Baseline Research 2016

The Asia Foundation seeks experienced
candidates to implement Baseline Survey for the Empowering Access to Justice
(MAJU) project. Please refer to the information below for
detail information.

 

Should
you have further queries, please do not hesitate to reach us through:  [email protected].

 

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

                                                                                                                            

MAJU (eMpowering Access to Justice), is a five year project being implemented by The Asia Foundation
with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 
The period of project performance is March 2016 to March 2021. 

 

MAJU seeks to
enhance the ability of marginalized citizens to access justice, and the
capacity of the Government
of Indonesia to protect their
rights.  To provide assistance and
support in these areas, MAJU will focus on increasing access to justice and increasing the protection of the rights of vulnerable groups, such as religious and ethnic
minorities, indigenous people, women, and discrete gender groups that
are affected by discrimination. Project
activities are organized through three components: (1) increasing access to justice for
poor and marginalized people; (2) strengthening the data on human rights
violations to support better decision making by the Government of Indonesia; and (3) improving the advocacy and enabling environment for civil society organizations
(CSOs) to effectively promote the
protection of
citizens’ rights.

 

In addition to cooperating and coordinating with
government organizations and relevant state-auxiliary bodies, MAJU will also cooperate with strategic CSO partners in the geographic areas where
the project will be active – (1) West Java Province -including Jakarta and the areas surrounding Jakarta such as
Depok, Bogor, Tangerang and Bekasi, (2)
Central Java – including Yogyakarta, (3)
East Java, and (5)
Papua – in order to contribute to the achievement of MAJU objectives. 
 

 

In each
province or region, the baseline implementation team will closely coordinate with MAJU partners and their
established networks.  A list of MAJU partner
organizations and their
geographic locations are available in Annex 1 of this document.

 

 

BASELINE OBJECTIVE

 

Through
an open bidding process, TAF will select
an organization to implement a baseline survey that will compile data for the project’s
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan.  The survey is intended to provide key information regarding access to justice issues
faced by MAJU’s target groups. Depending on performance, the selected
organization will have a competitive advantage and may also be selected to implement
MAJU’s end-line Survey in 2021, which will be carried
out through a similar selection
process.

 

A.   
Situation and Gender Analysis Research

·        
A description of the challenges and opportunities regarding access to justice issues experienced by MAJU’s target groups;  

·        
Gender analysis to
identify the obstacles
relating to gender integration
and social inclusion;

·        
Identifying
gender roles and the
dynamics;

·        
Observations
and data regarding how the above factors impact program activities and either
inhibit or advance achievements; and

·        
Assessing
the capacity of CSOs, including Legal Aid Organizations
(LAOs), that work
with issues related to the three components mentioned above and with MAJU
target groups – mainly the organizations involved in MAJU’s network of
partners. 

 

Specifically, for the research in Papua, the implementation team will be briefed by MAJU staff
and will have access to a separate assessment conducted by MAJU in Papua.  The multiple activities to gather information
about the work environment in Papua are critical for the design of MAJU
initiatives. 

 

B.       
Monitoring
and Evaluation Framework and Research Indicators

In
particular, the result of the baseline survey is to provide reference information to set the baseline value for many of the indicators in MAJU’s M&E
Plan.  This information will also be used
to set realistic
targets for the Plan.  A sampling of the indicators and the type of information that needs to
be obtained through the survey are as follows:

 

 

Indicator

Information that needs to be acquired

1.

Number of inviduals from target
groups that
receive legal assistance or victim’s assistance (pendampingan korban) with
the support of the  MAJU program.

Related information that needs
to be acquired (to set the targets):

a.   
The number/type of  cases handled by  LAOs (legal aid organizations) and CSO partners for
the past five years. Data must be disaggregated by gender and
MAJU target group.  

b.  
Number of women who
received legal assistance relating to cases of violence and
discrimination. 

c.   
Number of in-coming requests for legal
aid received by LAO and CSO partners during the last five years  (including
cases that were not handled by MAJU partners or were referred to other organizations).  Data must
be disaggregated by gender and
MAJU target group.

 2.

The number of forest dependent
indigenous people (Papua only) and CSO staff that receive awareness
training and support to understand the community’s rights to manage and protect
the forests where the
community resides.

