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The Micronutrient Initiative (MI) , organisasi nirlaba yang berbasis di Otawa, Canada bekerja sama dengan Pemerintah Propinsi Jawa Tengah dan Propinsi Jawa Timur untuk Pelaksanaan Program Percepatan Pencapaian Konsumsi Garam Beryodium untuk Semua (KGBS). Untuk mendukung kegiatan KGBS dimaksud, untuk masing-masing propinsi dibutuhkan seorang:

Petugas Pendamping Lapangan Program KGBS

(Salt Extender)
Dengan Persyaratan: Pendidikan minimal Diploma 3, Teknik Kimia, Teknik Mesin, atau Teknik Industri, mampu mengoperasikan komputer dan internet, bersedia melakukan perjalanan dengan intensitas tinggi, domisili di Kabupaten Pati atau Rembang untuk petugas pendamping Propinsi Jawa Tengah dan Surabaya untuk Propinsi Jawa Timur, diutamakan yang mempunyai pengalaman pada industri garam,. Untuk informasi lebih lanjut mengenai lingkup pekerjaan dapat mengakses: http://www.scribd.com/doc/57732072/TOR-for-East-andCentral-Java-Province-Salt-Extender Bagi yang berminat dan memenuhi persyaratan dapat menyampaikan surat lamaran melalui email ke rjafar@micronutrient.org dgn mencantumkan subyek TG utk posisi petugas pendamping Jawa Tengah dan TM utk Jawa Timur. Atau melalui pos pos/kurir didalam amplop tertutup

Terms of Reference Salt Extender for East Java and Central Java Province

1. Background Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) remains a significant public health problem in over 50 countries. Over one and a half billion people worldwide are still not consuming adequately iodized salt and are, as a result, not protected against IDD. About 86.5 million of the Indonesian population is at risk for iodine deficiency disorders. Although national coverage of iodized salt at the household level had achieved 92% in 2008 (National Health Survey/RISKEDAS, 2008), the coverage of adequately iodized salt (above 30 parts per million) has decreased from 73% in 2005 to 63% in 2008. It is clear that salt processing industries contribute significantly to this risk. In Indonesia, most of the salt is supplied by a multitude of small, competing 20,000 salt farmers in many districts spread throughout 17,500 islands in the country. Salts producing area are concentrated in Java. East Java is the major salt producing province (61%), followed by Central Java (14%) and West Java (9%). Of about 304 processors, only 11 processors (4%) are categorized as large salts processors, the rest 293 Industries (96%) are small and medium processors. These small and medium processors share about 40% of national iodized salts production. Most of these small and medium processors are located in Central and East Java Province. There are 53 small salt iodization processors (SIPs) from 12 districts/city within East Java Province and 69 SIPs from 3 district/city within Central Java Province. While the country has seen a rise in the coverage of households using salt which has been iodized, there needs to a shift in attention to improve the quality of iodized salt being produced by the salt processors. Problems being faced by salt processing can be summarized as follows:

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Compliance with iodization. Most of small and medium processors are lacking of financial and technical resources to produce adequately iodized salts, this has brought compliance to iodization is problematic among small and medium processors. Poor Quality Control (QC) system and absence of technical knowledge among the iodization process of small and medium salt iodization processors has been a key factor which has led to the inadequate quality of iodized salt. These small SIPs are not supported by proper and systematic quality control of iodization activities, because of absence of technical knowledge in iodation process. 2) Obsolete and old fashioned iodization processing equipments. While the small and medium processors are still facing the issues of poor Quality Control (QC), the large salts processors are dealing with low productivity and efficiency issues in producing the required amount of iodized salts. Many of these large processors are still using obsolete refining, grinding, washing, drying and iodization methods, equipment and technology. Most of the equipment were developed in the 70s or 80s and have never been up-dated. Many of these processors would rather put double amount of potassium iodate than putting in place a system and equipment that could produce more homogeneous iodized salt. Market

