Planning and Development Department
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Specialist
Scope of Work
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 aims to 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), Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP0. 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.
Investment and trade
Public Private Partnership
Agriculture Economics and Rural Development
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.
KP P&DD requires Technical Assistance (TA) in identifying, developing and analyzing interventions initiated by different donors as well as CPEC within the areas of Agriculture and Rural Development in order to create synergies regarding various developmental activities.
Objectives and Duties
The Consultant as part of the Unit of Technical Experts in P&DD will:
The deliverables will include:
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