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Social Development Sector: The social development sector includes

a) Monitoring and Evaluation

b) Solid Waste Management

c) Sanitation Management

Monitoring and Evaluation


Assignment Information

Assignment Name:

Long Term Agreement for The Provision of Damage Assessment, Supervision and Spot Checks of Schools and Medium Scale Rural Infrastructure Projects

 UNDP
Approx. value of the Project (in current PKR): 680.48 Million
Country: Pakistan
Location within country: FATA & FR’s
Duration of assignment (Months): 36
Name of Client: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Total No of-staff months of the assignment: 360
Description of Project:

The year 2014 saw an escalation of the displacement from FATA following military operations in North Waziristan Agency (Zarb-e-Azb, June 2014) and Bara Tehsil of Khyber Agency (Khyber 1, October 2014). This wave of displacement brought the total FATA displacement caseload to an estimated 300,000 families (around 1.6 million people), around 70% of which are women and children. In 2015, UNDP supported the Government at national and regional levels in order to strengthen the local governance capacity to manage this crisis and to provide solutions for both the TDP population and the affected communities in the hosting districts as well as the returnees.

The assignment involves spot checking and construction supervision of 800 schools and 750 medium scale infrastructure projects in five agencies of FATA including Khyber, SWA, NWA, Orakzai & Kurram under sustainable Return and Rehabilitation Strategy.

Description of actual services provided in the assignment:

The following services have been provided by our firm.

SES was contracted to carry out monitoring and supervision for the entire rehabilitation works including but not limited to 800 schools and 750 various medium scale infrastructure schemes implemented and governed by line departments and Private contractors.

The infrastructure schemes include health and social service facilities, drinking water supply schemes, rural link Roads, causeways / small bridges, irrigation channels and various other infrastructure projects across five agencies in FATA including North Waziristan, South Waziristan, Kurram, Orakzai and khyber.

Following activities were undertaken during the project includes:

  • Physical inspection, site visit and survey of the infrastructure projects/sites including schools, health facilities, Drinking Water Supply Schemes (DWSS), roads, irrigation infrastructure and livestock facilities.
  • Preparation of detailed (a) working drawings, plans, elevations and sketch schemes; (b) schedules for the works implementation program.
  • Monitoring visit / Interim Spot Checks.
  • Physical verification and construction supervision of all approved construction activities at each site during and after defect liability period.
  • Certifying contractor /concerned line department construction works as per awarded contract.
  • All findings/reports of aforementioned tasks were submitted to UNDP in a report duly signed and approved to the satisfaction of client.

 

Assignment Information

Assignment Name:

Damage Assessment of 100 Infrastructure Schemes in SWA, rehabilitation under CR FATA UNDP

 SWA
Approx. value of the Project (in current PKR): 543 Million
Country: Pakistan
Location within country: FATA (South Waziristan)
Duration of assignment (Months): 10
Name of Client: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Total No of-staff months of the assignment: 100
Description of Project:

The year 2014 saw an escalation of the displacement from FATA following military operations in North Waziristan Agency (Zarb-e-Azb, June 2014) and Bara Tehsil of Khyber Agency (Khyber 1, October 2014). This wave of displacement brought the total FATA displacement caseload to an estimated 300,000 families (around 1.6 million people), around 70% of which are women and children. In 2015, UNDP supported the Government at national and regional levels in order to strengthen the local governance capacity to manage this crisis and to provide solutions for both the TDP population and the affected communities in the hosting districts as well as the returnees.

Together with the FATA Secretariat, UNDP led the consultative process of developing two-year FATA Sustainable Returns and Reconstruction Strategy (FSRRS) (www.FATAsecretarait.org).

This strategy, approved and launched by Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA, provides the overarching framework for supporting the returns, recovery and rehabilitation of the returning Temporarily Dislocation Population (TDPs) through five pillars: i) Rehabilitation of physical infrastructure ii) Strengthening law and order iii) Expanding government service delivery iv) Reactivating and strengthening the economy and v) Strengthening social cohesion and peace building. Through five pillars: i) Rehabilitation of physical infrastructure ii) Strengthening law and order iii) Expanding government service delivery iv) Reactivating and strengthening the economy and v) Strengthening social cohesion and peace building.

