Advocacy and strengthening resilience through LANN+ - Linking agriculture and natural resource management towards nutrition security
Terms of Reference
|Project title:||Advocacy and strengthening resilience through LANN+ - Linking agriculture
and natural resource management towards nutrition security|
|Project No.:||NPL 1068- 19|
|Implementing Partner |
|Project period:||1.11.2020 – 31.12.2023|
Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. is one of the largest Non-Governmental Organizations in Germany operating in the field of Humanitarian Assistance and Development. It was established in 1962, as the German section of the “Freedom from Hunger Campaign”, one of the world’s first initiatives aimed at the eradication of hunger. Welthungerhilfe’s work is still dedicated to the following vision: all people have the right to a self-determined life in dignity and justice, free from hunger and poverty.
Welthungerhilfe (WHH) has been operational in Nepal since 2012, and currently managing different projects in nine districts under four thematic areas (sectors): food and nutrition security, WASH and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR); and right to food and empowerment. WHH works hand in hand with civil society in Nepal to empower socially marginalized and economically poor citizens to reinforce their resilience and to ensure their right to adequate food and nutrition.
The project entitled “Advocacy and strengthening resilience through LANN+ - Linking agriculture and natural resource management towards nutrition security” aims to reduce malnutrition in six municipalities throughthe multisectoral approach called LANN+ (Linking Agriculture, Natural Resource Management towards Nutrition Security) and to support empowered CBOs and citizens in using proven evidence about the effectiveness and efficacy of LANN+ approach for effective advocacy work. The project will be implemented in Dhading district (Gangajamuna, Rubi valley and Khaniyanbas Rural Municipalities) and Salyan district (Siddhakumakh, Darma and Kumakh Rural Municipalities)through the implementing partners Aasaman Nepal and LI-BIRD. The project will cover 15,000 households (7,850 households in Salyan district and 7,150 households in Dhading district) focusing on socially vulnerable and economically marginalized and poor household groups. The project will work with several intermediary organizations and actors, including female health workers (FCHVs), elected local government at community and association level, leading farmers, local resource persons (LRPs), local stakeholders, agricultural advisors, government health workers, farmers' groups, traders of agricultural goods and services such as seeds, feed, pesticides/equipment/processing.
BASELINE STUDY OBJECTIVES
The baseline study will focus on baseline data collection for a set of indicators outlined in the project log-frame and organizational documents. The baseline study report will be used to fine-tune the project activities and to monitor the project progress against the set of indicators over the course of the project implementation. The objectives of the LANN+ project are:
Overall Objective (Impact): Sustainable food and nutrition security in a climate-changing context for 6 target communities in the Districts of Dahding and Salyan in Nepal.
Project Objective (Outcome): The evidence proven LANN+ approach to reduce malnutrition in six municipalities is used by empowered CBOs and citizens for effective advocacy work at local, provincial, and federal level.
Results 1: Policy makers and civil society actors are capacitated to adopt and integrate the relevant national sector policies and plans to improve food and nutrition security
Results 2: Targeted households adopt nutrition-sensitive, climate-smart integrated farming practices, improve their natural resource management, nutrition and hygiene practices (WASH).
Results 3: Child (<5) acute malnutrition at target area is reduced.
Result 4: Strengthened CBOs/citizens actively participating in the participatory planning processes at local level and accessing improved public service delivery (e.g., agriculture, health & social protection)
SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The scope of the assignment is to carry out the baseline study and develop the baseline report. The study methodology and other preparatory works will be defined jointly by the selected consultant/consulting firm and project team. The result of the baseline study will be used for steering project activities and plans. The target audience of the baseline study is WHH, Aasaman Nepal and LI-BIRD. The baseline study will cover 3 palikas in Dhading district (Ganga jamuna, Rubi valley and Khaniyanbas) and 3 palikas in Salyan district (Siddhakumakh, Darma and Kumakh).The project targets 15,000 households directly in total through different components; among them, the total target households for Sustainable Integrated Farming System (SIFS) component are 5,400 and for Linking Agriculture and Natural Resources towards Nutrition Security (LANN+) component are 5,400. Based on this, the consultant should apply sample size calculation considering 95% confidence level and 5% margin of error as per Welthungerhilfe’s sampling framework.
Together with its implementing partners, Welthungerhilfe shall steer and oversee the overall implementation of the study. The assignment will provide quantitative and qualitative data through the following methods:
Please note that the consultant/consulting firm should adhere to WHH SOPs for development project in context of COVID-19 and government protocols regarding COVID-19 prevention.
The consultant/consulting firm shall submit one inception report at the beginning of the assignment and one baseline report as the final delivery of the assignment to Welthungerhilfe. The project team will review the draft reports and the consultant/consulting firm shall incorporate the inputs in the final reports. The assignment will only be close once the baseline report is formally accepted by Welthungerhilfe.
TIME FRAME / SCHEDULE
The study has to be completed and the first draft report has to be submitted within 30 days of signing of the contract. The final report needs to be submitted within fifteen days of inputs received in the draft report
EXPERTISE OF THE CONSULTANT
The consultant(s)/consulting firm are required to have the following expertise and qualifications:
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL
The interested and qualified consultant(s)/consulting firm must submit their technical and financial proposal, including legal documents (registration & tax clearance in case of consulting firm and VAT registration card for individual) and CVs of key personals with by 17:00 hours 20 September 2021 to email address firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line LANN+: Baseline Study. Applicants are also invited to submit example/s of baseline report/s already completed in the past. Application received with incomplete documents and later than above date will be disqualified.
Please note that the selected consultant(s)/consulting firm should adhere with WHH SOPs for development project in context of COVID-19 and government protocols regarding COVID-19 prevention. The field plan may differ considering the current COVID-19 scenario.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further evaluation process. Welthungerhilfe Nepal reserves all the rights to reject any or all application without providing any reasons.