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Planning and Development Department

Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Infrastructure Planning Specialist

 

Scope of Work

 

Background:

The USAID funded Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governance Project (KPG) aims to support transitional activities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province to promote democratic processes, strengthen the ability of provincial government to be responsive to citizen needs, and create opportunities for gender equality and women’s empowerment thus bringing positive changes in attitude, perceptions and behavior about the quality of governance in the province. The project will promote the success of the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (GoKP) and its reform agenda by engaging directly with the provincial departments, sustaining public engagement and strategic communications, and providing integrated assistance “packages” of activities that support specific GoKP objectives.

In order to channelize China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as well as other donor related activities such as interventions being proposed and implemented by World Bank, USAID, ADB, DFID, GIZ and other prominent donors working in the province, a Unit of experts is being created in the Planning and Development Department (P&DD), GoKP. This Unit will primarily assess the strategic and economic viability of various donor funded projects in close collaboration with relevant donors including but not limited to analyzing the impact of these projects, develop various implementation mechanisms, ensuring timely and effective completion, and developing ancillary infrastructure and services to significantly benefit from these projects.

 

KP Planning and Development Department has requested KPG Project for provision of short term technical assistance in six areas.

  • Economic analysis
  • Infrastructure planning
  • Investment and trade
  • Public Private Partnership
  • Agriculture Economics

 

KPG is of the view that through the provision of the much needed technical assistance and given the enhanced level of donor funding and activity in KP, KP Government and particularly KP’s P&DD capacity to play a more proactive and preparing the provincial government for challenges that lie ahead in implementation of donor funded interventions will be enhanced. The unit having the required technical expertise will also lead to institutionalization of reforms initiated under various donor funded interventions since the Cell will become a repository for keeping a record of all such initiatives whether they are taken under CPEC or other donors. In short, the Unit will be KP Government’s focal point for effective implementation of its developmental agenda. Needless to state, that all the interventions where technical support will be provided through this unit is going to contribute significantly to the economic and social development of the province and its citizens by providing numerous opportunities for trade, commerce and employment. This will lead to more prosperous society thus increasing communities’ resilience to violent extremism.

 

Purpose:

KP P&DD requires Technical Assistance (TA) in identification, development and implementation of various infrastructure related projects initiated by different donors as well as CPEC in order to create synergies regarding various developmental activities. .

 

Objectives and Duties

The Consultant as part of the Unit of Technical Experts housed within P&DD will:

  • Ensure that all donor funded infrastructure related initiatives are in line with the KP Government’s current Integrated Development Strategy and suggest measures for removal of impediments.
  • Contribute to all infrastructures related initiatives and identify future areas of investment and provide relevant support/advice in initiatives related infrastructure projects and concurrent negotiations undertaken by the provincial government.
  • Contribute towards the design and arrangement of roadshows for promising investment and trade opportunities.
  • Liaise between various stakeholders at provincial and federal level for removal of bottlenecks, if any, related to different trade/investment related initiatives.
  • Any other task assigned Chief Foreign Aid of Planning and Development Department and Chief of Party KPG or his/her designee.


Deliverables

The deliverables will include:

  1. Design, plan and support in implementation of at least 5 major infrastructure related projects which will have an impact on achievement of infrastructure related targets set in the Integrated Development Strategy. The design, planning as well as implementation plan of these 5 infrastructure projects will be submitted in the shape of a detailed Report.
  2. Technically review at least 30 CPEC and or other donor funded infrastructure projects in collaboration with concerned line departments as required by P&DD. Once review and technical suggestions given by the STTA, a detailed report documenting the advice given based on review will be submitted. 
  3. c.    Arrange a policy dialogue to document the current impediments for infrastructure related projects especially covering the experience of CPEC as well as other donor funded projects and suggest ways for improvement based on the recommendations of the dialogue. The impediments and ways forward for improvement will be submitted in a comprehensive report on the policy dialogue.

 

Reporting and timeframe

The consultant will report directly to the Chief Foreign Aid P&DD and to the KPG Technical Lead for inputs provided to the Department. The STTA deliverables will need to be completed within 60 working days spread over a period of six months. All deliverables will be approved by Chief Foreign Aid P&DD or his/her representative and KPG Technical Lead.

 

Qualification & Experience

  • A combination of Master degree in Business Administration/Public Administration, Economics and bachelors in Civil Engineering
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive experience of mega infrastructure planning, designing and implementation.
  • Minimum 5 years Business Development experience especially related to Infrastructure projects in reputed public and private sector organizations
  • Solid understanding of issues related to infrastructure financing and impediments/issues in KP 
  • Ability to conceive, develop and critically review infrastructure projects
  • Must be exposed to economic cost benefit analysis of infrastructure projects
  • In-depth understanding of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government’s rules and procedures related infrastructure projects will be considered as an added advantage.