Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

Consultant for Developing Stories of Change for the SWITCH Asia Local Harvest Project

Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial or Humanist and Social Innovation Foundation is an affiliated organization of Hivos. Currently, we are looking for a candidate to fill the position of Consultant for Developing Stories of Change for the SWITCH Asia Local Harvest Project.


The SWITCH Asia Local Harvest project aims to promote a switch to sustainable consumption and production of green, healthy, fair, and local food by consumers and MSMEs for achieving a sustainable food system in Indonesia. The project is implemented in 14 districts and 5 cities in 10 provinces in Indonesia over a period of four (4) years commencing March 1, 2018. It is supported by the European Union and implemented by a consortium consisting of Hivos, The Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN), Association for Assistance to Women in Small Businesses (ASPPUK), Non-Timber Forest Product Exchange Program (NTFP-EP) Indonesia, and WWF Indonesia.

The specific objective of the project is to stimulate a significant shift in consumption patterns towards sustainable and ethically sourced food products in Indonesia through increased knowledge and awareness of consumers about the impacts of their food choices; increased capacities of food MSMEs and producers – including women and indigenous people – to penetrate markets and a favorable policy environment for the uptake of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) practices in the food sector.


In its final year of implementation, the Local Harvest project intends to develop stories of change to document how the project has contributed to change within the lives of its targeted beneficiaries, or to other forms of change such as practices or organizational changes, including testimonials from relevant target group or stakeholders who are involved in the implementation. These stories of change will be used not only for donor reporting purposes but also for publication, support lobby, and advocacy, and further fundraising activities.

Scope of Work

The consultant is expected to:

  • Review relevant documents related to the Local Harvest project
  • Discuss with the project team to select and decide what changes occurred during the project period to be documented, as well as agreed on the content and format of the stories of change
  • Conduct Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) or in-depth interviews with relevant parties (target group, implementing partners, stakeholders, etc.) to collect information as a basis for developing the stories of change
  • Develop five stories of change-based information collected during FGDs and interviews using the agreed format. Each story of change should be a maximum of five pages and developed in two versions: Bahasa Indonesia and English
  • Include gender analysis in the documentation whenever possible.

Format and Content of the Stories of Change

The format and content of the stories of change to be further discussed and agreed with the Local Harvest project team:

  • The title or headline of the story of change
  • Introduction/context
  • The situation
    • The situation prior to the activity or change being described
    • The particular challenges faced by the target group, project, organization or stakeholders
    • What the project is (or was) trying to achieve, and what actions are being taken (or have been taken) to achieve it
  • The change(s)
    • The change(s) that have been realized
    • Whether they were planned or unplanned; positive or negative
    • The evidence that shows what changes (if any) have occurred
  • Analysis
    • The significance of the changes (or activities carried out)
    • The key factors that made the changes happen
    • An indication of what other factors/efforts may also have influenced the changes
    • Gender analysis (whenever possible)
    • The potential long-term implications (for people’s lives, organizations, policies etc.)
    • An indication of how sustainable any changes are likely to be
  • Lessons and recommendations
    • Changes in intervention design that might be made to improve matters
    • Lessons for other organizations working in similar areas or sectors of work
  • Other
    • Photographs that could help show the activities carried out or changes realized (from Local Harvest project and partners)
    • Video or other media links that could be embedded into the story (from Local Harvest project and partners)
    • Direct quotes or testimonials that could help add emotional context or bring the story of change to life.


Five stories of change, each story is developed in Bahasa Indonesia and English in electronic version in relevant Microsoft Office format.

Timeframe and Budget

The assignment is expected to be completed by 30 December 2021. The proposed maximum budget for the entire assignment should be in net amount. In addition, we will cover communication costs for all FGD participants based on the project’s standards and policy.

Consultant Qualification

The following are the selection criteria for the consultant:

  • Solid experience and proven track record in developing stories of change
  • Excellent writing skills both in Bahasa Indonesia and English
  • Have familiarity in issues related to Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) and/or Food System
  • Have sufficient knowledge about gender

Expression of Interest

The expression of interest should contain a financial quotation and work plan. A financial quotation should be submitted in IDR including tax.

Interested candidates are requested to submit an electronic copy of their expression of interest/proposal to [email protected] with cc to [email protected] no later than 30 September, 2021

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