Background & Description

Doaba Foundation with the financial assistance of CBM is implementing a programme titled “Community Base Inclusive Development (CBID) Programme Pakistan”. CBM is an international Christian development organization, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world. CBM's aim in Asia is to develop with the participation of persons with disabilities high-quality programmes which contribute to the mainstreaming and inclusion of persons with disabilities in society through support to our partners in the region. The overall objective of the programme is “An Inclusive Society Where Persons with Disabilities Enjoying Socio-Economic Rights and Well Being”.  One of the results of the Programme is to strengthened disability inclusive disaster risk reduction among 4,000 households through promoting the culture of preparedness at households and community level in 40 villages of eight UCs, district Muzaffargarh.

CBID programme is being implemented in 8 flood prone union councils of District Muzaffargarh. All the eight union councils were affected by the Indus River exceptional high-level floods 2010. Two out of eight progarmme union councils fall in Tehsil Muzaffargarh whereas the remaining six union councils are in the jurisdiction of Teshil Kot Addu. 

Nature of Work or Services Required;

Hazard Risk Vulnerability Capacity Assessment (HRVCA) in the above mentioned Union Councils is planned to support disability inclusive development and resilience approach. HRVCA will be conducted in programme area by using different relevant and appropriate PRA tools and techniques being used under development and resilience programs.  

 Main objectives of the HRVCA would be:

1)      To assess the existing and past history of hazards and associated secondary threats to the communities included persons with disabilities and old ages.

2)      To assess the vulnerabilities of communities and persons with disabilities and to explore the root causes of increased vulnerabilities of different groups.

3)      To assess and document the existing capacities, which can be used to find out the resilience and livelihood strategies for strengthen concept of inclusive development for disable persons.

 

 Scope of Work and Deliverables:  

The consultant will be responsible for the preparation of inclusive HRVCA tools, conducting field surveys and report submission. HRVCA report will provide detailed information regarding main objectives set in the TORs. HRVCA report will enable project team, disable persons’ organizations (DPOs) and other relevant stakeholders for successful inclusive planning on making center of persons with disabilities and their families in development and flood disaster resilience process.

 Following would be deliverables of this work;

 

1)      Report on Basic concepts of DRR, inclusive development, resilience and livelihoods

Submission of finalized tools and work plan based on consultations with the relevant team

2)      Deliver three days long training (one vent) on Basic concepts of DRR, inclusive development, resilience and livelihoods to 20-25 DF nominated enumerators and project team.

3)      Provision of original filled /used PRA and risk mapping tools, maps and pictures (in hard and soft forms)

4)      To provide systematic analysis in report around HRVC including persons with disabilities, gender segregation and old ages  

5)       Timely submission of draft reports for feedback and comments. The assessment report would be on agreed template. The report would not compromised on Recommendations to reduce vulnerabilities and enhance capacities of targeted groups and persons with disabilities.

Requirements and Skills
  • Minimum five years of hands on experience in conducting HRVCA.
  • Master/graduate degree in DRR, development studies, social studies or related fields, preferably including disability studies, with demonstrated professional practice in capacity assessment analysis during the last five years.
  • Excellent analytical, research, writing and communication skills.
  • Strong capacity and vulnerable assessment analysis skills particularly in the contest of disables and most vulnerable groups.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse people.
Education
Competencies
  • Strong knowledge of Disaster Risk Management.
  • Must be experienced in developing and implementing disable sensitive research methodologies.
  • Good knowledge and experience in survey design, implementation of surveys and statistical data analysis is required.
  • Experience in the use of participatory appraisal techniques in data collection.
  • Proven track-record working with government departments and civil society.
How to Apply

The Firms, companies, organizations, Humanitarian and development practitioners/consultants are required to submit a detailed Technical and Financial proposal to Doaba foundation for Inclusive Hazard Risk Vulnerability & Capacity Assessment for above mentioned flood prone union councils of district Muzaffargarh.

The technical proposal must contain:

1- Contact person and/or organization name, number, and address.

2- Profile of Firms, companies, organizations, Humanitarian and development practitioners/ consultants.

3- Proposed Methodologies of assignment.

4- Training agenda and schedule.

5- Timeline / schedule in breakdown structure with in the timeframe of assignment and deliverables.

The financial proposal must contain: 

1- Detailed budget; fee, travel, foods, accommodation, materials etc.

2- Validity period of the quoted price.

Submission Procedure:

The technical and financial proposals could be sent in soft (via email) or hard (via post/courier) be sent in sealed envelope. Please submit Proposal at address: Human Resource Department, Doaba Foundation, House No. 1, Street No.2, Shalimar Colony, Bosan Road Multan or

Email: hrmdf2012@gmail.com.

Last Date for proposal submission is November 20, 2017. Proposals received after the submission deadline will not be entertained under any circumstances. Doaba Foundation reserves the right to accept or reject the proposals without assigning any reasons whatsoever.

Original TORs for Consultancy

About Organization

“Doaba” literally means the land between two waters and symbolizes the Doaba's work with flood-prone communities. The Doaba Foundation (DF), working since 1997, is a not-for-profit-organization, registered under the Trusts Act 1882, as a Public Welfare Trust at Islamabad. Members of the Board of Trustee of Doaba Foundation, both women and men, belonging to flood-prone districts, have personal experience of flood ravages. In 1988 some of them developed an Interest in flood disaster when approached by flood effects of Tehsil Muzaffargarh to help them obtain flood relief. Over the period, more like-minded persons gathered together and decided to establish an organization (eventually registered as Doaba Foundation) to facilitate flood prone communities to cope with flood disasters in a collective and organized manner, with enhancement of livelihood and food & nutrition security options. Doaba established small pilot projects on self-help basis (contribution from trustees and local philanthropists). This experience contributed to building a model of flood preparedness and mitigation which was systematically applied in implementing a pilot demonstration project on livelihood options incorporating disaster risk reduction in a flood prone community in District Jhang, Southern Pakistan. Over the years the model has been considerably refined, particularly with reference to gender mainstreaming and issues of rescue during flood disaster.

Doaba Foundation over the years has flourished and expanded its grass root community interventions in the eight (7) riverine districts of South Punjab & 1 District of Upper Punjab in Pakistan. It is facilitating the community by working on community based disaster risk reduction and development activities in the riverine belt of Chenab located in Jhang, Muzaffargarh, Multan & Khanewal Districts and the riverine areas of Indus located in Layyah, Bhakkar, and DG Khan Districts. It has started its work in Northern side Punjab, District Sheikhupura as well. Doaba Foundation is now nationally and globally recognized as one of the lead Non-Governmental Organizations in terms of establishing and demonstrating community based floods preparedness and management models at wider scale and fostering grass root integrated development process in the remote and poverty stricken disaster prone riverine areas in various parts of the Southern Punjab Region. At present, Doaba Foundation is directly working with more than 565 communities’ organizations located in and around the river Chenab, river Indus and drought prone in 8 districts of Punjab, established vibrant collaborative working mechanism with district governments, national/ international civil society institutions, and donor agencies, and advocating for the equal development rights of disaster prone poor and vulnerable communities living in the riverine areas of Punjab.

 

Vision:

Disaster prone communities becoming self-reliant in the pursuit of their interests.

 

Mission:

Doaba Foundation works to improve the quality of life among disaster-prone communities through optimal utilization of resources. Using a rights-based approach, Doaba Foundation seeks to build capacity of communities, focusing on vulnerable groups, for community-led disaster risk management, incorporating the same in programs of sustainable development intervention. Doaba Foundation expands its influence through strategic partnerships and policy interventions.