GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR IMPROVED NUTRITION JOB VACANCIES 2020
Today, over 50% of the population lives in urban areas. It is estimated that by 2050 the world’s urban population will reach 65%. Indonesia is also experiencing rapid urbanization with the people living in urban areas increased from 50 million people in 1970 to 135,6 million people or 53,1% in 2015. By 2045, it is estimated that 67% of Indonesia’s 319 million population will live in cities (Bappenas, 2018). Urbanisation contributes to shifts in lifestyle, consumption patterns and economic activities, which may lead to adverse outcomes in poor diet and nutrition. Indonesia faces double burden of nutrition which disproportionally affect vulnerable citizens of Indonesia (National Food Security Council, 2019). In 2018 National survey found 30% children under five is stunting, and number of obese is also Increase from 2.5 % to 4.8% among children at 13 – 15 ages (Riskesdas, 2018).
In 2017, the Government issued Presidential Regulation No. 83 on Food and Nutrition Policy and Strategy (KSPG) and instructed National, Provincial, and City/District governments to develop Food and Nutrition Action Plan. This Decree was reinforced with Ministerial Decree of Bappenas No. 1/2018 requesting all level of governments to develop Food and Nutrition Action Plan and include monitoring framework of food system in their Local Medium-Term Development Plan. There is a delink between policy and practice.
The Indonesian Government has committed to adopting UN Habitat’s New Urban Agenda, which includes sustainable food production and consumption. However, the commitment has not been technically translated into policy and action plan. The food system planning is not listed as a component of current urban development planning in Indonesia (National Plan Urban Development, 2020-2024).
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the United Nations in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both government and business, GAIN aims to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people, especially the most vulnerable. One of GAIN Program in Indonesia is Urban Governance for Nutrition (UGN). GAIN defines Urban Governance for Nutrition is the process of making and implementing decisions that shape sustainable food systems to deliver better nutrition for people in cities. The UGN project has strategy and activities to produce a set of better policy, rules, process, organization, and culture, in managing safe and nutritious food security in cities.
In 2018 – 2020, GAIN, along with other actors in the food system, supports Surabaya government to facilitate development of local action plan for food and nutrition, and improve food information system. The system provision government with the real-time market situation such food distribution, stock availability and price volatility. This initiative needs to be adjusted to be adoptable for many cities and it will also support National Government to advance the National food system as the important component of the urban development plan. To recognize the new initiative of UGN project, GAIN will collaborate with the selected potential consultant to develop the roadmap of urban governance for food systems. The roadmap has to present the existing policies and initiative of the urban food system and city development system, come up with the new initiative of city food planning involve the multi-stakeholder across both system in its development process.
The objective of the collaboration is to support GAIN Indonesia to develop a coordinated and equitable approach for optimising urban food system in Indonesia.
To aim the objective, the contractor will implement four activities, are:
- Conduct a landscape study to find the gap of the existing food system intervention and policies in Indonesia by identifying: 1) the current status of how food systems are considered in urban development planning in Indonesia (including new cities yet to be built and in existing cities), 2) evaluation of relevant urban development and food systems policies from other countries which could be adapted to Indonesia 3) existing urban development activities which may be relevant to food system advocacy e.g. New Urban Agenda, UN-Habitat, and 4) the food system and urban planning actors include their role, contribution, initiative, and behavior with regard to urban food systems and urban development system at national and city level. The landscape study will be completed with a literature review to obtain the integrated urban food system and urban development system benchmark. One city will be selected for gaining information about cities’ policies and interventions. Study result will come up with the recommendation for the future initiative.
- Build a strategic alliance with a diverse range of stakeholders across the urban food system and urban development system. Prior to establishing the alliance, the contracted partner will carry out a stakeholder mapping using the landscape study result from task one. Given urban food systems planning is not yet developed in Indonesia stakeholder mapping and consultation will also need to include stakeholders from outside Indonesia who can share experiences. The stakeholders will be involved in the thematic webinars to increase their understanding of the critical food system for an urban plan, provide ideas for new concept or model of the integrated urban food system and development system, and improve their commitment to contribute to the advocacy process for enhancing the food system in Indonesia.
- Develop a road map comprises the recommendation for policy and intervention to optimizes the future inclusion of food systems in planning in Indonesia. The road map will be developed by using the landscape result and accommodate stakeholder ideas. And it should be linked with the National Development Policy requiring the contracted agency to consult with relevant government bodies on how to effectively integrate the ideas of the proposed roadmap into existing policies and processes and additional coordination of government departments and stakeholders that may be required.
- A policy assessment report comprising the synthesis of existing and potential policies and interventions for integrating food systems into development planning in Indonesia (including new cities yet to be built and in existing cities), at national and city level, including smart initiatives, and the current regulatory frameworks as per the working description above.
- Stakeholder engagement report comprises the results of stakeholder mapping, stakeholder analysis on the role and interest, private sector engagement and proceedings of thematic webinar.
- Launch of food system and urban planner alliance endorsed by Bappenas.
- A road map document for improving food systems integration into planning comprises policies gap, synthesis of strategic interventions and potential technical assistance, facilitation and collaboration in urban food systems and planning.
Applicants are required to provide GAIN with a detailed fee proposal, including the number of days of work projected and the daily rate. The final fee will have to be approved by GAIN prior to starting the project.
The collaboration will be started in late December 2020. The contracted agency is expected to complete all works by 31 May 2021.
CONTACT AND SUBMISSION
Submission: Please submit your proposal to GAIN (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) with the Subject line “Developing A Road Map for Improving Urban Governance” by 26 November 2020. The proposal should include: ‐ Your understanding about the concept and the work, ‐ Personnel background, ‐ Budget, and ‐ Work experience (similar experience is highly appreciated). For more information, please contact Meytha Nurani (email@example.com).