CALL FOR PROPOSAL: “END TERM EVALUATION FOR THE YOUNG HEALTH PROGRAM INDONESIA”

LocationHome based with travels to Plan Indonesia and partners’ offices and programme area (Jagakarsa, Cibinong and Mataram)
Application Deadline17 August 2020
Contract TypeProfessional Service Contract
Working LanguageBilingual (Indonesian and English)
Expected Start Date1st Sept 2020
Contract Period30 working days (between Sept to Nov 2020)
  1. Introduction

Plan International is an independent global child rights organisation committed to supporting vulnerable and marginalised children and their communities to be free from poverty. By actively connecting committed people with powerful ideas, we work together to make positive, deep rooted and lasting changes in children and young people’s lives. We place specific focus on girls and young people’s lives. For over 80 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan International has been operating in Indonesia since 1969, according to the Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Indonesia. In 2017, Plan International Indonesia transformed into Yayasan Plan International Indonesia; registered by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights. This transformation aims to reach more children, especially girls in Indonesia.

2. Background

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for 71% of all deaths, including 15 million premature deaths (between 30-70 years old)[1]. In Indonesia, NCDs are estimated to account for 73% of all deaths[2]. The five most common NCDs are cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, and mental and neurological conditions. The five main contributing risk factors are tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and air pollution. Young people aged 10-24 make up 24% of the world’s population[3]. In Indonesia, young people (10 – 24) represent 26% of the population[4]. NCDs are especially important for young people. According to the Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene[5], adolescents’ health and well-being is threatened by their inclination to engage in risky and reckless behaviour. According to NCD Alliance[6], nearly 35% of the global burden of disease has its origin in adolescence, and more than 3,000 adolescents die every day, mostly from NCDs, intentional and unintentional injuries and other preventable causes. According to WHO[7], two thirds of premature deaths in adults are associated with childhood conditions and behaviours, and behaviour associated with NCD risk factors is common in young people: over 150 million young people smoke; 81% adolescents don’t get enough physical activity; 11.7% of adolescents partake in heavy episodic drinking and 41 million children under 5 years old are overweight or obese[8]. Apathy to change current behaviours will add to the current NCD burden, with severe consequences for future populations and their health systems. Today’s youth is tomorrow’s leaders and carers will bear the brunt of these costs, both financially and personally, yet young people are often targeted by companies advertising unhealthy food, tobacco or alcohol use, and many grow up in environments that are not favourable to adopting healthy lifestyles. An investment in adolescent health and wellbeing brings benefits today, for decades to come, and for the next generation[1].

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that by 2025 almost 10 million premature deaths from NCDs can be prevented through decisive government action[2]. During the third High-Level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on NCDs in September 2018, leaders acknowledged the scale of the challenge and their responsibility – committing to provide strategic leadership from the top of government. This increasing global focus on NCDs provides an historic opportunity to respond to the NCD challenge. Appendix 3 of the WHO Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013–2020 provides policymakers with an updated list of ‘best buys’ and other recommended interventions to address noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including policy options for objectives 1, 2, 5 and 6 of the global action plan[3]. The World Health Organisation recommends that the policies, strategies and plans be concrete and contain objectives, priorities, targets, timetables, budgets and an integrated monitoring framework in line with related global efforts. The WHO also advocates that the policies, strategies and plans be developed in a participatory manner, involving both government and non government actors alike, and that responsibility be assigned for all stages of their implementation[4].

Emphasizing the role of young people, the WHO notes that young people can also advocate for policies and practices that aim to improve NCD prevention and care[5]. Young people have the capacity to add value to solutions for NCDs; they are more empowered and enthused to participate in shaping their everyday lives, including health, than generations before. The voices of young people may offer new perspectives, media channels and solutions to NCDs. Young people have a right to the highest attainable standard of health and wellbeing. However, too few have access to relevant and reliable health information and to high-quality and youth-friendly health services without facing discrimination or other obstacles, with many governments still not keen to meaningfully engage young people when making policy decisions.

