Request for Quotation – Short-Term Consultant International News

12 January, 2022


The Australia-Indonesia Partnership Towards an Inclusive Society (AIPTIS) is a $75 million, 5-year investment (2020-25), funded by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), that will contribute to the broader development goal of ”Leaving No One Behind”. AIPTIS is working to ensure that marginalised people participate in and benefit from Indonesia’s socio-cultural, economic, and political development.

To support the implementation of the Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) strategy and approaches and strengthen the capacity of AIPTIS’ staff and partners in the integration of GEDSI and intersectionality in all AIPTIS processes, systems, operations and programming, AIPTIS is seeking one (1) GEDSI Consultant/International Expert who will work closely with one other GEDSI consultant/National Expert to assist with the development of a GEDSI and Intersectionality Toolkit, including tools and technical guidance.

Under the coordination of the AIPTIS GEDSI Senior Adviser, the International and National Consultants/Experts will work together and bring their own unique experiences and expertise, including international and national lessons learned and best practices. The Toolkit will be developed in a highly participatory and inclusive manner, through close consultations with AIPTIS and partners, including CSOs, government and DFAT. The Lead Consultant (International), with support from the National Expert, will be responsible for the overall strategic and technical direction and leadership of the assigned tasks and will ensure that all agreed tasks and deliverables are completed to a high standard and in a timely manner.


AIPTIS continues Australia’s support to Indonesia’s prosperity, building on advancements in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment, social inclusion, and civil society strengthening. This includes experience and lessons working in community-driven development, civil society programs, women’s empowerment, and inclusive development programs – most recently through the MAMPU and Peduli Programs. It also builds on decades of work by Indonesian CSOs and social movements, including the women’s movement to advance GEDSI.

AIPTIS supports the shared policy priorities of the Government of Indonesia (GoI) and the Government of Australia (GoA). It is aligned with Pillar One of the Indonesia- Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, and the associated Plan of Action, which commits to cooperation to “address poverty and inequality, promote women’s leadership and empowerment on disability-inclusive development; the Stability Pillar of the Australia-Indonesia COVID-19 Development Response Plan; and the GoI Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN IV 2020-2024). AIPTIS supports the RPJMN agenda of “enhancing the quality and competitiveness of human resources”, and specifically the RPJMN’s Gender Equality and Women Empowerment policy and its Social Inclusion policy direction. It also supports Indonesia’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the call to “Leave no one behind” in development, while responding to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the disproportionate socio-economic impacts on women and communities experiencing marginalisation as well as the potential threats posed to civil society spaces.

To Apply

  • Quotations should be submitted to AIPTIS by email to by January 24, 2022, at 11:59pm local time (WIB).
  • Please refer to the attached Terms  of Reference (TOR) for our quotation submission.
  • Please put “AIPTIS STC: GEDSI & Intersectionality Toolkit” in the email subject line.
  • We thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.
  • Any questions or request for clarification related to this RFQ could be addressed by email to: Maria Tri Wahyuarsi, Senior Procurement & Risk Management Officer, email:

To download the full version of the RFQ and Terms of Reference, click here.

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