Related information that needs
to be acquired (to set the targets):  

a.   
Number of
community and estimated forest dependent populations in MAJU program locations in Papua – the
LESTARI project area of
Cyclops

b.  
The distribution
of the
forest dependent people where MAJU will be active – the
LESTARI Project area of Cyclops   

c.   
The number of
CSOs and CSO staff located in the Cyclops area

d.  
The distribution
of CSOs at the district level in the Cyclops area

3.

The numbers of Legal Aid Organizations (LAOs) that are
accredited or have had their accreditation improved after receiving
support from MAJU.  

Related
information that needs to be acquired (to set the baseline value and
targets):

a.   
The number of
LAOs in each of MAJU’s target locations where legal assistance is provided, both for
LAOs that are already accredited or not yet accredited; or those that
have had their accreditation revoked. The data for organizations
that are already accredited is available in the BPHN’s website, but the
number of LAOs that are not yet accredited has not yet been officially published
  

b.  
Partners’
accreditation score based on BPHN’s assessment for 2015/2016

 

4.

Increased percentage
of the reimbursement amount received by CSO partners from the BPHN for the purpose of
litigation and non-litigation legal aid assistance. 

 

Related
information that needs to be acquired (to set the baseline value and
targets):

a.      
Reimbursement amounts received by
partners since accredited by BPHN.    

b.     
Challenges

c.      
Factors that contribute
to the increase of reimbursement

 

There
are around 30 indicators in the M&E Plan.  This baseline survey
primarily focuses on half of the indicators. 
The
complete  list of the indicators, the results framework, and other
relevant information
will be made available during contract negotiations.   

 

 

 

OUTPUT

The
output of this activity is the baseline report and completed M&E indicator tables which will include the objectives mentioned above and will
be submitted in English.  The report, in
its entirety, should not exceed 7500 words,
excluding annexes. The
deadline for the submission of the report is outlined in the below schedule of
events. 

 

PREPARATION SCHEDULE AND BASELINE RESEARCH IMPLEMETATION

26 July 2016

Tender announcement

26 July

– 8 August 2016

Proposal shall be received no
later than 5 PM

9 August 2016

TAF Tender Selection Panel

15 August 2016

Tender Winner Announcement

15 August

– 22 August 2016

Coordination with TAF for contract
preparation and presentation on research methodology to TAF

23 August 2016

Submission of research design
document and budget to TAF

29 August 2016

Submission of the Final
Research Design and budget to TAF

1 September 2016

Draft Contract to be approved by USAID*

7 September 2016

Signing of the Contract *

7 September

– 7 November 2016

Baseline Research
implementation*

 21 November 2016

Baseline Research Report
submitted to TAF*

   * the final schedule may change depending on
USAID approval, and implementation and reporting timeframes may be adjusted to
reflect a shorter timeframe

 

METHODOLOGY

The selected organization will provide the methodology for the survey.  The basic elements of the methodology to be
used in the survey should be included in the submission documents.  The final methodology approach is subject to
TAF approval.     

 

PROCEDURE TO APPLY – SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

1.     
TimeBefore the COB (5 pm) on August
8, 2016, please
submit an email containing a
proposaland other
documents required by point 3.

 

2.      Email –Submission via email shall be
addressed to: [email protected] and [email protected]. The following text must be
written on the subject of the email:
[BASELINE RESEARCH MAJU – Name of the Team / Organization]

 

3.       Content of the Email Your cover letter should describe why your team is an
excellent choice for the job, and please include three references that can
comment on your suitability for this position. 
The team selected to conduct the baseline survey will have the following
characteristics:

a.      At least five years of experience
conducting baseline research, including community surveys (fact to face
interviews) and focus group discussions. We expect the core team to consist of
at least three members and one member must have experience with gender integration
and social inclusion;

b.      Excellent track record of high quality
research planning and execution, preferably on topics relevant to MAJU;

c.      Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English,
and experience working in a bilingual environment;

d.      Demonstrated experience interviewing
marginalized or vulnerable communities or individuals, particularly one or more
of the MAJU target groups;

e.      CVs of the core team members;

f.       At least three references – mentioned above

g.   Detailed budget not
exceeding IDR 520,000,000

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