3. Overview of the Young Health Programme (YHP)

The Young Health Programme is AstraZeneca’s global community investment initiative. Implemented by Plan International, the programme has a unique focus on young people and primary prevention of the most common non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart and respiratory disease, and mental and neurological health conditions. Working with other expert organisations and combining on-the-ground programmes, research and advocacy, it works with young people (10-24) to target the risk factors such as tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and air pollution that can lead to these diseases in adulthood.

Starting in 2010, the programme has reached more than 20 countries, in collaboration with over 30 organisations. Plan International currently delivers the YHP in India, Kenya, Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand.

In Indonesia, the 3-year (2018 – 2020) YHP is implemented by Plan Indonesia in partnership with two local implementing partners; Yayasan Lentera Anak in Jagakarsa and Cibinong, and Galang Anak Semesta (Gagas) in Mataram. A detailed YHP proposal will be shared with the selected consultant as part of the programme documents for the consultant’s review.

The overall goal of the YHP in Indonesia is to contribute to improved health and gender equality of young people between 10-24 years old in Indonesia. Specifically, it aims to ensure that young people in Indonesia have increased knowledge about NCD prevention and NCD risk factors and increased greater capacity to make informed decisions about their health.

The programme has the following four objectives;

  1. Young people have better knowledge and capacity to limit their tobacco use and other risk behaviours and to promote their long-term health
  2. Schools, communities, parents and teachers create a supportive environment that facilitates healthy behaviour among young people
  3. Community Health Centers (Pukesmas) have improved quality of PKPR and Germas implementation that supports the health of young people
  4. Local and national policies are established, and budget allocated, to enable City Government Health Agencies (Dinkes) to prevent and reduce risk behaviours among young people

The YHP believes that a holistic approach is the most effective way to address NCD prevention and promote long-term health for young people. This means that in addition to targeting NCD risk factors, the programme addresses the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and the emotional wellbeing of young people, and it uses a gendered approach to NCD prevention. In this way, the programme addresses the impact of underlying social, economic, cultural and psychological factors which influences health choices, and creates an environment in which young people have access to the support, information and services they need.

4. The Consultancy Objective

The objective of this consultancy is to conduct the final evaluation of YHP Indonesia for the three years of implementation (2018 – 2020) in Jagakarsa, Cibinong and Mataram. The findings and recommendations from the evaluation will informs future programmes in Indonesia and other YHP countries.

5. Scope of Work

The consultancy will assess the extent to which the YHP Indonesia has achieved its objectives and outcomes, as set out in the M&E framework, by collecting and analysing end-line data on the outcome indicators and comparing the end-term findings with baseline findings.

Using the same tools that were used during baseline, which will be provided by Plan Indonesia, the consultant will assess the programme outcomes indicated in the M&E framework below;


The consultancy will also assess the programme’s current relevance, efficiency and capacity for sustainability across a range of organizational and contextual factors. The responses will identify strengths and challenges, which will be used to guide planning and implementing future programmes. The tools for process evaluation will also be provided by Plan Indonesia to the selected consultant.  

The end-term evaluation will help to draw key lessons learnt, best practices and recommendations across the four YHP objectives, and the implementation process, which will inform future programmes in Indonesia and other YHP countries.

6. Methodology

The consultant will be responsible for detailing the methodology for carrying out the end-term evaluation. The consultant will detail how these methods will be executed, including proposing a list of key informants (from government and civil society organisations) to be interviewed.

