Reducing risk and supporting recovery to COVID-19 at community level in Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) Province

The SIAP SIAGA program was launched in November 2019 and is a five-year Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) funded program working with the Government of Indonesia to strengthen disaster management in Indonesia and engagement between Australia and Indonesia on disaster management in the wider region.

The Government of Australia is working in partnership with the Government of Indonesia to support Indonesia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has included support to healthcare through the provision of vaccines and equipment for example but also through complementary assistance for community level management of risk reduction and case handling. In September 2021 the Government of Australia announced an additional package of AUD 13 million to complement existing support to COVID-19 activities. This includes funding for the mobilization of support for CSOs through the DFAT funded SIAP SIAGA program in its four target provinces of Bali, East Java, East Nusa Tenggara, and West Nusa Tenggara specifically for mobilization of volunteers to support testing, tracking and tracking and vaccination, risk communication and livelihood support.

The specific objectives expected from this RFP in NTT province are:

  • Improved management of COVID-19 in selected tourism village (desa wisata) within targeted districts through strengthening of a crowd sourcing and community based COVID-19 monitoring application
  • Strengthened livelihood and economic recovery of COVID-19 affected communities particularly within the worst affected tourism villages

The RFP is to cover project implementation in NTT Province within the following districts or cities:

  • Kota Kupang
  • Kabupaten Kupang
  • Kabupaten Rote Ndao
  • Kabupaten Manggarai Barat
  • Kabupaten Sumba Timur

Projects of a duration of up to nine months with a budget range of between IDR 2 (two) billion to IDR 3 (three) billion will be considered. It is encouraged within this RFP for organisations to work together under a consortium and to show clear management of the consortium in the proposal. Detail of program design will be further discussed with the selected partner(s) to ensure alignment to SIAP SIAGA’s overall program direction. Payment schedules and grants terms of payments will be discussed and agreed with successful applicants in the final stage of the selection process.

Applicants may propose co-funding and/or in-kind contributions, but this is not a requirement. However, selected applicants need to provide proof that there is no duplication of funding from different donor(s) for similar project/activities in the same target area or beneficiaries or declare any potential duplication of funding from other donor(s) prior to the signing of the contract.

It is anticipated that up to 2 (two) proposals may be supported through this mechanism.




Indonesia (Nusa Tenggara Timur Province)

Closing date:
17 November 2021