|Location||North Lombok District, NTB Province|
|Application Deadline||July- August 2021|
|Type of Contract||Personal Service Agreement|
|Working Language||Bahasa Indonesia and English|
|Expected Starting Date||16 July 2021|
|Contract Period||16 July- 30 August 2021|
1. About Plan International
We strive to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world. As an independent development and humanitarian organisation, we work alongside children, young people, our supporters and partners to tackle the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. For over 80 years we have been building powerful partnerships for children, and we are active in over 75 countries.
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. Project Background
Plan Indonesia is implementing Bright Project that aims to mitigate reversed progress on education in North Lombok, particulary in Pemenang, Tanjung and Gangga sub-district, which are located in the capital district of North Lombok. The project is designed to fill critical issues on education identified above with a stronger gender-responsive approach and leverages the previous foundational interventions and partnerships with local stakeholders. The project proposes to work in previous community, in middle/senior level of education with age group 13-18-year-old. The priority target groups of the project are girls who are at the high risks of child marriage, school dropouts, and child abuse and exploitation.
The project objective is to retain adolescent girls’ education in five selected schools in North Lombok district during the COVID-19 transition period. To achieve this objective, two outcomes were described as follows:
Outcome 1: 80% of education authorities, parents and community leaders have improved capacity in creating a safe, gender inclusive and joyful learning environments for adolescent particularly girls during school reopening following guidance developed by MoEC
Indicator 1.1: % of female and male community leaders who publicly promote education for CAY in all their diversity
Indicator 1.2: % of teachers adopt learner-centred, gender-responsive, and inclusive teaching approaches
Outcome 2: 80% adolescents aged 13 to 18 particularly girls in five targeting schools have better access to gender-inclusive education and safe learning environment
Indicator 2.1: % of CAY who report feeling supported, included and encouraged by their fellow students in their learning spaces
Indicator 2.2: % of adolescent girls and boys increased knowledge on digital use and gender-inclusive education
3. Purpose and Questions of the Baseline
The objective of this baseline is to measure the status of project indicators at the very beginning of a project. The information on the indicators will later be used to measure and monitor the project progress against the set indicators over the course of the project implementation, e.g. in end-lines and/or final evaluations.
This baseline will also be used for an in-depth assessment of the current status of existing teacher and student digital skills and access to connectivity and tools, including available digital tools and resources that are contextually relevant for inclusive teaching and learning processes.
Furthermore, this baseline is also expected to provide an overview of gender norms and intersectionality factors that affect girls’ interest and access to online and offline education during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Questions for this baseline evolves around existing teacher and student digital skills and access to connectivity and tools, including available digital tools and resources that are contextually relevant for inclusive teaching and learning processes – all of which relevant mainly to the outcome indicators above. Below is the questions will be addressed for this baseline.
- What is education authorities, parents and community leaders capacity in creating and promoting a safe, gender inclusive and joyful learning environment for adolescent particularly girls during school reopening following guidance developed by MoEC?
- What strategies have been carried out and will be carried out for the new academic year by the provincial and district governments to support the implementation of effective and safe education for girls and boys during the covid-19 pandemic?
- What is teacher capacity in implementing learner-centred, gender-responsive, and inclusive teaching using digital platform?
- What is the current status of teachers’ digital skills and access to connectivity and tools, including available digital tools and resources that are contextually relevant for inclusive teaching and learning processes?
- Are adolescent aged 13 to 18, especially girls, in the seven target schools supported, included and encouraged by their fellow students in their learning spaces both inside and outside of classroom activities?
- Do boys and girls aged 13 to 18 in the seven target schools have the capacity and access to using digital platforms in the learning process during the COVID-19 pandemic?
- What is the current status of students’ digital skills and access to connectivity and tools, including available digital tools and resources that are contextually relevant for inclusive teaching and learning processes?
- How gender norms and intersectionality factors affect girls and boys’ interest in and access to online and offline education differently during the COVID-19 pandemic?
4. Users of the Baseline
The baseline is intended for project team, teachers, students, community people and stakeholders (government, nongovernment, etc) as well as Plan International IQE Network to understand the current situation and gaps in using digital approaches to promote gender responsive and inclusive education.
5. Methods for Data Collection and Analysis
The baseline study will use both qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques to source for appropriate information from the respondents. This Bright Project will work at 7 schools in 3 sub-districts of North Lombok District. Below is the total project population of 7 schools in 3 sub-districts of North Lombok
|School||Girls||Boys||Total Students||Men||Women||Total Teachers||Total Population|
|SMAN 1 Pemenang||171||160||331||18||9||27||358|
5.1 Document Review
Prior to and during the data collection process, selected consultants are required to review project documents including M&E Plans, national and local government regulations/guidelines/platforms related to student-centered learning methods, distance learning and digital approaches in the context of a pandemic, and other resources associated with different impacts of online learning for female and male students.
The survey will provide quantitative data to be used to determine the benchmark of each outcome indicator (see Annex 4 for indicator details). This survey will also assess knowledge, attitudes and practices of teachers’ and students’ digital skills, including digital literacy, considering gender, age, disability, and intersectionalities.
5.3 Focused Group Discussions (FGD)
FGD will provide qualitative data to answer the objective of the study on (1) current status of existing teacher and student digital skills and access to connectivity and tools, including available digital tools and resources that are contextually relevant for inclusive teaching and learning processes, (2) overview of gender norms and intersectionality factors that affect girls’ interest and access to online and offline education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The FGDs are expected to collect data from students, teacher, and parents.
