ADVISORY SERVICES
Financial Year : 2002 - 2015
Client: LEAD Pakistan
Type: Strategy, Operations, Technologies, Development Sector Description: Advisory services at the pre-bid submission stage includes methodology formulation, budget preparations, proposal conceptualization and review, negotiations with the donor till financial close and at the post award stage; review of the project design and implementation, financial reporting, project burn rate, project cost charging methodology, adherence to ADS / FAR regulations (For USAID funded projects) and relevant guide lines from the donor. Advisory services rendered on various projects undertaken directly or while representing other clients, are here under: – CDKN, PricewaterhouseCoopers, UK (Climate Data Knowledge Network) ENI Pakistan – Bhit Rural Support Program (BRSP) USAID (ASP) – Assessment and strengthening Program (pre award proposal submission in association with Aid, LEAD and GHK) Packard Foundation – Women Leaders for Reproductive Health and Development (WLRHD), Packard Foundation – Leadership and Reproductive Health Project (LRH) Care International – Stimulating Hope in District Buner, NWFP Asian Development Bank – Promoting Climate Change and Adaptation in Asia & Pacific Sindh Education Foundation – Rural Base Community Supported School The World Bank – Improving Quality, Access and Governance in Education (in collaboration with GET GmbH/ICON-INSTITUTE, LEAD Pakistan and Proman SA) British High Commission – The Roles & Capacities of Actors in Water Conflicts in Pakistan: A Mapping Study RAF – Maternal and Newborn Health Programme Research USAID (JOBS)– Integrated Work and Learning Programmes for Pakistan Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (HBF) – Copenhagen Climate Change Summit IDRC – Entrepreneurship Education through School based productive enterprises Oxfam Novaib – Disaster Response Network-Balakot (DRN-Balakot) USAID- Education Sector Relief Assistance.
CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION FOR CLIMATE AND DEVELOPMENT KNOWLEDGE NETWORK (CDKN)
Financial Year : 2009 - 2015
Client: LEAD Pakistan
Type: Operations, Development Sector Description: The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is a GBP 40 million global initiative to support decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development by combining research, advisory services and knowledge management in support of locally owned and managed policy processes. We are part of the delivery and design team in the capacity of Contract Administrator for Asia region, headed by the regional director of the Asia region. Contract administration includes compliance with contractual provisions and vetting and scrutinizing invoices raised against the contract delivery of more than GBP 2 million annually.
PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR BENAZIR INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAM (BISP).
Financial Year : 2012 - 2013
Client: The World Bank
Type: Operations, Development Sector
Description: The objective of this assignment was to assist the Bank in providing technical assistance to BISP in ensuring that a well-designed, accountable, transparent and efficient financial and procurement system is in place. The assignment was undertaken by Mr. Hussain as an independent consultant with the World Bank.
PUNJAB SOCIAL SECTOR EXPENDITURE REVIEW.
Financial Year : 2012 - 2013
Client: The World Bank
Type: Strategy, Development Sector
Description: We have recently carried out the expenditure review of the social sector for Punjab. This was a joint exercise of the World Bank Washington Head office and the World Bank’s Pakistan Country Office. The scope of the assignment entails the institutional assessment review of the Social Protection programs of the Government of Punjab. The assignment was undertaken by Mr. Hussain as an independent consultant with the World Bank.
DEVELOPMENT OF SCOPING SYSTEM REQUIREMENT SPECIFICATION OF THE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Financial Year : 2012 - 2013
Client: DFID Pakistan
Type: Operations, Development Sector
Description: The existing Human Resources (HR) management systems need further improvement to bring it at par with organizations in the corporate world, where systems rather than persons ensure improved delivery. For this purpose, the World Bank and DFID has deployed a team of consultants to undertake the assignment for the review of the HR business processes of BISP to identify gaps and then re-engineer the business processes to remove inefficiencies and suggest a road map for the implementation of the reengineered business processes through automation. Further, the scope also entails development of a scoping document for the software vendor hired to develop the Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) for BISP.
DESIGN DOCUMENT FOR THE BENEFICIARY PAYMENTS VERIFICATION INTERFACE
Financial Year : 2013 - 2014
Client: DFID Pakistan
Type: Operations, Technologies, Development Sector
Description: As part of the ongoing technical assistence to BISP, we have developed a design document for an online interface for the Finance & Accounts (F&A) department, which proposes an independent verification work flow for the beneficairies payment tranche in terms of its completeness, accuracy and adequate approvals.
