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Individual consultant for Review / Designing of

Community Physical Infrastructure (CPI) Manual

1.     Introduction:

The Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) is the lead apex institution for community – driven development in the country. Set up as fully autonomous private sector institution, PPAF enjoys facilitation and support from the Government of Pakistan, the World Bank, and International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), and other statutory and corporate donors. The PPAF aims to be the leading catalyst for improving the quality of life, broadening the range of opportunities and socio – economic mainstreaming of the poor and disadvantaged, especially women. The core operating units of the PPAF deliver a range of development interventions such as support to social mobilization, microcredit, community physical infrastructure, water, energy and social safeguards at the grass root / community level through a network of more than 100 partner Organizations across the country. For a complete profile, please visit our website at http:********************************************.

2.     Background and Objective:

LACIP is one of the major programs of PPAF supported by KfW. Phase-I of LACIP started in April 2012 to be ended by December 2016. The programme was accorded with an extension for six months that would be completed on June 30, 2017. LACIP Phase-I has been implemented by PPAF in 57 Union Councils (UCs) of 8 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province through its 23 partner organizations. All interventions under the program are planned and being executed in close coordination with Government line departments and district administrations in program areas. Social mobilization forms the basis of all activities, and is a prerequisite, to undertake various components of the program including Community Physical Infrastructure (CPI) development, Livelihood Enhancement & Protection (LEP), Health & Education (H&E) and Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation (DPM). So far, nearly 2,000 infrastructure projects have been completed while over 7,838 assets have been transferred to ultra-poor households. The ongoing project is coming to an end and has achieved its desired objectives. Its achievements and popularity has resulted into creating huge demand for its expansion and deepening the existing Union Councils.


PPAF being the apex funding organization is responsible for facilitating its partner organizations in preparing feasibility study, surveying, designing, estimation and formulating proposals for different types of infrastructure that are implemented through community-based projects. CPI manual is the key document that helps technical staff of POs to render these activities in line with the established engineering principles and practices. The manual was first printed in 2001. Many attempts were made to revise the contents but these remained to the extent of few suggestions and recommendations. In view of learning and experience gained in infrastructure development since inception of the organization, PPAF has planned to review and update existing CPI Manual.

PPAF now needs services of specialized professional to review and compose the current manual, amending the documents wherever required, adding the design of structures that are missing or the design that are present in other manuals of infrastructure, etc.

3.     Scope of work:

  • Under the guidance of LACIP unit, the consultant is expected to perform following tasks for revision of the manual:
  • Review current version of CPI manual and identify the areas need to revised
  • Convert the draft in ready-to-use document by field engineers belonging to remote areas.
  • Revision / Addition of design criteria for community physical infrastructure specifically for:
  •  Flow measurement techniques
  •  Retaining structures which includes: Gabion wall, Plum concrete, Stone masonry, Earthen embankment with stone pitching, and check dams
  • Drinking water supply which includes: Deep well, Hand pump, Overhead tank, Surface water tank, and Water supply network
  • Roads and bridges includes: Link road (hilly track, brick pavement, PCC and earthen road), Culverts, Bridges (Shorter Span not more than 40 ft span), and Causeway
  • Irrigation includes: Lining of water course/sections, Water storage ponds, Lift irrigation, Pipe irrigation, Sprinkler irrigation, Drip irrigation, and Mini/Delay action dams
  • Sanitation and drainage includes: Street pavement with drainage system both storm and sanitary covered drains, and Wastewater stabilization ponds
  • Biogas system
  • Incorporate broad guidelines for operational & maintenance of community –managed infrastructure.
  • Regarding designing of the draft, working closely with the PPAF Communications & Media Unit, the consultant is required to undertake the following:
  • Professionally design the manual for print layout
  • Provide options for designing the title and back page of the manual
  • Discuss and provide options for layout of the inner pages
  • Treat (where required) drawing / photographs in the manual
  • Submit the publication to the focal person in PPAF for proofreading
  • Ensuring insertion of all corrections
  • Prepare the electronic files for the printer
  • Create PDF from final electronic file for PPAF Web posting

4.     Qualification and Experience:

  • M. Sc. Engineering in civil engineering, preferably in structures. Higher qualifications will be preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in designing of structures, preferably small scale community infrastructure.
  • He or she should also have experience of developing manuals, specifications and procedures
  • Work experience on donor-funded project interventions in development sector will be essential. International experience will be an added advantage.

5.     Deliverables:

  • Revised / reviewed CPI Manual
  • Related formats

For designing of draft;

  • Share at least 3 options for the title
  • Share options (at least 3) for format and layout of the inside pages
  • Provide electronic files for the printer
  • Provide pdf format for online uploading

8.            Selection Methods:

The individual consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultants’ method set out in the Section V of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (2011).

9.            Intellectual Property:

All information produced during this assignment shall be the intellectual property of the PPAF and it shall not be shared with any third party without prior written consent of the PPAF through its CEO.

10.          Reporting and Coordination:

The consultant will report to the Sr. General Manager – LACIP. He or she will work closely with the technical persons of LACIP unit.

Job Details

Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Degree Title:
Civil Engineering preferrably in Structure
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
10 Years (• He or she should also have experience of developing manuals, specifications and procedures • Work experience on donor-funded project interventions in development sector will be essential. International experience will be an added advantage.)
Apply Before:
Oct 15, 2017
Posting Date:
Oct 09, 2017
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Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund

N.G.O./Social Services · 301-600 employees - Islamabad

Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) is the lead apex institution for community-driven development in the country. Set up by the Government of Pakistan, as an autonomous not-for-profit organization, PPAF enjoys facilitation and support from the Government of Pakistan, The World Bank, Internatio ...Read More