Background & Description

Terms of reference

For Individual Consultants/ Contractors/ Firms                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Date:  27 July 2020       

About Indus Consortium:

Indus Consortium for Humanitarian, Environmental and Development Initiative (IC) is registered with SECP under section 42 of the companies’ ordinance of Pakistan. IC is certified member of Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy, registered as tax Payer with FBR and has MOU with Economic Affairs Division of Pakistan. IC has MOUs with thirty public universities, government departments to engage youth and have formed youth networks on Employability, Entrepreneurship and fight for inequality. IC has implemented more than 25 multi partner, Multi districts and multi province, long term DRR, livelihoods, Tax Justice, Irrigation water Governance, Climate Action, youth Employability and Entrepreneurship, ICT, women Empowerment and Humanitarian related Projects.

IC is a biggest, registered, collaborative platform of fifty rights-based development organizations across the Pakistan, representation from CSOs, journalist’s forums, labor federations, organizations working with persons with disabilities, women entrepreneur groups, transgender, minorities, fishing communities,  and people living in disaster prone areas across the Pakistan.

Requirements and Skills

Period of assignment: (two weeks)                                                                                                         

Description of the assignment: Indus Consortium with the collaboration of Oxfam in Pakistan is implementing” Finance for Development” Project since April 2016. Under the Project, IC intends to hire consultant for preparation of project Case Studies and Story Narrative on how project has impacted lives of beneficiaries and find the success stories. The case studies will showcase project footprints and journey towards impact..

Objectives of the Assignment:

The Case Studies & Story Narrative will be covering following aspects:

  • The overall performance of project
  • Major achievements
  • Human Success Stories
  • Story narration on how project has brought positive change in the lives of citizens.
How to Apply


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


  1. Detailed Technical Proposal: (i) Explaining why consultant /firm is suitable for this consultancy i.e. expertise, samples of previous work, technical Human Resource strength etc
  1. Financial proposal: The financial proposal should include detailed budget against each service, separately.


How to Apply:

The consultant/ firms meeting the criteria can submit their Technical and Financial Proposals along with the detailed latest CVs at the following address: 


Indus Consortium: Procurement Department

House # 1043, Street # 45-B, (within main street 41 on main road) Sector E-11/3, Islamabad

or Email at

Do not forget to mention "Proposal for Case Studies" on the envelop


  • Only short listed firms/ candidates will be contacted for interview
  • Indus Consortium reserves the rights of acceptance of rejection of any proposal without disclosing any reason.
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)