The World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an International Non-Governmental Organization that deals with conservation of nature through environmental management and conservation programmes. Its mission is to stop the degradation of the Planet’s natural environment and to build the future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF Tanzania Country Office (WWF TCO) through Marine Programme is currently implementing a project titled “Mangrove Management for Climate Risk Resilience and Improved Livelihoods” funded by the Norwegian NORAD and regionally implemented in Tanzania, Mozambique, and Madagascar.
WWF Tanzania through this project is looking for consultant(s)to carry out baseline assessment of mangrove ecosystem, mangrove governance and management frameworks in the RUMAKI Seascape.
- Objectives of the consultancy
The overall objective of this study is to establish baseline data and information on mangrove resources including estimation of changes in mangrove cover, mangrove restoration status and mangrove governance and management frameworks in the Seascape area.\
- Tasks and performance indicators
(i) Preparation of an inception report outlining the steps and methodology with clear activities/events’ timeline.
(ii) Assessment of mangrove sediment type and salinity in the project area/sites
(iii) Determine mangrove governance and management framework including:
(a) Community-based mangrove governance,
(b) Existing mangroves rehabilitation strategies and plans
(c) Post planting mangrove management and monitoring,
(d) Mangrove Rehabilitation scale(size and survival rate) including total number of planted mangroves, and an estimated size of mangrove areas planted before the project,
(iv) Mangroves community structure, species distribution, and zonation
(v) Mapping the extent of mangrove cover changes and identification of suitable mangrove areas (Remote sensing)
(i) Activity report detailing all the above indicators.
(ii) An annex of baseline indicators to be monitored by the project.
(iii) At least 20 high resolution photographs from the field taken on mangroves and consultative meetings in study sites.
- Duration of the Consultancy
(iv) The consultancy is assigned 75 working days (2.5 months) from date of contract signing.
- Qualifications, Skills and Experience
(i) A minimum of advanced degree in mangrove related field of study (such as mangrove conservation, management, ecology, mapping, and/or Marine / Aquatic sciences).
(ii) Remote sensing in environmental studies will be an added advantage.
(Hi) In case of a team/firm, the team leader will have at least 5 years of professional experience in mangrove assessment, preferably with experience of mangrove ecosystems in designated blocks
(iv) Experience in working with coastal communities
(v) Evidence of having undertaken similar assignments in the past 3 years .
(vi) Fluency in both English and Kiswahili languages with advanced report writing skill.
(vii) Mastery of computer tools: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other relevant applications
- Mode of Application
(i) Interested applicant(s) should submit electronic copies of application to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(H) Please, address the application to: Secretary, Procurement Committee, World Wide Fund for Nature – Tanzania Country Office, Off Mwai Kibaki Road, Kiko Street Mikocheni, P.O. Box 63117 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
(Hi) Application documents should include full technical & financial proposal with a cover letter, and CV(s). The technical proposal should clearly demonstrate skills and experience in assessing mangrove conservation/management, and governance, and the consultant’s understanding of the Terms of Reference including suggestions (if any)for amendments to improve quality of deliverables.
(iv) The detailed Terms of Reference is also accessible through website https://www.wwtorstejobs_and_opportunities/consultancies_and_tenders/
(v) Evaluation of applications will be based on WWF procurement guidelines. WWF Tanzania is not bound to accept any lowest or highest proposal submitted. All applications should reach us by or before 05pm EAT on Monday 22nd May 2023. Only successful applicant shall be contacted.
(vi) WWF has a principle of zero tolerance for fraud and corruption, if you encounter such an incident, then report by sending an email to email@example.com