forces may accelerate trend toward larger, more efficient production facilities that save time, energy and money. 3) Lack of local government political commitment Lacking of human resources and budgetary for Universal Salt Iodization (USI) monitoring program in the region has been issued that indicate inadequate commitment of local government political commitment for the achievement of USI in Indonesia. The USI-IDD control and monitoring by concerned authority (i.e. Dept. of industry and trade at Central, Provincial and District level) was also very poor. There was very little effort implemented to monitor and control salt iodine content at production point. There are no systematic, regular or periodic monitoring or external quality control efforts undertaken by the industry and trade officers to examine and control the salts iodine content at production level or at retailer level. Only BP-POM (FDA) whose conduct iodine content testing at retail level for several branded productions, however this is not sufficient effort for USI monitoring because it is conducted only at retail level and only for branded SNI registered production (that is only very few) then the result of BP-POM control are not utilized by the industry and trade office for corrective action measures. In order to assist the Government of Indonesia in its efforts to achieve adequate iodization of 90% of the salt produced, The Micronutrient Initiative (MI) had initiated to facilitate support in achieving USI in Indonesia, particularly in East and Central Java through strategy as follows: Up-gradation of the iodization equipments and facilities of large salt processors in East Java. Improving the quality control and quality assurance of small and medium salt processors in East Java and Central Java.

The Micronutrient Initiative (MI) is providing technical assistances on on up-gradation of salt processing facilities and equipments for number of large processors in East Java. The assistances cover design of an improved production management and QC system, in line with upgrading of processor production facilities i.e. washing, centrifuging, drying, brine treatment and recycling and packaging as well as the new plant lay out. MI also provides support to improve the quality control system of of 122 small and medium processors in East Java and in Central Java. The establishment of quality control system for small and medium Salt Iodization Processors (SIPs) is an essential element to lead to iodization process and the capacity improvement of these processors to produce quality iodized salt. MI will provide supports to develop the capacity of those small and medium processors to establish their internal QC system through workshop, technical trainings and on-site assistances at salt iodization processor (SIP) plants. In addition MI will also provide support to develop external quality control system that should be undertaken by concerned district officers i.e. Industry and trade office, BP POM (FDA) and Balai-balai Industri (Industry research and development agencies) in the region. In order to ensure that the activities are implemented according to the plan of action, the MI will establish close monitoring and supervision of the project by deploying field staff representing the interests of MI. The Consultant will be called a Salt Extender and will carry out the activities as described below.

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Main objectives of this consultancy To improve iodized salt coverage in Central Java and East Java Province to achieve a target 90% USI by end of the consultant services project i.e. March-2013.

3. Consultants Role The main responsibility of the Consultant is to closely monitor the implementation of the project on behalf of MI. Central Java consultant will cover 3 districts/cities i.e.: Semarang City, Pati Distcrict and Rembang District. East Java consultant will cover 9 district/cities Gresik District, Surabaya City, Pasuruan District, Malang City, Probolinggo District, Sidoarjo City, Lumajang District, Sumenep District, Pamekasan District.

The consultants will carry out the following activities

1. Work together with districts and province industry and trade offices to formulate
External Quality Control (QC) monitoring plan. 2. Coordinate and supervise the external QC monitoring activities by district industry and trade officers.

3. Monitor production of adequately iodized salt produced by salt processors in districts


under his/her purview. Guide the drawing of salt samples and carry out random checks in order to ensure quality of iodized salt (including conduct iodine content analysis) 4. Periodic assessments of salt producers in Districts under his/her purview on condition of existing processing and iodization equipments, iodization method, the use of potassium iodate, maintenance of equipments etc. 5. Manage and maintenance of internal QC records submitted by processors that cover Issue of Potassium Iodate, daily registers showing iodine content in salt samples, amount of iodize salt production, the use and stock of Potassium Iodate. 6. Provide inputs and feedback on salts processors QC/QA improvement to the consultants assigned by the projects. 7. Lead/support in conducting programs workshops that promote use of iodized salt periodically as outlined in the project 8. Ensure implementation Quality Control (QC) procedures by salt processor. 9. Support communication activities and the enforcement activities for prohibiting the distribution of non-iodized salt in cooperation with Provincial BAPPEDA (Development Planning Agency) and others stakeholders 10. Maintain harmonious working relationship with beneficiaries/ partners, district industry and trade office, local salt associations, UNICEF, related non government agencies and other relevant parties

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perform other duty related to the project activities as requested by MI

4. Deliverables 1. Prepare a detailed annual activity work plan to to National Program Officer, Iodine Deficiency Disorders (NPO, IDD for MIs consideration and approval. 2. Submit monthly report on production, iodine content, storage and distribution of iodized salt with suggestions and recommendations for further improvement. 3. Prepare and submit inventory on the stocks of Potassium Iodate received and distributed. 4. Submit monthly reports on the tasks performed, the targets achieved including the iodine content of generic iodized salts along with suggestions/recommendations for further improvement.