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Request for Proposal – Baseline Study on the Implementation United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGP) on Business and Human Rights in Indonesia

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JOB VACANCIES Baseline Study on the Implementation United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGP) on Business and Human Rights in Indonesia

I. Background
“Walking the Talk: Promoting Accountable Business through Advancement of United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) Implementation in Indonesia.” is an EU-funded initiative to promoting an accountable business sector in Indonesia that adopts corporate responsibility to respect human rights.

The initiative is implemented by the Oxfam in co-partnership with the INFID and IGCN. INFID and IGCN have played a critical role to promote greater awareness among companies and build their capacity, along with civil society actors, to support improved business respect for human rights on the ground.

The authoritative framework provided by the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) clarifies and details duties and responsibilities of both States and business enterprises in addressing adverse corporate human rights impacts. The UNGPs are based on three pillars:

  1. The state duty to protect human rights: clarifies the legal duty of States to protect individuals from adverse corporate related human rights impacts and outlines a set of operational principles through which States should implement this duty;
  2. The corporate responsibility to respect human rights: identifies the responsibility of business enterprises to respect human rights and delineates a due diligence process through which companies should give effect to this responsibility; and
  3. Access to Remedy: stresses and specifies the need to ensure better access to remedy for victims as a joint responsibility of States and business enterprises.

Indonesia has taken initial steps to ensure the business sector meet their corporate responsibility to respect human rights in practice. For example, the government ratified ILO Convention No. 87 on Freedom of Association and Protection on the Right to Organize and ILO Convention No. 98 on Rights to Organise and Collective Bargaining. The Indonesia government still at the initial stage of raising awareness and has not yet taken specific steps to implement the UNGP.

Oxfam in Indonesia has engaged with the private sector to promote accountable business. Oxfam has facilitated negotiations between labour unions, producers and suppliers to adopt the Freedom of Association (FoA) protocol in the footwear industry. Particular to UNGP, Oxfam produced a technical briefing. Oxfam supports the participation of national CSOs in the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) process. Furthermore, Indonesia is part of the worldwide initiative between Global Compact Network Netherlands, SHIFT and Oxfam.

At the beginning of the action Oxfam will conduct a baseline study to assess the situation of key indicators in the logframe. The baseline study will include on-line survey of the action’s target groups, i.e. labour and farmer union members, CSOs’ staff, companies and a number of public officials from relevant institutions, e.g. Komnas HAM and Ministry of Law and Human Rights. This ToR defines the modalities and deliverables of the baseline study that is to be carried out to quantify the initial baseline values for the indicators and results of the project: (i) Labour and farmer unions and CSOs that work on agriculture/food industry, especially the palm oil plantation sector, have better awareness and knowledge on Business and Human Rights (BHR) practice, including UNGP implementation in Indonesia; (ii) Strengthened multi stakeholder space for dialogue, knowledge sharing and collaboration between the business sector, CSOs, labour unions, and state agencies to promote the advancement of UNGP implementation; and (iii) Best practice or model for implementation of the UNGP in the agriculture/food industry.

The baseline study results will be used to sharpen the action’s log-frame and to detail some of the interventions. INFID and IGCN will support the dissemination of the study to its networks.

2. Scope and Objectives
The baseline study will cover the actions and needs of target groups at national level and two pilot provinces with significant palm oil plantation area and Oxfam’s existing work in West Kalimantan and North Sumatera. This baseline study and KAP (knowledge, action, and practice) should be in line with agreed indicators and project logical framework that will be further specified by the Monitoring, Evaluation, Social Accountability and Learning Matrix this study should reveal the incidence of common indicators.

The project directly will supports capacity building, awareness raising, specific technical assistances and services on the implementation of UNGP: Business and Human rights, especially empowerment and participation, as well as gender equality and children’s rights in business practices of the food and agriculture industry to:

  1. 150 members of palm oil labour and farmer unions in 2 provinces;
  2. 40 staff of local CSOs working with labour and farmer unions;
  3. 30 national and local mass media members in 2 provinces;
  4. 31 members of the Indonesia Business and Human Rights Working Group;
  5. Government agencies overseeing UNGP implementation;
  6. 2 companies that participate in the best practice/model development for UNGP implementation in the palm oil plantation sector.

In the above context the targets of this study are: private companies including small and medium-sized enterprises in the sectors of food and agriculture industry (especially palm oil), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) as human rights defender who working with labour and farmer unions, Labour and Farmer Unions at agriculture/food industry sector, Mass media members at national and local level, and Government agencies overseeing UNGP implementation: KOMNAS HAM, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Cooperative and SMEs, and other relevant agencies.

The target groups are listed as members of the Indonesia Business and Human Rights Working Group, Indonesia Global Compact Network (IGCN), Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), APINDO, KADIN and works in West Kalimantan and North Sumatera will be a priority.

This study will combine a quantitative assessment (survey) with particular Focus Group Discussion (FGD) activity to ensure validation of the data and participation of key relevant stakeholders. The study will sharpen the action’s logframe and to detail some of the interventions.

The main objective of the study is:

  1. To design and conduct a baseline study and end of Action KAP (knowledge and practice) on UNGP awareness and implementation include methodology, strategy, and approach in coordination with Oxfam, INFID and IGCN;
  2. To asses and analysis the key drivers and challenges of the target groups on the UNGP implementation especially to applying due diligence process and reporting on their human rights impacts;
  3. To assess and provide recommendations for the relevant needs and kind of services most needed by companies, including small and medium-sized enterprises from the Business and Human Rights Help Desk.

