CRS/Indonesia is currently hiring for Baseline Data Collection Consultant (FLODESA) Project - Code: FLODESA

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CRS is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

CRS/Indonesia is currently hiring for Baseline Data Collection Consultant for Prepared and Resilient (PAR) III Flores DRR Enhancement for Sustainable Livelihood (FLODESA) Project to support Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Indonesia baseline data collection.


Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Indonesia, in partnership with YASPENSEL will implement Prepared and Resilient (PAR) III Flores DRR Enhancement for Sustainable Livelihood (FLODESA) Project in East Flores, NTT. The Baseline will serve as a means of establishing baseline values for key project performance indicators and collecting information on the current situation on project catchment areas. Baseline values will be used to set reasonable targets for these performance indicators and to determine progress towards project outcomes at certain milestones, such as the mid-term and final evaluations. The evaluation will use mixed methodology of household surveys and key informant interviews. The household surveys will be sampled based on a simple random sampling method, and the key informant interviews will be done based on purposive sampling.

The PAR Phase III project focuses on strengthening DRR structures, increasing capacity building for key stakeholders, diversifying livelihoods and providing recovery support through SILC and alternate livelihood solutions. Phase III of PAR is targeting 10 villages in in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia and 50 villages for a total of 1,000 project participants. PAR Phase III is implementing a comprehensive portfolio of interventions to deliver critical capacity strengthening, increased knowledge and awareness, and resources, utilizing the ‘community-led disaster risk management’ (CLDRM) approach.


The consultants will collect baseline quantitative data from the target communities targeted in the PAR III FLODESA project, which approach is subject to generally accepted and valid data collection methodology in regards to the tools development, sampling design, training and field testing parameters, etc. as prescribed in the Terms of Reference for Final Evaluation for the PAR grant attached to this SoW as reference.

Specific roles and responsibilities of the Consultants include:

·       Attend two days training of data collection using Commcare and one day review in Larantuka

·       Ensure daily target number of data collected based on the random sampling of respondents

·       Participate in daily briefing or spot-checks throughout the data collection process to ensure quality of data.

·       Communicate problems in a timely manner to MEAL SPO

·       Take part in daily / weekly data collector team debriefings. Frequency of debriefing will be decided at the end of debriefing meeting.

·       Establish confidence with the respondents

·       Use empathic communication.

Phases and Methodology

·       Orientation. The consultants will participate on CommCare data collection training to understand the overall objectives of the study, ICT4D, tools, and scope of works of the team to achieve the targets.

·       Feedback mechanism.  The consultants will coordinate with project field team and MEAL SPO on a daily basis to address critical ad hoc issues that may affect the outcomes of overall study and provide guidance on the way forward.

·       The methods/tools for this study are:

o   Key Informant Interviews are facilitated at the household level.  Interviews are used to collect respondents’ data. 

o   Technology.  Android tablets will be used to collect data.


The Consultants shall produce the following deliverables in a form and content satisfactory as per guidance given during the training to CRS country program:

·       XX (TBC upon training) data collected, per consultant.

·       Report of challenges and good practices

The following milestones will be used to track the process and progress toward successful completion of the work and deliverables outlined in this scope of work:

·       Training for consultants on CommCare data collection training in Larantuka, week 1 / 2 November 2020

·       Data collection at the field level November 2020


In 10 PAR III FLODESA project target villages in the District of East Flores, NTT, Indonesia.


November week 1 / 2 – 3, 2020


CRS will pay daily rate which includes meal and transportation expenses

Consultant will stay in the village or travel from Larantuka everyday (to be confirmed)


CRS retains sole ownership of all quantitative and/or qualitative data collected during the study/work described in this SoW along with the right to publish, present, or use any study results for instructional, research, or publication objectives.


Specific Qualifications for consultants are:

-          Experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative assessments and surveys;

-          Experiences in data collection methods and tools, paper based or using information communication and technology (ICT) devices or tablets;

-          Ability to work with minimum supervision

-          Willingness and ability to travel and/or live in the village

-          Good interpersonal, organizational and written/verbal communication skills, including in cross-cultural settings;

-          Fluency in Indonesian and East Flores local language

-          Demonstrated personal accountability and driven to serve others

-          Establish confidence with the participants or respondents

-          Empathic communication with the team and respondents

-          Manage the emotion which in some cases might emerge specially during the narrative collection

-          Own Android smartphone reliable to CommCare application

-          Own NPWP (tax card) and SIM C (motorbike driving license), having his / her own motorbike is preferable

-          Own health insurance, such as BPJS

-          Apply health protocol related to covid19

-          Apply safeguarding principle and ethic code

-          Local Flores people are the advantages

The consultant(s) must abide by CRS’ Code of Conduct and CRS’ Safeguarding policy to uphold the dignity of beneficiaries served by CRS. CRS’ branding guidelines and standards for media materials should also be followed.


***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Only applications that meet the above qualifications will be shortlisted. All applications and CVs should be sent by email to CRS Indonesia at before or by October 22, 2020, with the Job Code in the subject. 

"Only short-listed candidates will be invited via e-mail/phone for Interview”

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