Consultancy - Development of Compendium on Doaba's Project | PAK-NGOs
Background & Description

DWHH is a German based, non-profit making, non-aligned international NGO that aspires to see a world without hunger and poverty. In Pakistan, DWHH is implementing the Multi-Annual Country Programme 2016 – 2018 with the goal to “Build resilience and assist food and nutrition insecure communities in rural and semi-urban areas of Pakistan to realize their right to food in cooperation with local civil society and government.” 

DWHH works in three main sectors: 1) Humanitarian Aid, 2) Food and Nutrition Security and 3) Capacity Development, Empowerment and Support in provinces KPK, Punjab and Sindh. Many of WHH’s projects focus on food and nutrition security centring on pregnant and lactating women and children under five years old – understanding that children and young mothers are not only one of the most vulnerable groups in Pakistan, but also the socio-economic future of the country.

Considering Pakistan’s geographical location and geological conditions, Disaster Risk Reduction features in all projects contributing to an enhanced disaster capacity of target communities, local partners, local authorities and the humanitarian/development community.

Welthungerhilfe Pakistan Capacity Development, Empowerment sector focuses on “An Organized, informed and proactive civil society that works towards achieving food and nutrition security in Pakistan and advocates for the empowerment of vulnerable and marginalized communities. The approaches WHH applies are capacity development of Welthungerhilfe partners and staff on national and provincial policies in relevance with poverty alleviation and nutrition, support, follow good practices from WHH projects in South Punjab and Sindh province that focus on civil society and local authorities to create a better governance system, support linkages among Civil society organizations and government institutes, and maintain good Alliance 2015 cooperation. Since 2012 WHH changed its implementation strategy from predominantly self-implementing projects to implementation through local partner organizations.

European Union: The EU is the largest and most successful regional integration organization ever and with 28 Member states, it has evolved into the world’s largest single market of goods, services, labour and capital with a common foreign and security policy. The EU maintains diplomatic relations with nearly all countries in the world. Its diplomatic missions operate very much like embassies and high commissions but are called Delegations. In all, there are 141 delegations. EU Delegations are staffed from the European External Action (EEAS) and the European Commission and they work under the leadership of the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, Fedreica Mogherini. The Delegation of the European Union is Islamabad is opened in 1985 with the objective of fostering closer ties between the European Union and Pakistan.

The EU is a major Provider of development assistance to Pakistan. The EU is also of the main trading partners of Pakistan accounting for the largest share of Pakistan’s global exports. But EU-Pakistan relations are not just about “Trade and aid.” Our relations cover cooperation on a broad range of issues, including political dialogue, security and counterterrorism, migration human rights and disarmament and non- proliferation.

Doaba Foundation: Doaba is the result of the efforts of riverine communities when they were united to minimize their vulnerabilities during flood disaster in 1987. It made its first move on self-help basis as community-based organization from a village “Shah Din” near Rang Pur-Muzaffargarh. Doaba Foundation got registered in 2000 as public welfare trust and is now working in different areas of South Punjab e.g. riverine, rural and Thal/deserts with a vision ‘Disaster prone communities becoming Self-reliant in pursuit of their common interests. Its mission is to work to improve the quality of life among disaster-prone communities through optimal utilization of resources. Using a rights-based approach, Doaba 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 expands its influence through strategic partnerships and policy interventions.


This project introduces a model of participatory community development by integrating community development initiatives with LG system at UC level while bringing the communities closer to the state and vice versa adhering to the principle of transformative participation and allocative efficiency. Since the Union Council is the administrative unit that is closest to citizens in rural Pakistan, union councils are elevated as basic development units and the principal mechanisms for local governance. The evolution of the Union Council as a Basic Development Unit provides a new space for communities to participate in a democratic manner in the governance and development of basic services and infrastructure. Through a participative prioritisation of the available funds, resources are allocated to the targeted UCs for development investments selected by the communities. The targeted communities are expected to have basic knowledge of rights and improved access to community infrastructure and basic services and their self-help capacities strengthened. An increased and higher quality of responsiveness by local authorities regarding development needs including DRR of the selected UCs will be reflected in the UC (annual and five-year) development plans. The project extends the space in which relevant civil society can act and fulfil their role in the development of a modern and stable society by raising the communities’ voices for demanding transparent management of resources allocated as well as for accessing additional resources (from government, private sector and/or other sources) for the implementation of local development plans.

