Call for Consultant Policy Review Young Health Programme

A. WORK PROFILE 

LocationJakarta
Application DeadlineApril 30, 2021 
Contract TypePolicy Review Consultancy
Working LanguageEnglish & Bahasa
Expected Starting DateMay, 17 2021
Contract PeriodMay, 17 – June, 30 2021

B. ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Plan International has worked in Indonesia since 1969 and has officially become Yayasan Plan International Indonesia (Plan Indonesia) in 2017. We work to fight for the fulfillment of children’s rights and the equality of girls. Plan Indonesia implements its activities through four programs namely, Child Development and Protection, Adolescent Health and Agency, Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship, and Humanitarian and Emergency Response. We work in 7 provinces, including East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara, Central Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, DKI Jakarta, Central Java and West Java, with a target to empower 1 million girls. Furthermore, Plan Indonesia also sponsored 36.000 girls and boys in East Nusa Tenggara.

C. ABOUT THE ASSIGNMENT

AstraZeneca’s Young Health Programme (YHP) is a global programme with a unique focus on young people aged 10 to 24 and prevention of the most common non-communicable diseases (NCDs): cancer, diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease and mental ill health. Delivered in partnership with Plan International and UNICEF and informed by baseline from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the YHP combines on-the-ground programmes, baseline and advocacy to target risk factors such as tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and exposure to air pollution, that can lead to NCDs in adulthood. Since 2010, Plan International has implemented the YHP in Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Vietnam and Zambia.

The overall goal of the YHP in Indonesia is to contribute to improved health and well-being 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 greater capacity to make informed decisions about their health.

The programme has the following four objectives:

  1. Young people have increased knowledge and capacity on NCD prevention to protect and promote their long-term health
  2. Communities are informed and mobilised to provide a safe and supportive environment that facilitates healthy behaviour among young people

Health services have the capacity to support the health of young people, including accessible and quality youth friendly services

  1. Laws and policies support NCD prevention and promote the broader health of young people.

Specifically, the YHP in Indonesia is implemented by Plan International Indonesia and 2 implementing partners in North Jakarta, South Jakarta, West Jakarta and East Jakarta, and will be running for 5 years (2021-2025).

D. OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT

This consultancy will contribute to objective four which aims to advocate for laws and policies that support NCD prevention and promote the broader health of young people. The objective of the consultancy is to review the legal and policy environment in Indonesia in relation to NCD prevention and control, and the broader health of young people.

The consultancy will identify the gaps, weaknesses and opportunities in policies, strategies or laws, and make clear recommendations, which will be used by the YHP team to develop a YHP advocacy strategy. The strategy will have clear objectives for the coming years, including target stakeholders and opportunities for youth-led involvement, and an action plan to be implemented throughout the programme, with indicators to monitor progress. Once developed, the YHP team, in close collaboration with partners and/or stakeholders, will conduct ongoing lobbying to influence decision makers around the desired change.

E. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The consultant will map and analyze existing sub-national (provincial) and national (not international) policies, legislations, strategies and plans in relation to NCD prevention and control, and the broader health of young people. The sub-national level will be limited to DKI Jakarta province, as the area of implementation for YHP. The analysis will identify the main gaps in the policies, legislations, strategies and plans, including in their implementation. The consultancy will also map other civil society advocacy allies and networks working on NCD prevention, and their related advocacy interventions and programmes. The consultant will also identify the main spaces, such as local and national working groups, forums and networks on NCDs, which young people are able to occupy for advocacy purposes. Based on the findings, the consultant will make recommendations for the improvement of policies, legislations, strategies and plans, and their implementation, and will identify opportunities to influence the same, for example, the mid-term review of a policy or strategy.

Using desk review and key informant interviews, the following questions will be answered:

Based on the above answers, the consultant will give specific and realistic recommendations for improving policies, legislations, strategies and plans on NCD prevention among young people, and their implementation. The consultant will also identify opportunities for influencing specific policies, strategies or budgets and will suggest advocacy activities which could be carried out to achieve the stated recommendations. These recommendations and suggested activities will inform the YHP advocacy strategy, which will be implemented in the course of the programme.

