PLAN INTERNATIONAL INDONESIA JOB VACANCY : YEE Baseline Survey Consultant
Plan International Indonesia
Term of Reference
Baseline Survey – Green Skills Initiative
Youth Economic Empowerment (YEE) Project
Over the past fifteen years, Indonesia has transitioned into a middle income country with one of the fastest developing economies in Asia. However, youth between the ages of 15-24 are five times more likely to be unemployed than older workers. About 53% of the unemployed in Indonesia are young people, and most resort to taking work in the informal sector where wages are lower and positions are less stable. As a result, many Indonesian youth cannot reach their full potential and attain an adequate standard of living because they are unable to continue their schooling, find steady jobs, start their own businesses or take part in the economy at large. Furthermore, Indonesia is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The country is greatly affected by rising sea levels, changes in seasons, and small scale natural hazards. While general policy and legislation on climate change in Indonesia is at an advanced level; those directly related to helping communities with climate change adaption (CCA) are only at an early stage of development.
Based on these findings, Plan Indonesia seeks to develop a strategic program initiative that integrates the knowledge base of 4CA into the current Youth Economic Empowerment (YEE) program. The proposed project shall serve as a pilot intervention for Plan Indonesia and Plan as a whole by testing a new approach for 4CA and YEE on the theme of “green skills for youth economic empowerment which works with schools and children and the Learning Farm’s Organic Farming Techniques program which aimed to improve the employability of young people. To address these opportunities and challenges, Plan Indonesia proposes a three year, girls-focused green skills for youth economic empowerment (YEE) project that supports out of school young people to acquire green skills and develop their micro-enterprises. It further states that green skills are not yet reflected in the content of any formal or informal educational or employment training, although many teachers and institutions show a high interest.
The project will be implemented in North Central Timor (TTU) district and South Central Timor (TTS) district in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province. The proposed project seeks to pilot a two-fold approach of integrating Plan’s existing micro-enterprise development models for rural YEE with its programs in CCA, leading to increased capacities of youth in green skills for economic empowerment. The project will deliver generic green skills to improve young people’s understanding on impacts of climate change to their own lives and communities and to identify behaviors that could reduce environmental impact and help them to better. It is to improve young people’s understanding on impacts of climate change to their own lives and communities and to identify behaviors that could reduce environmental impact and help them to better. This project will primarily targeted disadvantaged youth aged 15-29, especially young women.
At the beginning of YEE Green Skills programme, Plan Indonesia need to conduct baseline survey to mapping out green skills initiatives in agriculture sectors that will provide the recommendations for the approach, methodology and contents of the new greens skills models and setting the knowledge base for project strategies and implementation. This baseline survey will inform the Green Skills Innovation Committees. Plan Indonesia will be selected external consultant who will lead for data collection and reporting process in close cooperation with YEE Plan Green Skills project team and MERD (Monitoring Evaluation and Survey Department).
2. Objectives of the Baseline Survey
The overall goal is to collect preliminary data and mapping out green skills initiatives, and setting the knowledge base for the project strategies and implementation. In addition to the standard baseline questions, the baseline survey will also examine existing training materials, relevant survey studies, and lessons learned from comparative initiatives in Indonesia and will provide the recommendations for the approach, methodology and contents of the new green skills modules (generic green skills and technical green skills for agriculture horticulture).
3. Key Questions
Key questions will cover the following aspects (but not limited to):
1. What is the demographic profile of the participants (individually and in group) in regards to: name of group, place, age, gender, marital status, sponsored family/non sponsored family, education, etc
2. What is the micro enterpise development profile currently carried out by the participants (individually and in group) in regards to: type of training joinned, type of business involved/practiced, level of confidence on micro enterprise development
3. What is the green skills profile of the participants (individually and in group) in regards to: KAP (Knowledge, Attitude, Practice), level of confidence on green skills and climate change, green business plan developed, participants’ perspectives on modules being used/developed
4. What are the findings on the results of mapping on:
a. greenskill module
b. greenskill training
c. greenskill definition, both for generic basic and technical skills (in particular for horticuture)
d. greenskill initiatives and lesson learned in Indonesia
e. key survey findings on greenskills
5. Opportunities, challenges and strategies for adoption of green skills/green practices for micro enterprises development, with reference to specific local conditions of targeted project areas
6. Local best practices in adopting green practices in horticulture sector
7. Opportunities, challenges and strategies for integrating green skills/green practices into formal curriculum of vocational high schools
8. Mapping of actors who have implemented green skills practices in areas of East Nusa Tenggara Province and potential actors involved in the adoptation of green skills, in regards to micro entreprises development and/or formal curriculum of vocational high schools
9. Policy framework and referal programme that relevant for supporting the adoption of green skills at national and provincial level
10. Forms of advocacy required to support the adoptation of green skills, in regards to micro entreprises development and/or formal curriculum of vocational high schools
The survey will apply combined qualitative and quantitative approach through secondary and primary data collection. Gender-sensitive approach is compulsary in all stage of data collection.
Desk review of secondary data on relevant literature, training materials and module, government’s policy, program and services at national and local levels and NGOs initiatives on greenskills.
Primary data collection aim to gather information on green skills, climate change adaptation issue/education and to answer other key questions. Data will be collected by desk study and interview, closed questionnaire, and FGDs. Alumni of Young Women Economic Empowerment Project (YWEE) will the target groups and primary respondents. Other respondents are Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), Ministry of Environment (MOEnv), Ministry of Education (MOEd), Ministry of Cooperative and SMEs, training institution (BBPP, BPTP) technical high school (SMKs), relevant international organization (ILO, UNDP, WHO, GIZ or Care and other International Organization), as well as local NGOs (YMTM, Bengkel, etc), Government (Dinas Pertanian, Dinas Pendidikan, Dinas Koperasi dan Usaha Kecil, Dinas Lingkungan Hidup, etc) at Province NTT, District TTU and TTS.
