Call for Dialogue Facilitation Manual Development Consultant


Terms of Reference (ToR) for Dialogue Facilitation Manual Development Consultant


Dialogue Facilitation Manual Development Consultant


Centre for Social Change (CSC)

Duty Station


Contract Type

Individual Contract


25 days

Expected Start Date

November 10, 2022 or as soon as possible


Project Concept:

With the introduction of new government structure and devolution of power in three tier of government, number of conflicts have increased while exercising this power. At the same time, social constructs and perceptions of exclusion, discrimination and social or political marginalization or polarization are still prominent sources of divide and distrust towards the government, public institutions, as well as other groups of the society.

Given the contextual knowledge and preliminary analyses conducted by Centre for Social Change (CSC) upon the conceptualization of this project, there are four, mutually non-exclusive, types of governance conflicts that are most pertinent in the Nepali context:

  1. Natural Resource and Climate Disputes
  2. Development Conflicts
  3. Political Conflicts
  4. Ethno-Cultural Conflicts

There are a number of underlying causes for each of these types of conflicts, but in a majority of the cases, the root factor is due to unclear or disputed jurisdictions within and between three tires of governments. Disputes tend to revolve around concerns that span across multiple local or provincial government territories. Conflicts can occur also between political parties belong to either the same, horizontal tier of the federal framework or between intergovernmental tiers. Moreover, conflicts related to ethnicity, religion, caste, gender, culture, or other dimensions of social division is also evident in our society.

CSC is working to generate knowledge and evidences for creating different avenues for dialogue and strengthening the relationship between citizens, CSOs, policymakers, and the local and federal government authorities in the changed governance context of the country. It is in the process of implementing the project that aims to create a congruent space for trust building and social cohesion among conflicting actors and related stakeholders.

For this, the selected consultant will design and develop a manual for the district-based dialogue facilitators who after the training will then facilitate a series of dialogue sessions at the local level as well as district level. The main purpose of designing and developing manual is to communicate the effective dialogue skills among participants so that they will take initiation on mitigating the identified conflicting related to governance issues.

Scope of the work:

The consultant is expected to:

  • Collect and review literatures relevant to peace building, dialogue, social cohesion, and trust building.
  • Develop dialogue facilitation manual.
  • Incorporate the feedback received from the project team.
  • Provide session on how to use the manual during the dialogue facilitation training.

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: A dialogue facilitation manual in English will be the final product, which will be printed and widely disseminated among the participants of the dialogue facilitation training 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 manual and guideline will the added advantage.

Payment and Schedule: The consultant will be paid in two installments. First installment will be released after the agreement and final installment will  be released after the approval of the manual by CSC Team.

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


Interested candidates can email a letter of interest that includes the following to within November 7, 2022.

  1. Cover letter outlining the following:
    • Consultant’s professional background
    • Relevant skills, experience and qualifications
    • Consultant’s expected fee for 25 days and availability during the specified period
    • PAN/VAT registration card
  1. An updated Curriculum Vitae


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