Background & Description

Finance for Development project is implemented by Indus Consortium along with partners of Oxfam as a continuity of its global Even it Up Campaign to strengthen the campaign of tax justice in Pakistan. The geographical coverage of the project is two provinces of Punjab and Sindh of Pakistan and at federal level.

The overall objective of the project is “More women, youth and other citizens’ benefit from just/ fair fiscal system which is not politically captured, resulted in tackling extreme inequality and allocation/spending of more funds for essential services i.e., education, health & social protection.”

Rationale:

Taxation can play a critical role in advancing or impeding human rights enjoyment, while the norms and mechanisms of human rights offer powerful tools for tax justice advocates. With the aim of building bridges between these communities, NTJYFF is designed to build closer synergies between human rights and tax justice advocacy communities, and to bring these previously separate spheres together with the aim of developing human rights-centered tax policies at both the domestic and international levels through film. National Tax Justice Youth Film Festival (NTJYFF) is a first of its kind of festival in the history of the country with a focus to high light tax issues; the Festival will provide a unique platform and opportunity in Pakistan for screening short films presented by the youth.

The assignment will further complement the Finance for Development project by enhancing the discourse on tax justice and will be utilized during our digital campgain, orientation sessions, trainings and in enhancing the appeal of various knowledge based products to be produced under the project.

Description of Assignment

The consultant will organize the event of NTJYFF and facilitate the event by its all means. The assignment scope will start right from providing logistics support in arrangements up till screening of films on the event day as well as facilitate in branding the event for its maximum outreach and to secure adequate media coverage through electric, print and social media.

Deliverables

The consultant/ firm, under supervision of Indus consortium will be responsible for the following activities and deliverables:

Logistics of event:

  • Designing and printing of event publications (banners, flyers, standees etc) 08 standees, 5 banners, 1 media wall, 4000 flyers (A4), 1000 poster (23*36)
  • Designing and printing of certificates (50) and honorary shields (12)
  • Coordination of securing appropriate venue
  • Necessary approvals from local govt. if required
  • Decoration of venue as per approved design
  • Travel & accommodation arrangements of guest speakers
  • Food/ catering services for guests (around 300 persons)
  • Arrangements of multimedia along with screen & sound system
  • Photography & video coverage of full event
  • Production of film festival cover video (2-3 minutes)
  • Arranging moderator (as per mutual agreement)

Overarching:

  • Promotion of event on social media (minimum 1 million outreach)
  • Full media coverage (electronic, print & social) & securing at least 03 top stories in both print & electronic media
  • Media packages
  • Developing event report, designing & printing
  • Film festival digital catalog
  • Prize winner distributions including honorarium as per agreed
  • Designing & development of media wall
  • Video interviews of key personals

          

Experience Requirements:

The consultant/ firm should have robust experience in the relevant field.

Performance indicators:

The activities should satisfactory meet the quality and smooth arrangements with requirement media coverage.

Timeframe:

The timeframe would be 16 days from the date of approval of assignment. (The proposal should follow the below mentioned deadlines)

Implementation Arrangements

The consultant will work under the supervision of the Representative of Indus consortium. For any query or support s/he will contact with the focal person of the consortium through email and phone. 

Guideline for proposal

Interested individual consultants and firms submit the following documents in the proposal:

  1. Proposal:

(i) Explaining why they are suitable for this consultancy

(ii) Brief methodology of how they will complete the assignment.

  1. Financial proposal

The financial proposal should include detailed budget including his/her fees, travel, food, accommodation etc. (if required) for the consultations.

Indus Consortium will not be responsible for any mishap during the completion of this assignment.

How to Apply

Firms’/Consultants profile and CVS of all members who would be engaged in the assignment should be submitted. How to Apply:

  • The candidates meet the criteria can submit their SEALED proposals at House No 1043, Street 45B, E-11/3 Islamabad COB Mar 13, 2018.
  • Females are highly encouraged to apply
  • Title of consultancy “National Tax Justice Youth Film Festival ” shall be clearly mentioned on the sealed envelope.
  • Only short listed firms/consultants will be contacted for interview
  • Indus Consortium will NOT bear any kind of cost for the interview appearance

 

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)