The Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) is a partnership between the governments of Indonesia and Australia. It is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas).

KSI supports Indonesian policymakers to develop more effective development policies through better use of research, data, and analysis. KSI works with research providers and government agencies to strengthen the quality and policy-relevance of research and how it used for policymaking. KSI also works to improve regulations and practices that support quality research and make using evidence in policymaking easier.


RTI International as the managing contractor for this program is in search of highly qualified and enthusiastic, experienced consultant to fill the following position based in Jakarta:


                            GESI Mainstreaming Research Evaluation Consultant


STA Assignment Title

GESI Mainstreaming Research Evaluation Consultant

Period of Assignment (Start/End)

October 2020 – June 2021

Location of Work

Home Based, Jakarta and sub-national (if required)

Date of Advertisement

2 October 2020

Submit Application to

Date Proposal due

9 October 2020

1.        Background


In 2018 KSI supported Kemenristek/BRIN in updating its Research Grant Guidelines Edition XII to incorporate Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) principles for the first time in order to encourage universities to conduct more GESI research.  The research grants are managed by Directorate of Research and Community Services (DRPM) through an online information system called Simlitabmas, mainly accessible for university lecturers.  In 2018, KSI in collaboration with Cakra Wikara Indonesia (CWI) and DRPM also supported technical guidance sessions for university researchers in three provinces. The sessions provided an opportunity for DRPM to introduce the new guidelines, encourage the research to do GESI related research and raise awareness of how to do this.

To ensure the wider outreach of the new guideline, during 2020 KSI is supporting DRPM to produce two videos to promote more GESI research, to be released before the call for 2021 grants opens  in late September/early October  2020 and closes in late October/early November 2020. There will be two videos – one in Bahasa Indonesia and one in English - to introduce the guidelines  to a larger audience, encourage researchers to do GESI research and promote collaborative research involving not only university lecturers, but also government, civil society organizations, policy research institutes, and the private sector.


KSI will also support a short-term campaign on mainstreaming GESI perspectives in research in Indonesia which could consist of articles and postings relevant to the topics, as well as writings from the featured researchers on their work. The videos and campaign materials are being produced by The Conversation Indonesia.


The first attempt to monitor the progress was done in 2019, by looking at the numbers of 2018 and 2019 GESI related research that were funded by Government of Indonesia through DRPM.  KSI is commissioning a further evaluation to monitor the extent to which the guidelines and the campaign materials (videos, articles and postings) are leading to more GESI research.


2.        Specific Tasks

The National Consultant will work closely with KSI M&E Team and DRPM to provide the services below. The National Consultant will report to KSI’s Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Lead and coordinate closely with the program team.

1.      The consultant will develop a short evaluation plan to outline the evaluation approach and mixed methods to be used to address the evaluation questions and how these will be analyzed. Evaluation tools (such as survey questionnaire and interview guides) should also be developed and attached to the plan. Please refer to Scope of Work for further details.

2.      Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting. The data collection will be conducted into two stages to cover all required evaluation questions. Indicative evaluation questions are provided in the Scope of Work.

3.      Present the evaluation findings to KSI and stakeholders.

4.      Finalize Interim Report. Detail requirements are provided in the Scope of Work.

5.      Finalize evaluation Report. Detail requirements are provided in the Scope of Work.

3.                          Consultant specifications

The National Consultant should have the following skills and experience:

1.      Demonstrated practical experience and skills in mixed methods for monitoring and evaluation.

2.      Familiarity with DFAT monitoring and evaluation requirements as well as other international development programs.

3.      A high standard of report writing and oral communication skills.

4.      Strong leadership and ability to work effectively in a team.

5.      Cultural and gender sensitivity.

It is also desirable for the National Consultant to have the following skills and experience:

1. Demonstrated practical experience and skills working on GESI issues

2. Familiarity and/or experience with university research


The full Scope of Work (SOW) can be downloaded from the following link:  


If you are keen to be part of this exciting program, you are welcome to apply by sending your updated CV to Please indicate position you have applied for in the email subject.


The closing date for applications is Friday, 9 October 2020.


Further information about The Knowledge Sector Initiative is available on

Knowledge Sector Initiative is managed by RTI International on behalf of the Australian Government.

RTI values equal employment opportunities. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.






















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The Knowledge Sector Initiative is supported by the Australian Government


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