Background & Description

Doaba Foundation has started a new programme titled Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) in Muzaffargarh, Punjab” with the support of CBM for a period of three years. The programme involves activities that will address the development and resilience issues of persons with disabilities and their families in eight union councils of District Muzaffargarh. The programme will benefit 4,000 households directly.

The programme involves carrying out baseline and KAP study in targeted communities covering Knowledge, Attitude and Practices across five sectors of CBID programme: Inclusive DRR, Disabled Persons Rights, Livelihood, Inclusive Primary Health and Accessibility. This baseline and KAP study will provide a strong representative data that will be used, when compared with similar data collected at project-end, to measure the impact of the project and what changes it produced on the targeted groups.

Purpose and Objectives of the baseline study

Overall purpose of the Baseline:

The overall objective of the baseline survey is to establish benchmark information on all project indicators to set a basis for measuring project success and progress towards the set objectives.

  1. Deliverables

1)    A technical proposal with a clear interpretation of the TORs, methodology, work plan, budget and proposed tools that will be employed.

2)    An inception report that includes a refined methodology, tools, and work plan as agreed on with Doaba Foundation in discussions following award of contract.

3)    Draft baseline report that will be shared with Doaba Foundation for input/feedback.

4)    Final report with relevant information approved by Doaba Foundation in hard copies and electronic copies.

See Detailed ToRs

Requirements and Skills
  1. Qualifications & Required Competences of the Consultant

The consulting firm or consultant(s) will be selected on the basis of their proven experience, qualifications and ability to deliver a quality product in a timely and efficient manner. Particular qualifications and experience of the lead consultant team members include:


Qualifications of the Consultant

A Master’s degree in Rural Development, Development Studies, community development, Sociology or a related field.

The consultant should have survey skills and experience, technical expertise in the programmatic area and experience working in geographical area.

The required skills and competencies for this baseline study include: 

Sectors of technical competency Inclusive DRR, Disabled, Persons Rights, Livelihood, Inclusive Primary Health and Accessibility.

  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation and the programme’s five sectors
  • Thorough understanding of South Punjab province’s context
  • Language skills: for field interviews: Seraki
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills
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 Baseline Survey 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, Behind Toyota Motors, Bosan Road Multan or Email:  

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.



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



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.