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Preliminary Situation Analysis and Main Causes of Child Marriage, Teenage Pregnancy and Female Genital Mutilation in Rembang District
Plan International Indonesia – Yes I Do! Project
Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organization committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. For more than 75 years, in powerful partnerships we have been supporting children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. We are now active in more than 70 countries. In Indonesia, Plan International started to work in 1969 based on the memorandum of understanding with the Government of Indonesia. Currently we work in 4 provinces: DKI Jakarta, Central Java, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara and sponsors more than 40,000 children.
Plan International Indonesia has conducted Child Marriage (CM) prevention project in East Lombok - NTB in 2002. The same project was launched in Rembang District since 2007 (up to present) and in Grobogan and Dompu Districts since 2009. Plan International Indonesia supports local community to establish a community-based child protection institution in village level called Kelompok Perlindungan Anak Desa (KPAD). As a member of 18+ Coalition, Plan International currently also engaging youth as peer educator and public advocacy.
Under the Yes I Do! Project, Plan International Indonesia, in collaboration with Rutgers Indonesia and ARI (Aliansi Remaja Independent), is addressing the issues of Child Marriage (CM), Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) & Teenage Pregnancies. The issues are deeply rooted on gender inequality, poverty, limited economic opportunities, inadequate access to comprehensive sexual reproductive health education and services, and the right for children and youth to raise their voices. CM, FGM/C & Teenage Pregnancies are interrelated issues that involve high health risks and human rights violations of adolescent girls, and impede socio-economic development in developing countries.
At the beginning of Yes I Do! Project, Plan International Indonesia need to conduct a baseline study in Rembang district, one of its project areas. The study has to provide recommendations to support the project strategies, framework and interventions.
The overall goal is to assess the situation of child marriage, female genital mutilation/cutting and teenage pregnancies in Rembang district to get a comprehensive picture of the situation. This includes, but not limited to, the study and analysis on socio-economic and demographic contexts of the district; understanding the causes and consequences; and assessing knowledge, attitude and practices of young people on child marriage, female genital mutilation and teenage pregnancy; and the prospect of empowering youth economically to prevent child marriage.
The survey will apply combined qualitative and quantitative approach through secondary and primary data collection. Gender-sensitive approach is compulsory in all stage of the studies. Alternative of methods are in-depth interview, closed questionnaire, and FGDs with various stakeholders on district, provincial levels and national level, community groups, representatives of business and academic, etc. Capturing the voice of young people, in particular women, is compulsory. Applicants should outline in more detail the methodology, including proposed key research questions.
Sampling is taken from the population of 2 sub-districts in Rembang district, with the population of 15-24 years old is around 1.615 people. The consultant should propose methodology, including sampling method.
4. Scope of Work
The consultant is expected to form a team for the baseline study and manage coordination and communication with Plan International Indonesia. Tasks and responsibilities of the consultant are as follows:
- Proposal that detailing the methodology and budget required to conduct the baseline study
- Recruit, train and manage baseline study team including enumerators
- Propose tools to be used in the baseline study, including sampling frame and quality control scheme and discuss the suggestion with Plan International Indonesia
- Develop a data entry system and management
- Supervise field research implementation
- Responsible for field operations, including logistics, permission to conduct the research, informed consent from individuals and families taking part in the baseline study
- Coordinate with Yes I Do! project during field research implementation
- Collect, compile and analyses all data (gender and age disaggregated) gathered and develop a final report (including all findings and statistics)
- To keep all information provided by Plan International Indonesia as well as the findings of the Final Baseline Study confidential.
5. STUDY Team
The consultant team should represent expertise in the areas of child married, SRHR, gender, research, economic security (preferable in youth employment) and government laws and policies. The team should establish strong coordination and manage communication with Plan International Indonesia and have to follow Plan International’s survey standard and Child Protection Policy.
The consultant is expected to produce and submit the following deliverables:
- Study protocol specifying a detailed study work plan and proposed study tools that will be discussed and agreed upon prior to field activity
- Data collection tools as per target groups
- Presentation of initial findings to Yes I Do! Project team and MER&D department team, after field activities have been concluded (narrative and PowerPoint version)
- Draft reports in Bahasa and English in two weeks’ time after field activities have been concluded
- Presentation of draft and reporting data flow diagram to Plan International Indonesia for discussion and feedback
- Submission of a comprehensive final report in Bahasa and English two week after receiving feedback from Plan International Indonesia
- Hardcopies of filled-in questionnaires (if available), interview transcripts and attendance lists, photos with informative subtitles and other valuable study materials (For Plan International Indonesia Documentation)
- Presentation on finding and recommendations in dissemination workshop
- Produce Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material, e.g. infographic, that will be used for advocacy purposes
The study will be accomplished in a month, November – December 2016.
8. Ethical and Child Protection Statement
The consultant team and Plan International staff have to adhere to Plan International Child Protection Policy. The consultant team 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. Training on this will be part of the training provided for the survey team.
9. Criteria for Consultant Selection Based on Competency and Experience
The survey has to be led by a high qualified research consultant with strong capacity in conducting gender sensitive study. Consultant interested in submitting a proposal should have the following criteria:
- Possess equal composition of qualified academic background, knowledge, experience and capacity to manage the study
- Excellent understanding Childs right and protection issues including about Child Marriage, Teenage Pregnancy and Female Genital Mutilation
- Have an extensive experience in managing studies in the context of Childs or human rights in area of gender, SRHR, empowerment for young people or in other relevant areas
- Good knowledge of the study areas
- Understanding of project management structures and change management concepts
- Excellent in report writing, both in Bahasa and English
- Experience of working with participatory methodologies
- Has strong experience in disseminating research findings
10. Submission Protocol
First step: Consultant send application to: Ajun.Khamdani@plan-
or: HRD.Indonesia@plan- international.org
and cc. to Sulistiono.sulis@plan- international.org
before 5 PM, 10 Nov 2016 by enclosing the following required documents:
- Organizational Profile (for institutional consultant) or a CV (for individual consultant).
- Proposal containing two parts:
- Technical Proposal comprising the description of proposed activities, methodology (sampling design, data collection technique), and implementation plan which includes study schedule and timeline for data analysis. The technical proposal should demonstrate understanding of study ethic, qualification of study team members and their CVs, as well as their roles in the study. The consultant should also describe her/his experience in conducting similar survey, and financial and technical capacity.
- Budget Proposal comprising details of budget plan such as consultant and team’s fees, transportation, stationeries and other survey necessities.
- Sample of previous research or survey report
Seconds Step: Based on received proposals, Plan International Indonesia will shortlist candidates and invite them to present their proposals. Plan International Indonesia will afterwards proceed with selecting and appointing a consultant.
Only shortlisted consultant will be contacted for recruitment.