Sunday, August 7, 2016

Request for Proposal: Baseline Study for Creating Spaces To Take Action On Preventing Early Marriage Consultant


Oxfam is a leading aid, development and campaigning not-for-profit organisation with a world-wide reputation for excellence and over 60 years’ experience working in Indonesia. Our purpose is to work with others to overcome suffering and find lasting solutions to poverty. Currently we are looking  for a:

Baseline Study For Creating Spaces To Take Action On Preventing Early Marriage

Background The Creating Space to Take Action on Preventing Early Marriage project (henceforth Creating Spaces), funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) aims to reduce violence against women and girls (VAWG) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM). The program will be implemented in six countries: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan and Philippines. The overall project framework revolves around three pillars:
i.        Pillar 1 – Engaging key community actors to support and promote positive gender norms: Strategies and activities for this program pillar target three groups, influencers (religious and community leaders, political leaders, and private sector), youth/adolescents and women and girl community leaders, with the desired outcome of strengthening their engagement to advance women’s leadership and rights, and to reduce VAWG and CEFM.
ii.        Pillar 2: Supporting women and girls who have experienced violence: Strategies and activities in this pillar target women and girls who have experienced violence, including CEFM, along with staff of key institutions (civil society organizations (CSOs), especially women’s rights organizations (WROs), state and private sector) that offer either social and legal support services or economic opportunities, with the desired outcome of improving access by these women and girls to such services.
iii.        Pillar 3: Building knowledge and capacity of institutions and alliances to influence change: Strategies and activities in this pillar target partner CSOs, especially WROs, national and regional, networks and alliances.  The desired outcome is to support increased use of innovative knowledge, including best and emerging practice for response, prevention, and accountability mechanisms, to end VAWG and CEFM
In Indonesia, Creating Spaces will only work on Pillar 1 and Pillar 3. Further reference can be found in the project’s Theory of Change and Logical Framework (will be provided after the recruitment process).
This study is designed to establish a baseline for measuring progress throughout the life cycle of the Creating Spaces program. The study will be conducted in Creating Spaces project areas in Indonesia, which constitutes of 20 districts in 4 provinces (refer to section 2.1. under geographical focus).
-        To create a baseline for measuring the output and outcomes of the program
-        Provide recommendations towards program design and implementation backed by evidence based research

The specific objectives of the study are as follows:
-        To measure attitude, norm and behavior change regarding VAWG and CEFM
-        Evaluate public policy and practice regarding VAWG and CEFM
-        Assess VAWG and CEFM at an individual and household level
-        Assess capacity of public and non-public entities
-        Identify and discuss strategic local, national and regional alliances and accountability systems regarding VAWG and CEFM
-        Undertake stakeholder analysis
-        Identify and provide strategic guidance on innovative approached to VAWG and CEFM
-        Assess ICT penetration, skills, and usage in programming related to VAWG and CEFM
-        Research on best practices to undertake programming  VAWG and CEFM

Methodologies and Components of the Study
The baseline study will adhere to OGB’s “Ethical Research Guidelines”, this baseline study will ensure it is undertaken in adherence with the World Health Organization (WHO) Putting Women First: Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Research on Domestic Violence Against Women” guidelines. Detailed scope of work will be provided after the recruitment process.

Using the longitudinal framework and using the mixed methodology approach, the core components of the baseline are as follows:

1.        Desk review
Desk review or secondary literature review will include meta-analysis of existing studies and will include the following:
·        Policy review for VAWG and CEFM: Review policy and discourse (legislations, laws, action plans, budgets, public speeches) regarding VAWG and CEFM
·        Media monitoring: Undertake media monitoring that involves monitoring of media (TV, newspaper, radio, social media) over a period of 30 days to establish the proportion of VAWG coverage in the media, how much of it is related to prevention, the effects on victims and others, support and response. It will also include who speaks on VAWG and how the messages are conveyed. Furthermore, if there are completed studies on Gender and Media – they will also be reviewed for relevant data.
2.        Primary Data Collection

