Call for Research Consultant

Terms of Reference (ToR) for Research Consultant on developing Conflict Transformation and Peacebudiling Handbook 


Research Consultant on developing Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding Handbook 


Centre for Social Change (CSC) 

Duty Station 


Contract Type 

Individual Contract  


25 days 

Expected date 

14 February 2023, or as soon as possible  

 About Organization 

Centre for Social Change (CSC) is a Kathmandu-based NGO working on various aspects and issues connected to the changing socio-political dynamics of Nepal. The organization was established in 2015 with the main aim of advancing social change through evidence-based policy advocacy, education and grassroot engagement. Using multi-dimensional social impact approaches that largely focus on research, advocacy, dialogues, and community mobilization, CSC’s working methods are primarily focused on I) creating concrete evidence for strong policy advocacies, II) creating democratic spaces for people, especially marginalized communities to share their voices, III) empowering democratic role of citizens in governance processes and IV) strengthening state-society ties. Since its inception, CSC has worked towards attaining social transformations through active involvement of social movements and civic groups representing all segments of the society and nonviolence has remained a central element to all its working approaches and organizational values.   

Scope of the work: 

CSC is implementing a “Sadbhaav project-II” that aims to create a safe and congruent space for youth groups that fosters a sense of trust and support among themselves and the federal institutions and aims to strengthen their role as positive agents of change in sustainable peacebuilding.  

The consultant is expected to:  

  • Collect and review literatures relevant to peace building, legal, traditional and normative conflict resolution mechanisms and instruments, social cohesion, and trust building in the Nepal’s context.  
  • Visit four project location along with the research team for scoping study to understand the local and conflict issues. 
  • Develop the conflict transformation and peacebuilding handbook in Nepali language. 
  • Incorporate the feedback received from the project team. 

The consultant is expected to make use of their own resources to complete the assignment, but CSC team will provide support and input where appropriate.  

Deliverables: The conflict transformation and peacebuilding handbook in Nepali will be the final product, which will be printed and widely disseminated among key target participants of the project for guidance to conduct peace building dialogues and trust building sessions from the local to central level. 

Qualification and Experiences: 

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in peace and conflict, political science, development studies or any field affiliated to social science.  
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in peace and conflict, political science, conflict resolution or related are and previous experience in preparation of handbook and guideline will the added advantage. 

Payment and Schedule: The consultant will be paid in installments before, during, and after the handbook is approved.  

Reporting: The consultant will work under direct supervision of CSC’s Project Director. During the span of the research, consultant will work in close coordination with CSC‘s project staff and will provide updates on progress to the Project Director. 


Interested candidates can email a letter of interest that includes the following to within 13th February 2023.  

  1. Cover letter outlining the following: 
  • Consultant’s professional background 
  • Relevant skills, experience, and qualifications 
  • PAN/VAT registration card 
  1. An updated Curriculum Vitae  

Kindly put “Expression of interest: For the position of Research Consultant on developing Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding Handbook ” in the title/ subject of the email.