Additionally baseline study should also should include collection of the data and provide information on the following topics:

  • General socio-economic situation of the target beneficiaries in the target areas;
  • General understanding of the target groups on UNGP BHR and knowledge on existing frameworks to address the issues (a) States’ existing obligations to respect, protect and fulfil human rights and fundamental freedoms; (b) The role of business enterprises as specialized organs of society performing specialized functions, required to comply with all applicable laws and to respect human rights; (c) The need for rights and obligations to be matched to appropriate and effective remedies when breached;
  • General profile of target groups and KAP (Knowledge, Attitude & Practices) in food and agriculture (palm oil) business practices include key trends of applying the Guiding Principles and standard of reporting;
  • Barrier analysis for current implementation practices and key challenges, opportunities and needed action for implementation of the Guiding Principles in the food and agriculture (palm oil) sector;
  • Specific information on the challenges faced by human rights defenders who were addressing adverse impacts linked to business operations
  • Specific information on lessons and needed action for implementation of human rights due diligence, free, prior and informed consent
    provisions and access to remedy in the context of business food and agriculture (palm oil) operations affecting communities and indigenous peoples;
  • Specific information on challenges and opportunities for implementing the State duty to protect and the business responsibility to respect human rights in the employment and recruitment sector domain, and effective legal and policy measures for States, good practice and policy options for business actors;
  • Specific information on lesson of how multi-stakeholder initiatives such as RSPO and Indonesia Business and Human Rights Working Group may help advance implementation of the Guiding Principles and requirements for such initiatives to be effective.

3. The assignment
This study will be conduct by external consultant. The Oxfam will provide technical support for the analysis of the data. The consultant will be responsible for the design and implementation of the study and survey instrument, analytical framework, recommendations, and reporting the results. The assignment with the consultant will take place between third week of June 2016, and the final report should be delivered by August 2016.

4. Field work
The contractor will describe:

  • The timing, workplan, and expected duration of field work;
  • Team composition, including the number and profile of persons;
  • Plans for monitoring data collection and field work supervision, as well as plans for handling questionnaires for data entry;
  • Fieldwork logistics.

4. Supervision
The contractor will work under the supervision of Oxfam. It will report on regularly basis to Oxfam Senior MONEV and Project Manager for Business and Human Rights.

5. Expected results
The Consultant will be responsible for hiring, supervising and coordinating national staff who will carry out the following tasks:

  • Design and implement a quantitative survey with particularly FGD activity on the implementation of UNGP Business and Human Rights in Indonesia;
  • Collect and develop a simple database of target groups with coordination with APINDO, KADIN, IGCN, RSPO and IBHRWG;
  • Design the sample taking into account the target groups;
  • Draft the questionnaire taking into account the project indicators and logframe, in consultation with Oxfam;
  • Train the interviewers;
  • Run a pilot test with minimum 2 each of target groups and share the result with Oxfam and make changes in the questionnaire and sampling if necessary;
  • Collect the data (national level and 2 targeted provinces (field visit);
  • Enter, clean, and analyse the data according as agreed by Oxfam;
  • Work jointly with the Oxfam to analyse the data and write an analytical report to present the results of the research.

The contractor will deliver the following, in Bahasa Indonesia and English:

  • A detailed work plan with team composition and required budget;
  • Draft and then final instruments for the baseline study;
  • A copy of the full raw research results containing the data collected (without the full identity of the respondents if necessary);
  • A first draft of the baseline study report presenting all agreed informations;
  • A final report for the baseline study incorporating any suggestions and modifications suggested by the Oxfam;
  • The Contractor may ask for technical support from the Oxfam.

6. Application procedure
The Oxfam invites non-profit research institutes or individual consultant to submit a 4 (four) page concept note detailing:

  • A research methodology and sample size of required target groups;
  • A research methodology to be used for key informants;
  • Sections of a possible research instrument to be used with key informants;
  • A proposed strategy to reach respondents;
  • Proposed workplan in weeks, accompanied by a budget (fee and all out of pocket expenses) and staffing proposal.

The concept note should make clear the individual or organization’s capacity to manage baseline study and focus group discussions, and analysis of baseline study results.

In addition to the concept note, please submit CVs for each of the proposed research team.

Submitted proposals will be evaluated by the Oxfam, which reserves the right of recourse to external experts for assistance in its evaluation of the proposals. The Oxfam may accept or reject any proposal without any obligation of justification, bearing in mind the interest of the Oxfam.

Submitted proposals will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience in effective coordination and implementation of baseline study (at least 2 past studies in general and at least 1 related to relevant subject matters);
  • Expertise and experience (at least 5 years) in designing research questionnaires, running focus group discussions, and collecting and analysing data;
  • Overall quality of the application including strategic approach, workplan, budget as well as plausibility of schedule, comprehensiveness, writing style and analytical ability;
  • Proposed team structure, size, and composition;
  • Estimate budget allocation for overall assignments: IDR 150,000,000,-.

Proposal should be submitted electronically by Saturday,18 June 2016 at the latest to jakarta@oxfam.org.uk with Baseline Survey Consultant as the subject of your email. For any further information and queries please email to Sinthia Harkrisnowo, Project Manager Business and Human Rights sharkrisnowo@oxfam.org.uk.

7. Terms and Conditions

  • The baseline study will start no later than 26 June 2016 and should be completed no later than 26 August 2016
  • Payments will be made in accordance with Oxfam rules and regulations, including a first payment of 30% upon receipt of the finalized research instrument and sampling methodology; a second payment of 30% upon receipt of the raw research results; and a third and final payment of 40% against receipt of the final report to the satisfaction of the Oxfam.
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