Call for Proposal : Consultant for AHA Program Strategy Development

Terms of Reference

Location:Home-based
Application Deadline:27 November 2020
Contract Type:Professional Service Contract
Working Language:English and Bahasa Indonesia
Expected Starting Date:7 December 2020
Contract Period:7 December 2020 – 28 February 2021

I. About Plan International in Indonesia

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.

About Plan Indonesia

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 (YPII/Plan Indonesia); registered by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights. This transformation aims to reach more children, especially girls in Indonesia. In Plan Indonesia Country Strategy 4 (CS4) 2017 – 2022, the objective of the Adolescent Health and Agency (AHA) program is girls and young women make safe and informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health, are able to decide when and whom to marry, and protect themselves from risky behavior (contributing to SDG targets: 3.1, 3.7, and 5.6.). The program has three outcomes, as follow

  • Outcome 1: Adolescents, particularly girls and young women, understand and uphold their SRHR (sexual and reproductive health and rights).
  • Outcome 2: Adolescents, particularly girls and young women, are supported by their communities to obtain their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • Outcome 3: Adolescents, particularly girls and young women, are protected by the local and national government through gender-responsive policies that ensure healthy and productive life choices.

During CS4, AHA Program has 6 projects, which are Better Life Option and Opportunity Model (BLOOM), Yes I Do (YID), Girls Football, Young Health Programme (YHP), Gift of Hope (GoH) and Let’s Talk. BLOOM focuses on prevention of child marriage through economic empowerment and SRHR among out of school adolescents in 3 Districts (Lembata, Sikka and Nagekeo), East Nusa Tenggara Province. YID focuses on prevention of child marriage through economic empowerment, community based child protection mechanism (CBCPM) and youth led campaign in Lombok City (West Nusa Tenggara), Sukabumi District (West Java), and Rembang District (Central Java). Girls Football focused on promotion of ASRHR, prevention of risky behavior through establishment of school football clubs in 2 Districts (Kefamenanu and Soe), East Nusa Tenggara Province. YHP focuses on health promotion for youth to prevent risky behavior of non- communicable diseases from tobacco smoking, sedentary life, drugs and alcohol abuse in Jakarta and Lombok City (West Nusa Tenggara). GoH focuses on economic empowerment for BLOOM graduate in 3 Districts (Lembata, Sikka and Nagekeo), East Nusa Tenggara Province. Let’s Talk focuses on youth empowerment, particularly vulnerable girls aged 13-18 affected by COVID-19, to be able to make informed decisions about their SRHR particularly that contribute to prevention of risky behaviour and child marriage, in 2 Districts (Mataram and North Lombok), West Nusa Tenggara Province.

Purpose

Indonesia’s youth have the potential to contribute to an increasingly prosperous future for Indonesia and to make an impact on the world stage. Investing in youth education, health and wellbeing is an important focus for national development and the youth monograph provides data and evidence about the situation of youth that will be used for the development of a National Youth Strategy in Indonesia1. Across the archipelago, they are making important contributions to society and are among the country’s most valuable assets. Despite Indonesia’s rapid development over the past 15 years, poor and vulnerable young people, particularly girls and young women, often lack the requisite life skills and basic competencies to successfully transition into adulthood. The most pressing issues for adolescent girls in this province are related to education, protection, and SRHR. Therefore, AHA Program has to develop a five-year program strategy as a direction of programing to ensure that AHA program could enhance the children’s rights and equality for girls, through SRHR to prevent child marriage and risky behavior.

II. Objective

The objective of the consultancy is to produce AHA Five-Year Program Strategy in alignment with organization Country Strategy 4 (CS4) and future development of Country Strategy 5 (CS5).

III. Scope of Work

  1. Conduct desk review to assess the context and relevance of AHA Program’s existing projects based on geographical presence and AHA Program Objective and Outcome.
  2. Review the existing projects performance to achieve targets against the Program Outcome Indicators.
  3. Conduct consultations through KIIs and FGDs with targeted groups (internal Plan Indonesia as well as relevant external stakeholders).
  4. Develop AHA Five-Year Program Strategy document, with actionable recommendations to ensure quality delivery of AHA Program and results achievement.