Prior implementation of the survey, a one day workshop orientation in national level will be held to introduce the survey in provincial and regional levels as part of preparation stage. Some key stakeholders will be invited and involved in this one day workshop, such as representatives of government, representatives of civil society/community including youth, university and training providers. FGDs and in-depth interviews to key stakeholders will be conducted as follow up of this workshop.
5. Survey Team
The consultant is expected to form a qualified survey/study team and manage coordination and communication with Plan Indonesia. The consultant have to follow Plan International’s survey standard and Child Protection Policy
a. Study design, framework, and detailed work plan on how the study will be carried out
b. Data collection tools as per target groups
c. Report with preliminary findings
d. Short version of bilingual final report no more than 20 pages, excluding annexes , covering the following parts
i. Standard cover sheet and executive summary
ii. Background and description of objectives, survey methodology, limitations of the study, description of survey, and program description where available
iii. Qualitative and quantitative data analysis and findings
v. Programmatic recommendations
vi. Annexes: TOR, list of people met (if can be disclosed), list of documents reviewed, etc.
e. Long version of bilingual report covers more detail findings and analysis
f. Presentation on finding and recommendations
g. Consultation workshop to review the key findings and recommendations involving internal and external key stakeholders including those directly involved in the survey which may include Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Cooperative and SMEs, training institutions (BBPP, BPTP), technical high school (SMKs), relevant international organizations (ILO, UNDP, WHO, GIZ or Care and other International Organization), as well as local NGOs (YMTM, Geng Imut, etc), Government (Dinas Pertanian, Dinas Pendidikan, Dinas Koperasi dan Usaha Kecil, Dinas Lingkungan Hidup, etc) at NTT Province, Districts of TTU and TTS, implementing partners and Plan staff.
h. A dissemination workshop with green skills materials, involving the stakeholder as resource person.
7. Survey Planning
The survey will be accomplished within 2 months, 01 September – 31 October, 2015. And dissemination workshop within November to 1st week of December 2015.
· Consultant selection
· Conduct start-up workshop with partners
· Develop tools
· Train the survey team
August – September 2015
Data collection & analysis
Dissemination workshop at Green Skills Committee at National Level
Applicant to propose the budget for research implementation and dissemination cost.
9. Child Protection Statement
The consultant team and Plan staff have to adhere to Plan Child Protection Policy and training on this will be part of the training provided for the survey team.
10. Qualification of Consultant
The survey has to be led by an expert and experience of external consultant with qualified data collectors. A panel will review the application on the basis of compliance with the requirements listed below and on quality of the proposal and will organize interviews with short listed candidates.
Minimum requirements for the consultant team:
· Demonstrates experience in at least 3 comparable studies, preferably in the area of economic empowerment for young people or in other relevant areas
· Has strong background on green skills, job skills, climate change adaptation, agriculture, employment, and gender issues.
· Good knowledge and strong experience in conducting survey, monitoring and evaluation
· Good knowledge of the areas targeted by the survey
· Excellent in report writing, both in Indonesian and English
· Has strong experience in disseminating survey findings
Documents to support applicants
· CV of the lead-consultant and team members
· A proposal for conducting the study, including the budget
· Sample of previous survey report
11. Submission Protocol
First step: Consultant send application to: Ajun Khamdani (HRD – Plan Indonesia (Ajun.Khamdani@plan-
international.org) or : HRD.Indonesia@plan- international.orgnot later than 30 Agustus 2015 with attached documents as follow:
1. Institution Profile or consultant profile
2. Applications that contain as follow :
B. Methodology & Statement of Work (Methode)
·Data Collection technique, contains :
üSampling frame (sampling size)
·Data management technique :
v Software will be used
C. Timeline (Tentative schedule)
D. Survey Team
Seconds Step: Base on application from the consultants, Plan Indonesia will ask some shortlisted candidates to present the application. By then, Plan Indonesia will announce the selected candidates and make contract agreement.
In the process of evaluation, consultant will communicate intensively with Plan Indonesia (Program/project Manager and MER Department), in planning, develop instrument and reporting.
The external consultant will be expected to submit draft report based on the progress of the assignment. The final draft will be reviewed and approved by YEE and PME team.
The report should be produced in English (with a precise translation to Indonesian Language) and should contain and be developed according to the following structure:
– Executive Summary
– Study Methodology
– Findings and Analysis include CCCD and Gender
– Conclusion and Recommendation
Only shortlisted consultant will be contacted for recruitment.
Copyright, Patent and other proprietary right.
Plan International Indonesia shall be entitled to all copyrights, patents and other proprietary rights and trademarks with regards to the product or documents and other materials which bear a direct relation to or are produce or prepare or collected in consequences of or in the course of the execution of the contract.
Alls plans, report, recommendation, estimates, documents and data compiled by the service provider under the contract shall be the property of Plan International Indonesia and shall be treated as confidential. All confidential documents shall be delivered to the relevant people within Plan International Indonesia during the project duration and upon comletion.
 The generic green skills package will focus on awareness raising on climate change, environmental protection, and human action; the technical green skills for horticulture package will emphasize appropriate green practices related to organic farming, technologies, fertilizers, pesticides, etc.