CALL FOR PROPOSALS: A detailed study for the improvement of water supply to smallholder farmers in Northern Province Sri Lanka

ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka & Maldives calls for proposals from experienced qualified institutions/individuals to conduct a detailed study for the improvement of water supply to smallholder farmers in Northern Province of Sri Lanka.

Vacancy notice | Colombo, Sri Lanka | 02 May 2018
As a result of the conflict and resulting displacements of the population in the north, many of the smaller irrigation schemes have not received the necessary maintenance and rehabilitation to function at optimal levels. With appropriate restoration and improvement works, these schemes may increase and/or improve the reliability of water supply. It is also believed that such measures may increase resilience of local farmers to future droughts in the region.

It is envisaged that the restoration works in itself may also create new job opportunities, skills development and additional income. Through the use of employment-intensive work methods, the works can further increase job opportunities in beneficiary communities.

This assignment will identify existing small-scale surface irrigation schemes and connected reservoirs, and appraise their development potential for improving water reliability to smallholder farmers in the north.

This study will provide the ILO with clear prioritized recommendations on which schemes have a good improvement/rehabilitation potential.

Please submit your proposal based on the attached terms of reference with the following details:

1. Up to four page proposal with methodology of the assessment;
2. Detailed work plan with deliverables with specific time frames;
3. Detailed budget;
4. CV and qualifications of the consultant who will undertake the assessment.

The bids should be submitted to Mr Adbul Razzak Farzan through email or hand delivered to International Labour Organization, 202 Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7, by 8 May 2018 quoting reference no 223368.

For further details please contact Mr Farzan at or 259 25 25 Ext 2206