10 August 2021
Frame for assignment: 10 days
to: Media and Communications Officer/Programme Officer
Zimbabwe’s huge mineral resource endowment, it is undisputable that revenue
mobilisation from the mining sector is key in the ongoing domestic resource
mobilisation efforts. However, there are concerns of the existent gaps in the
legal and regulatory frameworks governing the exploitation and management of
mineral resources. These are characterised by lack of independent enforcement
and oversight bodies, weak accountability of resource revenue use, inequitable
distribution of mineral revenue resulting in failure by some locals to fully
benefit from the exploitation of mineral resources. As outlined in the National
Development Strategy 1, weak governance in the sector has, however, been the
major limiting factor. The country has hardly realised the full value of its
mineral resources due to leakages. These take the form of transfer mispricing,
smuggling and under declaration.
all these gaps and the need to improve mineral resource policies, legal,
regulatory and administrative frameworks so as to maximise the development
outcomes of mineral resources exploitation, in 2009, African Union Heads of
State and Government adopted the Africa
Mining Vision (AMV) whose goal is to promote
“transparent, equitable and optimal exploitation of mineral resources to
underpin broad-based sustainable growth and socio-economic development.”
this background a local NGO seeks the services of an artist/artists to use art
as social commentary in highlighting how tax justice in the mining sector can
be enhanced so that the revenue contributes to human development. The
commentary should also be a window in providing an insight of how the country
can prevent illicit financial flows
from the mining sector.
Main Objectives of the Consultancy
In consultation with the organization’s programs team
a consultant is expected to develop a well outlined art commentary that also
demonstrates adequate research in the tax field.
Specific terms of reference
- Apply critical skills in developing and
producing 10 artistic social commentary posters that reflect how tax justice in
the extractives sector can be promoted and enhanced.
- Effort must be made to reflect how
the government can levy just, progressive and adequate tax rates on mining and
extractive activities and ensure that this revenue contributes to quality
public services for all, with special priority to the needs of mining-affected
communities and vulnerable groups.
- Portray how investors can uphold the
rights of communities affected by mining and other extractive activities.
- Key Deliverables and Timeline
- Research and develop appropriate
content for the art commentary.
- Creatively unpack and simplify
the mining taxation and how it can contribute to human development
- Make sure that the visual arts clearly show how tax
justice can address societal needs
- The Consultant will be expected to produce 10 art commentary posters, reviewed,
packaged and delivered in the following formats: Web size format for
uploading to online media such as the Website, Twitter and Facebook;
Mobile sized format compatible with social applications like WhatsApp.
assignment is scheduled to run for 10 days from the date of awarding of the
- Qualifications and Experience
or relevant qualification in
Information Science, Creative Art, Graphic designing, and
candidates must submit their expression of interest together with the budget
including previous work for reference purposes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No applications will be entertained
after the due date.