[DevJobsIndo] PLAN INTERNATIONAL INDONESIA JOB VACANCY : YEE Project Consultant

Young
Women Economic Empowerment Project
Funded
by:
European

Commission

Plan Indonesia – YEE Program
 
A.            
Background of consultancy
Indonesia has the world’s fourth largest youth population
with over 38 million young women and men between the ages of 15 and 24.
Despite
significant progress achieved, women in Indonesia are still discriminated,
especially female youth, and the Millennium Development Goal 3 is far from
being met. The project will strengthen the political and economic environment
in Indonesia to make it favorable to young women’s empowerment and pilot an
innovative empowerment approach that enables young women to become economically
independent and to improve their living standards and position in society. The
project align with the EU Plan of Action on Gender Equality and Women’s
Empowerment in Development 2010-2015 and the EU strategy to achieve the MDG 3, by
promoting gender equality through gender mainstreaming programs aiming at
improving decent work condition for youth employment, especially women. This
will be achieved by supporting campaigns for the elimination of gender
stereotyping and programs to improve their economic independence
.
Plan Indonesia has implemented a five projects of
Youth Economic Empowerment in Rembang, Grobogan, Semarang (Central Java),
Surabaya
(East Java), Great  Jakarta, TTS and TTU
district
(East Nusa Tenggara). The name of project in TTS and TTU
district is Young Women Economic Empowerment (YWEE) Project. Although YWEE
project is implemented in TTS and TTU district (Micro Level) but some of
activity was conducted in Macro and Messo level to promote gender
mainstreaming.
The Overall objective of YWEE project is enhancing young women’s economic
empowerment and fulfilment of their rights in Indonesia, and specific
objectives are strengthening the policy and economic environment in Indonesia
in favour of young women’s economic empowerment and gender equality and developing
and piloting an integrated approach to training, financing and other related
services which support gender equality and youth access to decent employment. Approaching
end of project periods, a final evaluation will be conducted to capture project
final achievement, effectiveness, efficiency, relevancy, lessons learned and
also identifying replication/scaling up possibility based on project
model/strategy. For this consultancy, Plan Indonesia seeks to procure the
services of an independent, external consultant(s) to design, plan and conduct
a rigorous final evaluation.
 
B.            
Project Information
1.      
Project Objectives:
Overall
objective: To enhance young women’s economic empowerment and fulfilment of
their rights in Indonesia. Specific objectives: i) To strengthen the policy and
economic environment in Indonesia in favour of young women’s economic
empowerment and gender equality ii) To develop and pilot an integrated approach
to training, financing and other related services which support gender equality
and youth access to decent employment.
 
2.      
Target Group
a/
3,000 female youth aged 15 to 29 years ; b/ 6,000 community members ; c/ 20
members of the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection; d/ 50
members of gender working groups from the Ministries of Education, Industry,
Manpower and Cooperative, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, and Social
Affairs; e/ 2,000 employers from The Employer’s Association of Indonesia
(APINDO) through awareness raising, advocacy and capacity building exercises;
f/ The Indonesian Youth Employment Network led by the National Development
Planning Agency.
 
C.            
The
Objective
of Final Evaluation
The project Final Evaluation serves as an instrument
for change and plays a critical role in supporting accountability. The main final
evaluation objective are measuring the achievement of:  
 
·        
Improved
implementation of gender sensitive laws, policies and strategies favourable to
young women’s employment in public and private sector
·        
 Funding
on vocational and technical training providers which offering young women
better access to training, including non-traditional choices;
·        
3,000 target
of youth from TTS/TTU who have developed the required knowledge and skills for
decent work following successful completion of the training,
·        
2,200 target
of the trained youth have found decent employment or establish a successful
microenterprise,
·        
Access
to microfinance services have improved for the young female target population
(3000) in TTS and TTU,
·        
Improved
local environment that supports young women’s economic empowerment in TTS and
TTU, and within APINDO member companies is a result at the level of pilot
districts,
·        
A
tested multilevel model on gender sensitive Youth Economic Empowerment have developed,
documented and disseminated
 
