Request for Proposals For Community-LED Participatory Research Waste And Water Management Study In Makassar

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is a health care consulting and research organization dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities in the U.S. and around the world. JSI leads the Building Healthy Cities project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project embeds a health equity focus into city policies, planning, and services while improving data flow for existing Smart Cities in four countries, including in Makassar, Indonesia. Health and Smart Cities planning are related; decisions about environment, sanitation, and other sectors can have a major impact on health. When this decision-making is harmonized, it can improve the health of all citizens.
The Building Healthy Cities project is soliciting proposals from interested organizations or individual consultants to field a community-led participatory research study on the community-level waste and water management systems in Makassar. This citizen-led study will first quantify the issue and its effects on maternal and child health; define the critical components that a program would need to be acceptable to citizens; and assess how livelihoods and behaviors would/could be adjusted to support the requested programs.

Specific Scope of Work Activities in Makassar

  1. Develop overall plan with BHC.
  2. Review secondary data and develop survey tools and training materials.
  3. Identify, recruit, and train citizen enumerators in focus communities.
  4. Complete data collection, including data quality checks and follow up validation with community
    focus groups.
  5. Conduct rapid analysis for themes in survey data, and co-analyze individual neighborhood results
    with enumerators.
  6. Train focus communities on advocacy methods using their own data.
  7. Coordinate/facilitate community meetings to hold discussions needed for BHC to develop a
    prototype of a sustainable waste water management program with citizen enumerators for
    presentation to the city.
  8. Develop final products summarizing findings, with BHC.

Application Instructions
As a USAID-funded project, the Building Healthy Cities project is subject to applicable Federal regulations and provisions. Organizations or individual consultants that are interested in receiving the full RFP should submit an email to with the email subject line “Request for RFP: BHC/RFP/2021/01.”

RFP No.: BHC/RFP/2021/01
Issuance Date: 9th July 2021
Questions Due Date: 16th July 2021
Proposal Due Date: 23rd July 2021