The detailed methodology must include the following;

  • Proposed evaluation design including sampling strategy and procedures
  • A clear description of data collection tools and methods
  • Clear procedures for analysing data (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Proposed data presentation/dissemination methods
  • Description of evaluation report writing and sharing

The key data collection methods will include the following;

  • A robust desk review including the YHP proposal, monthly or quarterly progress results framework and reports and project review reports
  • A survey assessing knowledge, attitudes and practices, and other elements relating to NCD risk factors among young people
  • Focus group discussions (FGD) involving young people and other YHP cohorts
  • Key Informant Interviews with government policymakers, civil society organisations, alliances, networks and other non-governmental stakeholders
  • Process assessment using the YHP process assessment tool which will be provided by Plan Indonesia

7. Deliverables

The consultant will deliver the following:

  1. Inception report – introduction, proposed methodology, proposed key informants from government and civil society organisations, timeline and the execution plan
  2. Draft evaluation report – aligned to the consultancy objectives and scope of work
  3. Final evaluation report – max 40 pages, fully incorporating feedback from all the reviewers

The report must be written clearly in English and in line with the scope of work.

8. Qualification of the Consultant

The required skills and competences for the consultant are:

  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Population Research, Development Studies, Gender, Population Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation or any other relevant degrees
  • Specific knowledge and expertise in NCD are preferable
  • At least 3 years’ experience with baseline, mid-term and end-term evaluations
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the Indonesia’s health system and policy environment
  • Does not affiliate with any government bodies
  • Research experience in the health sector and preferably proven experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • Experience in researches involving marginalized or vulnerable children, young people and communities (desirable)
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to children’s rights, gender equality and development issues
  • Experience in working across multiple sectors including with INGOs. Knowledge of Plan International/Plan Indonesia and its work (desirable)
  • Fluent in Indonesia language and proficient in the use of English

9. Management of the Consultancy

Yayasan Plan International Indonesia, in close collaboration with Plan International UK, is the lead partner in the Young Health Programme and is responsible for the overall management of the consultancy. The consultant will be reporting to the YHP Programme Manager and will receive necessary support from the YHP team and partners (where applicable). The YHP team will avail to the consultant any relevant YHP documents or resources, if needed.

10. Plan’s Child and Youth Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct

The consultant undertaking this assignment must demonstrate commitment to strictly adhere to Plan’s Child and Youth Safeguarding Policy and Plan’s Code of Conduct. It is the responsibility of Plan International Indonesia to ensure that all persons hired, used or otherwise consulted for this exercise, are made familiar with the policies and are in agreement to also abide by them before their services are agreed to.

11. Timeframe

The consultant is expected to submit a detailed execution plan with reasonable and realistic number of days, that will not be more than 25 working days.

12. Respondents are asked to provide

Interested consultant(s) and/or agencies should provide the following information:

  1. A letter of intent expressing the consultant’s or firm’s capabilities and qualifications
  2. Consultant(s) or agency profile outlining areas of expertise with samples of select works
  3. Current list of recent and relevant clients
  4. Any direct or relevant past experience of undertaking similar initiatives
  5. Names and CVs of the professionals who will be the lead and associated with the assignment and how the assignment will be managed
  6. Detailed technical proposal of the understanding of the TOR and the scope of the work, outlining the approach and plan to accomplish the assignment 
  7. A proposed timeline indicating activities/sub-activities to be undertaken and the corresponding outputs, including gender and safeguarding considerations
  8. A financial proposal containing itemized all-inclusive budget. Plan International will not meet any other costs related to the assignment
  9. Evidence of acceptance to payment schedule of 40:60 (40% being payment upon submission of acceptable draft inception report and 60% upon submission of acceptable complete final report)

All applications received by the submission date will be reviewed by a selection committee, in consultation with Plan UK, based on predetermined objective criteria. Upon selection, the consultant(s)/consulting firm will be invited for a discussion and requested to submit a detailed inception report (described in section 7.0 of this TOR) prior to start of assignment.

The application can be sent electronically through the email: yayasan.procurement@plan-international.org; mentioning the code [YHP_ENDLINE] in the email subject.

Or send in hardcopy in a sealed envelope with the code [YHP_ENDLINE] in the left corner of the envelope to

Yayasan Plan International Indonesia

Menara Duta Building, 2nd Floor

Jl HR Rasuna Said, Kav B9, Kuningan

Jakarta, Indonesia

Tel: Office +62-21-5229566

Fax: +62-21-5229571

Only applicants with complete documents including sample of the previous work will be accepted for further selection.