Primary data collection will be undertaken in the geographic focus areas and using both qualitative and quantitative approaches.
2.1. Geographical Focus
The geographical focus of the study will be in South Sulawesi (Makassar, Pangkep, Marros, and Gowa districts),  West Nusa Tenggara (Mataram, East Lombok, Central Lombok, and West Lombok districts),  West Java (Cirebon, Indramayu, Sukabumi, Bandung, Garut, Bogor, and Bekasi Districts), and East Java (Jember, Ponorogo, Trenggalek, Bangkalan, and Bojonegoro Districts) and Jakarta (for national-level information).
2.2. Data Collection Approaches
Primary data collection will involve partners and consultants and will be collected using a number of different approaches:pe of Data Collection

Target Population Total # of data colletion conducted Person in Charge for Data Collection
Key Informant Interviews (KII – semi structured) Political and women Leaders
Women’s Rights or Other Civil Society Organizations (non-partners)
Civil registries such as birth and marriage
Law enforcement agencies
34 Consultants
Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Youth Leaders
Men and boys
Community Leaders
Religious Leaders
Women Leaders
Youth/Adolescents (boys and girls)
Private sector Leaders
45 Consultants
Collection of Change Stories (Video or Written) Survivors of Violence 36 Partners
Surveys (structured questionnaire focused on Attitudes, Norms and Behaviours (ANB)) Households 326 (50% respondents are women) Consultant
3.        Data Analysis, Validation and Reporting
Data Analysis: All data collected through qualitative approaches will be analyzed by consultant (including those collected by the partners) and original field notes (translated to English) for KII, FGD and “I” Stories will also be retained and provided as appendix. The quantitative data analysis (Survey) will be undertaken by Oxfam Canada. Compiled study findings and draft report will be shared for feedback prior to second (validation) workshop. At the validation workshop, the findings will be shares with all participants and validated.
Expected Services
In coordination with Oxfam in Indonesia, local partner organizations, and Oxfam Canada; the consultants is expected to:
a.         Conduct the desk review focusing on policy review for VAWG and CEFM, and building on the initial output from Oxfam Canada
b.        Pre-test the survey questionnaire and translate them into local languages
c.        Recruit and train the survey enumerators, including training on the ethical and safety consideration when conducting VAWG research. NOTE: for women respondents, the enumerators conducting the interviews have to be women.
d.        Supervise the survey including ensuring proper uploading of completed forms
e.        Conduct and document KIIs, FGDs and media monitoring in national and local levels
f.        Translate the field notes for the KIIs, FGDs and “I” stories into English
g.        Submit weekly output to Oxfam for data quality assessment
h.        Do an initial analysis of the research findings Analyze qualitative data generated by the study with the project’s partner organizations and Oxfam GB
i.        Validate analysis with a representative sample of the respondent population
j.        Write a final report on the validated analysis of the qualitative data and provide recommendations
Expected Deliverables and Timeframe

The required outputs of this consultancy will be as follows:

i.        A workplan describing how the consultant will implement the baseline study within the research framework and timeframe outlined by OXFAM.  This workplan shall be submitted for review and approval by Oxfam two (2) days after the signature of the contract and before commencement of the study.
ii.        Recruitment and training of enumerators.
iii.        Submission of weekly output for quality review by Oxfam.
iv.        Presentation of findings to and facilitation of joint analysis with Oxfam and the project’s partner organizations
v.        The first draft of the report (in English) which shall be submitted within five(5) days after the presentation of findings to stakeholders.


i.        May be an individual or an organization
ii.        Demonstrated good understanding on gender, VAWG, and CEFM issues
iii.        Have previous experience of conducting a similar studies, preferably on VAWG and CEFM
iv.        Have been working in the fields of gender and other related fields for at least five years preferably as a researcher, project officer, project manager or MEAL officer
v.        Can assemble a team to help in the research.  Team members should share similar qualification as the consultant and preferably have worked with the consultant and/or other team members in undertaking research

How to apply

If you are interested to apply, please submit a proposal, along with curriculum vitae and proposed budget  by Friday, 12 August 2016 through email to and stated Baseline Study For Creating Spaces on the subject of your email.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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