Call for Expression of Interest (EOI)
The National Federation of the Deaf Nepal (NDFN) was established in 1995 as a national-level umbrella organization of deaf citizens in the country. NDFN works to promote the rights of people with hearing impairment including Deaf, Deafblind, and others with complex disabilities. Currently, NDFN is implementing the project “Strengthening Inclusive Education Systems and Services in Nepal” in partnership with Sense International is being implemented in Bharatpur Metropolitan City and Kalika Municipality of Chitwan district covering the period 1st of Jan 2020 to 31st December 2024. NDFN announces the call for the Expression of Interest (EOI) from the external consultant/company to develop a Home-based education guideline to support children with complex disabilities.
The TOR could be downloaded from the website or will be shared via email upon request.
Eligible and Interested individuals are invited to submit expressions of interest to the following address:
National Federation of the Deaf Nepal (NDFN)
Deadline for the application submission: 5 pm, 16 March 2023.
NDFN reserves the right to select or not to select any of the applications. NDFN keeps safeguarding as a top priority so, any data or information collected during the task shall be kept confidential and shall not be disseminated without NDFN's prior consent. The application can be made for both above mentioned works or any of them.
B. Submission of Expression of Interest
|(i)||A covering letter addressed to the NDFN on the official letterhead of the company or individual consultant duly signed by an authorized signatory.|
|(ii)||Applicants shall provide the following information in the respective formats given in the EOI document:|
Letter of Application including the plan of action, expected services, and availability within the expected time and duration to carry out the task. We expect to complete the task by the end of March 2023.
Applicant's Information Details
Work Experience Details with a special focus on developing guidelines, training manual development (at least of last 3 years)
ToR of the consultant:
Background of the project:
Deafblindness and complex disability is a relatively new issue in the field of disability in Nepal. There are very few organizations working in this field. The education of children with deafblindness and complex (those with higher severity) in Nepal is in the beginning stage and their educational rights are yet to be realized. To promote the education of children with deafblindness and complex disabilities, the National Federation of Deaf Nepal (NDFN) is working in partnership with Sense International under the Disability and Inclusive development program in Bharatpur metropolitan and Kalika Municipality of Nepal.
The overall outcome of the project is to provide quality and inclusive education to children with deafblindness and complex disabilities by setting home-based education, strengthening the school with resource classes, and training teachers to provide education in an inclusive setting, Teachers and educator training, etc.
Children with complex disabilities including deafblindness are still out of school due to school being inaccessible, schools not being able to provide reasonable accommodation, and lack of trained teachers, and many often the children are not prepared to get to school and get an education. Children with severe disabilities like deafblindness, and multiple disabilities lack learning on daily living skills, orientation and mobility, and other basic skills which prevent them from going to school. In this context, NDFN is starting home-based education in the Bharatpur and Kalika municipalities of Chitwan to prepare children with complex disabilities to get to school. Depending on the functional limitation, communication, and other aspects the time from transferring the student from home-based to resource class or school may differ and the level of support required and availability may differ as well.
We are seeking a consultant to develop a home-based education guideline to make sure we have a proper plan and documentation to move ahead on the home-based education system we could advocate for the government, display the results of the home-based education, and consider this of the government.
Key Responsibilities of Consultant:
Duration of the Agreement:
The consultant shall commence the work from the date of signing the agreement and
complete only after the approval of the final report by NDFN. The period for application development shall be as per:
However, in the event of a dispute or other proceedings during and or after the completion of the consultancy, the consultant shall be available to assist NDFN, under the same conditions of engagement as applicable to this agreement.
Data and Assistance to be provided by the NDFN
The following shall be provided to the consultant by NDFN:
It should be noted that the consultant will need to provide all the technical support related to the document. The consultant will also be responsible for providing all other necessary facilities and logistical support for themselves, including accommodation, vehicle, transportation, office equipment, communications, utilities, office supplies, and other miscellaneous requirements during the meeting in Kathmandu. If any field-level discussion is required, NDFN will manage the cost as per its financial policy.
All the data generated by the consultant will be the property of NDFN. The consultant will have no rights and shall not use the data without taking prior consent from NDFN.
Termination of Contract:
The contract will be terminated automatically after the completion of the contract date. Anything not mentioned in ToR will be resolved by mutual discussion and consensus.