SNV Netherlands Development Job Consultant: Behavior Change Communication - Lampung, Indonesian

Position TitleBehavior Change Communication Consultant

Type of ContractConsultancy (short term period)
LocationLampung Province
Maximum working day60 days
Contract DurationAs soon as possible
Closing Date17 February 2017

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a not-for-profit international development organization founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago. It has built a long-term, local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America working with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services - empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development. Using market based approaches, SNV is committed to reducing poverty by catalysing environmentally sustainable solutions for the poor in agriculture, energy, water & sanitation, and climate change.

The Supporting STBM in Lampung Rural Sanitation & Hygiene Programme By the end of 2015, still 51 million Indonesians practiced open defecation (JMP, 2015). In that same year alone, more than 60.000 Indonesian children died from poor sanitation related diseases, while stunting, another poor sanitation related condition, afflicted 37% of children under 5, limiting their physical and intellectual development for life (UNICEF, 2015). WSP (2013) research revealed that Indonesia's poor sanitation conditions annually cost the country 2.3% of its GDP.

To address the sanitation challenge, Indonesia's National Government developed a specific programme promoting sanitation access country wide, the Community Based Total Sanitation Programme, STBM in Indonesian. The STBM programme gained additional traction with Presidential Decree (185/14) on Sanitation Provision Acceleration that declared universal access to sanitation as a national target to be met by 2019, eleven years ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals deadline.

The STBM programme is a non-subsidised, behaviour change driven, community wide sanitation approach. It promotes community-wide achievement of five hygiene behaviours (pillars): (1) Stop open defecation, (2) Hand washing with soap, (3) Safe handling of drinking water and food, (4) Safe management of solid waste, (5) Safe management of domestic liquid waste.

SNV, in partnership with The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, is supporting the Local Governments of three Districts in the Lampung Province (Lampung Selatan, Pringsewu and Tanggamus) to implement the STBM programme at scale and with quality. The "Supporting STBM in Lampung Province" is focus on strengthening the capacities of local stakeholders, including Government agencies, private sector and local CSOs in areas such as steering of demand creation activities, development of a sanitation market, testing of technological options for specific groups, integration of school sanitation and proper phasing of behavioural change communication, also for Hand Washing with Soap.

Hand Washing with Soap (HWWS) at critical times is arguably one of the most complex behavior change challenges. According to SNV's baseline data for the three project locations (SNV, 2014), in 2014 only 12% of the population practiced HWWS. Though the Supporting STBM in Lampung programme was able to increase that percentage to 35% in 2016, the programme is currently seeking to increase the achievement to at least 50%. Out of the many strategies that can be used to encourage HWWS, mobilizing local cultural narratives and artistic traditions is one of the most effective and sustainable ones.

To support the delivery of the HHWS promotion component of the STBM in Lampung programme, SNV is looking for a short term consultant, experienced in social transformation through art and sanitation and hygiene issues.

Scope of Work and Outputs
In the context of the Rural Sanitation programme "Supporting STBM in Lampung Province", the short term consultancy position entails the following responsibilities:


  • Design a sustainable intervention strategy to promote HHWS that is embedded in the traditional narratives and cultural expressions of the populations of Lampung Selatan and Pringsewu and based on scientifically acknowledged triggers for behavior change
  • Manage and oversee the implementation of the HHWS strategy, including train and guide relevant stakeholders in the process (cultural groups, community leaders, LG staff) and results monitoring for the introduction of corrective measures if needed
  • Document and report the intervention, highlighting lessons learned and providing recommendations to improve, replicate and scale up.

  • One intervention plan (with detailed outputs, costs, relevant stakeholders, timeline and monitoring measures) for HHWS promotion that is embedded in the traditional narratives and cultural expressions of the populations of Lampung Selatan and Pringsewu and based on scientifically acknowledged triggers for behavior change
  • One sustainable, locally owned intervention for HHWS delivered according to plan
  • One report detailing the intervention conducted, lessons learned and recommendations to improve, replicate and scale up recommendations. Evidence of the activities conducted and products developed is to be attached.
Time schedule and Level of Effort
The consultancy is to start in February 2017. The estimated LoE is 60 days divided as follows: 

  • Output A: 5 days
  • Output B: 50 days
  • Output C: 5 days

Consultant's profile

  • Proved experienced in conducting/promoting social change through art
  • Sound knowledge of Indonesia's diverse cultural contexts. Specific experience in the targeted areas is a plus.
  • Demonstrated expertise in mobilizing, coordinating and training different types of stakeholders, notably local cultural groups and LG staff
  • Demonstrated expertise in delivering complex assignments within the agreed timeframe and budget. Previous experiences with international development partners is a plus
  • Fluent in Indonesian and in English
  • Ability to process complex information in writing format and to provide critical insights based on evidence.
Duty Station
Lampung province, mobility is expected between the districts of Lampung Selatan and Pringsewu. Coordination meetings with SNV will take place in Jakarta (Kemang).

How to apply
Please submit the following documents:

  • Motivation letter highlighting key competences according to the requirements
  • Recent Curriculum Vitae
  • Price proposal (daily rate)

These documents should be submitted in electronically to with deadline for submission is February 17th 2017 with subject "BCC Consultant".