IDN 03 - Support for formulation of the Indonesia National Food and Nutrition Action Plan (RAN-PG) 2020-2024

Dear Potential Bidder,

Technical Assistance for Nutrition (TAN) is a project supported by UK aid from the UK government, which seeks to improve the capacity of SUN countries to design,deliver, and track the progress of nutrition programs and to generate, learn from and adopt knowledge of what works. Nutrition International is contributing to TAN by coordinating the provision of technical assistance to help national SUN focal points in select countries to overcome gaps in capacity for the design and delivery of multi-sectoral national nutrition plans, tapping into its global hub to source and deploy the expertise needed.

Bappenas has recommended aligning all the future policy and planning with the StraNas Stunting. The current TA of NI (IDN 02) to Bappenas is supporting in assessment of current policies, plans & regulations related to food and nutrition and recommend means of integrating stunting in the future new/ revised plans &policies. In this context, the SUN FP of Indonesia has sought TA from NI under the TAN project to support the Bappenas in formulation of National Food and Nutrition Action Plan (RAN-PG) 2020-2024 with stunting being one of the key focus.

Overall objective

To support development of the National Food and Nutrition Action Plan (RAN-PG) for 2020-2024 with a focus on stunting prevention and stunting reduction.

Specific objectives

1.     Gather and consolidate recommendations and inputs from desk review and consultations tocreate a national plan with a focus on stunting

2.     Develop and reinforce mechanisms for guiding & tracking the development of sub-national level food & nutrition action plans (RAD-PGs)

3.     Coordinate and foster stakeholder consensus for finalization of national plan and its supporting guidelines and regulations

Expected results

It is expected that this consultancy will lead to the following results:

1.       The National Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2020-2024 (RAN PG), aligned with National Strategy on Stunting Prevention & Reduction is approved by the government through ministerial regulation

2.       The guidelines for formulation of sub-national level action plans are accepted and applied by the sub-national level actors

3.       Mechanism established and strengthened for guiding and monitoring formulation of sub-national level action plans

 Scope of Work

The TA is expected to be provided by 1-2 national consultants. The consultant(s) are expected to produce the following deliverables.

       i.          Formation of national level expert/ technical committee or forum for guiding the formulation of national plan (RAN-PG)

      ii.         Formation of panel of experts for guiding & monitoring formulation of sub-national level plans (RAD-PGs)

     iii.         Main outline/themes of RAN-PG 2020-2024

    iv.         Draft:National Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2020-2024 (RAN PG), aligned with National Strategy on Stunting Prevention & Reduction

      v.         Guidelines for formulation of sub-national level plans (RAD-PGs)

    vi.         Draft:Ministerial regulation for RAN-PG 2020-2024

   vii.          Final draft RAN-PG and guidelines for RAD-PG formulation submitted to government for further approval and processes

 Duty Station/Location 

The consultant(s) will be based in Indonesia for this assignment. The Bappenas would provide official work space to the consultant(s) to hold joint discussions, meetings and reviews. The consultant(s) are expected to visit NI Country Office regularly to apprise the Country Director and team of the progress made.

All travels required under this consultancy will be provided for by Nutrition International and Bappenas, and would be discussed and agreed during the contracting stage. Travel allowances maximums are based on standard rates of the organization.


 This TA support would be for a period of up to 12 months, starting from March 2020. 

 Management and Reporting/Coordination mechanism

·       The consultant(s) will report to the Director for Community Health and Nutrition, Bappenas. The consultants will also work closely with other officials and units at Bappenas, officials at sector, provincial and district level, and NI team members.

·       The consultant(s) are expected to meet and update the NI Country Director’s office as well as Director for Community Health and Nutrition on the progress of the TA on a regular basis.

·       The SUN Secretariat/ Bappenas will facilitate the operational linkages with all the other relevant sectors and stakeholders under this TA.

·       The consultant(s) are expected to work in close coordination and harmony with other consultants working with the SUN secretariat and Bappenas.

·       NI will provide the funding for the assignment, and payment will be subject to performance and reaching deliverables as agreed upon at the moment of contract signing.

·       NI will be responsible for the technical guidance and quality assurance of the work being delivered by the consultant.

 Profile/qualifications of consultant 

The consultant(s) will be selected following a competitive recruitment process. The profile of the consultant(s) has been presented below. 


i.         Doctorate or Master’s in Public Health, Health Policy, Nutrition, Food Sciences and related fields

ii.         Knowledge and experience related to Nutrition, health systems and multi sectoral coordination is preferred

Language Skills: Fluency in written and spoken English and Bahasa is mandatory.


      i.         At least 7 years of relevant experience in the field(s) of nutrition and/or health policy planning including program designing and/or implementation and/or monitoring

     ii.         Proven experience of supporting national governments in formulation of national level nutrition/ health plans/ policies

   iii.         Experience in supporting formulation and/or implementation of nutrition/ health plans at sub-national levels

   iv.         Proven experience in managing multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral working groups in national and/or sub-national settings

    v.         Experience in strengthening the capacity of ministries/ governments/ other partners in being able to sustain interventions

   vi.         Experience in working with multi-donor organizations, civil society networks, UN agencies,government and academic/ research institutions

 vii.         Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment shall be considered an asset

 viii.         Experience in and knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Indonesia context will be considered an asset

 Application Process

Proposals should be submitted by email to before close of business, 05 January 2020, 5.30pm EST (Ottawa, Canada). Only complete applications will be reviewed.

·      Up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV)

·      Technical proposal: not exceeding five pages, describing the consultant’s understanding of the task, proposed methodology, responsibilities of key stakeholders and detailed work plan that breaks down activities and outputs.

·      Financial proposal: including daily fee rate, suggested number of trips/days in-country and any other expenses required to fulfill the terms of the consultancy (field trips, meetings, materials, etc.).

 Kindly mention ‘IDN 03- Formulation of RAN-PG 2020-2024 ’in the subject line of the email.

Nutrition International is committed to gender equality. All eligible applicants are invited to apply.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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