World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Tanzania) under its Seascape Programme has identified four specific priority conservation areas in which conservation measures need to be strengthened as part of WWF Tanzania’s Conservation Strategy. The areas include;
- The Rufiji Delta Mangrove Reserve Area (RDMRA);
- Community-led Management areas (Collaborative Fisheries Management Areas – CFMAs);
- The Mafia Island Marine Park (MIMP) and
- The Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara (World Heritage)
The programme is implementing a three-year project titled “Mangrove Management for Climate Risk Resilience and Improved Livelihoods” under the support of NORAD. It is a regional project and in Tanzania, is implemented in three districts namely; Mafia, Kibiti and Kilwa. The climate vulnerability and risk assessment will help to understand potential climate risks and impacts on the resources and people in the seascape area including the protected/conservation areas to enhance ecosystem vitality and community livelihoods.
- OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY
- The objective of the assignment is to assess and establish the current and future state of vulnerability of ecosystems and community livelihoods under a range of climate risks scenarios across the Tanzania RUMAKI Seascape. Among other things, the consultants will be required to:
- Review existing literature on climate change impacts and other related reports
- Identify critical and sensitive ecosystems and the habitats (mangroves, coral reefs, sea weed, sea grasses)
- Assessment of past, present and future climate changes scenario across the seascape by 2050
- Identify major livelihoods in the seascape/ coastal communities and establish status and future vulnerability
- Development of an inventory of climate-change related impacts (cyclones, sea-level rise, etc.)
- Synthesis of data from global models on how these changes are likely to affect the seascape biodiversity across the seascape area, showing the shift in biodiversity patterns including a description of where species/resources are likely to disappear/migrate under climate changes and associated risks and
- Assess and zoom-in the vulnerability to climate change, climate risks in four conservation/ protected areas (a-d) above and others as indicated in a detailed TOR in WWF TCO website
A multi-method scientific approaches is encouraged using climate data outputs from the WorldClim and CMIP5 climate models, satellite images with focus on mangroves, corals, sea weed, seagrasses, protected areas and human population. Use of GIS, ecological and species distribution models and dynamic of global vegetation models developed by Conservation International and other independent researchers are highly encouraged.
- HOW TO APPLY:
WWF TCO invites applications from competent and qualified consultant through the following address: Secretary, Procurement Committee, WWF Tanzania; Off Mwai Kibaki Street Mikocheni, P.O. Box 63117 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Tel: +255 22 277 5346/277 2455/270 0077 Fax: +255 22 2775535; website. wwf.or.tz
All applicants should direct their electronic copy to the procurement: e-mail at email@example.com. and a hard copy to the address indicated above. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, June 21st 2023 at 0400PM EAT.
Interested applicants may get the detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) through the following websites: https://www.wwf.or.tz/jobs_and_opportunities/consultancies_and_tenders/
WWF TCO reserves the right to accept or reject any or all the applications without assigning any reason thereof. The late application shall not be accepted for evaluation irrespective of the circumstance. WWF has a principle of zero tolerance for fraud and corruption, if you encounter such an incident, then report by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org