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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Number of Vacancy: 1
Period Days: 30 to 35 days
About Your Contribution
The overall objective of the assignment is to inform Sajhedari-STF to understand the political-economic context of federalism implementation at the federal and provincial level relating to the project objectives. The PEA is expected to provide high-level contextual analysis and top-level recommendations for operations in the target provinces (Provinces 5 and Sudurpaschim). The report will be used to inform policy research activities and the Sajhedari STF adaptive management plan. Therefore the report should explain a) the political economy of Federalism implementation in Nepal and the opportunities and challenges to achieve the project objectives and b) how support for STF may pose risks in terms of creating new or exacerbating existing conflicts at Community, District, Palika or Provincial level.
Specific deliverables include;
i. An Inception report within 7 days after signing the contract.
ii. A Draft report that includes the following information;
iii. Final PEA report incorporating inputs from STF team.
The consultant will work with the STF Project management team and consortium partners (as required) while developing the inception report to ensure mitigation of conflict and political risk that have negative impact on STF activities.
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