Sahara Nepal

DiDRR and Gender Consultant

Sahara Nepal

DiDRR and Gender Consultant

Sahara Nepal is a non-political and non-profitable organization established in 2052 BS in Jhapa District of Nepal. Since then, Sahara Nepal is profoundly engaged in Public Health, humanitarian assistance, community development, decent housing & safe shelter, conservation of natural resources, and environmental protection mainly in the Hilly and Terai region of Nepal through the dozens of humanitarian and long-term development projects.

DiDRR and Gender Consultant

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Terms of Reference for DiDRR and Gender Consultant
Nature of Consultancy:
Duration: February 2023 – July 2023 (7 months)
Location: Jhapa Rural Municipality, Jhapa District
Published Date: January 12, 2023
End date of Application Submission: January 27, 2023

Context and Background

Sahara Nepal is a national non-Government organization working in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International Nepal on shelter program focusing on housing and land rights, promoting dignity and hope, and supports sustainable and transformational community development.

Resilient Inclusive Sustainable Eastern Nepal- RISEN project objective is to build disaster resilient communities through improving the capacity of the local government and communities to develop and implement people centred DR3 (Disaster Risk Reduction and Response) gender and disability inclusive plans.

This Terms of Reference (ToR) is developed to solicit consultancy service from qualified firm to have a team expertise on Gender and Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR) to provide their technical expertise in updating Local Disaster and Climate Resilience Plan (LDCRP) and Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan (DPRP)of rural/municipalities in Eastern Nepal. This assignment is part of a project focused on Disaster Risk Reduction and Response (DR3) for localization of DRR policy and plan that includes gender and disability inclusion. The identified project location isJhapa Rural Muncipality in Jhapa district.

The consulting team will be responsible for identifying Gender and Disability specific gaps in local level DR3 plans and policies, together with facilitating DR3 training to the local government on Gender and Disability inclusive housing and climate Change Adaptation based manual designed by Habitat Nepal. The consultant team will support in developing/ updating DR3 framework based on the gaps identified at the starting of consultancy service. Also, in Digital Mapping as per the plans prepared through Geographic Information System (GIS).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The consultant firm will be expected to have competent team members with proven experience in DiDR, Gender Inclusion in DRR perspective and GIS mapping. The team must also have experience in carrying out climate and disaster risk assessment and developing LDCRP and DPRP. Having knowledge and skills on disaster in context of housing and land is a must.
Since Safeguarding is one of the key concerns of the project, a proven experience is required in Safeguarding Essentials.

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