Background & Description

Oxfam is implementing the GROW campaign in Sindh and Punjab along with their two-partner organization. The focus of the campaign is on food security and climate change. Working with the government at the district, provincial and national level, Oxfam and their partners facilitating the local level adaptation plans and provincial level climate change policies to build the resilience against climate change and aims to build a future where there is enough food for everyone. As a strategic partner, Lead Pakistan is working with Oxfam to facilitate the government on the provincial climate change policies in Sindh and Punjab.

 

Oxfam in Pakistan and their partner Indus Consortium seeks to document the work and activities completed under its GROW campaign 2013-2017 including campaign priorities, beneficiary case studies, human interest stories, project activities, success stories, and special events. In view of this we seek the services of a media/advertising agency, with experience in development work. The consultant agency will work with Oxfam in Pakistan and Indus Consortium, to design and create a comprehensive and attractive communications package which can be used for a variety of audiences on a variety of channels.

 

The package will collate GROW campaign’s work and will explain, at a glance, what we do and how we do it. The package will include both print and digital content as part of a toolkit to reflect the GROW journey in Pakistan. The purpose of the communications package is to engage audiences in a dynamic, interactive and meaningful way.

 

  1. SCOPE OF WORK

 

Oxfam and Indus Consortium seeks services of an individual or firm to produce a package of communications material. This assignment requires a combination of different skills: report writing for different audiences that are important partners to Oxfam in Pakistan; ability to review various sources and identify key reports, meeting with government, information and present it in an appealing manner.

 

The consultant will be required to travel as needed, to the areas in Sindh and Punjab Pakistan’s, to cover various activities, projects and document human interest stories. The transportation and logistical arrangements will be either covered in the financial proposal or it will be arranged by Oxfam partners Indus Consortium.

 

The successful agency will administratively be under the overall supervision of the Oxfam communication advisor along other team members. The consultant will also work closely with GROW campaign colleagues to understand Oxfam’s work, branding guidelines and target audiences.

 

  1. DELIVERABLES

 

The agency will produce following high quality products:

 

  • A comprehensive mixed-medium communications package incorporating both print and digital content to represent GROW campaign activities, case studies, success stories, events and a successful track record of the campaign in an appealing and attractive format. Which may include but not be limited to:
    • GROW campaign timeline
    • 2-minute video documentary/animation
    • GROW Campaign presentation (PowerPoint/Prezi)
    • One-page fact sheets/flyers
    • Five-year GROW campaign report
    • Executive summary of report
    • Case studies/beneficiary stories with translations in Urdu to reach a wider audience
    • Climate Change policy development process
    • Local adaptation plans of action process and Budget Primer Tracking process.
  • The agency in consultation with Oxfam in Pakistan and their partner will decide the best way to package and deliver the above listed communications collateral.
  • The final product should be attractive, interactive and engage audiences in a meaningful way. The designed collateral must be easy to store, distribute and share with relevant stakeholders.
  • Editable versions of the final designs will be provided in user-friendly software (compatible with Photoshop/ Illustrator/ Corel Draw or any other).
  • All collateral will be provided in softcopy on an attractive and Oxfam branded data traveller (e.g. USB Flashdrive card).

 

  1. TIMELINES

 

The duration of this assignment is between January 17, 2018 and March 25, 2018.

Requirements and Skills

·         The individual or firm must have at least 5 years of proven experience of working on similar assignments with development sector.

·         Experience in producing high quality and appealing communications products.

  • Mandatory knowledge and skill for design software with high level of creativity and initiative

·         Must have a full-fledged office and creative team to come up with innovative designs.

  • Strong communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English.

·         Must safeguard and ensure all products are produced in line with the provided and discussed briefs/Oxfam and their partners branding guidelines.

How to Apply

 APPLICATION

 

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • A Job Proposal: Letter of Interest, stating why you consider yourself suitable for the assignment;
  • Personal CV highlighting experience in similar projects; and
  • Work references - contact details (e-mail addresses) of referees
  • Financial proposal indicating consultancy fee (lump sum fee) and a breakdown of expenses (unit price together with any other expenses) related to the assignment.
  • Share work portfolio of similar assignment through online links

 

Please send in your quotations by 16 January 2018, to Human Resource Department at info@indusconsortium.pk OR House no, 1043, Street no, 45-B, E-11/3 Islamabad.

About Organization

Indus Consortium is a collaborative platform of three rights-based development organizations i.e. Laar Humanitarian Development Program (LHDP), Doaba Foundation and HELP Foundation. These three organizations have been active since long time mainly responding to natural disasters and other development needs of their respective operational areas along River Indus. These organization adopted an innovative approach to create a joint platform for learning, synergy, evidence based advocacy to address macro level structure causes of development problem on the basis of their field experience and create solidarity among communities living around river Indus and are vulnerable to natural and manmade disasters.

The joint platform is a manifestation of a joint force of the people living around Sindhu (Indus River) basin in Pakistan. The Consortium represents the unity among various groups of different ethnic, linguistic and geographic features and their determination to struggle for the development of the people around Indus River.

The concept of a joint forum of various organizations for the holistic socio-economic development of these least served rural, riverine, disaster-prone and marginalized communities was visualized by Doaba Foundation district Muzaffargarh and shared with LHDP in District Badin. This pragmatic and innovate idea got acceptance and proved a step towards joint thinking in 2004. . In 2005 another likeminded organization - HELP Foundation - from povertystricken district of Rajanpur in Punjab, joined the two organizations i. With the association of these three based organizations the thinking firmed up to create a development consortium for improved research and coordination.. For this transitional purpose, another prominent research & development actor - Rural Development Policy Institute (RDPI) based in Islamabad – became part of the consortium in 2008.

The idea was materialized in the form of establishment of Indus Consortium in 2008. The consortium being a joint platform form aimed to carry out socio-economic, environmental, DRR-centric and rights-based development initiatives primarily in proximity of the banks of historical River Indus in the districts like Thatta, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Ghotki and Kashmor in Sindh province, and Layyah, Jhang, Bhakkar, Muzaffargarh, D.G.Khan, Rajanpur and Rahimyar Khan in Punjab province. The consortium devised the Terms of Reference (TORs) with the consultation of the three founding organizations at field level work, and with the RDPI for research, collaboration and coordination.

Source: Strategic Planning Document of Indus Consortium (2014-2018)