Description of actual services provided in the assignment:

  • Physical inspection, site visit and survey of the 100 infrastructure projects/sites including 52 schools, 11 Heath facilities, 16 Drinking Water Supply Schemes (DWSS), 8 Roads, 6 Irrigation infrastructures and 7 Livestock facilities in South Waziristan agency and prepare detailed architectural & structural drawings, BOQs, specifications and engineering estimates of these 100 schemes to be rehabilitated under CR FATA UNDP.
  • Detailed damaged assessment of each of the site with photographs clearly showing the sites location and different damaged structural elements.
  • Assessment of the furniture, power/wattage requirement (no of fans and lights) and plumbing works of the subprojects.
  • Preparation of detailed (a) working drawings, plans, elevations and sketch schemes; (b) schedules for the works implementation programme.
  • All findings/reports of aforementioned tasks are to be communicated to UNDP in written in a form of report duly signed.

 

Assignment Information

Third party monitoring of five Multi- Donor Trust Fund Project (MDTF) in collaboration with the World Bank

Assignment name: Economic Revitalization of KP and FATA (ERKF) Approx. value of the Project (in current US$): 60 Million
Country: Pakistan Location within country: KPK/FATA Duration of assignment (months): 2 years
Name of Client: World Bank Total No of-staff months of the assignment: 180
Start date (month/year): January 2013 Completion date (month/year): February 2015 No of professional staff-months provided by associated Consultants: 70
Description of Project:

This Project is designed to address the recovery and rehabilitation needs in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) as a result of the militancy Crisis. The proposed Project will help in the revitalization of the private sector in the crisis affected regions through direct support for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), attracting Investments from the Diaspora, and institutional capacity building including regulatory reforms.The Project will be implemented by the Department of Industries, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (GoKP) and FATA Secretariat for KP and FATA components respectively in Collaboration with the line departments and with the respective local administrations.The KP office of Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority1 (SMEDA) will implement the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development Component of the Project both in KP and FATA.The ERKF is a joint initiative for both KP and FATA and the activities will cater to the economic rehabilitation needs identified for this region under the recently completed Post Crisis Needs Assessment (PCNA) supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Commission (EC), United Nations (UN) and World Bank (WB), that was formally issued in October 2010. The Bank is targeting its interventions through a MDTF established for KP, FATA and Balochistan. Given the geographical and administrative proximity of the crisis affected areas of KP and FATA, the ERKF combines the response to SME needs of this region Under one operation.

Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment:

In order to assess the implementation, a Third Party Validation (TPV) Study was conducted by the firm to look at social, technical, financial and institutional aspects of the work completed and the processes required to complete it. This exercise was meant to help the project management and other stakeholders to review the transparency, effectiveness and adherence to various standards and guidelines of the project. It was also expected that the outcome of this exercise would help in course correction of identified steps/processes of the project for the remaining period of the project and for implementing similar initiatives in future.The scope of work for TPMA mainly includes the following components:

  • Assets Verification;
  • Assessment of damages/ losses;
  • Purpose of the grant provided;
  • Physical verification/ existence of assets;
  • Quality Assessment;
  • Assessment of quality of the assets provided/ financed under MDTF funding;
  • Sustainability of assets purchased;
  • Safety and durability of the assets;
  • Quality of the construction material;
  • Quality of constructed buildings;
  • Quality of the machines purchased.