The Final
Evaluation will take stock of
YWEE project
achievements over the project period from inception in February
2013 to January 2015. It will review activities and analyse the extent to
which their outcomes are fulfilling planned targets. The Final Evaluation
findings will serve as an update for improving project performance compare to
baseline.
Furthermore, this evaluation will also measuring
another important aspects such as program efficiency, program relevancy,
program sustainability and program scaling up, this evaluation will also
capturing best practice and lesson learned that were obtained during program
implementation. CCCD measurement will be also part of this evaluation.
F.    Key question of Final Evaluation
 
Evaluation
design
shoud  refer to  the Young Women Economic
Empowerment Project
framework and conceptual framework. To
assist the
evaluation team, key
question
s 
will be built around the following
aspects:
                         
1.                
Effectiveness :
o    What is
the
last status of the
project?
Is the “Young Women Economic
Empowerment
Project” achieving all of project objectives from the above points? What are the main
factor/challenges faced in the implementation of the project (only if the
project didn’t achieve target/
objectives)?
o    How do the activities at the macro and messo impact on the ground (micro
level). Are there strategies for scaling down the work at macro/messo level to
micro level?
                         

2.                
Relevance :

o    Do the Young Women Economic
Empowerment
Project”  objectives and goals match with
the problems or needs that are being addressed?
o    Was the Young Women Economic
Empowerment
Project”  implementation strategy is able to adapt and respond
to
changes in the quality
of
training services
(including the
instructor‘s perception changed and the level of support)? Why/why
not? How the
project
to adapt and respond
to these changes?
                         
3.                
Efficiency
§ 
Do
the
“Young Women Economic Empowerment Project” Program delivered in a timely and do the budget
allocate for this project is comparable with the result achieved?
                         
4.                
Impact
o   
How extent
the project
to
improve youth
income
o   
To what
extent the project could achieve sustainable incomes for youth?
o   
How extent the project
to improve youth
quality of life
 
o   
How extent the project
to improve youth
life skill
o    How the project having  impact to
knowledge, Attitude, Practice (KAP) of beneficiaries related to
Plan’s
gender house analysis

which consist of four fundamental analysis, which are:
1.      
Social Relations of Gender
2.      
Gender and Power
3.      
Accountability
4.      
Gender-based child rights violations
 
                         
5.                
Sustainability
o    Is
there any possibilities
of project method or lesson learn to be continued by government
in macro and micro level for develop program specific for young women
o    Is
there any possibilities
of project method or lesson learn to be replicated or

be scaled up by other institution.

o    What
are the business enabling factors created by the project?
 
G.     Methodology
Initially information was gathered through a desk
review on documents of Plan Indonesia and various program partners working in
the sector. Data collection techniques include interviews
with government
staff, instructors and youth
,
focus group discussions with  stakeholders and observations. The research methodology
should capture all categories of the target group of Young Women Economic
Empowerment project (see target group).
The
consultant is required to propose a suitable study methodology as specified by
this TOR. It will inform the methodology details such as sampling technique,
sampling frame, data collection and analysis potentially applied in this study.
The study will be conducted in
Young Women Economic Empowerment Project areas (Macro, Micro and Messo Level)
where a number of activities have been implemented. The methodology used should
be
child friendly and participatory wherever
possible. During the study, the consultant is expected to perform:
·          
Desk-based review on existing
relevant documents with Plan Indonesia team
·          
Briefing session with
YWEE Project Team and Plan Indonesia MER&D
team
·          
Administer questionnaires for
instructors, principles, supervisors, training
participant
, parent and communities;
·          
Focus Group Discussions with
instructors, principles, training team, communities, training supervisors and project  partners, etc.
·          
Separate consultations, and if
required observation with
youth and their family/spouse, by arranging
sessions with
youth group or peer counselling group
established by
 YWEE team.
·          
Key Informant Interviews particularly
in-depth interview with other stakeholders selected to participate in the study
·          
Field visits to
training center” supported by the program
·          
Debriefing with
YWEE staff
and Plan Indonesia MER&D team
No.
Qualitative
Sample
1.
FGD
§  Youth Beneficiaries
(Male-Female, Married and Unmarried)
§  Gender Fasilitators
§  Field Trainers
§  CBO’s in Targeted Villages
§  Members of APINDO
§  Members of Komida
§  Komida Staf
§  Gerbang Mas Staff
§  YSKA Staff
§  FGD Gender Woking Group
Macro and Micro Level

