Monday, February 13, 2017

Plan International Indonesia Job Vacancy : Consultant CRSA

Plan International Indonesia
Term of Reference
Feasibility Study of Opening New Plan’s Working Areas
In Eastern Part of Indonesia

1.     Background to the Feasibility Study

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organization committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. With its new global purpose, Plan strives for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. In Indonesia. Currently Plan sponsors for more than 40,000 children in NTT and works in 5 other provinces of DKI Jakarta, Central-West and East Java, West and East Nusa Tenggara, and will work in one new province of Banten. For the next new Country Strategy, Plan seeks opportunity to expand its working area in the eastern part of Indonesia.
To follow up this planning, a feasibility study to open Plan’s working areas in other part of the eastern region of Indonesia, will be conducted 

2.     Goals of the Feasibility Study

The study aims to select districts in the eastern part of Indonesia  for Plan to expand its working areas, through assessment of several feasibility factors, i.e. (but not limited to) development status, financial, operational, resources, technical, challenges, opportunities, security and legal factors. 

3.     Scope of Work

To fulfil the objective, Plan Indonesia seeks a consultant to complete the following tasks.    These tasks are described here in narrative form, as well as in Section 4 in project timeline form (Gantt chart). Prior to the commencement of these tasks, Plan and the consultants will hold a planning meeting to review and finalize the scope and sequence of the feasibility study.
A.       Review secondary data  
The consultant will be asked to provide a description of development status of needed provinces. The consultant may recommend development indicators that will adequately reflect provincial development status. Based on the analysis of the various indicators, the consultant will develop list of prioritised provinces.   
The consultant provides recommendation of 6 top rank provinces for Plan to short list 2-3 potential provinces. Based on the selected provinces, the consultant will continue to conduct desk review for districts/city of the identified provinces, using the same development indicators plus additional local indicators. The consultant to produce interim report that describes list of prioritised districts/cities for Plan to short the list. 
Plan will review the report and make preliminary decision on selected districts/cities for further elaboration by the consultant. The consultant will further assess the selected districts/cities through child rights situation analysis (CRSA), applying gender and inclusive lenses. The consultant will submit the CRSA report and Plan will make decision to further short list the districts/cities.
B.       Consultation with national stakeholders – GOI and INGOs/NGOs
In consultation with Plan, the consultant is expected to identify key stakeholders for Plan to consult its pre-selected districts/cities. The stakeholders cover relevant ministries, INGOs, NGOs, individual key figures with strong link with the identified provinces/districts/cities, and relevant private sectors.
Using the result of desk review, Plan will conduct the consultations with 4 outputs: (1) to validate/confirm the selection of districts/cities and (2) identify potential program intervention (3) identify existing key players and potential key players (4) asses the risk and potency for success, including security, social unrest, acceptance of government, community, and civil society of INGO/NGO to work in the area for children issues. 
The consultant will wrap up the result based on key findings provided by Plan and submit to Plan as reference to develop the business case of opening the new areas.
C.       Field visit to potential/selected provinces and districts   
Based on the result of the above step, Plan will conduct field visit to the recommended districts/cities at 3 levels, i.e. the provincial, district/city,  and if possible to visit a number of villages. The outputs of the field visit are  to consult with the provincial and district/city stakeholders.
D.       Incorporating all aspects
The consultant is expected to collate key findings from the above 3 stages and conduct additional desk review for the selected provinces/districts/cities. The consultant has to ensure that all feasibility factors, as outlined in the goal section, all are accommodated.

4.     Methodology

The assessment will apply mix of quantitative and qualitative information. Both primary and secondary data will be collected. Quantitative data will rely only on secondary data. Primary data will be collected for qualitative information only.

5.     Scope of Work Tasks and Timeline (Gantt chart)

The feasibility study will be carried out from February, 2017 until May, 2017.
Component / Task
Project Planning  (Includes meeting at Plan country office)
Consultant  and Plan contact person meet with review general components of the scope of work, timelines, table of contents for final report, and agree on project coordination details, including agreement on methodological approach, respondents, and tasks within each component.     
Component A:  Desk Review
Consultant reviews secondary data and rank prioritized provinces
Consultant submit interim report on the result of desk review
Component B:  National Consultation
Consultant identify key stakeholders
Plan team and consultant conduct interviews  
Consultant submit interim report
Component C:  Field Visit
Plan team visit selected provinces and districts and do stakeholder consultation and rapid assessment to selected districts  
Consultant write report based on input from Plan team who conduct the field visit, including additional des review if necessary
CMT make decision on the selected districts

6.     Required and Desired Consultant Qualifications

Given the scope of the feasibility study, the consultant is required to have the following expertise and abilities:
  • Research background with strong analytical and writing skills in Bahasa Indonesia and English
  • Program planning, in order to understand how Plan Indonesia may respond programmatically to particular child rights issues (impacting girls and boys), youth and women, people and children with disability, and the poor at the local level.
  • Ability to manage activities to meet the agreed milestones as outlined in the Gantt Chart
  • The consultant has to possess expertise on gender and child right-based approach

7.     Budget

The consultant is expected to propose budget of consultant’s fee and estimated cost for local transportation in Jakarta. Any expenditure for travelling outside Jakarta and operational cost for doing the national consultation will paid by Plan International.  

8.     Selection of consultant

Consultant will be selected based on previous engagement with Plan or available recommendation. At least 3 consultants will be asked to submit application, by 20 February, and should be submitted to Ajun Kamdhani, Recruitment Specialist - HR Department, at and cc Sulistiono, Evaluation, Research and KM Specialist – MER & Dissemination Department, at
Proposals must have the following sections: 
  1. Consultant qualifications to perform the kind of services requested in this ToR, including any past experience with similar projects (such as feasibility and situation analysis studies)
  2. Response to the requested scope of services and timeline
  3. Curriculum vitae of consultant with contact details (maximum 3 pages per consultant);
  4. References that can attest to consultant (s) ability to carry out work similar to that sought in this ToR; and
  5. A sample of previous report that is similar in scope and size.
Proposals are due by February 20, 2017, and should be submitted electronically to the above email addressess

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