THE REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT OF ZANZIBAR
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRM SELECTION)
COUNTRY: UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
NAME OF PROJECT: ZANZIBAR IMPROVING QUALITY OF BASIC
EDUCATION PROJECT (ZIQUE).
TZ-MOEVT-353450-CS-Cos PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR
UNDERTAKING ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS
FOR THE PROPOSED EXTENSION OF MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND
VOCATIONAL TRAINING HEAD OFFICE BUILDING AND RENOVATION OF
THE TEACHERS TRAINING COLLEGES IN UNGUJA AND PEMBA UNDER
Financing Agreement reference: IDA-72580-TZ
Project ID No: P-TZ-P178157
The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar has received financing from the World Bank toward
the cost of the Zanzibar Improving Quality of Basic Education Project (ZIQUE)., and intends to
apply part of the agreed amount for this loan to payments under the contract for “Provision of
Consultancy Services for Undertaking Environmental and Social Impact Assessments for the
Proposed Extension of Ministry of Education and Vocational Training Head Office Building and
Renovation of the Teachers Training Colleges in Unguja and Pemba under ZIQUE Project”.
The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training seeks to engage a qualified firm (hereafter
referred to as Consultant) to carry out the environmental and social studies on three (3) sites, at
Mazizini Unguja and Kiuyu Pemba. The sites in particulars are:
i. Mazzini Unguja for proposed extension of ministry of education and vocational training building
ii. Mazizini Unguja for proposed Renovation of the teacher training College.
iii. Kiuyu Pemba for proposed Renovation of the teacher training College.
The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training Zanzibar now invites eligible Consulting firms
to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide
information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of
similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff,
The Consultant will be tasked to Prepare the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
(ESIA)for the respective constructions which include extension and rehabilitation, and the
associated Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP). The Consultant may be required
to prepare Resettlement Action Plan the social assessment as a part of this assignment will reveal
The objectives of the ESIA include but not limited:
a. To establish baseline information on both natural and built environment including socioeconomic, physical environment for the proposed sites.
b. To evaluate potential alternatives
c. To identify, predict and evaluate foreseeable environmental and social impacts and risks, both
beneficial and adverse that may be posed by intended construction during implementation and in
d. To identify the environmental and social mitigation measures to prevent, minimize and/or
mitigate the potential negative impacts and promote potential positive impacts.
e. To inform statutory and public stakeholders about the potential impacts as well as risks and
opportunities of the project and the proposed mitigation measures.
f. To develop the ESMP, for the construction and operation phases
g. To design a Grievance Redress Mechanism available to project beneficiaries and stakeholders.
The Study team may be composed of not less than four EIA experts of which the team leader
should appear within the register maintained by ZEMA:
i. Environmental Science/Environmental Engineer/Environmental management or any
ii. Social Science (Sociology)
iii. Civil Engineer or Engineer depends on the nature of activity/project
iv. Gender/GBV specialist
Team leader – Environmental Sciences / Environmental Engineer
The Team Leader shall have a minimum of Master Degree in Environment, Environmental
engineering, Natural Resources Management or related field and with at least five (5) years of
practical working experience in undertaking ESIA studies in building works or other related
projects. In addition, the team leader must be familiar with the Zanzibar Government
Environmental laws and regulations, and the World Bank’s ESSs and procedures. She/he must have
at least three (3) projects of which two (2) must be in the past five years of similar magnitude and
complexity. The Team Leader must have excellent communication skills, fluent in written and
spoken English and should be certified with ZEMA, holding : valid EA/EA/ESIA practicing
certificate issued by ZEMA. The team leader must present supporting documents/ evidence of
ESIA studies under taken or ongoing and his contribution or his/her role in their respective
Social Scientist (Sociologist)
At least Bachelor in Social Sciences, or related studies (anthropology, sociology, social work, or
economics), with at least 10 years progressively experience in preparing and implementing social
impact assessments, community engagement in construction industry, preferably in Zanzibar.
Familiarity with World Bank Environmental and Social Standards is a necessity. Understanding
and experience on Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) will
be an added advantage. The Sociologist will produce as evidence at least three sample reports
related to the construction of buildings which he/she was part of and was accepted by ZEMA.
Civil Engineer or Engineer depends on the nature of activity/project
At least Bachelor in Civil Engineering or related studies with at least 10 years progressively
experience in preparing and implementing social impact assessments, community engagement in
construction industry, preferably in Zanzibar. Familiarity with World Bank Environmental and
Social Standards is a necessity.
The main role is to aid in identification and analysis of a wide range of impact especially those
attributable to constructions activities. An engineer expected to assist on outlining and executing
alternative methods in building design, contaminated waste processing, water transport, and other
facets of engineering that will minimize unintended side effects of the proposed projects.
A holder of Master’s degree on development, gender, international relations, sociology,
anthropology or any other relevant social science; He/she shall have at least five years of relevant
experience working on gender and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) related issues and with
operational experience; He/she shall have relevant work experience on GBV prevention, mitigation
and/or response and a good understanding of all areas; experience on case management is an added
value; He/she shall have experience conducting gender analysis for public policies and defining
activities to close gender gaps;
The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found at the following website:
https://moez.go.tz/ or upon request firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours;
7:30am to 3:30 pm EAT excluding public holidays.
Expressions of Interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person) by 24th
May 2023 and marked at the envelope “Eol for Provision of Consultancy Services for
Undertaking Environmental and Social Impact Assessments for the Proposed Extension of
Ministry of Education and Vocational Training Head Office Building and Renovation of the
Teachers Training Colleges in Unguja and Pemba under ZIQUE Project”.
Attn: Project Coordinator (ZIQUE),
Ministry of Education and Vocational Training,
Procurement Management Unit Office,
P.O. Box 394,
Airport Road, 71402 Urban West,
Mazzini – Zanzibar.
Tel: +255 777 951000
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com