Background & Description


Strategic Partnership on Women, Natural Resource Management and Peace Buildingaims at ensuring that women have a say in local water related peace building processes and policies and their say is considered in water related aspects. The project is being implemented in two sub-division of AkramWah a Canal on Left Bank Canal of Kotri Barrage a water system in Sindh province covering three districts including Hyderabad, Badin and Tando Muhammad Khan.



At present SPO is implementing a project; “Strategic Partnership Project-Women and Marginalized Groups, Natural Resource Management and Peace-building: Unlocking the Potential’” funded by Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and supported by Oxfam   in three districts of Sindh i.e. Hyderabad, Badin, Tando Mohammad Khan and Hyderabad.


The overall project objective is "the basic rights of marginalized groups, in particular women, affected by structural discrimination and exclusive practices and polices related to water governance have a say in the peace-building processes. And to ensure their inclusion at   local, provincial and national level governance structures.



Outcome 1: Women and marginalized groups have the capacity to understand and claim their role in local water governance and related peace-building processes.


Outcome 2: Civil society is empowered to analyze the linkages between water governance, dispute transformation and gender and propose and advocate for evidence-based and feasible policy solution vis-a-vis the government and private sector.


Outcome 3: Policies of provincial government in Sindh and water governance bodies in the Akram Wah division are adapted to include women and marginalized groups and their needs and priorities in water governance, including the resolution of disputes.


Outcome 4: Civil Society engagement with the international community has contributed towards the knowledge base on supporting women's and marginalized groups roles in peace-building processes through the entry point of water disputes.



To collectstories of women leaders as well as other engaged targeted communities members from the project, demonstrating clear transformative change since the beginning of the intervention. Besides this the other aspects of the project which bring change and contributed  to be shared with donors, supporters, media & others in a creative and engaging form.



The selected consultant/firm will be expected to travel to field areas in three districts Hyderabad, Badin and Tando Mohammad Khan in Sindh Province and conduct detailed in-person interviews with the women leaders and other community member engaged in the project and contributed towards the attainment of project goal. The collected information should be drafted into engaging, well-articulated change stories with impactful direct quotes.



  • 8 Change-Stories with direct quotes from interviewees
  • 10 High-Quality Photographs per interviewee with captions
  • Stories will be in English and Sindhi
  • Designing of booklet (both English and Sindhi) of stories & photographs
  • Publishing of booklets both in English and Sindhi, On one side of booklet stories will be English and other side will be in Sindhi
  • Number of copies of booklets for printing will be 300 (Three Hundreds)



  • Stories should be composed in narrative style
  • Stories must be engaging for a wide audience including donor, media, government officials, activists, other civil society organizations Photographs should show subjects in their natural setting
  • Subjects in photographs must appear empowered, determined and spirited
  • Booklet should be printed in high-quality
  • Booklet must not exceed A5 size
  • Prior to publication, the consultant will be expected to share designs with concerned responsible person for feedback and finalization.



SPO will collect information from field reports, biannual and annual reports. The case study shall comprise 1- 3 pages (maximum), including illustrations and a layout which facilitates access to the key recommendations and good practice/ playing role in peace building process and which highlights the lessons learnt/ learning.


Specific Activities / Tasks

  1. a) Study field and progress report for identification of case studies. Initially around 6-8 success cases will be identified for writing 4 case studies.
  2. b) SPO team will facilitate for field visit and arrange meeting with concerned people for getting specific information about each case.
  3. c) Best quality pictures from field for case study and share the same with SPO
  4. d) Develop first draft of case studies and share with concerned senior staff and Oxfam
  5. e) Review and finalization of case studies
  6. f) A booklet of case studies

Reporting line:

  • The consultant will report directly to SPO Project Manager and Program Manager
  • Case studies will be finalized with approval of Project Managers SPO and final sign off of project coordinator from Oxfam.


Work Plan (25th Jan to 10 March)



Stakeholder / People who will be communicated

Proposed Timeline


Study field and progress report for identification of case studies. Initially around 6-8 success cases will be identified for writing 4 case studies

SPO and AWARE  Project team

10 Days


SPO Project Team will facilitate for field visit meetings with concerned people for getting specific information about each case.

Communities , Women leaders, DLA, CLA members  and SIDA staff members

13 Days


Develop first draft of case studies and share with concerned senior staff and Oxfam

SPO,AWARE Project Team and Management

11  Days


Review and finalization of case studies

SPO,AWARE Project Team and Management

10 Days



The engagement is expected to commence once a contract has been signed between the Consultant and SPO but should not take more than45 (Forty Five) days.



The selected consultant/firm will be expected to work in close collaboration with the project staff and share timely and regular updates. Project staff will be providing feedback at the stage of story-collection, drafting of stories, designing of booklets.


Submission Procedure for Proposals

Interested consultant/Firm must submit the following documents/Information to demonstrate their qualifications and experience

  1. All supporting documents, narrative and financial proposal must be part of the application and submitted/ uploaded as one document
  2. Detailed proposal comprising sample of work, creative methodology, innovative approach, resume/profile of the applicant
  3. Profile of consultant/Firm including past experience for similar exercise
  4. Itemized financial quotation


Selection Process and Criteria:

The proposals will be evaluated through a competitive selection process. Following criteria will be followed.

  • Sample of Previous Work:  30 points
  • Experience:                      40 points
  • Proposed Budget:             30 points


How to Apply

Application Instruction:

Applicants can apply with business proposal (financial and programmatic both) with methodology and content.

Last date for submission of financial and technical proposals is Sunday January 21, 2018. Proposals can be submitted through email at

About Organization

Since its transformation from a bilateral development project of the governments of Pakistan and Canada to a national not-for-profit organization in 1994, registered under the Companies Ordinance 1984; Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) has become the leading Pakistani rights-based civil society organization, in terms of its countrywide presence and outreach. SPO’s thematic areas are substantiated by the organization’s expertise on social mobilization, advocacy and capacity building.

SPO operates through nine permanent offices that include one National Centre and two Regional Offices each in Balochistan (Turbat & Quetta), Khyber Pukhtunnkhwa (D.I. Khan & Peshawar), Punjab (Multan & Lahore) and Sindh (Hyderabad & Karachi). National Centre is managed by five support departments including Finance, Internal Audit, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting, Admin and Human Resource, and three project management units, namely, Technical Support Unit, Special Projects Unit, and Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit.