Date of Publication: 27 January 2021

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global humanitarian agency that seeks to identify and address social distortions and deprivation in developing countries. Through its international network ADRA, works in more than 130 countries with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action. ADRA has been active in Nepal since 1987 with a successful portfolio of Livelihood (Agriculture and Economic Development), Disaster Risk Management, Humanitarian Response, Health and Education Program serving to the unreached population in the remotest villages of Nepal.

  1. Brief Note on Project

ADRA Nepal will be implementing a short-term COVID Recovery project entitled Livelihood and Economic Recovery of Corona Crisis Affected Families (LERC) – 2021. The main objective of this project is to enhance the coping capacity of vulnerable communities of Dhading, Mahottari and Dhanusha district to absorb economic shocks and stresses due to the COVID-19 pandemic through identification of early recovery needs, livelihood input support, strengthening lead farmers and capacity building and support on non-agricultural livelihoods.

1.1. Project Duration: 6 month

1.2. Project Objective, Outcome and Output:

The overall project objective is “enhancing the coping capacity of vulnerable communities of Dhading, Mahottari and Dhanusha district to absorb economic shocks and stresses due to the COVID-19 pandemic”.

Expected Outcome:

Outcome 1: Stabilised and/or increased consumption of nutritious food by households impacted by COVID-19 economic effects.

Outcome 2: Protected, strengthened or diversified livelihoods of households affected impacted by COVID-19 effects.

Expected Output:

  • Vulnerable HH supported through Emergency Support (Livelihood inputs and other productive resources)
  • People trained on Agricultural Techniques and non-agricultural livelihoods and provide technical support to their neighbours.

Major Interventions:

  • Coordination and Collaboration with Local Government on Targeting and Finalization of potential beneficiary HHs.
  • Identification of early recovery needs
  • Identification of Target HHs for emergency support and livelihood inputs
  • Hand-over or distribution of emergency support
  • Identification of Lead Farmer and Capacity Building events
  • Facilitation to carry out group sessions at existing farmer groups at community level for an effective utilization of inputs.
  • Training on non-agricultural livelihoods for selected people

1.3. Target Population:

1500 HHs (COVID affected and vulnerable) from Dhading, Mahottari and Dhanusha district as

  • HHs directly affected by economic consequences of COVID-19
  • Belonging to marginalized groups (Dalit, Musahar, Indigenous ethnic groups)
  • HHs with high dependency ratio (number of children, PWD, PLW and Senior citizen)
  • Single Women headed HHs.

1.4. Target Area:

The project will be implemented in the following Local Government:

Dhading: Galchhi Rural Municipality and Thakre Rural Municipality

Mahottari: Bardibas Municipality

Dhanusha: Bateshwor Rural Municipality

  1. Guiding Note for Applicant (NGO)

ADRA Nepal is inviting Expression of Interest from qualified NGOs to partner with ADRA Nepal in implementing its project in project districts Dhading, Dhanusha and Mahottari in supporting COVID-19 affected vulnerable families.

Minimum Criteria of the Applicant NGOs:

  • NGO registered at project area (district) with strong working experience on subject of interest.
  • Experienced in working for socio-economic empowerment of vulnerable communities and families.
  • Experienced in Economic Recovery, Humanitarian Response (COVID Response and Recovery), Agricultural Development and Gender.
  • Have in-house HR capacity to mobilize immediately after start of project.
  • Prior Experience with ADRA funded projects.
  • Professionally qualified with work experience in fast-paced and low resource environment with a national/international organization.
  1. EOI Evaluation and Selection Process

Selection panel will be established by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Nepal to review all the received EOIs. Social Welfare Council (SWC) will be requested to provide their assistance on overall NGO selection process. Potential organization obtaining high score in short listing process will be contacted for further queries. The panel members may also have visit to short listed NGO office for the verification of information submitted through EOI, if they feel necessary.

  1. Documents to be submitted along with the proposal:

The EOI shall contain following documents:

  • A cover letter stating the expression of interest.
  • Capacity Statement of NGO in carrying out Humanitarian Response and Recovery project in COVID context.

Some other supporting documents includes:

  • Registration certification from government with updated renewal from SWC and DAO.
  • Organization constitution/by-laws
  • PAN Certificate and VAT certificate (if applicable)
  • Updated Audit Report
  • Organization’s HR/administration policies
  • Financial Management Policy/Guideline
  • Annual Report (latest)
  • Copy of other relevant policies
  • Two Reference from current or previous donors/partner

The eligible NGOs registered as per Nepal Government’s rules and regulations are requested to apply for the call by 3rd February 2021. The proposal scan be submitted at or drop hard copy at ADRA Nepal Country Office located at Sanepa, Lalitpur, P.O. Box 4481. The proposals received after deadline will not be considered. ADRA Nepal reserves all rights to make decision and/or cancel the assignment without any information.

Please Note:

  1. Only short-listed NGO will be notified for further detail organizational assessment
  2. ADRA Nepal reserves the right to accept or reject any or all application without giving any reason whatsoever
  • Attempt for influence by any means during selection process will lead for disqualification

Contact Address:

ADRA Nepal, Sanepa, Lalitpur

P.O. Box. 4481

Phone Number: 5555913/14