 
2.
In-depth
Interview
§  Staf of Ministery of Women
Empowerment (MoWE) and Child Protection (CP)
§  Bappeda TTS and TTU
§  Leader of DPN APINDO
§  Leader of DPP APINDO at six provinces
§  Leader of KOMIDA
§  Members of NGO patner
 

 
3.
Observation
§  Youth activities in MED
Activity
§  Tools, material, and facilties are used to support the training
4.
Call/Phone
§  Asking PPI for Beneficiaries  (10 questions).
5.
Document Review
§  All document, policies, budget, and report
regarding to the
project

 
 H.     Variables and indicators
 
The final evaluation
is expected to generate answer to key assessment of
final outcomes such as changes in
attitudes/expectations, as well as measurement of level of exposure to the
project intervention, based on survey questions,
verified
through project 
records,
and findings of other data.
A summary of the  project’s aspect and information to be

collected:

 
Variables
Indicators
Study Design
Young women’s economic empowerment and fulfilment of their rights in
Indonesia.
§
%
point reduction of unemployment gap for women aged 15-29 years old in
relation to the unemployment rate for men aged 15-29 in target areas.
§
Indonesia’s
medium term development plan includes explicit strategies to support young
women’s economic empowerment.
§
Quantitative
 
 
 
§
Qualitative
Macro and meso: policy and economic environment in Indonesia in favour
of young women’s economic empowerment and gender equality.
§
Recommendations
(with gender dimension included) proposed to ministerial decrees of 6
relevant ministries (Ministries of Education, Industry, Manpower and
Transmigration, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and Cooperatives; and
Social Affairs) affecting young women’s economic empowerment.
§
Existing
proposed improvement on provincial regulation, applicable to 6 provinces,
supporting young women’s economic empowerment.
§
Youth
and young women’s issues are discussed at the national tripartite forum
(government, private sector, employees) at least 6 times during the project
period.
§
Qualitative
 
 
 
 
 
§
Qualitative
 
 
§
Qualitative
Micro: an integrated approach to training, financing and other related
services which support gender equality and youth access to decent employment.
§
Young
men and women current living standards.
§
Number
of girls and young women who potentially
acquire competencies and skills to take advantage of economic opportunities
(formal employment or income generation initiatives)
§
Quantitative
§
Quantitative
Gender sensitive laws, policies and strategies favourable to young
women’s employment in public and private sector.
§
Evidence
in changes in Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection’s capacity
to support relevant ministries in promoting laws and policies for young
women’s employment.
§
APINDO
member companies that likely to adopt the code of conduct including gender
aspects.
§
Qualitative
 
 
 
§
Qualitative
Government
funded vocational and technical training providers offering young women
better access to training, including non-traditional choices.
§
Current
Action Plan of the IYEN has been developed and includes activities which
support young women’s economic empowerment.
§
Current
Ministries reporting mechanism on young women’s economic empowerment to
Bappenas (IYEN).
§
Qualitative
 
 
§
Qualitative
Required knowledge and skills for decent work following successful
completion of the training.
§
Factors
that support young female and male participants to graduate in the training
programmes in TTS and TTU.
§
Vocational and technical training providers offering
young women better access to training, including non-traditional choices.
§
Quantitative
and Qualitative
§
Qualitative
Youth find decent employment or establish a successful
microenterprise.
§
Factors
that support young men and women to obtain decent work or establish
successful microenterprise within one year of intervention.
§
Qualitative
and quantitative
Access to microfinance services
§
% of
female and male youth accessing loan and its contributing factors
§
% female
and male youth saving regularly
§
Development
and availability of new microfinance product designed for vulnerable young
women
§
Qualitative
and quantitative
§
Quantitative
§
Qualitative
Local environment that supports young women’s economic empowerment in
TTS and TTU, and within APINDO member companies.
§
Perception
of family members, community and employers of the young women’s competencies
and skills to take advantage of economic opportunities.
§
Qualitative
and quantitative
A tested multilevel model on gender sensitive Youth Economic
Empowerment.
§
Availability
and quality of existing gender-transformative model for youth economic
empowerment.
§
Qualitative
 
