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Welcome to RRN

Rural Reconstruction Nepal – RRN is a Nepali non-governmental, not-for-profit, social development organization, committed to driving positive change and empowerment in Nepal’s rural communities. It was initially set up in 1989 by a group of graduates from the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), with its preceding name as ‘Grassroots Institute for Training and Services-Nepal’ (GRITS-Nepal). By subscribing to the basic principles of the International Rural Reconstruction, GRITS-Nepal was renamed and officially registered as Rural Reconstruction Nepal – RRN in 1993. Since then, RRN has grown to become one of the largest development NGOs in Nepal, executing various development programs and serving wide geographical areas and populations.

RRN has been granted Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of United Nations since 1997.

It is also accredited to the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

Our Vision

A world with JUSTICE, EQUALITY, PEACE and PROSPERITY for all citizens.

Our Mission

To improve the lives of the poorest rural people, particularly rural women, peasants, landless people and other disadvantaged and socially oppressed strata of Nepalese society by providing them opportunities for their socio-economic empowerment.

RRN Credo

RRN Credo

Go to the people,
Live among them

Learn from them,
Plan with them

Work with them,
Start with what they know

Build on what they have,
Teach by showing

Learn by doing, Not a
showcase but a pattern

Not odds and ends,
But a system

Not piecemeal, but an
integrated approach

Not to conform, but to
transform

Not relief, but release

Thematic Areas

Sustainable Agriculture & Livelihood

Sustainable Agriculture & Livelihood

Agriculture provides employment opportunities to 66% of the total population and contributes about 36% of the GDP. Therefore, the development of the agriculture sector is key to the development of the national economy.

Education

Education

RRN has been engaged in the education sector for over 25 years. RRN’s education development approach is primarily concerned with raising awareness and social transformation in rural areas. This transformation includes vocational training for girls and out-of-s..

Health, Nutrition and Sanitation

Health, Nutrition and Sanitation

Majority of the rural population of Nepal do not have access to clean sanitized water, thus causing sanitization issues. RRN builds water stations around communal settlements which is free from contaminants. Wash programs that adopts Sustainable Service Initia..

Community Managed Infrastructure

Community Managed Infrastructure

For more than 25 years, RRN has continuously been engaged in the development and implementation of community managed rural infrastructures, such as paved paths, schools, health post, drinking water tanks. These infrastructures has benefited more than 2 million..

Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management

Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management

Flooding, by far is the most destructive force of nature that causes erosion of agricultural lands and human settlements.RRN is also a consortium member of DFID funded Nepal Emergency Relief Fund (NERF) since 2018 and also managing warehouse of emergency relie..

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion

Nepal is a diverse, unequal and fragmented society, with 103 different social groups, distinguished by caste, ethnicity, religion and language.The Department for international development (DFID) supported ‘Community Development Programmeme (CDP) -Extension is..

Self Governance

Self Governance

RRN undertakes various activities regarding awareness-raising and empowerment of deprived and marginalised communities, organizing and mobilizing them to claim their rights and campaign against prevailing socio-cultural malpractices.The EU funded Girl-SAMVAD P..

Our Approach

All development programs in RRN center around the four-fold approach of Rural Reconstruction, serving as the fundamental framework that underpins its initiatives and operations.

Health

To prevent diseases and promote rights to health

Education

To combat illiteracy, ignorance and provide exposure to the outside world

Sustainable Livelihood

To fight poverty and hunger

Self-Governance

To promote self-reliance and overcome civic inertia through institutional development

Our Impact

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Network Alliances

TERMS OF REFERENCE –Establishing water quality testing mini-laboratory in Raksirang rural municipality of Makwanpur district  

  1. Project background

Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN) has been implementing WASH systems strengthening and behavior change in the hilly region of Makwanpur district in Nepal (NPL 1081-21) project since November 2022 with the technical support from Welthunegrhilfe and financial support from BMZ and Viva Con Agua. The overall objective of the project is to improve the health and nutritional status of marginalised communities in the rural municipalities of Raksirang and Kailash, Makwanpur district through strengthened WASH systems and behaviour change.

  1. Objective of the assignment

Main objective of the assignment is to establish water quality testing mini-laboratory at Chainpur of Raksirang rural municipality which have capacity to test 12 water quality parameters (Turbidity, PH, Temperature, Iron, Chloride, Nitrate, Hardness, Ammonia, Phosphate, Free residual chlorine, E-coli and coliform) as specified in National drinking water quality standard 2079. In this connection, the company is expected to establish mini laboratory in Raksirang rural municipality and provide training to local human resources for operation and management of laboratory.

  1. Methodology

The methodology includes the following:

  • Field visit for site assessment, discussion with project staff and Palika authority.
  • Procurement of required equipment, chemicals and delivery to the site.
  • Installation of water quality testing mini-laboratory in the room provided by Raksirang rural municipality.
  • Operation of mini- laboratory.
  • Training to local human resources provided by Raksirang for operation and management of the laboratory.

   

  1. Responsibilities
  • Establishment of water quality testing mini laboratory in Raksirang rural municipality which is fully equipped with required equipment, chemicals and furniture etc.
  • Operation of the laboratory and training to lab technician/local human resources on operation and management of laboratory.
  • Submission of report of laboratory establishment, operation and training.

 

  1. Key deliverables
  • Well-furnished water quality testing mini-laboratory in Raksirang rural municipality.
  • Trained human resources for operation and management of mini-laboratory.
  • Report of water quality laboratory establishment.

 

  1. Timeframe

The time period for establishing water quality mini-laboratory in Raksirang rural municipality will be 45 days (Including lab establishment, training and handover). The expected date of starting of this assignment is 15th July 2024.  

  1. Required Qualification and experience

The companies should have prior experience in establishing mini laboratories outside Kathmandu valley and have expert team having capacity to establish water quality testing mini-laboratory and provide training to local human resources for operation and management of laboratory.

  1. Document required

The application should include:

  • A brief technical proposal outlining how the work will be undertaken, the team structure (around 5 pages maximum).
  • Detailed budget breakdown (Budget sheet can be downloaded from RRN website, www.rrn.org.np)
  • Detailed work plan.
  • CVs of the proposed team members.
  • Company profile, copies of registration and renewal certificate, VAT registration certificate and tax clearance certificate.
  1. Proposal deadline

Interested and qualified companies are requested to submit sealed quotation as mentioned in TOR at RRN office Gairidhara Kathmandu by 17:00 hours of 30th June 2024. Only short-listed companies will be contacted for further evaluation process. RRN reserves right to reject any or all application without any reasons.   Rural Reconstruction Nepal-RRN 288 Gairidharamarga, Gairidhara Kathmandu Nepal Contact no.: 01-4004976; 01-4004985

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