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: (Three weeks)                                                                                                         

The consultant / firm will take responsibility to develop an interactive website for Fair Finance Guide Pakistan chapter including hosting, testing, launching, real-time trouble shooting, securing and maintenance (server upgrade, application upgrade and monitoring). The consultant or firm needs to conduct a detailed presentation on how they will design and securely deploy and ensure all the feedback of project team is incorporated.


Taking usability parameters (navigation, response time, credibility, reliability, content and security) as a minimum requirements, we want to ensure that the site allows users to view interactive graphs, animations updates and it makes use of  suitable available technology. The content includes videos, audios, tables, graphs, pictures/ gifs, text and other similar graphics with real time data.  


Key Responsibilities:

  • Website Development
  • Hosting
  • 04-05 tabs required
  • Reporting and statistics
  • Secure platform with HTTPS security
  • Administration panel for content management


Technical Specifications:

  • Native language
  • Hosting (online servers ) as recommended
  • Domain & HTTPS security must be integrated
  • Video embedding, hosting & sharing
  • HTTPS Security & Firewall
  • Administration Panel
  • Real-time troubleshooting


After development, the consultant / firm will give the trial access to the website for one month, which will support the client to make it more user friendly and useful for the target audience and the goal achievement.



The consultant / firm may also give the servers management, monitoring services, trouble shooting and maintenance of the website on annual basis.



A reputable registered IT firm/ consultant having the experience of more than 5 years in web designing/ development, management, troubleshooting and server management can apply. The company/ individual’s profile and accreditation is required with the proposal.



Assignment shall be completed in 03 weeks.

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

(ii) Technical ability to develop website and adequate services for hosting.


  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 Website Development" on the envelop/ Subject


  • 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)