 

Assignment Information

Third party monitoring of five Multi- Donor Trust Fund Project (MDTF) in collaboration with the World Bank

Assignment name: Rural Livelihood & Community Infrastructure Project (RLCIP) Approx. value of the Project (in current US$): 37 Million
Country: Pakistan Location within country: KPK/FATA Duration of assignment (months): 2 years
Name of Client: World Bank Total No of-staff months of the assignment: 150
Start date (month/year): January 2013 Completion date (month/year): February 2015 No of professional staff-months provided by associated Consultants: 176
Description of Project:

The Government of Pakistan (GoP) and FATA authorities requested the Bank to allocate US$ 12.0 million from the MDTF to support the rehabilitation of rural livelihoods and community infrastructure in FATA (RLCIP).The project development objective is to improve livelihoods and access to basic service infrastructure in selected Agencies in FATA. The project aims to improve the well-being of un-served and underserved low income communities starting with two agencies (Mohmand and Bajaur) and possibly in cluster of villages in the southern agencies (including South Waziristan Agency) that are becoming accessible after military operation and where families are being facilitated by the Government to return and re-establish their livelihoods.

Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment: The overall goal of this assignment is to strengthen the World Bank’s technical supervision of the MDTF investment portfolio, by ensuring year-round access to project sites across KP and FATA. The work involves on-site monitoring of physical progress, quality of construction and usage of physical investments for the selected projects supported by the MDTF, and reporting and provision of support to implementing entities to manage development aid for better results.The monitoring agent will be an agent of the Bank, reporting directly to the Bank, but will work closely with the line ministries and line departments responsible for project implementation. The monitoring agent will not carry out on-site project management but assist the Bank to supervise works and ensure that they are carried out in line with the terms of legal agreements made with the Government. The objectives of the assignment are:A team of social, technical, financial and institutional consultants was involved to conduct this TPV Study.Social Components

  • Women and children development;
  • Health and Hygiene;
  • Environment;
  • Community Development;
  • Capacity building.

Physical Infrastructure

  • Access Roads;
  • Water supply;
  • Drainage System;
  • Street Payments;
  • Productive infrastructure ;
  • Irrigation system ;
  • Micro-Hydro schemes.

 

Assignment Information

Third party monitoring of five Multi- Donor Trust Fund Project (MDTF) in collaboration with the World Bank

Assignment name: Third party monitoring of Five Multiple Donor Trust Funded Project (MDTF) with the collaboration of World Bank.FATA Urban Centre Project (FUCP) Approx. value of the Project (in current US$): 07 Million
Country: Pakistan Location within country: KPK/FATA Duration of assignment (months): 2 years
Name of Client: World Bank Total No of-staff months of the assignment: 206
Start date (month/year): January 2013 Completion date (month/year): February 2015 No of professional staff-months provided by associated Consultants: 35
Description of Project: The proposed GRANT will contribute towards the implementation of the Tribal Areas Rural-to-Urban Centres Conversion Initiative (TARUCCI)1 for the 14 urban centres in FATA, which has been initiated by the FATA Secretariat following the recently completed Post Crisis Needs Assessment (PCNA). The proposed project will support: a) delivery of priority rehabilitation, reconstruction, expansion, and upgrading of urban municipal infrastructure and services including water supply sanitation, solid waste management, streetlights, drains, roads, fire fighting, micro-hydro schemes and a general bus terminal for the existing population of a pilot centre Khar, in Bajaur Agency; b) design and development of the overall framework for TARUCCI; and c) strengthening the capacities of the Project Management Unit (PMU) in the FATA Secretariat for project implementation and oversight, and the Directorate of Local Government and Rural Development (LG&RD) for Sustainable operation and maintenance of project-financed infrastructure and services. The Project will be implemented by the FATA Secretariat in collaboration with the local administration of Khar.

Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment: The overall goal of this assignment is to strengthen the World Bank’s technical supervision of the MDTF investment portfolio, by ensuring year-round access to project sites across KP and FATA. The work involves on-site monitoring of physical progress, quality of construction and usage of physical investments for the selected projects supported by the MDTF, and reporting and provision of support to implementing entities to manage development aid for better results.The monitoring agent will be an agent of the Bank, reporting directly to the Bank, but will work closely with the line ministries and line departments responsible for project implementation. The monitoring agent will not carry out on-site project management but assist the Bank to supervise works and ensure that they are carried out in line with the terms of legal agreements made with the Government. The objectives of the assignment includes verification and monitoring of Physical Infrastructure under FUCP, these are

  • Street Lights;
  • Water supply;
  • Drainage System;
  • Street Payments;
  • Urban centre;
  • Micro-Hydro schemes.

