CONDITIONAL CASH TRANSFER (CCT) PROGRAM – BANGLADESH
Financial Year: 2014 - 2016
Client: The World Bank
Type: Strategy, Operations Description: The World Bank is providing USD 300 million in the first phase, for technical assistance and financing cash transfers. This is a long-term engagement to assist the project FM team in: development of a credible FM system, which allows smooth financial flows and tracking of all payments made to the project staff, vendors, and implementation partners such as BPO; and develop MoU between the Local Government Division (LGD) and Bangladesh Post Office (BPO) which clearly spells out the responsibilities of each entity in: setting up the compliance monitoring system (with investments by the project in developing the electronic infrastructure for enrolment and compliance monitoring at the local level); managing financial flows from LGD to BPO for timely cash transfers to the beneficiaries that are enrolled in the program and complying with the relevant co- responsibilities; and providing necessary controls at each level of financial transactions; and managing timely reconciliation of funds disbursed from Project Implementation Agency (PIA) to BPO, and then to the program beneficiaries. The assignment is undertaken by Mr. Hussain as an independent international consultant with the World Bank, Washington head quarters.
IDPS EMERGENCY RECOVERY PROJECT
Financial Year : 2014 - 2015
Client: World Bank
Type: Strategy, Operations, Development Sector Description: The project consists of two main components: I. Immediate Safety Net Recovery support– To provide Cash Transfers (UCT) for 6 months to cover basic and subsistence needs of the families when they return home. This would ensure consumption smoothing and provide support to people till they restore their livelihoods II. Co-responsibility Cash Grants Child Immunization – This Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) will be linked to comprehensive child immunization package including Polio for the affected families. This will encourage long term improvements in children’s health and support overall human development outcomes for the affected region. We are providing support to the design team in finalizing the financial management and institutional arrangements with the Economic Affairs Division (EAD) – GoP. The assignment is undertaken by Mr. Hussain as an independent consultant with the World Bank.
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).