I.       Scope of Work
The

consultant is expected to form a survey team for the evaluation and manage

coordination and communication with Plan Indonesia. Tasks and responsibilities of
the consultant are as follows:

·          
Proposal that detailing the
methodology and budget required to conduct the final evaluation
·          
Recruit, train and manage final
evaluation research teams including enumerators
·          
Propose tools to be used in the final
evaluation research and discuss the suggestion with Plan 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 final evaluation research
·          
Coordinate with YWEE project during field research implementation
·          
Collect, compile and analyse all data
(gender and age disaggregated) gathered and develop a final report on the final
evaluation results (including all findings and statistics)
.
·          
To keep all information provided by Plan Indonesia as
well as the findings of the Final Evaluation confidential.
 
J.      Outputs and Deliverables
The
consultant is expected to produce and submit the following deliverables:
1)         
Study protocol specifying a detailed study
work plan and proposed study tools that will be discussed and agreed upon prior
to field activity.
2)         
Presentation of initial findings to YWEE Team and MER&D, after field activities have been
concluded.
3)         
Draft reports in Bahasa and English in two weeks’ time
after field activities have been concluded
4)         
Presentation of draft and reporting data
flow diagram to Plan Indonesia for discussion and feedback.
5)         
Submission of a comprehensive final
report in
Bahasa and
English one week after receiving feedback from Plan Indonesia. 
6)         
Executive Summary (max. three to
maximum five pages) in English describing the study results.
7)         
Hardcopies of filled-in
questionnaires (if available), interview transcripts and attendance lists,
photos with informative subtitles and other valuable study materials (For Plan
Documentation)
K.         The Responsibility of Plan Indonesia
·            
Provide a
working contract
·            
Provide
data and related documents as per consultant’s request
·            
Arrange
meetings, discussions and field visits for the study team
·            
Provide
timely feedback and response on consultant’s study report
·            
Settle
payment for the consultant service
L.     Timeline
The final
evaluation is to be conducted in
November to
December 2014, then the report should be finished the latest on
January 2015.
 
M.    Report Content
Final report should be produced in Bahasa and English and should contain and be developed according to the
following structure:
Acknowledgment
Executive Summary (Having contents; Objectives, Methods, results
& conclusion)
1.       Background (description of project and activities)
2.       Literature review
3.       Methodology (having below mentioned components)
a.       Objectives of the study
b.       Operational definitions
c.       
Study design
d.       Sampling Method and Sample Size
e.       
Data Collection
Procedure
f.       
Data Analysis
g.       
Significance /
Importance of the study, Human subject protection
4.       Limitations
5.       Findings should be presented on study objectives covering following (CCCD
principles, quality of design of the project, cost, reach, overall quality
assessment) – the sections of the findings should be according to main
objectives of the project
6.       Conclusions
7.       Recommendations           
8.       References
9.       Annexure (TOR, data collection tools, case studies, etc)   
Following lists must be given at the beginning: 
1.       Table of contents (automatically generated)
2.       List of Figures
3.       List of Tables
4.      
Acronyms and abbreviations
 
 
N.
   Ethical and child protection
consideration
The Evaluator
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.
 
O.    Criteria for Consultant Selection Based on Competency and Experience
Consultant interested in submitting a
proposal should have the following criteria:
1.      
Possess equal composition of
qualified academic background, knowledge, experience and capacity to manage
evaluation.
2.      
Have an extensive experience in
managing large-size stud
ies
in the context of
basic automechanic
skill.
3.      
Demonstrate understanding and
sensitivity on cross-cultural, tradition and language of project target.
4.      
Proven experience as an evaluator,
preferably on
automotive
work
.
5.      
Understanding of project management
structures and change management concepts
6.      
Clear, effective writer in English.
7.       Experience
of working with participatory methodologies
.
 
P.      Procedure for Expression of Interest
First Phase: Interested
consultant should submit an Expression of Interest to Plan Indonesia at:
[email protected] and cc to [email protected] before 5 pm, October, 10  2015 enclosing the following required documents:
1.            
Organizational Profile (for
institutional consultant) or a CV (for individual consultant).
2.            
A 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.
Second Phase: 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, and produce a working
contract with the select consultant.
Only
shortlisted consultant will be contacted for recruitment.

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