 

Assignment Information

Third party monitoring of five Multi- Donor Trust Fund Project (MDTF) in collaboration with the World Bank

Assignment name: KP Emergency Road Recovery Project(KP ERRP) Approx. value of the Project (in current US$): 08 Million
Country: Pakistan Location within country: KPK/FATA Duration of assignment (months): 2 years
Name of Client: World Bank Total No of-staff months of the assignment: 289
Start date (month/year): January 2013 Completion date (month/year): February 2015 No of professional staff-months provided by associated Consultants: 174
Description of Project: The proposed GRANT would help respond to the post-conflict situation by carrying out emergency rebuilding of priority roads infrastructure damaged during the conflict in the Province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The proposed project focuses on early recovery priorities agreed between the Government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (GoKP) authorities and the World Bank as the administrator of the MDTF.The Project supports Pillar 1: Restoration of Damaged Infrastructure and Disrupted Services of the MDTF Financing Strategy. Given the deep crisis situation, exacerbated by the 2010 devastating floods, the main focus of the first set of priorities is restoration/improvement of pedestrian and vehicular access to some of the KP’s poorest neighbourhoods in the Swat Valley.The project consists of:Component 1 – Infrastructure Rebuilding involving reconstruction/improvement of strategic roads and bridges;Component 2 – Project Management providing support for contract administration/construction supervision and safeguards related consultant services and incremental operating costs. The expected outcome is improved traffic flow resulting in reduced vehicle operating costs and travel time for beneficiaries using the road. For measurement of the output, length of roads reconstructed (km) and number of bridges reconstructed/repaired has been identified as the key indicators. The anticipated results will support Governmental efforts to help maintain minimal economic activity and improve social and political stability in the province. The project will be implemented by the Frontier Highways Authority (FHA), an autonomous roads organization of the GoKP.

Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment: The overall goal of this assignment is to strengthen the World Bank’s technical supervision of the MDTF investment portfolio, by ensuring year-round access to project sites across KP and FATA. The work involves on-site monitoring of physical progress, quality of construction and usage of physical investments for the selected projects supported by the MDTF, and reporting and provision of support to implementing entities to manage development aid for better results.The monitoring agent will be an agent of the Bank, reporting directly to the Bank, but will work closely with the line ministries and line departments responsible for project implementation. The monitoring agent will not carry out on-site project management but assist the Bank to supervise works and ensure that they are carried out in line with the terms of legal agreements made with the Government. The objectives of the assignment includes monitoring and evaluation of the following infrastructures:

  • Infrastructure Rebuilding;
  • Project Management/Planning;
  • Monitoring of 80 KM roads in different area of KP and FATA including bridges and culverts;
  • Closed supervisor of the Design relevance of civil work involved in the project;
  • Environmental and social impact of the project.

 

Assignment Information

Third party monitoring of five Multi- Donor Trust Fund Project (MDTF) in collaboration with the World Bank

