Girls and Technology (Reprodutiva) Apps Developer - Plan International Timor-Leste


Term of Reference

Girls and Technology (Reprodutiva) Apps Developer


(This consultancy is open for consultants or consultancy firms that are based in Timor-Leste. The consultancy opens to both national and international applicants)



Poor knowledge about sexual and reproductive health (SRH) fuels the disparate rates of negative pregnancy-related health outcomes among adolescents and young people in Timor-Leste. It contributes and leads to problems such as early pregnancy and child marriage. It also leads to girls’ inability to make health decisions and incomplete physical development of girls and women.

In relation with the issues above, Plan International through this project has been develop a Smartphone application to increase the access to quality SRH information and services. It can also create a safe and confidential space for them to ask questions about SRH that will be answered by a trained professional. The use of smart phones in Timor-Leste has been growing significantly in recent years. According to a survey by the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste in 2011, there has been a six-fold increase in total ownership of mobile phones per household since 2006.

Therefore, it would make this app easily accessible for girls, young women and young people in general. Ministry of Health (MoH) will periodically share useful tips to the group chat and manage the Question and Answer section within the application. A bank of Q&A will gradually develop so that girls and users can also search for an answer to their questions first before approaching the moderators. This approach will help to increase girls’, young women and young people’s knowledge about SRH, and give them the confidence to ask questions and access youth-friendly services, including family planning.

Objective hire consultant / developer is:

Application development and improvement: information collected from the consultation with girls and the experimentation of the prototype, we will coordinate with the software developer to develop and improve the application.

Plan staff will Test the application: we will test the application before it is rolled out for the students to use. The app developer and Plan’s staff will test the app to be sure that it works properly before girls and young women use it.

Period of the cooperation agreement: 15 November 2021 to 30 June 2022, start one day after this agreement signed by both parties.

Details activity requiring from consultant is:

  • evelop and improve smartphones based application in local language with direct supervision from IT Manager, IT Coordinator and Communication Manager
  • Application must have the following features and function: 
Ø  New feature Apps REPRODUTIVA:
  • SMS Based OTP (API)
  • Track My Period (API)
  • Group Chat (restricted and manageable)
  • Direct Call Consultant (phone by operator Cellular)
  • Secure Registration by Phone Number and SMS Verification
  • Menu Frequently Asked Question related to SRH
  • Admin panel (Back End) Administrator to view all users and data.
  • Reply to individual user chat in the group chat (High Feature), Capture reply from user by long press.
  • Image Hyper link to Web Mock Up Apps 
  • adding Image hyper link in the app main menu footer.
  • Notification Check Version, auto detect app version from phone to play store and notify user when new version detected.
  • Export User List (Back End)
  • Website App Reproductive + Mock Up (static): Website description and Tutorial App Reproductive, Mockup Animation and link Download Play Store and Download from alternative server.
  • Track number of click to menu Periode
  • Track number of click to menu info Saúde Reprodutiva
  • Track number of click to menu Chatting
  • Total number of user online/using the app, filter by daily, weekly, monthly
  • End user GUI Design.


Ø  Report (by data) :
  • Number of users use tracking “Periode Menstruasaun”
  • Number of users use “Info Saúde Reprodutiva”
  • Number of users use “Chatting”
  • Total number of users Daily, Weekly, Monthly”


Ø  New Domain, Server Hosting & New SMS API :
  • Migrate server hosting in local hosting
  • New domain
  • Changing SMS API use local Vendor
Ø  Admin panel (Back End) Administrator to view all users and data.



  • Strong commitment to the equal rights and participation of girls and women is essential
  • Strong commitment to the Rights of the Child is essential
  • Plan does not tolerate child abuse. All Plan staff and consultants are selected and employed in line with the conditions of Plan’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy. These include appropriate reference and background checks.
  • Applications will not be acknowledged. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No correspondence or telephone calls will be entered into.
  • Short listed candidates will be required to attend panel interviews and other selection procedures.


All interested candidates should to submit a proposal for comparison in English describing their suitability based on the required qualifications and experiences, below are the require documents: 


  • Detailed proposal on develop the Apps and approach that will be used to achieve the purpose/objectives of this Consultancy work
  • Past experience of similar work
  • Recent Curriculum Vitae, 2 referees and if possible 
  • Detailed time lines for work
  • Budget details submission



Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications must be submitted electronically to, copy to and

 Hand deliver application will not be accepted!

Any questions can be directed to the above email address or phone

(+670) 78429575 / 77621130.


Plan International Timor-Leste

Address  : Rua de Nú Laran No. 7, Nain Feto PO Box 246, Dili, Timor-Leste

Phone     : +670 331 2492

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