Background & Description

The Project

Finance for Development project is implemented by Indus Consortium and a few other 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.”

Scope of Assignment:

Oxfam’s next report on inequality to be published in January 2018 and, in addition to analyzing current inequality levels, it will look at the issues of “labour and wages in global chains and unequal distribution of value among different actors”. The report will lend support to efforts around the World Economic Forum’s resolve to ‘tackle rising inequality’. Oxfam in Pakistan will observe the Davos Action Week to launch the report at the national level and mobilize support for eradicating inequality through a series of activities. Indus Consortium in collaboration with Oxfam will celebrate the Action Week and organize the important activities which also includes, holding an art exhibition.  The exhibition will display the artwork drawings and Paintings—of the underprivileged school students. The exhibition will showcase the work highlighting themes relating to poverty, inequality and imbalances in labour wages and entitlements. It is asserted that the artwork will raise community’s awareness about the issues of poverty and inequality and serve as a tool to influence minds and mobilize support for a meaningful action.

Description of Assignment

The Art exhibition/ drawing competition will highlight the campaign message primarily through art forms, drawings and Painting. The artwork will be centered on the themes of poverty, inequality, the rising gap between the rich and the poor, and the effects of low labour wages and entitlements. The detailed description of the utilization of each of the art forms is provided below.

Artwork/Drawings by School Children

  • Engaging with special educational institutions for underprivileged children of teen age to take them on board for the campaign and to facilitate signing up of students for artwork competition
  • Identify/finalize students for the drawing/painting competition on the themes of inequality, poverty and wage exploitation
  • Conducting an orientation session with the contestants about the goals and objectives of the campaign
  • Arranging required stationery items, including pencils (lead and color), color charts/board, colors (water colors, crayons etc.), staplers, pins, post-it, glue, thumb pins, sharpeners, erasers mounting framing, construction of painting wall etc.
  • Liaising with the school management to assign a focal person from the staff in order to supervise the student artists, ensure the timely delivery of the deliverables as well as accompanying the students to the venue and back on the day of the exhibition.
  • Arranging transportation from schools to the exhibition venue and back
  • Refreshment boxes for the contestants (water bottles, snack boxes)
  • Designing & printing of backdrop for venue in consultation with Indus Consortium
  • Identifying jury for the contest & facilitation for screening of art products.
  • Designing & printing of 20 certificates and 03 shields in consultation with Indus Consortium.
  • Prize, certificate and shield distribution
  • Complete report of the activity with good quality pictures.



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

  1. Enabling youth to creatively articulate their perception of poverty and inequality prevailing in society
  2. Raising community’s awareness about rising inequality, abject poverty and mass disparities through artistic expression
  3. Mobilizing the support of the community as well as major stakeholders for undertaking efforts to eradicate inequality and poverty systematically

Experience Requirements:

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

Performance indicators:

The activities should satisfactory meet the quality and completeness of documents and training and timeliness of delivery.


The timeframe would be 12 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 quarry 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:

Required Proposal:

(i) Explaining why you are suitable for this consultancy

(ii) Brief methodology of how you will complete the assignment with time line.

(iii) Expense bifurcation

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 45-B, E-11/3 Islamabad" at mentioned deadline i.e., January 08, 2018
  • Females are highly encouraged to apply
  • Title of consultancy “Painting/ Art Work Proposal ” shall be clearly mentioned in the subject line & Proposal 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)