Assignment name: KP Southern Community Support Project(SADP) Approx. value of the Project (in current US$): 18.1 Million
Country: Pakistan Location within country: KPK/FATA Duration of assignment (months): 2 years
Name of Client: World Bank Total No of-staff months of the assignment: 153
Description of Project: The proposed Grant would help finance the costs associated with the recovery and rehabilitation needs in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province as a result of the militancy crisis. It will help support the Government of KP respond to the crisis in affected areas by financing investments for community development activities, basic services and small scale productive infrastructure. The project will be implemented by the Planning and Development Department of KP in collaboration with line departments and the respective local administrations.The KP-SADP is an initiative for KP Government and the activities will cater to the economic rehabilitation of local communities in this region under the recently completed Post Crisis Needs Assessment (PCNA)—which was prepared by the Government of Pakistan (GOP) with support from Asian Development Bank, European Union (EU), the World Bank (WB), and the United Nations (UN)—and formally issued in October 2010. The Bank is targeting its interventions through a Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) established for KP, FATA and Balochistan. The MDTF became operational in August 2010 and now represents pledged commitments of $140 million. Representatives of the Steering Committee (the Federal and Provincial Governments and FATA, ten donors to the MDTF, and the advisory group endorsed the Strategy, including its four pillars: (1) Restoring Damaged Infrastructure and Disrupted Services; (2) Improving Local and Provincial Service Delivery; (3) Supporting Livelihoods and Creating Job Opportunities; and (4) Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening. The guidance from the Steering Committee focused primarily on ensuring speed in preparation and implementation of the projects; working with a results framework; seeking the most strategic uses of the MDTF as a funding mechanism, and ensuring adequate communications within the Steering Committee and with the beneficiaries.The proposed project will finance recovery and rehabilitation needs, under the World Bank’s Operational Policy 8.0, in three (3) districts in southern KP province—i.e. Dera Ismail Khan (DIK), Tank, and Lakki Marwat —which have been adversely affected by the crisis. The proposed project is not co-financed by other multilateral or bilateral agencies. However, project activities, will be closely coordinated with other donors that participated in the PCNA.
Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment: The objectives of the assignment includes monitoring and evaluation of the following:

  • Community Development works;
  • Social Infrastructure work include road, street payments, water supply and Drainage & Micro-hydro schemes;
  • Productive Infrastructure include , community grain storage facilities, community agro-processing facilities, cattle trough, small to medium irrigation schemes, resting points (along stock trading routes), livestock water pools,
  • Project management/Planning.

 

Assignment Information

Assignment name: Community Infrastructure Project (CIP) -II NWFP
Approx. value of the Project (in current US$): 38.64 Million
Country: Pakistan
Location within country: NWFP
Duration of assignment (months): 9
Name of Client: Local Government and Rural Development NWFP with assistance of World Bank
Total No of-staff months of the assignment: 90
Approx. value of the services provided by your firm under the contract (in current US$): US$ 61,428
Narrative description of Project: The North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Community Infrastructure Project-II (CIP-II) was approved in July, 2003. At appraisal, the estimated total project cost was Rs. 3091.692 million. It was declared effective September 3, 2004 with closing date as December.NWFP-community infrastructure project-II was demand driven and participatory development project which was implemented with assistance of International Development Association (IDA). It was implemented in all the 54 TMAs of the province.The project aimed to upgrade basic infrastructure of low-income urban and rural communities through the provision of water supply, storm water drainage, flood protection, streets and foot paths, sanitation, and solid waste management. It also provides incentive grants towards the costs of sanitation facilities inside the houses, community development, health and hygiene education, and, when requested by the community, improvement of land registration facilities and documentation.At the very heart of the project design lies the idea that the communities themselves have a significant voice in the design of infrastructure projects and can make a contribution to its capital costs. Project design emphasizes affordable standards so that local councils and communities can contribute, along with having a real say in the selection, design, and implementation process.
Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment: In order to assess the implementation, a Third Party Validation (TPV) Study was conducted by the firm to look at social, technical, financial and institutional aspects of the work completed and the processes required to complete it. This exercise was meant to help the project management and other stakeholders to review the transparency, effectiveness and adherence to various standards and guidelines of the project. It was also expected that the outcome of this exercise would help in course correction of identified steps/processes of the project for the remaining period of the project and for implementing similar initiatives in future.A team of social, technical, financial and institutional consultants was involved to conduct this TPV Study.Social Components

  • Women and children development
  • Health and Hygene
  • Micro Credit
  • Environment
  • Community Development
  • Capacity building

Physical Infrastructure

  • Access Roads
  • Street Pavements
  • Drainage
  • Water Supply Schemes
  • Sanitation
  • Solid waste management
  • Productive infrastructure

