The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) was founded in 1961, is headquartered in Kenya, and is one of the leading international conservation organizations focused exclusively on Africa. AWF’s mission is to ensure wildlife and wild lands thrive in a modern Africa. Through funding for the Swedish Postcode Foundation, AWF seeks to initiate positive change in the Lower Zambezi landscape by (i) providing training on anti-poaching operations and equipment for community scouts in the Mbire Rural District Council (RDC); (ii) supporting the development and implementation of alternative income-generating activities for target community members while concurrently using income-generating tools such as chili farming to mitigate human-wildlife conflict; and (iii) developing and facilitating the use of well-established land-use plans that demarcate priority conservation areas within the landscape. A Call for Consultants is thus sought for services to undertake the development of a land-use plan.
The Consultant(s) will facilitate the reviewing and updating of the current Mbire RDC land-use plans, ensuring that wildlife zones are created and throughout the target communities. Land-use planning is a participatory process that engages community members in rationalizing land-use and ensuring proper delineation of space for conservation, development and agriculture consequently reducing threats of overgrazing, deforestation and human-wildlife conflict. Consultant(s) will develop and update the plan based on knowledge of the existing landscape — suggesting plots that can be used for agriculture, livestock grazing etc. as well as plots of land that are critical for wildlife migration corridors or wildlife habitat that should not be used for subsistence or livelihoods. For the project, in addition to demarcating plots of land for various uses, GIS analysis and mapping will underpin this assignment.
To develop a land-use plan for Mbire RDC that ensures that wildlife zones are clearly identified and maintained throughout the target communities.
Through wide stakeholder consultations, the objectives of the consultancy are to:
In addition, the Consultant(s) is expected to undertake the following tasks:
The Consultant(s) are expected to:
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The Consultant(s) is expected to review the current Mbire Land-Use Plan and to facilitate and develop a new land-use plan for the District. The Consultant(s) will be expected to undertake, amongst others, the following tasks
The consultancy is expected to apply a participatory approach that is all-inclusive including local communities, local traditional and administrative authorities and all stakeholders in all the districts and targeted wards. Use of both qualitative and quantitative methods is expected. The Consultant(s) is expected to present a Workplan, detailed methodology before signing contract.
The Consultant(s) should employ the following approach, without necessarily being limited by these guidelines:
The Consultant(s) shall undertake the following:
The applicant(s) should submit the following documents:
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