The USAID/Nepal Sajhedari - Support to Federalism (STF) project is a six-year technical assistance project that aims to support the Government of Nepal (GoN) in the transition from a unitary state to a three-tiered federal system. This support will be focused on achievement of the following objectives:
1: The GoN creates sound policies and legislation that empower, finance and regulate provincial and municipal governments;
2: Provincial and municipal governments are more responsive, accountable, transparent and effective; and
3: Citizens and civil society organizations in the target municipalities are more involved in local decision-making and oversight.
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Objectives of the Assessment
One of the project objectives, i.e. Objective Two, focuses on increasing responsiveness, accountability, transparency and effectiveness in the local level decision making so that governments are able to deliver priority services. To help design appropriate strategies that facilitate STF support in identifying the challenges and opportunities of internal capacity, systems and delivery of services, a capacity needs assessment of STF- focused Palikas is felt necessary.
Since the federal government is piloting, and is likely to be adopted as a regular capacity assessment and performance evaluation tool, STF plans to conduct Local Institutional Self-Assessment (LISA) in 15 Palikas in Sudur Paschim and Province Five. LISA is expected to provide local levels an interactive, yet evidence-based, approach in reflecting how they are performing in the core governance areas, including service delivery and citizen participation. The LISA report will lay the foundation of capacity building, policy formulation and implementation, and citizen participation activities under STF.
Specific Roles and Responsibilities:
Under the guidance and coordination of Government Strengthening Lead, STF is seeking for consultants. The consultants are required to:
The Consultants are expected to deliver the following:
Level of Effort and Timeline:
The expected level of effort to conduct the study would be maximum 65 days covering a period of three months, starting from 1st week of February. Consultants may propose working as a team, to divide the required LOE. The assignment will be conducted in Kathmandu and in 15 Palikas. Sajhedari will provide the list of Palikas before the commencement of consultancy work.
Reporting and Coordination:
The consultant will report to the Government Strengthening Lead and coordinate with other team members as applicable including the field based staff in the Palikas.
Required Qualification and Skills:
The consultants should have the following qualifications:
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