Consultant for Operational Guidelines


Consultant for Operational Guidelines

Its a Swiss development organization represented by the Consultants for Change (CfC) working for over two decades mostly in the upper Karnali region of Nepal. Supported by a local agency, it runs 10 small development projects in the country with Nepali NGOs on the themes of agroecology and gender.  

Consultant for Operational Guidelines

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FO’s entry into Nepal was through Helvetas – FO funded Helvetas identified projects through local partner organizations (POrgs). Working modalities followed the same league even after FO started funding projects directly. The project evolved gradually and the norms of operation: finance, HR, overhead costs grossly based on the negations of the first contract. Since then, projects have expanded and the partners have increased one by one. FO country plan (CP) is managed by a Programme Coordination Unit composed of a Programme Manager based in Switzerland and Coordination Unit hosted by the Consultants for Change (CfC) - a consultancy firm established to extend developments projects as social change. 

It now has been impractical and even unjustified to certain extent to follow the same as realities on the ground and with the partners changed. A common philosophy and values play key roles and need constant nursing and caring for creating a spirit of solidarity and togetherness while adhering to FO Principles and guidelines. Moreover, it has been necessary to lay-out operational Guidelines in the changing context such as the development of roads and telecommunication as well as the change of the structure of governance in Nepal.

Since it has been negotiated on a case to case basis so far, FO intends to conduct it with participation of partners so that it has higher acceptability and addresses a wide spectrum of FO partners’ needs and niches. This ToR is drawn to review existing systems of operation, consult FO and partners and draw maximally agreeable Guidelines for Operation.


To prepare widely agreeable Operational Guidelines for the implementation of FO’s Nepal Country Strategy in consultation with partners and Programme Coordination Unit (PCU). 

Qualification of the Consultant

The incumbent should have extensive knowledge of NGOs in different settings across disciplines in Nepal with due knowledge of donors’ needs and aspirations as well as relevant rules and regulations (e.g. Tax, Social Welfare Council, Labour Laws) in Nepal. Example(s) of previous task(s) undertaken by the Consultant would make the selection procedure easier. 

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Applying Procedure

Please write to [email protected] with exact subject line ‘Bid for Operational Guidelines’ by 7th March, 2021. Shortlisted consultants may be invited for interviews when further queries can be made.

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