IV. Key Deliverables and Indicative Level of Efforts (LoEs)

DeliverablesActivitiesLevel of EffortsExpected Timeframe
Inception ReportIn English including :
– An updated timeline
– A review matrix
– Detailed methodology, including methodology
– Draft data collection toolsEthical considerationsConsent forms for any primary data collection
– (Draft) methods for data collection
– Brief justification of the methods and techniques used (including relevant underlying values and assumptions/theories) with a justification of the selections made (e.g. of persons interviewed)
5 days7-13 December 2020
Data Collection1. Conduct desk review of :
(a) Relevant publication research, assessment to assess the AHA Program’s SWOT based on context, trends, strategy and relevance of the thematic and geographic focus of AHA Program.
(b) Plan internal assessment/review project documents (project reports, baseline and endline report, evaluation report, and other relevant report/document).
(c) The AHA Program Objective and Outcome has been implemented and its achievement, gaps and challenges of implementation.
2. Conduct KIIs and FGDs with relevant stakeholders as identified together with AHA Team to triangulate the desk review and assessment.
15 days14 December 2020 – 10 January 2021
Draft Report of AHA Five-Year Program Strategy with actionable recommendations– Facilitate one or maximum two workshop(s) participated by Program Management Team (PMT), AHA Program Team, and Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) to discuss the findings and recommendations to identify strategic prioritization and actions points.
– Synthesize the results of consultation workshop(s) to finalize the strategy, recommendations and guidelines.
10 days11 – 24 January  2021
AHA Five-Year Program Strategy– Draft the AHA Five-Year Program Strategy.
– Conduct follow up meeting with Program Management Team (PMT) and AHA Program Team to gain final inputs.
5 days25 – 31 January 2021  
Total Level of Effort35 Days 

V.  Duration of the Assignment

The total duration of the assignment will be no longer than 60 days (2 month) with estimated total effective workdays of 35 days to complete the assignment.

VI. Inputs

The consultancy contract is inclusive with necessary inputs for the completion of the jobs such as laptops, camera/multimedia recording tools, etc. Plan Indonesia will not cover any equipment, hardware, and devices of any kind to the consultant. The nature of the work will be Home-based. Plan Indonesia’s Country Office will be the designated hub for the Consultant to ensure coordination, consultation, and consolidation with Plan Indonesia’s internal and external stakeholders.

VII. Key Principles, Approach and Ethical Consideration

Plan Indonesia Staff and consultant must adhere to Plan International Child and Youth Safeguarding and Protection. In this context, Plan Indonesia shall request for the Consultant, during the contract period, to conduct risk analysis for any activities involving children and young people. Mitigation plan to ensure children and young people participating in the activities during the contract period safe and protected. Liaising with Plan Indonesia’s Safeguarding Focal Point for consultation is expected for developing the risk analysis and mitigation. Plan Indonesia is committed to also provide training for the consultant in this issue.

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 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. Provide Assent Form to respondent below 18 years, that allow respondent to express willingness or unwillingness to participate in the research.

All the projects managed by Plan Indonesia and is 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 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.

VIII. Requirement and qualifications

The applicant of this Consultancy can be:

  • A Team Leader/Individual representing a team of consultants
  • Consulting Company/Firm

Requirement and qualification of the Team Leader:

  • Minimum 7 years of extensive knowledge in as Team Leader or Lead Consultant or Senior Advisor in consulting firm/commissioned works on strategic review/assessment of development organizations, humanitarian/development organizations, INGOs and National NGOs/CSOs.
  • Familiarity of working with child and youth focused organizations, experience in gender quality and adolescent SRHR programming is an advantage.
  • Proven excellent oral and written communications in Bahasa Indonesia and English, especially in report writing.
  • Good facilitating skills, ability to work in tight deadline with quality delivery.
  • Ability to implement safeguarding principles throughout the consultancy

IX. Application Procedure

Interested applicant should submit the following documents

1.Technical Proposal, consists of:

1.a. Background (on the state of the art of localized entities of INGOs and development/non-profit sectoral insights, brief analysis of situation relevant to Plan Indonesia’s programmes).

1.b. Methods and approach (how would the assignment be conducted, using what methods/approach with proposed activities).

1.c. Work plan to conduct the activities proposed.

1.d  Final AHA Five-Year Program Strategy outline.

2. Financial Proposal, with the following breakdown (The total amount Rp. 200,000,000,- /gross paid to the consultant(s))

2.a. Budget per deliverables or output (broken down by activities, excluding personnels).

2.b. Budget for personnels (individual fee/salary).

2.c. Management fee/consultancy fee (if not included above).

3. Proposed Key Personnel involved in the assignment, with names, role in the commissionedwork and CVs.

4. Portfolio of the past relevant assignment, indicating times, short description of theassignment and name of clients.

5. Annexes: relevant samples of completed reports/works, including work done by individualas team member of team leader, or link to website to the report.

The above documents can be sent electronically through the email: yayasan.procurement@plan-international.org; mentioning the code: [Name of Applicant/Firm]_AHA_PS in the email subject.