Oxfam in Indonesia Calls for Proposal - Consultancy: Gender Transformative & Responsible Agribusiness Investments in SEA 2


Consultancy: Gender Transformative & Responsible Agribusiness Investments in SEA 2 (1519)

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The GRAISEA 2 Programme (1 Aug 2018 – 31 July 2023) is a joint initiative led by Oxfam GB, Oxfam Novib, Oxfam US and Oxfam Sweden, with a total budget of USD 12 million. The programme operates at Asia regional level and in five countries in Asia - Cambodia, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam.


Drawing on progress and lessons from the first phase, GRAISEA 2 aims to transform opportunities for marginalised women and men in the agriculture sector in Asia by acting as a catalyst for the emergence of inclusive value chains and responsible business models that respect human rights and drive women’s economic empowerment (WEE) and climate change resilience (CCR).


In four countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Pakistan), the GRAISEA 2 Programme engages with a wide range of market actors in the rice and shrimp value chains for the empowerment of smallholder farmers and their producer groups, and policy and practice change in businesses, multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs) and governments. In the Philippines, the project focuses on business engagement and national policy for inclusive business.


At regional level, the programme works on policy engagement on Business and Human Rights, Inclusive Business and Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) in The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and on policies and practices change of global sectoral MSIs.


The GRAISEA Programme Management Unit (PMU), with country teams, regional partners and Oxfam advisors are planning an external impact evaluation, which will include evaluation of the five country projects in Cambodia, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Vietnam and the regional components (ASEAN and global MSI engagement) of the programme.


The Pakistan project ended on 31 July 2022 and its external final evaluation was already carried out in April to July 2022. However, additional data collection and validation will be required in this impact evaluation to enhance the quality of the Pakistan project final evaluation.


Scope of work


The assignment for the consultants’ team will include design of data collection methods and tools, data collection in five countries and at regional level, data analysis, production of a final report, and validation workshops. The evaluation report will consist of a main evaluation report and 2-4 pages of summary for each of the five country projects and for the regional component as annexes.


The assignment is expected to take a maximum of 60 days spread within a period of 14 weeks although payment is based on deliverables not number of days. It will commence in February 2023, with data collection in March and a final report to be presented by mid-May 2023.


The consultant(s)/ consultancy team will be required to conduct the activities described below and will report directly to the consultancy management team:


  • Conduct a comprehensive review of programme documentation
  • Design data collection methods and tools for the evaluations
  • Present the findings of the programme documentation review, data collection strategy and sampling strategy with detailed timeframe for the evaluation, finalised data collection tools, list of stakeholders in the form of inception report
  • Organise the logistical arrangements necessary to carry out field work. Proposals should outline where Oxfam should support on this
  • After approval of the inception report by the consultancy management team, conduct data collection according to approved data collection strategy
  • Submit a draft evaluation report
  • Based on the feedback from the evaluation management team, re-assess findings and, if necessary, conduct additional data collection to fill any outstanding information gaps
  • Design and deliver an online validation workshop for the programme team
  • Submit a final evaluation report
  • Deliver an online presentation for the programme team and key stakeholders based on the final report
  • Hand over all raw data and data analysis files to Oxfam
  • Attend weekly brief evaluation management check-ins online with the consultancy management team


What we are looking for


The successful team will be selected based on the following criteria:



  • Demonstrable experience (at least 6 years) evaluating economic development programmes (at least one member should have at least 6 years of relevant experience), preferably market system development work in Asia, particularly in the project countries
  • Demonstrable experience (at least 6 years) of evaluating or managing ’women’s economic empowerment and/ or gender transformative programmes (at least one member should have at least 6 years of relevant experience)
  • Proven experience evaluating large-scale multi-country programmes
  • Demonstrable experience of producing high-quality, credible evaluations
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills in English and ability to write concise, readable and analytical reports.




  • A team consisting of members based in each of the five project countries OR having relevant experience and good understanding of context in each of the five project countries
  • Demonstrable experience working with or evaluating agriculture projects, particularly rice and shrimp sectors
  • Demonstrable experience working with/evaluating policy influencing work in Asia, particularly in the project countries
  • Fluency in local languages of the project countries among team members.


Please see attached ToRs for further details.


Our values and commitment to safeguarding


Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.


The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.


All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


How to apply 


Applicants should apply as a team, desirably consisting of members based in each of the five project countries OR having relevant experience and good understanding of context in each of the five project countries (however not a must for the application). It is required, however, to specify in the technical and financial proposals how the team will be fulfilling the assignment in the given locations. The management team of the consultancy will consist of the Team Lead, MEL specialist and MEL advisor of GRAISEA 2.


Applications should be submitted to graisea_pmu@oxfam.org.uk by 22nd Jan. 2023Submissions should include:

  1. around one-page expression of interest detailing relevant experience and how your team meets the required qualifications, skills and capacities.
  2. a technical proposal of maximum five pages detailing understanding of the assignment, suggested evaluation approaches, methodologies, tools and sampling approaches,
  3. composition of consultants’ team and their roles and responsibilities for the evaluation
  4. detailed timetable or carrying out the task within the overall timeframe suggested in the deliverables table below.
  5. detailed financial proposal providing the total budget required for carrying out the task, with a breakdown per activity, including but not limited to consultant’s daily rate, travel and commuting expenses, costs related to data collection such as daily fees and training costs for supervisor/ enumerator teams, communications, translation, transcriptions, software licenses and office materials, all tax inclusive.
  6. CVs of all consultants in the consultants’ team.
  7. sample of previous, similar evaluation reports conducted by the team of bidders.


About us


Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.


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  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
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