Successful results from this action can be replicated anywhere in Pakistan where there is a similar governance environment, and motivated local authority and community partners. Success stories and lessons learned from this project, for example of increased community influence on UC Annual Development Plans, could easily be shared with other development stakeholders. For this purpose, a comprehensive compendium including the blue print of the UC model, success stories and lessons learned is planned. The targeted journalists within the project received training on disaster reporting and local participatory development and will contribute to the compendium with articles and stories.

1. Purpose and Scope of Work

A comprehensive project compendium (300 hundred copies 30 pages each) will be prepared including project targets vs achievements, outputs, outcomes, impacts, success stories, stakeholder interviews, pictures, and lessons learned during the project and disseminated to all relevant and interested stakeholders.

2. Responsibilities of Individual/Firms/Organization

  • Review project documents (Proposal and Reports).
  • Consultation meeting with project team (Doaba Foundation and DWHH).
  • Field visit for data collection (District Rajan Pur and District Muzaffar Garh).
  • Meeting with beneficiaries, local authorities, local representatives, Government line departments, MPAs and MNAs etc. of both districts Rajan pur and Muzaffar Garh.
  • Will be responsible to submit all documents including data collection tools & formats, raw data and material. (soft and Hard)
  • Take interview, quotes, case studies, lesson learnt, success stories, etc.
  • Take high resolution and high quality pictures.
  • Will be responsible for all logistic arrangement including (travel, food and accommodation).

3.  Deliverables by Individual /Firms /Organization:

  • Prepare and share outlines and contents.
  • Main deliverable will be preparing, presentable as per below specification and requirement 300 copies of COMPENDIUM. 

o   Composing, Graphic, designing, of book in Coral Draw 

o   Specification of Book. (Quantity: 300 books, Book Page 30)

o   Size:23x36/8    7.5x10 (inches, included cut work)

o   Printing:            CTP Solna Print Colour

o   Binding:            Standard Gum binding

o   Paper:               128 grm mat paper 

o   Title Card:          310 grm

o   Lamination:        Dal

  • Draft sharing and getting feed back
  • Incorporate feed back
  • Final printing.
  • Handing over

4.      Doaba Foundation’s Responsibilities:

  • Provide project documents and information relevant to the proposed work.
  • Facilitate in field visits, meetings, interviews, pictures with both beneficiaries and stakeholders.
  • Give feedback on time on work progress and drafted compendium.
  • As per contract payment terms, Doaba would be responsible to release payments.
Requirements and Skills

5. Eligibility Criteria for Consultant/ Firm/ Organization

The applicants/firms may apply if they;

  • Experts/consultants/firms having relevant and demonstrated experience in research (Qualitative & Quantitative), documentation, data analysis.
  • Have been engaged in developing of compendium with International and National (NGOs), Government departments and Private institutions. (Details should be providing in the profile/CVs).
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate the process of development of compendium by using established/tested templates/formats used for data collection, interview, pictures etc.
  • Having skills for essentials of composing, designing, graphics including visual presentations, printing and publications.
  • Have knowledge and experience of rural development and relevant policies and planning processes.
  • Have demonstrated knowledge of Punjab Local Government act 2013.
  • Have practical experience to meet such assignments in agreed timelines.
  • Have demonstrated experience to collect learnings from rural and riverine communities using local languages and folk /local quotes.

6. Monitoring and Evaluation

The activity will be monitored by (Doaba and DWHH).

7. Time line:

Total duration of this activity will be 20 days after signing of contract. 

How to Apply

8. How to apply:

The deadline for submission of proposals is 29 November, 2018. Submit sealed narrative and financial proposals along with profile and compendium outline at following address;

Doaba Foundation

House No.1, Street No.2, Shalimar Colony,

Behind TOYOTA Showroom, Bosan Road,

MULTAN | Pakistan

Doaba Foundation have reserves the right to accept or reject bids without any explanation.  

9. Payments:

  • Payment shall take place in the currency of the Contract.
  • Payments due by the Contracting Authority shall be made through cross cheque.
  • Tax will be deducted as per FBR and Pakistan taxation LAWs.
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.