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ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TRANSPARENCY MECHANISMS IN THE MINING SECTOR IN ZIMBABWE

Deadline: 15 February 2021

  1. Introduction

A local NGO that works to promote good governance, environmental justice and sustainable development in the natural resource sector seeks the services of a consultant to produce a report assessing the effectiveness of various transparency measures that are in place to govern the natural resource sector in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s natural resources can bring about a significant turn on the economy and the overall development of the country if transparency measures in the sector are enforced. Several laws, policies and practice are currently in place in Zimbabwe to curb illicit financial flows, tax evasion and unaccountability in the mineral resource sector in Zimbabwe. The report will aid in advocacy initiatives to enhance transparency in natural resource governance in Zimbabwe.

  • Main Objective

To produce a report to assess the effectiveness of transparency mechanisms in the mining sector in Zimbabwe.

2.1 Specific Terms of Reference

The consultant, working closely with the consulting organisation will be expected to:

  1. To assess the effectiveness of the policies and laws in place to enhance transparency and accountability in Zimbabwe;
  2. To identify policy and legal gaps that are fuelling illicit financial flows and unaccountability in the mineral resource sector;
  3. To make recommendation to promote mineral revenue transparency in Zimbabwe.
  • Key Deliverables
  • Identify, assess, and document transparency mechanisms in Zimbabwe that are utilised in the natural resource sector in Zimbabwe.
  • Assess the uptake of the transparency mechanisms and utilisation by mining companies, government, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Carry out key informant interviews with relevant stakeholders in natural resource sector on the effectiveness of transparency mechanisms in Zimbabwe.
  • Conduct a comparative analysis of the local laws with international and regional best practices and identify gaps in the current legal framework.
  • Add examples from international standards and cases.
  • Highlight key recommendations to improve transparency and accountability in natural resource governance in Zimbabwe; guard against plagiarism and reference sources.
  • Time frame

The report should be completed within one month of signing the contract with the Consultant.

  • qualifications
  • At least five years’ experience in extractives and mineral resource governance work.
  • Applications will be considered from applicants with a minimum of a masters degree in any one or more of the following areas: law, economics, public policy, or any other relevant field.
  • The ability to research, write, review, and produce high quality work, competency in clear, concise documenting in plain English.

6. To apply

Persons with demonstrable experience of conducting similar work are encouraged to submit: An Expression of Interest (EOI) which is not more than 5 pages. The EOI must detail applicant’s understanding of the TORs, costs; a summary of applicant’s skills and experience relevant to conducting this kind of assignment; applicant’s Curriculum Vitae, with names of three referees and their contact details (email and phone). Applications which do not contain all the above documents will be regarded as incomplete and will not be considered. Applications must be addressed to  procurementzw@gmail.com by the 15th of February 2021. The title of the consultancy should be clearly stated in the email subject and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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