5.4 Key Informant Interviews (KII)
KII will also provide the qualitative data to answer similar questions with FGD, but with different target informants. It is expected that KII can explore in-depth information from school principals, representatives of the education office/policymakers, and community leaders involved in school committees to find out the forms of support that are being carried out to provide equal access for boys and girls to education during the pandemic (related to Indicator 1.1).
Observation will be required to collect data from teachers to measure Indicator 1.2. The teaching observation will be conducted by consultant together with district education supervisor. Consultant will develop the observation tools based on observation categories stated in the indicator definition.
In the wake of COVID-19, the adopted approach will follow the do-no-harm principle by ensuring that the methodologies used do not result into increased risk for respondents or for the consultancy team. Depending on the duration and severity of pandemic, the consultancy team will utilize appropriate means and tools such as virtual meetings to collect information.
Further, the bidders should indicate their proposed methodology including aspects of sampling, sample size, tools, design and administration, which will inform the first phase of the selection process. The successful consultancy team will be expected to provide a detailed methodology with tools for field work as part of their inception report.
6. Ethics and Child Protection
Plan International is committed to ensuring that the rights of those participating in data collection or analysis are respected and protected, in accordance with Ethical MERL Framework and our Child and Youth Safeguarding Policy. All applicants should include details in their proposal on how they will ensure ethics and child protection in the data collection process. Specifically, the consultant(s) shall explain how appropriate, safe, non-discriminatory participation of all stakeholders will be ensured and how special attention will be paid to the needs of children and other vulnerable groups. The consultant(s) shall also explain how confidentiality and anonymity of participants will be guaranteed.
7. Key Deliverables
|Inception Report and Data Collection Tools||26 July 2021||Inception report should be submitted 1 week after inception meeting using inception report template provided at Annex 2.|
|Final Inception Report & Data Collection Tools||2- 6 August 2021||Final data collection tools should be submitted together with inception report.|
|Draft Baseline Report||25 August 2021||Draft report should be submitted prior to validation meeting|
|Final Baseline Report (including Executive Summary)||30 August 2021||Final report should be used report template provided at Annex 3.|
|Cleaned Data (including transcripts) and Data Analysis Tools||23August 2021||Cleaned data and data analysis tools should be gathered in digital shared folder that will be provided on inception meeting.|
|Completed Consent Forms||20 August 2021||Completed consent forms should be gathered in digital shared folder that will be provided on inception meeting.|
|Presentation Material for Dissemination||30 August 2021||Consultant will provide a short presentation material to disseminate the baseline findings|
|Infographic Material for Dissemination||30 August 2021||Consultant will provide infographic material to disseminate the baseline findings|
|Activity||Time||Days of Work||Responsible|
|Tendering||5-16 July 2021||14 days||YPII|
|Background Checks and Contracting; |
Inception Call/ Inception Workshop
|19 July 2021||1 day||YPII|
|Submission of Inception Report||2-6 August 2021||1 week||Consultant|
|Preparations for Data Collection||Consultant|
|Develop tools||23-25 July 2021||2 days|
|Tool translation||25 -28 July 2021||1 day|
|Enumerator training||29-30 July 2021||2 days|
|Tools finalisation||1 August 2021||1 day|
|Field piloting||2 August 2021||1 day|
|Data Collection||2-13 August 2021||14 days||Consultant|
|Data Entry and Cleaning||2-15 August 2021||16 days||Consultant|
|Data Analysis and Report Writing||16-20 August 2021||5 days||Consultant|
|Validation of findings with key stakeholders |
and respondents & feedback incorporation
|20-24 August 2021||1 day||Consultant|
|Submission of Draft and feedback||25 August 2021||7 days||Consultant and YPII|
|Submission of Final Report||30 August 2021||1 day||Consultant and YPII|
|Submission of Other Deliverables||25 & 30 August 2021||2 days||Consultant|
The terms of payment will be as follows:
|Detail||Amount to be Paid (%)||Expected Timeframe|
|Signing Contract||60%||Approx. 10 days after start of assignment|
|After final approval and submission in English and Bahasa Indonesia, the final tranche will be released||40%||Approx. 10 days after final approval|
10. Expected Qualifications
We are looking for a team of consultant with experience and skills required to collect and analyse information from several sources, engage with a variety of actors, work in a team and present information in clear and concise format that supports evidence-based decision-making, including:
- Demonstrate experience of producing high quality and credible baseline/endline study (we require sample or summary of previous project report in English).
- Experience working with NGO, especially child rights based organization
- Having strong understanding on education issues, especially on student-centered learning method through digital platforms.
- Adequate knowledge on gender equality and inclusiveness and the integration in the study
- Familiarity with online learning issues, challenges and different impact for boys and girls
- Extensive experience in building coordination with government / non-government stakeholders, particularly who related to project
- Having good interpersonal, communication, networking skill
- Able to work in tight and short deadline
- Commit to safeguarding, gender transformative and ethical code of study
- Ability to write concisely, analyse data and information precisely, and present any key findings in well-define structure.
- Excellent writing in English and verbal communication, both in English and Bahasa Indonesia
Interested applicants should provide a proposal covering the following aspects:
- Detailed response to the TOR
- Proposed methodology
- Ethics and child safeguarding approaches, including any identified risks and associated mitigation strategies
- Proposed timelines
- Example of previous work
- Detailed budget, including daily fee rates, expenses, etc.
- Police Certificates of Good Conduct – especially where there is primary data collection
The above documents can be sent electronically through the email: firstname.lastname@example.org; mentioning the code [Bright Project_Consultant Baseline] in the email subject. Required documents shall be submitted no later than Friday, 16th July 2021 at 17.00 pm.
All submissions will be treated in confidence.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited for interviews.