The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby invites you to submit a Proposal for the Youth Behavioral Study for UNDP Parliament Project/Youth-Parliament Engagement Initiative in Timor-Leste.
Scope of Work
UNDP, on behalf of the National Parliament of Timor-Leste, is therefore seeking to hire a qualified company to carry out the assignment to develop a comprehensive study on youth behaviour, understanding how UNDP and the Parliament can reach and engage youth more effectively and systematically and how UNDP can use these insights in the future to help change young people’s behaviour towards constructive engagement and participation in parliamentary and government processes.
Based on a co-creation process for creative problem-solving and engaging the target audiences, UNDP and other relevant stakeholders in different moments, this assignment’s objectives are to:
- Develop a full report with main findings, conclusions, and further recommendations regarding youth behaviour.
- Develop a actionable “map” (TBD) on how to reach and engage the youth, outreach channels, contexts, moments, subjects, initiatives, contents, motivational messages, visual codes and trends to assist UNDP and Parliament in improving its outreach and engagement with the youth in Timor-Leste in a more efficient and systematic way.
- Propose concrete ideas for behavioural change experiments toward increased young people’s constructive engagement in public affairs and participation in parliamentary processes.
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The selected company will map the current stage of engagement and communication initiatives, by researching and interviewing UNDP leadership, project managers and other staff. This map will help draft the next stages of the process, more specifically the co-creation scripts for workshops to be held with the youth, and the co-creation session with UNDP, where a presentation of the key takeaways of the process and other conclusions and questions will be made. Subsequently, the company will develop a final map on how to reach and engage the youth and will present it to a smaller group, responsible for managing the “reaching the youth” project and decision makers, and also to all UNDP members that participated in the project. The contractor will also propose concrete ideas for behavioural change experiments toward increased young people’s constructive engagement in public affairs and participation in parliamentary processes.
The expected outputs and deliverables are outlined in the table:
- Output 1: Research and assessment; interviews
- Gather info on the past and current state of engagement and communication initiatives, and any related reports on its efficiency, in addition to existing studies about the target audience.
- Individual interviews with UNDP leadership, projects’ managers (Spotlight, Parliament, Elections and Accelerator Lab) and personnel with communication duties. These interviews serve the purpose of gathering and consolidating different internal views and experiences around the same challenge.
- Output 2: Two co-creation workshops with the youth.
- The co-creation sessions will each focus on a specific target group – urban and rural – delivered in their respective locations. The sessions will be either half- day (4h) or full day (8h), and engage a diverse range of participants (TBD) ensuring representation in terms of gender, age, education, social status, etc. The sessions are participatory by nature and aim to identify and unveil key insights into youth’s engagement barriers and preferences, to further help on solving this challenge.
- Output 3: Co-creation session with UNDP
- The session will be delivered in location (TBD) with an estimated duration between half-day (4h minimum) and full-day (8h maximum). Participants (up to 24) should include the interviewees as well as other stakeholders, if relevant for the process. This session’s program includes:
- Presentation of key takeaways from the beginning of the process until this moment: from the interviews to the co-creation workshops with the youth. Other conclusions, questions and opportunities unveiled during the research stage.
- Co-create solutions to solve the challenge.
- Output 4: Developing project deliverables – presenting results
- Developing a full report including a “map” on how to reach and engage the youth, covering not only channels but also contexts, moments, subjects, initiatives, contents, visual codes and (potentially) trends to assist UNDP in improving its reach and engagement with youth in Timor Leste in a more efficient and systematic way. The report should also include concrete ideas for behavioural change experiments toward increased young people’s constructive engagement in public affairs and participation in parliamentary processes.
Qualifications of the Successful Company Experience:
- Proven experience in developing co-creation processes with both the target audiences and the leading organizations.
- Experience in conducting behavioral studies;
- International experience in strategic development of engagement plans.
- At least 3 years of relevant experience in the sector of development;
- Should have experience in conducting interviews, project monitoring, preparing reports, consolidating information and data;
- Proficiency in written English;
- Country experience in Timor-Leste or this region will be considered as asset.
For more information, visit https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=96229