Solid Waste Management

 

Assignment Information

Assignment name: Feasibility Study for Rehabilitation of Solid Waste Management in the Earthquake Affected Areas (Mansehra, Battagram, Kohistan and Shangla Districts) of NWFP
Country: Pakistan
Location within country: NWFP
Duration of assignment (months): 9
Name of Client: Local Government and Rural Development NWFP
Total No of-staff months of the assignment: 120
Narrative description of Project:A project by Provincial Earthquake, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction Authority (PERRA). The Project scope included conducting a feasibility study of solid waste management in the four earthquake affected districts i-e Abbottabad, Mansehra, Battagram and Kohistan and proposing of solid waste management system supported by PCI for each districts.The objective of the study is to design TMA based solid waste management system including collection,transportation, storage and safe disposal in the four earthquake affected districts and workout costsestimates for preparation of feasible projects.
Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment:

  • Detailed Feasibility Study for Solid Waste Management System in the four earthquake affected districts of NWFP. (Abbotabad, Mansehra, Battagram, Kohistan)
  • Study and outline different technological options for designing solid waste collection, transportation, storage and safe disposal system.
  • Devising TMA based legal and procedural framework for an integrated solid waste management in EQAAs.
  • Recommendations for establishment of an efficient solid waste management system including source reduction, collection, and safe disposal through composting or landfill in all TMA of EQAAs of NWFP.
  • Prepare realistic costs estimates of the capital investments including man-power, machinery & equipment and operational costs required for establishment of SWM in each TMA.
  • Based on costs estimates, develop PC1s for each TMA in consultation with relevant implementing department.

Sanitation Management

 

Assignment Information

Assignment name: FATA Sanitation Plan
Country: Pakistan
Location within country: NWFP
Duration of assignment (months): 6
Name of Client: A project by Directorate of local Government and Rural development FATA Secretariat.
Total No of-staff months of the assignment: 70
Narrative description of Project:The Project aimed at the study of existing facilities regarding sanitation, water supply and solid waste management of the two municipal committees of Parachinar and Sadda in Kurram Agency.Following activities were performed;

  1. Baseline survey to assess sanitation coverage especially in the two urban centres of FATA which includes total population of the urban centre, number of household with sanitary coverage, main type of household latrine, hygiene analysis
  2. Analysis of existing solid waste management system(SWMS) and designing of effective solid waste management system for each of the three urban centres
  3. Water supply and distribution system Mapping for each of the three Urban Centres
Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment:The deliverables include;

  • Perception household survey and departmental/secondary survey;
  • Report and PC1 on solid waste management systems for each of Urban Center;
  • Report on a comprehensive strategy for effecting improvement in provision of potable water in each urban centre on sustainable basis;
  • Devising a solid waste management plan and PC-I for each MC.

 

 

Assignment Information

Assignment name: FATA Sanitation Plan
Country: Pakistan
Location within country: N/A
Duration of assignment (months): 6
Name of Client: A project by Directorate of local Government and Rural development FATA Secretariat.
Total No of-staff months of the assignment: 50

Narrative description of Project:The Project aimed at the study of existing facilities regarding sanitation, water supply and solid waste management of the municipal committee of Miranshah in North Waziristan Agency.Following activities were performed;

  1. Baseline survey to assess sanitation coverage especially in the three urban centres of FATA which includes total population of the urban centre, number of household with sanitary coverage, main type of household latrine, hygiene analysis
  2. Analysis of existing solid waste management system(SWMS) and designing of effective solid waste management system for each of the three urban centres
  3. Water supply and distribution system Mapping for each of the three Urban Centres
Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment:

  • The deliverables include;
  • Perception household survey and departmental/secondary survey;
  • Report and PC1 on solid waste management systems for each of Urban Center;
  • Report on a comprehensive strategy for effecting improvement in provision of potable water in each urban centre on sustainable basis;
  • Devising a solid waste management plan and PC-I for each MC.