Background & Description

Launch of budget primer:

Under the strategic area of Climate Change, Indus Consortium with the support of Oxfam in Pakistan is running GROW Campaign in Punjab for last 5 years to have Pakistan Government respond significantly, effectively, systemically and accountably at all levels to the domesticclimate change threats to (particularly rural) population’s food security by adoptingand implementing measures enhancing their rights to food.

Under the GROW campaign IC has sensitized, capacitated and mobilized citizens of Punjab province to raise voices and demand for development and implementation ofprovincial food security policies and plans which upholds their right to food on one hand, whereas IC has facilitated Provincial Government in Punjab to develop and adoptprovincial CC policies and implement CCA plans with patent resourcing, which donot undermine food security of those affected by climatic variability.

Under GROW project, Indus consortium and Oxfam are conducting annual research on the provincial budget of Punjab with the lens of climate change adaptation and mitigation. The last four years have been focused on the climate change related allocations in Environment and agriculture sectors while the focus of current year research is in on the spending side of previous years.

Launching Event of Climate Public Expenditure Review (CPER) 2018:

Under the GROW Campaign Indus Consortium launching the Budget primer on climate change policy dialogue as follows:

Chairs: Malik Nauman Ahmad Langrial, Honorable Provincial Minister of Agriculture Punjab AND Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazaari, Deputy Speaker Provincial Assembly Punjab

Thursday, December 06, 2018 from 09:30 AM till Lunch

Venue: Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore

Objectives of the event:

* Share the findings of research ( Budget Primer) with relevant agriculture ministry, P&D, EPD, small growers, women farmers, academia, media, and other civil society actors to enhance their knowledge about the budget spending trends in agriculture and Environment sectors.

* Present charter of demand regarding effective utilization of budget in agriculture sector in order to get better productions and ensure food security in the country.

* Provide a platform to the women farmers, small farmers, parliamentarians, policymakers, academia, and media to raise their voice to share the issues, problems, priorities of climate change and share with relevant policymakers and institutions.

Requirements and Skills

Consultancy Objectives:

Indus Consortium intends to seek the support of consultant which can complete the following two tasks pertinent to the event:

1- Organize TV talk show

2- Media coverage of the launching of Budget primer on December 06, 2018

1.     Tv Talk show

Role of IC:

·        Talk show participants/speakers will be ensured by Indus Consortium

·        Speakers brief profiles will be shared by IC

·        Consultant will the set for three participants

·        Indus Consortium team will give briefing to the host for the talk show

Role of Consultant:

·        One hour TV Talk show will be organized on any National TV channel preferably on PTV during the prime time

·        The Talk show venue will be TV station

·        He/ she will on board mainstream TV channel for TV talk show preferably PTV

·        He/ she will organize one meeting with host for preparation

·        One hour talk show will be recorded and live at TV station

·        He/ she will arrange set for three speakers in talk show

·        He/ she Will on-air the talk show

·        He/ she will provide recording of the TV talk show

2.     Media Coverage of the launching of Budget primer

Indus consortium is seeking a media consultant who can ensure the Media coverage of the event in mainstream English and Urdu media as per following criteria:

* He/she will develop the press release in English and Urdu

* He/she will ensure the coverage of event in English and Urdu media

* He/she will ensure that electronic media shall cover the a in news bulletin as well as in news packages.

* He/she will to the electronic media coverage of the event in English newspapers such as DAWN, The News, Daily Times etc AND in Urdu newspapers such as Daily Jang, Daily Express etc.

* The press releases will be sign off by the IC and Oxfam team

* He /she will share the recording and evidences of media coverage next day with IC Lahore team.

Education

Degree in Jounralism/Media 

How to Apply

The last date of the submission of financial and technical proposal for the media consultancy is December 02, 2018, 12:00 midnight. This is urgent task. A local consultant from Lahore will be preferred.

Please submit your technical and financial proposal on info@indusconsortium.pk.

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)