skills
  • Has positive attitude, honest, trustworthy and demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Has the ability to quickly establish professional rapport with related stakeholders
  • Has the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines

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Applying Procedure

Interested individual consultants are required to submit application letter and CV with past experience of carrying out task of similar nature no later than 19th July 2019 at [email protected]

Only qualified candidate will be contacted for further process.

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