Background & Description

The Project

Finance for Development project is implemented by Indus Consortium and other partners of Oxfam as a continuity of its global Even it Up Campaign to strengthen the campaign of Making Pakistan Tax Fair. The geographical coverage of the project is two provinces of Punjab and Sindh of Pakistan and at federal level in the form of capacity building.

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.”

Requirements and Skills


Building sound narrative on inequality by presenting comparison of rich and poor through focusing on public health services. To explain through visuals to the citizens that what inequality look like is, how it has nexus with poverty and can be reduced if public health services are provided efficiently.


IC seeks services of a consultant/firm or agency to produce the one documentary by following these guidelines

The stories of individuals whose lives are suffered due to lack of health services i.e., Health Inequalities

Public Health services nexus Inequality & poverty

RAW formats for all files. Also required editable versions of catalogue designs in user-friendly software (compatible with Photoshop/ Illustrator/ Corel Draw or any other).

Major Outputs:

Two 2-3 minutes short video documentaries including info graphics and animation where applicable appropriate with covers and labels on DVD. The videos needs to be in Urdu and sub-titled in English.

We will be requiring RAW formats for all files. Also required are editable versions of case study designs in user-friendly software (compatible with Photoshop/ Illustrator/ Corel Draw or any other).

Detailed outputs:

  • Concept visualization
  • Script writing (English)
  • Filming of activities
  • Editing
  • Animation with graphics
  • Voice Over Recording
  • Background music
  • Subtitles
  • Final Compositing & DVD Packaging
  • 10 copies of DVDs with labels

The final products will be approved by the Indus Consortium. All rights for the video will be with Indus Consortium. The consultant will be responsible to ensure sound and picture quality. The consultant must also ensure that the dialogue is clear and understandable by a first-time viewer. 

The video must be shot using a full frame DSLR in at least 1080/24p resolution.

The subtitles must be shared with Indus Consortium and approved before being hardcoded on to the footage

Important Notes:

The selected candidate will be required to submit Final products for the above mentioned deliverables. For all communication the selected candidate will be bound to adhere to the branding and sensitivity guidelines as provided.


The engagement is expected to commence once a contract has been signed between the Consultant and Indus Consortium, but should not take more than 20 days.

How to Apply

Procedures for submission of proposals

Interested candidates should submit:

  • Detailed technical proposal comprising creative methodology, innovative approach, resume/profile of the applicant, sample work
  • Itemized financial quotation including boarding/ lodging (if required)
  • Clear demonstration of 2-3 years + experience of having worked with the development sector, particularly on producing videos on public services.





Selection Process and Criteria:


The proposals will be evaluated through a competitive selection process. Following criteria will be followed.


Proposed pitch (creative writing of script) & Methodology:       50 points

Proposed Work plan:                                                                    25 points

Proposed Budget:                                                                          25 points


How to apply:

Send in the following by post on below address not latest than 03 Aug 2020 @ 11:00am


Technical Proposal

Financial Proposal

CV’s of Team Member where applicable

Similar work experience details


Indus Consortium - Office 1043, Street 45-B, Sector E-11/3, Islamabad


Indus Consortium is equal opportunity provider so encourage to all segments of society to apply for the position. Proposal received after due date & time will NOT be entertained.


Women are highly encouraged to apply.


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)