1. What laws, regulations, policies and budgets around NCD prevention and young people’s health exist in your country?
2. Are the existing laws and policies around NCD prevention and young people’s health adequate? In what ways are they adequate or not adequate?
a. Are the existing laws and policies prioritizing NCD prevention and young people’s health? Which laws and policies?
b. Are there government strategies and budgets aligned to the policies? Which strategies?
c. Is there multi-sectoral coordination, e.g. across line ministries, on NCD prevention and young people’s health?
d. Are there indicators on NCD prevention and young people’s health in the government policies/strategies?
3. Are the existing laws around NCD prevention and young people’s health properly implemented? In what ways are they implemented or not implemented?
a. Are there specific government departments/units responsible for implementing these policies/strategies? Which departments/units?
b. Are implementation plans in place for these policies/strategies? Which plans?
c. Are budgets allocated for NCD prevention among young people? Is there a budget line for this? Is the budget sufficient? Is there a way to influence the annual budget process to get more funds allocated for NCD prevention?
d. Are there ways of tracking the budget utilization or implementation? Which ones?
4. What are the barriers to the government formulating or implementing adequate laws and policies around NCD prevention and young people’s health?
a. In what ways are these barriers being addressed?
b. Are there any stakeholders (civil society groups, alliances and networks) already addressing these barriers and/or advocating around this issue?
c. What interventions are they involved in and which barriers are they specifically addressing?
5. What future plans are in place, by the government and/or stakeholders, to ensure that adequate laws and policies around NCD prevention and young people’s health exist and are implemented? What support would be needed to fulfil these plans?
6. How are young people involved in formulating or implementing the laws and policies around NCD prevention and young people’s health?
7. Which key government departments, at the national and local level, are responsible for formulating, implementing, monitoring and reporting on policies, legislations, strategies and plans around NCD prevention? How do the different departments coordinate and collaborate?
8. Which are the key civil society stakeholders, allies and networks advocating for responsive policies, legislations or strategies in addressing NCD prevention among young people? In what ways do they advocate?
9. Which are the main spaces, at national and local levels, that young people can occupy for advocacy purposes (upcoming policy reviews, civil society and youth forums, and networks on NCDs, etc.)?

Based on the above answers, the consultant will give specific and realistic recommendations for improving policies, legislations, strategies and plans on NCD prevention among young people, and their implementation. The consultant will also identify opportunities for influencing specific policies, strategies or budgets and will suggest advocacy activities which could be carried out to achieve the stated recommendations. These recommendations and suggested activities will inform the YHP advocacy strategy, which will be implemented in the course of the programme.

Methodology

This consultancy will involve a robust desk review complemented by key informant interviews with government policymakers, civil society organisations, alliances, networks and other non-governmental stakeholders. The desk review and key informant interviews will be guided by the questions in section 5 above.

The consultant will be responsible for detailing the methodology for carrying out the task. 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.

F. KEY 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 policy review report – aligned to the consultancy objectives and scope of work
  3. Final policy review report – max 30 pages, in word and PDF, fully incorporating feedback from all the reviewers
  4. The consultant will be required to be available for any follow-on questions or comments on the final policy review report

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

G. DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT

Duration of consultant assignment will be start at

NoActivitiesDateNote
1Advertising for ConsultancyApril, 15 – 30 2021Plan Indonesia will advertise  for the baseline consultancy
2Selection and administration processApril, 30 – May, 3 2021YHP Manager and PO Officers at YPII shortlists.
3Share shortlisted applications with Plan UKMay, 4 2021YHP Manager to share the applications with Plan UK, including technical and financial proposals for the shortlisted consultants
3Recruiting the Consultant CandidateMay, 17 –21 2021Interviews done with consultant based on Plan UK recommendations.
4Consultant to submit Inception Report (introduction, proposed methodology, proposed key informants from government and civil society organizations, timeline and the execution plan)May 28, 2021AHA Program Manager, Advocacy Specialist, YHP Manager and Team to do the initial review of the inception report. Address any initial concerns with the consultant.
5Review and Feedback Inception Report by YPIIMay 31, 2021 – June 4, 2021YPII will review draft research and workplan
6Share Inception Report to Plan UK.May 28, 2021YPII will share the Research Design and Work plan once they are happy with it, including the tools for data collection with Plan UK and Plan UK consultant.
7Policy Review and workplan Approval by Plan UKJune, 4 2021Plan UK will review and approved the research design and workplan.
8Inception meetingJune, 7 2021With the Plan Indonesia consultant, Plan UK YHP team, AHA Program Manager, Advocacy Specialist, YHP Indonesia Manager and team
9Revise Policy Review design and workplan by consultantJune 11, 2021Consultant will revise the reseach design and workplan based on feedback from Plan UK
10Sign Agreement with selected ConsultantJune, 14 2021Background checks will be done, contracts will only be signed once Plan UK is okay with the final inception report and the tools
11Policy Review ImplementationJune, 14 – July 15, 2021Consultant will conduct Policy Review
12First Draft of Policy Review ReportJuly 18, 2021Consultant will submit First Draft of Policy Review
13Review and Feedback of Policy Review Report 1st DraftJuly 18 – 22, 2021Plan UK YHP team, AHA Program Manager, Advocacy Specialist, YHP Indonesia Manager and team
14Revise and Second Draft of Policy ReviewJuly 25 – 29, 2021Consultant will revise the report and submit Second Draft of Policy Review
15Review and Feedback of Policy Review Report 2nd DraftAugust 2 – 6, 2021Plan UK YHP team, AHA Program Manager, Advocacy Specialist, YHP Indonesia Manager and team
16Final Report of Policy ReviewAugust 13, 2021 

