Punjab Cities Program (PCP)
The Punjab Cities Program (PCP) is aligned with the World Bank Group’s Pakistan Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) FY15-20. The program aims to contribute towards Bank’s overarching goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity by delivering improved urban infrastructure inclusively and in ways that enhance economic growth and development in the participating cities. The program is financed through a hybrid of Investment Project Financing (IPF) and Program-for-Results (PforR) instruments. The larger part of the program is financed through the PforR instrument, which has proved to be an effective mechanism for managing conditional grants to LGs and for strengthening institutions and systems for the sustainable delivery of infrastructure and services. GoPunjab has an ongoing formula-based mechanism of fiscal transfers to urban LGs to support urban governance and municipal service delivery, through the Provincial Finance Commission (PFC) Award. The Government has introduced a program of performance-based grants (PBGs) to urban LGs. The program will not affect existing formula-based PFC transfers to the 16 MCs participating in PCP over its duration.
• 16 years of education or higher degree in Finance/ Commerce (M. Com)/ MBA (Finance) / Banking or Business Administration from HEC-recognized Institutes
• Minimum 12 years of post-qualification experience in financial management, budgeting & planning, audit & accounts with a special focus on Municipal Finance.
• Ability to assess the data collection needs and design the field data collection templates in consultation with stakeholders.
• Review and implement of Financial Management System in consultation with stakeholders