Expression of Interest for Partnership
For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde (MdM), is France based international medical humanitarian organization. MdM currently works in 34 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, combating HIV and reducing the harm and risks associated with drug use, crises and conflicts and environmental health.
MdM has worked in Nepal since 2001 in various topic such as Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health with Microfinance including emergency response during earthquake in Sindhupalchok and flood in Terai. Since 2018 MdM has been focused in Nepal strategically on environment-health projects. MdM is working on Environmental Health to improve health status of informal waste workers (IWWs), mitigating their occupational risks and environmental exposure, improving access to information, and increasing access to health services, especially considering the COVID-19 pandemic. We are currently implementing “Healthy Waste Workers for Sustainable Waste Management” (HWW4SWM) project in Kathmandu Valley and Sisdole Landfill site. MDM-F also planning to implement “Healthy waste workers project” possibly in Nepalgunj Banke to increase the access to decent and safe work opportunities of Waste Workers , promoting Occupational Health &Safety, Health care waste management and contributing to 3R strategy of waste reduction, we are planning to launch project “Healthy waste workers” for about 2 years.
MdM France invites EOI from the relevant Nepalese non-governmental organizations/ civil society actors for its potential partnership for approximately 2 years.
Project Name: Healthy Waste Workers
Expected duration: 2 years
Expected Geography: Nepalgunj, Banke.
Overall objective: To contribute in improving health, wellbeing, and livelihood of waste workers in Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City, mitigating their occupational risks and environmental exposure, improving healthcare waste management and households waste management, and improving access to prevention and occupational health services.
Outcome 1: Strengthened formal and informal waste workers’ individual and collective capacities to prevent harm related with waste management and ensure proper, safe and decent urban waste collection and management.
Outcome 2: A sustainable and comprehensive healthcare waste management system, that safeguards the health of the healthcare providers, waste handlers, community, and the environment, is set-up in Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City.
Outcome 3: Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan population increases households wastes Reduction, Recycling and Reuse (3R), take part of the recyclable waste collection and manage properly their own medical waste collection,
Outcome 4: Increase access to quality health care and occupational health services, especially for formal and informal waste workers, through existing health facilities
As a medical humanitarian organization, MdM is committed to international solidarity, and has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies.
Those working for this independent organization do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.
Our action is built on the following five thematic areas:
- Sexual and reproductive health
- Harm reduction, to lessen the negative consequences of drug use and risky sexual practices
- Migration, health and human rights
- Harmful Environments for working or living
- Emergencies and crises
In addition, the three cross cutting approaches are as following:
- Mental health and psychosocial support
- Childhood vulnerability
- Gender-based approach.
The current project is based on thematic area “Harmful Environments for working or living” also known as Environment-Health project.
MdM promotes environmental and public health sustainability which means all our interventions must be implemented in a manner that does not adversely affect the environment and public health.
CRITERIA FOR A PARTNER ORGANIZATION
- The organization should be competent civil society organization, and local non-governmental organization, duly registered or established and currently operating as per prevailing laws in Nepal. Preference will be given to the organizations established by or among the beneficiary groups and having technical competencies or proven experiences.
- The organization should not be a political party or affiliated to a political party.
- The organization’s operation might match with MdM values and applies the principles of participation, non-discrimination, accountability, and transparency within organization and programs
- Potential organization must have updated legal status (registration / renewal, up to date audits, tax clearance /exemption etc) as per the requirement of the government law of Nepal.
- The organization has adequate implementation capacities. Potential organization must have at least basic planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting system in place and have a capacity to monitor and track the results of the project against its baseline.
- Potential organization must have proper system for good governance, ensuring government compliances, transparency and accountability towards rights holders, duty bearers and donors in its decisions and work.
- Proposed concept (EOI) should demonstrate realistic and relevant budget in terms of expected results and should have a clear link between the expected results, activity plan and the budget.
- MDM reserve the rights to ask or obtain further details and documents from the shortlisted organizations during the course of EOI evaluation and negotiation processes.
- MdM reserves all the rights to reject/dismiss this EOI process without assigning any reasons to applicants.
- The Partnership is subject to availability of funding to MdM and approval of the project agreement by Social Welfare Council
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested or prospective NGOs/CSOs that comply with above-stated criteria may submit Expression of Interest (EOI) on specified format given below as Annex -1 and must not exceed 10 pages in PDF version with Times New Roman font, font size 12.Annex -1 will be provided upon request of interested candidates via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Enclose the copy of organization registration /renewal certificate, statutes, organizational strategic plan, audit report, tax submission and updated organizational profile along with the filled up EOI format.
Interested NGOs may ask questions/queries if any via email at email@example.com no later than 24th May 2021. Responses will be provided by email. NO TELEPHONIC ENQUIRES WILL BE ENTERTAINED.
EOI should be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “EOI – Healthy Waste Workers” no later than 17:00 hours on 24th May 2021 Nepal Standard Time.