SNV Indonesia: WASH Advocacy Lampung


For Civil Society Organisations

Based in Lampung Province, Indonesia

1. Introduction

SNV is an international not-for-profit development organisation, working in
38 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. SNV specializes in
supporting the resourcefulness of development actors by developing local
capacities, improving performance and services, strengthening governance
systems, helping to create access for excluded groups and by making markets
work for the poor. Our global team of advisors use their specialist sector
and change expertise in Agriculture, Renewable Energy and WASH to facilitate
sustainable change in the livelihoods of millions of people living in

2. Background

The Netherlands has a long tradition of supporting civil society
organisations (CSOs) operating in low- and middle-income countries. CSOs are
the voice of citizens at local, national and international level. They can
help make government more accountable to citizens and support them in
meeting development targets. In doing so, they contribute to greater social
cohesion, stronger and more open democracies, a better response to
environmental problems, a better business climate, more opportunities for
all and less inequality.

Civil society organisations operate at the interface between state, citizens
and market. Owing to their independent position and their roots in society,
they link and represent the interests of a range of groups. CSOs play a
range of different roles, depending on the need, context and the type of
organisation. Many local organisations in low- and middle-income countries
have become stronger in recent years.

To enable CSOs to effectively voice and contribute to development targets in
a dynamic and increasingly global context, the Dutch Ministry of the Foreign
Affairs (DGIS) set up a policy framework focusing on strengthening CSOs’
capacity for ‘lobbying and advocacy’. This role is essential for CSOs to
contribute to inclusive growth and development and help reduce inequality.
When strategic partners join forces and coordinate their lobbying and
advocacy instruments and methods, their overall effectiveness in a
particular sector may be enhanced.

3. About the Global Partnerships: Evidence Based Advocacy Programme

SNV is looking for CSOs based in Lampung Province to join its Global
Partnerships: Evidence Based Advocacy Programme. This five-year project,
funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS), aims at
strengthening capacities of CSOs to advocate for a conducive enabling
environment. The programme will be implemented in 6 countries: Burkina-Faso,
Honduras, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and Indonesia. The programme’s main goal is
to support progress in globally challenging topics related to the
Sustainable Development Goals, with a specific focus on inclusion and equity
issues. This goal is to be achieved by increasing Civil Society
Organisations (CSOs) capacities to participate, contribute and influence
strategic debates and policy-making processes.

The specific objectives of the Advocacy programme are determined as follows:

* Increase CSOs capacities in leadership, advocacy, utilisation of
data and evidence, sector knowledge and business development

* Improve enabling environment in terms of improved policies,
frameworks, regulations, budget allocation, services, inclusive business and
accountability/collaborative mechanisms

In Indonesia, the two topics that will be addressed through the programme
are Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Food and Nutrition Security

4. About the WASH component of the Global Partnerships: Evidence Based
Advocacy Programme

Indonesia has a population of over 255 million people, 39% of which do not
have access to improved sanitation (JMP, 2015). It is estimated that 20% of
the population still practices open defecation, the majority of these in
rural areas, accounting for more than 72 million people. Recently, the
Indonesian government has established the target of universal access to
sanitation by 2019. STBM (Sanitasis Total Berbasis Masyarakat) is one of the
national programmes designed to support progress towards this target.

STBM is a non-subsidized, demand driven approach that includes lessons from
Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and other hygiene programmes in
Indonesia and is currently being implemented nation-wide. STBM promotes
community-wide achievement of five hygiene behaviours (pillars): (1) Stop
open defecation, (2) Hand washing with soap, (3) Safe handling of drinking
water and food, (4) Safe management of solid waste, (5) Safe management of
domestic liquid waste. The STBM programme is to be rolled out also at the
school level.

Like many participatory approaches when implemented at scale, the STBM
programme faces challenges in terms of quality and equity. Different Local
Governments have diverse levels of engagement and investment in sanitation
issues, particularly in what concerns non subsidized approaches like STBM.
Often, lack of updated information on how poor sanitation conditions impacts
social groups unevenly prevents progress for the more vulnerable groups and
especially for women.

In this context, the WASH component of the Global Partnership – Evidence
based Advocacy Programme has the following goals:

1. Improved sanitation policies & increased investment

* Provide evidence to increase political commitment & public
investment in non-subsidized sanitation programmes

* Advocate for the implementation of the existing regulatory and
legal framework

* Highlight advantages and opportunities for sanitation business
development to promote an enabling environment for sanitation
entrepreneurs/sanitation financing institutions

2. Increased equity in access to improved sanitation & hygiene

* Mainstream the use of disagreggated data (on wealth, gender,
disability, other) for planning and decision-making
* Provide evidence that highlights the issue of Menstrual Hygiene
Management to promote enabling policies/regulations, notably in schools

3. Improved collaboration and accountability mechanisms with CSOs

* Stimulate inclusion of CSOs in sector reviews, in consultative
meetings, etc.

* Encourage increased oversight by local governments of state of
affairs regarding sanitation in villages and schools in order to provide
better support and encourage citizen engagement

5. Methodology: support areas for CSO’s

Main areas of support to CSOs in the context of the Advocacy programme:

1) Strengthening of CSO capacities

In each country selected CSOs will participate in a capacity development
trajectory that strengthens their capabilities in the field of leadership,
use of evidence, thematic knowledge, advocacy and business development. This
trajectory will take place during the first two years. After these two
years, on the job coaching of CSOs will be continued by qualified SNV
advisors to support the implementation of advocacy activities

2) Evidence creation and dissemination

CSOs will be encouraged and capacitated in making use of evidence and data
by contextualising results of research, availing knowledge products and
facilitating access to on-line platforms and alliances.

3) Support to advocacy plans and activities of CSOs

CSOs will be supported in the design and implementation of advocacy plans.
Design of these plans will take place during the above-mentioned leadership
trajectory. Implementation will start in the first year. CSOs will benefit
from support of SNV and knowledge/research institutes we will work with (for
example IFPRI for Food and Nutrition security and Resilience) during the
implementation of the advocacy plans.

6. Selection criteria

CSOs’ interested in partnering with SNV for the Advocacy programme should be
able to meet the following criteria:

1) Be based in Lampung Province and be willing to work in the districts
of Lampung Selatan, Pringsewu and Tanggamus

2) Have previous work experience in Lampung Province

3) Have previous track record/experience in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
and/or promotion of equity and equality and/or implementation of Advocacy

4) Have experience/interest in coordinating with Local Government and
other stakeholders at District/province level to promote advocacy activities
in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector

5) Have experience in working with poor segments of communities

6) Have experience/ability to address gender issues

7) Be legally registered (formally)

8) Have managerial capacity (ability to plan, monitor and co-coordinate

9) Have financial capacity (ability to ensure appropriate management of

10) Availability to commit with the full length of the programme (5 years)

7. Duration of the contract:

The duration of the contract is 1 year, renewed up to 5 years.

8. How CSOs can apply:

Please send your application to [email protected]
<mailto:[email protected]> by April 15th 2016 with subject: “WASH
Advocacy Lampung”, with the following documents:

a) Letter of motivation, explaining the CSOs’ interest in joining the

b) A summary of the CSOs experience/track record that demonstrates it meets
the selection criteria

Selected CSOs will be contacted by SNV.

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