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Published Date : Jan 18, 2022
Deadline : Jan. 25, 2022, 5 p.m.
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Information Campaign on Climate Change and Governance in Nepal


Founded in 1983, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is a nonprofit,  nonpartisan organization working to strengthen and expand democracy worldwide. NDI works  with democrats and democratic institutions in every region of the world to build political and civic  organizations safeguard elections and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability  in government. Headquartered in Washington, DC, NDI maintains offices in over 55 countries on  five continents. Its diverse workforce of employees from 55 countries is united in the belief  that democracies promote economic growth and development more consistently and equitably than  non-democratic political systems. NDI’s office in Nepal has been operational since 1996 and has  since collaborated with the Parliament, political parties, government agencies, and civil society. 

NDI-Nepal is seeking proposals from eligible Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)/private firms to  jointly implement a project titled ‘Information Campaign on Climate Change and Governance in  Nepal’. The main purpose of this project is to raise awareness on the impact of climate change in  Nepal and advocate for climate governance along with political accountability on climate  governance at all levels of government in close collaboration with the Ministry of Forests and  Environment.  

This Terms of Reference (ToR) outlines the basic Scope of Work for a national organization or private firm to implement the project from March to July, 2022 to support NDI Nepal under the  USAID funded Niti Sambad (‘Policy Dialogue’) Project. 


Scope of the agreement:  

NDI Nepal will partner with a local CSO or Private Firm that focuses on climate change, green  economy and sustainable development to implement the project. NDI and the CSO/firm will  undertake the project in close collaboration with the Ministry of Forests and Environment.  

NDI Nepal will partner with a local CSO/firm to engage with the Ministry of Forests and  Environment to launch an information campaign on climate change and climate governance by  developing communication tools and channels.  

The CSO/firm will further organize provincial level workshops in all seven provinces to engage  and sensitize stakeholder groups including representatives from government, political parties, civil  society and marginalized communities on the impact of climate change and the importance of  climate governance. In addition to the workshops, the CSO/firm will develop videos, radio jingles 

and video podcasts relating to climate governance on behalf of the Ministry, who will then share  them as public service announcements and messaging through the Government of Nepal. A  ‘community of practice’ approach will be applied to implement the project. The CSO/Firm will  also utilize other social media platforms for wider communications. 

The project will essentially strive to:  

  • Strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Forest and Environment (MoFE) in communicating climate change mitigation and adaptation programs and activities by establishing channels of  communication.  
  • Enhance the communication capacity of MoFE to educate Nepali citizens about the impact of  climate change and the importance of climate governance through video, radio and print  mediums.  
  • Engage and sensitize federal, provincial and local governments on climate change issues and  climate governance and hence, call for political accountability on climate governance.  

The CSO/Firm will be responsible for the following: 

The development and implementation of a thorough information campaign that may  encompass, but is not limited to the following: 

  1. Capacity Building Workshops  
  2. Research Activities 
  3. Video/Audio/Print documentation 
  4. Information Dissemination via Video/Audio/Print 
  5. Policy Dialogues/Discussions on climate governance  

Contract Period: Begin in March 2022 to July 2022 

Necessary Qualifications for aspirant CSOs/Firms: 

  • Minimum of five years of organizational experience on climate change and sustainable  development related works. (Essential) 
  • A strong understanding of climate change adaptation, mitigation and resiliency strategies in  the context of Nepal. (Essential) 
  • Demonstrated climate change awareness with an ability to integrate thematic and cross cutting perspectives into assigned deliverables. (Essential) 
  • Strong understanding of media and new media tools for outreach (Essential) • National network of climate associated groups and/or media groups (Highly desirable) • A close working relationship and past experience working with government agencies on  climate change (Highly desirable) 
  • A strong understanding of the domestic political and electoral framework; • Institutional capacity to engage in both English and Nepali languages; excellent English and  Nepali language drafting skills essential; 
  • Familiarity with and awareness of NDI and its partners and stakeholders; • Flexibility and an ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines; • Understands the merits and values of professionalism 


The firm/CSO shall submit a total budget with a detailed breakdown, including applicable taxes,  at the time of proposal submission. The budget covers consultancy fees plus travel and 

accommodation costs (if this is the case) and other applicable budget lines, the amount of which  will be agreed between CEPPS/NDI and the firm/CSO. 

Documents and Samples to be Submitted 

The application shall contain following documents: 

A. Technical and Financial Proposal 

  • Technical Proposal: Detailed information about the approaches and methodologies to  implement the project.  
  • Financial Proposal: Detailed budget breakdown including taxes 

B. Samples of prior work 

  • Link to relevant documentaries or samples of work previously carried out by the firm/CSO. • Details of the Company/firm 
  • Firm/CSO’s profile with relevant experiences 
  • CV of the team leader and members 
  • A copy of company/organization registration 
  • A copy of tax clearance certificate 
  • VAT/PAN registration 
  • Audit report 
  • Other relevant documents 

The closing date for Expressions of Interest is 5:00 pm Nepali Time on January 25, 2022 and should  be emailed to Samma Shakya at [email protected] The Expressions of Interest should be no longer  than three pages and include a brief organizational profile that highlights suitability and experience  for the execution of the project activities and a tentative budget. 

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