H. ADDITIONAL INPUTS

Permission letter of research and data collection to Badan Pelayanan Terpadu Satu Pintu (PTSP) DKI Jakarta, Kesatuan Bangsa dan Politik Kementrian Dalam Negeri (KESBANGPOL), District and Local Government will be provided by consultant. Participant or respondent of this research will be selected and recruited by consultant with consideration of potential risks of harm and follow the YPII COVID 19 prevention protocols.

I. TERMS OF PAYMENT

The Firm/ Consultant will be paid following the terms below:

DeliverablesPayment (%)Expected Timeframe
Sign Agreement with selected Consultant40%2 weeks after sign agreement
Finalise Data Collection Result60%2 weeks after YPII consultant to remain available for questions

J. KEY PRINCIPLES, APPROACH AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATION

Plan Indonesia’s Staff and Consultant must adhere to Plan International’s Child and Youth Safeguarding and Protection. The consultant must follow Ethical Principles for involving human subjects in a research and obtain written/ verbal consent from the human subjects. Permission from elder must be sought if the children under 18 years old are involved as subjects. Signed informed consent of each child and his/her parents need to take after explaining purpose of the study and its usage. Induction on this matter will be part of the training provided for the team.

All the projects managed by Plan Indonesia and its partners, should also aligned with Plan International global ambition to reach 100 million girls, using gender transformative approach in delivering its tasks.  In this assignment, the consultant/ vendor is expected to apply gender transformative approach through addressing gender norms, strengthening girls’ and young women’s agency, advancing girls’ and women’s condition and position, working with boys and men to embrace gender equality, responding to the needs and interest of girls and boys in all their diversity, and fostering an environment that enables gender equality and girls’ rights.

K. REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

The required skills and competences for the consultant are:

  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Development Studies, Law, Public Policy, or any other relevant degrees
  • Specific knowledge and expertise in NCD are preferable
  • At least two years’ experience with advocacy and developing advocacy strategies
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the Indonesia health system and policy environment
  • Does not affiliate with any government bodies
  • Research experience in the health sector and preferably proven experience in health policy review and qualitative data analysis
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to children’s rights, gender equality and development issues
  • Experience in working across multiple sectors and levels from institutional and policy levels
  • Fluent in Bahasa and proficient in the use of English

L. APPLICATION PROCEDURE

All applications received by the submission date will be reviewed by a selection committee, in consultation with Plan International UK, based on predetermined objective criteria. Upon selection, the consultant/agency will be invited for a discussion and requested to submit a detailed inception report prior to start of the assignment.

Yayasan Plan International Indonesia (Plan Indonesia) invites firms/teams of consultant with relevant expertise and portfolio to apply for the assignment by submitting:

  1. Technical proposal consisting of organization’s background and concept based on the information provided above.
  2. Consultant or agency profile outlining areas of expertise with samples of select works
  3. Current list of recent and relevant clients
  4. Names and CVs of the professionals who will be the lead and associated with the assignment and how the assignment will be managed
  5. Example of Policy Review or Advocacy Strategy that created by consultant
  6. Detailed technical proposal on 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

Submit the above-mentioned documents via email to yayasan.procurement@plan-international.org; with Subject Email: Proc_YHPPolicy Required documents shall be submitted no later than April, 30th 2021 at 15.00 pm.

All submissions will be treated in confidence.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited for interviews.