Overview

Description of the consultancy:

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is currently composed of 16 Member States (MS),
namely: Republic of Angola, Republic of Botswana, Union of the Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo,
Kingdom of Eswatini, Kingdom of Lesotho, Republic of Malawi, Republic of Madagascar, Republic of
Mauritius, Republic of Mozambique, Republic of Namibia, Republic of Seychelles, Republic of South Africa,
United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Zambia and Republic of Zimbabwe.
SADC’s Vision is ‘one of a common future, a future in a Regional Community that will ensure economic
wellbeing, improvement of the standards of living and quality of life, freedom and social justice and peace
and security for the peoples of Southern Africa’.
The fisheries sector in SADC countries, comprising marine and inland capture fisheries and aquaculture,
generates a variety of benefits, including nutrition and food security, livelihoods, employment, exports
and foreign currency, and conservation and biodiversity values that are of global significance. In order to
optimize benefits from the fisheries and aquaculture, SADC Heads of State in 2001 endorsed the SADC
Protocol on Fisheries.

The main objective of the consultancy is to update the SADC MCSCC Sustainability Plan to accomodate
the current reality and latest developments in relation to the SADC MCSCC future services.

The consultant will be under the direction of the SADC Secretariat and WWF in consultation with Member
States and the Interim Project Management Unit for the SADC MCSCC (IPMU) as well as other partner
organizations. Specifically, the objectives of this consultancy are:
i. Analyse the previous versions of the sustainability plan and identify potential gaps and areas for
improvement;
ii. Facilitate participatory discussions with Member States, through the SADC forums such as the
SADC Regional Technical Team for the MCSCC and SADC Technical Committee on Fisheries, on
identified areas for improvement and needing potential updates;
iii. Review and update the Sustainability Plan for a period of five years (2023-2028), considering
current status and latest developments of MCSCC, as well as future perspectives.
The target audience for the SADC MCSCC Sustainability Plan are the SADC MCSCC, Member States,
Secretariat and cooperating and development partners/institutions and industry stakeholders.

Specific tasks:

The consultant(s) is expected to provide the following deliverables in English.
(i) Inception report, including the Sustainabbility Plan structure and workplan to be cleared by SADC
Secretariat and WWF (maximum 10 pages);
(ii) Gap analysis, based on the review of previous plan, including identification of areas for
improvement (maximum 10 pages);
(iii) Draft of the updated Sustainability Plan, with clear indication of the current financial trends on
expenditures estimates, financial needs and proposed incomes (or contributions);
(iv) Final report of the Sustainability Plan (not more than 50 pages).
All reports and communications with the contracting authority shall be in English, and final plan should
be delivered in an editable format and ready for printing and distribution. Translation to Portuguese and
French will be arranged by WWF and SADC Secretariat.

Requirements / consultant’s profile:

Education: At least a degree in a relevant field (fisheries MCS and Finance mangement) or a closely related field with a relevant combination of academic and professional qualifications. Possession of a Master’s degree in fisheries economics and reasearch will be an advantage.

Experience: A minimum of 10 years of relevant working experience in the fisheries MCS field including 5
years of experience working with public and private sector high-level stakeholders, development of
fisheries MCS strategies, policies and legislation. Proved experience on developing Fisheries MCS
Sustainability Plans . A clear understanding and thorough knowledge of the marine and inland waters
fisheries. The consultant must have a good understanding of the fisheries especially MCS agenda and
challenges in the SADC region. The consultant must be capable of working independently and under
pressure to meet deadlines.

Languages: The consultant must be fluent in English. The consultant must possess excellent written and
oral communication skills. Understanding of the other SADC languages, French and Portuguese will be an
advantage.

Other Skills: The consultant must have good networking skills and proven ability to speak in public. The
consultant must have sound knowledge of the regional institutions and sound knowledge of regional
fisheries organizations would be an advantage.

Duration of the consultancy:

December 2022 – May 2023.

The assignment should take between 30-35 working days. The assignment is home based (desktop assignment), and consultant is also expected to engage virtually with different stakeholders where necessary. But, the consultant will participate physically on any of the SADC forums indicated by the Secretariat, to present and collect inputs for the plan. This assignment is expected to start in November 2022.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit, in English, the following by email to: concursos@wwf.org.mz with
name of consultancy in subject line or via hardcopies delivered to WWF Office in Maputo, at Av. Rua
Faralay Nº. 108 by 23th November at midnight Maputo time:
(a) Technical Application/Proposal – with a cover letter responding to the TORs and demonstrating
at the least: a solid understanding and ability to deliver the requirements of the assignment,
suitability for the assignment (e.g. institutional capacity and expertise including at least three
examples of past relevant experience and CVs of key personnel to be involved), and an outline of
the methodology to be used to execute the assignment.
(a) Financial proposal – detailing the consultant’s fee and costs for the assignment and justifications
including daily rates. All cost associated with travelling will be covered directly by WWF, therefore
should not be considered in the proposal.
Please note that applicants will bear all costs associated with the preparation and submission of their
proposal. In no event will WWF be liable for these costs, regardless of the outcome of the evaluation.

Deadline to apply: 

23th November at midnight Maputo time

About WWF

Created in the last decades of 1961, the WWF Network (formerly known as the World Wide Fund for Nature) has established itself as one of the most respected independent networks for nature conservation. Headquartered in Switzerland, the WWF Network is made up of organizations and offices in several countries that feature both a local and global presence and dialogue with everyone involved in environmental issues: from communities such as Baka pygmy tribes in the tropical forests of Africa Central, to international institutions such as the World Bank and the European Commission. With nearly five million members spread across five continents, the WWF Network is the largest organization of its kind in the world, actively operating in more than one hundred countries, in which it develops around 2 thousand projects for the conservation of the environment. Currently, the organization is considered to be the driving force of the world's environmental movements. Since 1985, WWF has invested over US$1.165 million in more than 11,000 projects in 130 countries. Each of them is an important part of the global campaign to stop the acceleration of the degradation process of the world's nature and to help every human being to live in harmony with the environment.