Request for Proposal 1833-XX Dissemination Meeting of MITRA Youth Best Practices and Learnings at National Level

Dear Potential Bidders,

Nutrition International/NI (formerly The Micronutrient Initiative/MI) is implementing MITRA Youth, a project supporting Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFAS) for prevention and reduction of Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA) among school-going adolescent girls, in selected districts in two provinces of Indonesia: East Java and East Nusa Tenggara (ENT). MITRA Youth is funded by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Australia.


MITRA Youth is implemented in 10 districts in East Java and 10 districts in ENT. In 2018, NI conducted advocacy meetings at province and district level to spread awareness about the WIFAS program. The meeting at provincial level was attended by stakeholders from health, education, religious office, social welfare from the targeted districts. WIFAS program is mostly perceived as the responsibility of the Health Office, even though other ministries including Education, Religious Affairs and Social Welfare Offices have an equal role in ensuring its smooth implementation and compliance. After the advocacy meetings and capacity building supported by NI, the involvement of non-health sectors improved and districts have started activities to strengthen the implementation of the program.


In March 2020, COVID-19 pandemic hit Indonesia among many countries in the world. Even currently, many provinces are still implementing large-scale social restriction policy to minimize the spread of COVID-19, which results in significant reduction on domestic and international travel, bans on group and crowd gatherings and the closure of schools, factories, restaurants and public spaces. Such safety measure impacted health services too. According to a recent online survey conducted by UNICEF among more than 6,000 young Indonesians, nearly 90% of girls have stopped taking IFA tablets during the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted restricted essential nutritional services for adolescents in Indonesia, having a major impact on their nutritional status.


The MITRA Youth project ends in May 2021. To better document the project’s results and lessons learned, NI together with SEAFAST Center – IPB conducted an endline survey study and finalized its report in October 2020. There are many key findings and recommendations in the study aimed at improving implementation of the WIFA program among adolescent in both East Java and East Nusa Tenggara.


While many achievements and improvements in the WIFA program in East Java and East Nusa Tenggara were attained throughout the MITRA Youth project, the COVID-19 pandemic had a setback on those achievements. Taking into consideration the current situation, NI together with Ministry of Health (MoH) would like to ensure that the WIFA program is sustainable despite the pandemic circumstances.

Nutrition International would like to conduct a meeting to disseminate MITRA Youth’s best practices, achievements, results and learnings at national level. NI seeks support of an event organizer/agency to facilitate the implementation of this meeting.


NI invites agencies to submit bid with link as below:


Deadline for submission: February 8, 12:00 West Indonesia Standard Time.


The proposal shall be put into a covering email specifically indicating with subject line

RFP 1833-XX Dissemination Meeting of MITRA Youth Best Practices and Learnings at National Level need to be sent to email:


Thank you for your kind attention and cooperation.



Nutrition International

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