MONITORING OF THE INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK FOR BENAZIR INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAM (BISP).
Financial Year : 2013 - 2014
Client: The World Bank
Type: Operations, Technologies, Development Sector
Description: We are in the process of implementation of the five year institutional development plan agreed with the BISP management for period 2013-2018. In phase one, implementation of the balance score card strategy, business process engineering of the human resource department and development of the scoping document for the newly proposed human resource management information system. Phase 2 would entail the business process engineering of the remaining departments and implementation of an ERP system. The assignment was undertaken by Mr. Hussain as an independent consultant with the World Bank. The assignment wsa undertaken by Mr. Hussain as an independent consultant with the World Bank.
ANNUAL STATEMENT OF PROGRESS (ASP) OF 2013.
Financial Year : 2013 - 2014
Client: DFID Pakistan
Type: Strategy, Operations, Development Sector
Description: We have developed the Annual Statement of Progress (ASP) of 2013 for the Punjab Employment Opportunity Program (PEOP) for the year 2013. PEOP is a GFBP 55 million program jointly funded by DFID and Government of Punjab by providing GBP 25 each and an additional GBP 5 million as technical assistance by DFID. The purpose of the ASP is to review the annual progress of the project in light of the recommendations given in the Fiduciary Risk Assessment (FRA).
PERFORMANCE AUDIT OF PUNJAB SKILL DEVELOPMENT FUND (PSDF).
Financial Year : 2013 - 2014 Client: DFID Pakistan
Type: Operations, Technologies, Development Sector
Description: We have carried out the Performance Audit of PSDF. The purpose of the audit is to assess the existing setup and its capacity to deliver the scale up to the whole of Punjab. The scope entailed, appraisal of the existing institutional arrangement, management systems and process flows of the PSDF. Further, assessing the extent to which the PSDF operation has achieved its goals and objectives in an effective, efficient and economical manner. The scope of work for the Institutional Assessment entails: Conduct a structured to gauge views of the PSDF Board, management and staff on the goals, objectives and future vision for the Fund. The exercise will define the PSDF vision, goals and objectives to guide existing operations as well as the scale up phase. Assess the institutional arrangement of PSDF as a Section 42 company and compliance with legal requirements vis-a-viz institutional structure, codes of conduct, standard operating procedures, process flows and rules of business. Also review the degree of autonomy exercised and checks and balances in place in the financial, management, implementation, and accountability matters. Review governance and management structures of PSDF in relation to its agenda; including the value addition of the private sector representation in the Board and the management of and delivery by PSDF. This will also cover internal communication channels and practices, reporting hierarchies, information creation and its role in management decision making, and systems available to the PSDF Board to perform its oversight and strategic planning role. Assess the degree of organizational integration and systems harmonization to facilitate smooth flow of programme activities and the attainment of programme objectives. This would cover key functions pertaining to programme planning and strategic development, programme implementation, quality assurance, information management, monitoring and evaluation, procurement, financial management, legal, and human resource. Analyze the quality and efficacy of PSDF arrangements dedicated to enhance systems accountability and transparency. This among others would cover control and accountability mechanisms, quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation systems, beneficiary tracking and outreach. Conduct a human resource assessment (including incentive structures) of PSDF in relation to roles and responsibilities of key positions, the broader agenda of the PSDF, and scale up plans. Provide the human resource requirements capacity building framework for PSDF with the objective to efficiently meet existing and future (including scale-up) needs. PEOP is a GFBP 55 million program jointly funded by DFID and Government of Punjab by providing GBP 25 each and an additional GBP 5 million as technical assistance by DFID.
FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT FOR CITIZEN’S DAMAGE COMPENSATION PROGRAM (CDCP).
Financial Year : 2013 - 2014
Client: The World Bank
Type: Operations, Technologies, Development Sector
Description: Scope and responsibilities is to ensure smooth running of the financial and operational processes and procedures for Programs are in line with the relevant rules and procedures of the World Bank and the Government of Pakistan. The scope of the assignment will be to advise on designing and developing a comprehensive Financial and Operational Management system for the Programs and to also their periodic reviews. The assignment was undertaken by Mr. Hussain as an independent consultant with the World Bank.