RFP Capacity Building Needs Assessment of Puskesmas & Posyandu Cadres in the selected province of Indonesia

Nutrition International (NI) is an Ottawa-based, international not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that the world's most vulnerable especially women and children in developing countries get the vitamins and minerals they need to survive and thrive. Working with impacted families, communities and nations, we are improving lives of close to 500 million people in more than 70 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America. NI has been implementing high-impact, high-coverage health, and nutrition initiatives for vulnerable communities in Indonesia since 2006. NI’s priority objectives in Indonesia include the survival and health of children, adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women as well as women of reproductive age, primarily through improved coverage and use of key micronutrients, such as vitamin A, zinc, iron and folic acid as well as wheat flour fortification and iodized salt.

Save the Children (SC) has been working in Indonesia since 1976 and has worked in 16 of Indonesia’s 34 Provinces. In 2017, SC worked in 11 Provinces and 43 Districts, reaching over 230,000 direct beneficiaries. SC’s programming and technical expertise are primarily in the areas of health and nutrition, education, and child rights – including child protection, child poverty, and child rights governance. Save the Children is also an active player in the national policy and advocacy space, particularly in the realm of working with sub-national government actors on effective management of financial and technical resources.

The Better Investment for Stunting Alleviation (­BISA) project is an integrated nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive project designed jointly by Save the Children and Nutrition International (BISA team) to assist the Government of Indonesia (GoI) to realise the goal of the National Strategy to Accelerate Stunting Prevention (2018-2024). BISA targets two Provinces – West Java (WJ) and Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT).

Some specific areas where BISA will intervene are in supply chain management, ensuring that local facilities have the necessary supplies to meet demand of their catchment areas; use of data, including data-based decision-making and quality reporting; and counselling skills, to ensure that caregivers, adolescents, and children benefit from an informative, interactive session with their health worker. By building skills in these areas, the quality of services provided will improve. The BISA project has conducted a baseline survey, aimed to collect quantitative data for key BISA outcome indicators at the start of the project. In addition to the quantitative survey among the mothers and the school going adolescent girls, semi-structured interviews were conducted among health workers to understand the knowledge, attitude, practices, barriers and facilitators to increased coverage and adherence of WIFA supplementation and other services.  The indicators focus of BISA baseline survey on the following key areas: infant and young child feeding practices, child health constituting VAS and Zinc &ORS, WASH, adolescent nutrition, maternal nutrition, gender, and use of health and nutrition services. The findings of the baseline survey will also inform the development of improvement plans to enhance the skills of frontline health staff.

In view of the above, BISA through NI seeks to contract a consultant/agency to conduct capacity building needs assessment of Puskesmas and posyandu cadres in delivering quality nutrition services and other services related to nutrition in the two targeted provinces of the BISA project. 

Kindly find detailed RFP along with TOR and Budget Template in the link as follows: 
RFP Capacity Building Needs Assessment of Puskesmas & Posyandu - Google Drive

The submission deadline for proposals is Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 by 17:00 HRS. West Indonesia Standard Time.

 The Technical and Financial Proposal in two separate files put into a covering email specifically indicating the subject line “Capacity Building Needs Assessment of Puskesmas and posyandu cadres in delivering quality nutrition services and other health services related to nutrition in the selected province of Indonesia” and should be sent by email to: proposalsindonesia@