Call for Expression of Interest (EOI)

 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:

Sanu Khimbaja

            Project Manager

            National Federation of the Deaf Nepal (NDFN)


            email: sanu@deafnepal.org.np

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

  • Expression of Interest may be submitted by a company or person having at least 3 years of experience in developing guidelines, training manuals, disability and development work, and other relative documents,
  • Interested consultants must provide information with their personal bio data indicating their qualification to perform the services.
  • This expression of interest is open to all eligible consulting firms and individual consultants.
  • Individual consultant shall provide at least three details of similar assignment experience, and their location in the previous 3 years.
  • NDFN will select the consultant based on their experience and the amount proposed for the task.
  • Expression of Interest should include the following information:
(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.

Job description/task:

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:

  • Consult the key stakeholders (OPDs) and get their feedback on home-based education.
  • Study international practice on Home based education including the Sense International concept and develop a guideline in Nepali.
  • Suggest key policy intervention and working modality to link home-based education in government policy and program.
  • Provide the list of key work to be done for the successful Home-based education for children with complex disabilities in the country.

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:

  • Meeting with the working team to get the documents and concept on 18th March 2023
  • Develop draft and consultation with stakeholders (including OPDs) by 22 March 2023.
  • Meeting with stakeholders and collecting feedback (NDFN field and project team) 25th March 2023
  • Submission of the final report with guidelines: 27 in March 2023.


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:

  • Concept of home based education for guideline development
  • Managing meetings with the stakeholders including OPDs.

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.


Data Protection:

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.


  • National Federation of the Deaf Nepal (NDFN) will release the consultancy fee amount as proposed including all applicable taxes as per the Nepal Government rule.
  • NDFN will release 50% of the amount as a first payment at the start of the agreement. The remaining amount will be released after the submission of the final report and product.


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.





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