WaterAid has developed a new country programme strategy for 2023-28 with climate change and health in a nexus approach with WASH. Our new strategy focuses on making water, sanitation and hygiene services more resilient to climate change and prioritizing WASH across the health sector to improve public health. Hygiene behavior change, menstrual hygiene management, rural and urban sanitation, safe water systems, WASH in institutions (healthcare facilities, schools, public places) and nature-based solutions for water conservation, groundwater recharge and waste-water treatment are some of the interventions used for achieving our strategic objectives.

WaterAid works with sector partners to support and influence behavioral, institutional and policy mechanisms for accelerating progress toward achieving safe and sustainable WASH access for the poor and marginalized communities.

The purpose of this call of expression is to identify pool of qualified CSOs/ NGOs/ CBOs eligible for potential partnership to support achievements of WAP’s strategic objectives across Pakistan including AJK & GB. Interested organizations meeting the eligibility criteria explained in the following section can submit the EOI by email to . WaterAid will undertake due diligence of the shortlisted organizations (complying with eligibility criteria) before forging the strategic partnerships.

The selection of a partner is a competitive process and will be based on the criteria provided in the call for EOI. Applications will be assessed by an evaluation committee to identify CSOs/ NGOs/ CBOs that have the mandate, capacity, and comparative advantages to support WaterAid’s mandate.

Eligibility/ Assessment criteria for the potential partners:

  1. The organization is lawfully registered in Pakistan under any relevant law of the land.
  2. The organization has a valid registration with Economic Affair Division (EAD).
  3. Demonstrated ability of acquiring NOCs from the district and provincial authorities for implementing donor funded projects.
  4. Demonstrated capacity in grant implementation, training, community mobilization, campaigning, awareness raising and advocacy.
  5. Alignment and experience of working with WaterAid’s thematic areas; 1) Climate resilient WASH and 2) WASH & Health.
  6. Submission of complete application on prescribed template and documents

EOI submission deadline:

Please submit the EOI along with the attachments by May 19, 2023 by email to  [email protected]

EOI application requirements and timelines:

The expression of interest shall include the following documentation/attachments:

  1. Complete EOI Application Form - ()
  2. Copy of organization’s legal registration
  3. Copy of valid registration with EAD
  4. Audit Reports for the past two years
  5. Copy of NTN certificate/ tax exemption certificates
  6. Copies of any NOCs obtained by applicant for the districts they currently work in with other programmes/ donors.

Only complete and aptly filled EOIs will be considered for further assessment.

Indicative timeline:



Call for Expression of Interest issue date

April 29, 2023

Deadline to submit EOI Application with required documents

(please note that late applications will not be considered, all submissions to be made on email, applications sent by hand/post/courier will not be considered.)

COB May 19, 2023

Deadline for requests of additional information/ clarifications

May 17, 2023

Review of EOI Applications

June 05, 2023

Notification to qualified/shortlisted organizations

June 17, 2023

For Contact/ Queries about EOI submission:

Interested organizations can approach WaterAid team for any queries on the following email address until COB May 10, 2023. No queries shall be addressed after given date.

email:  [email protected]

NOTE: The applications will be subject to evaluation and only short-listed NGOs will be contacted for a due diligence process. Please note that this EOI does not entail any commitment to award a contract on the part of WaterAid or bear the cost of the documents. WaterAid reserves the right to accept or reject all or any application without assigning any reason whatsoever.