ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TRANSPARENCY MECHANISMS IN THE MINING SECTOR IN ZIMBABWE
Deadline: 15 February 2021
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.
To produce a report to
assess the effectiveness of transparency mechanisms in the mining sector in
2.1 Specific Terms of Reference
The consultant, working closely
with the consulting organisation will be expected to:
assess the effectiveness of the policies and laws in place to enhance
transparency and accountability in Zimbabwe;
identify policy and legal gaps that are fuelling illicit financial flows and
unaccountability in the mineral resource sector;
make recommendation to promote mineral revenue transparency in Zimbabwe.
- 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
The report should be completed
within one month of signing the contract with the Consultant.
least five years’ experience in extractives and mineral resource governance
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.