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Notice for Consultancy

Dalit NGO Federation (DNF) is the apex organization of more than 400 Dalit CSOs of Nepal and has been engaged in its mission of eliminating caste-based discrimination and related intolerance with the process of empowerment of Dalits. In order to advance further its mission, it implements various advocacy, lobby and empowerment activities in which it applies human rights based approach. It is currently implementing “Effective implementation of fundamental human rights of Dalits” project with the funding support of FHI 360/USAID for the last ten months. One of the many activities within the project is preparing alternative reports for human rights mechanisms of United Nations (UN) and it intends to prepare an interim report on CERD (Convention of Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination). Though the report is due for 2022 only, it has been two years of concluding observations that the CERD committee had provided to the GoN report of 2018, a need has been felt to have a midterm review and assess the situation against the provisions of articles, concluding observations and recommendations.

In order to carry out the job DNF intends to hire a consultant having, knowledge, skill and expertise on human rights issues in general and Dalit human rights in particular. Details of the proposed job is provided in the attached TOR. All the candidates having the knowledge, skill and expertise on the job suitable to the TOR are asked to submit their concept and remuneration within 7 days of the first publication of this notice through the following email link. dnf@dnfnepal.org / ed@dnfnepal.org

Dalit NGO Federation (DNF)
Mitra Galli No. 6
Chakupat, Lalitpur

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  • DNF as network organization has presence at 69 districts of Nepal through its member organizations. It has well established offices at central, five development regions, and 10 districts of Nepal. Currently, 344 Dalit NGOs from Hill, Mountain and Terai are affiliated with DNF.
  • DNF has significantly contributed to establish Rights against untouchability caste based and discrimination as fundamental rights of Dalits for the first time in the Interim Constitution of Nepal.
  • DNF along with its national level member organizations were able to introduce separate Dalit chapter in Tenth National Plan of Nepal government (widely known as Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper) for the first time in the country. Thereafter, the government has continuously prioritized Dalit chapter in its following national periodic plans.

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