Bid Announcement for Youth Survey, Youth Focus Groups and Employer Survey
Location: Java and Papua
Period of performance: October – December 2017
The USAID Mitra Kunci Initiative is a five-year, $22.8 million, USAID-funded program that promotes more inclusive economic growth by improving access to workforce and entrepreneurial skills for poor and vulnerable youth. Mitra Kunci provides Indonesia-led project implementers and workforce stakeholders with technical support, connections, and platforms to help build a more robust and responsive workforce development ecosystem. In addition to management support, capacity building, and coordination, Mitra Kunci technical assistance includes identifying, piloting, and scaling new workforce development approaches and innovations. The ultimate goal of Mitra Kunci and USAID/Indonesia’s inclusive workforce development project (KUNCI) is to equip and connect 200,000 poor and vulnerable young Indonesians with learning and livelihood opportunities.
Mitra Kunci seeks a qualified company to conduct  Youth Survey & Youth Focus Groups and  Employer Survey as part of a Labor Market Demand and Supply Study the results of which will Mitra Kunci, USAID/Indonesia, and the Government of Indonesia with an integrated analysis of projected entry-level opportunities for youth, labor market information dissemination by employers and consumption by poor and vulnerable youth, use of workforce preparation programs by poor and vulnerable youth, skills gaps among poor and vulnerable youth applicants as perceived by employers, and alignment of current workforce training programs with employers’ needs.
To meet the qualification to conduct the two surveys, the firm/s must demonstrate:
- at least 10 years of corporate experience conducting surveys, and at least two years of experience conducting digital data collection;
- past experience conducting research with private and state-owned corporations;
- experience working across Java, Papua, and West Papua, and demonstrate sufficient operational and logistical support to manage multiple enumerator teams working simultaneously in different locations;
- an ability to train and quickly mobilize a large number of experienced enumerators and data collection supervisors.