Call For Consultant: Development of a Policy Brief on Decent Work for Women in Mining

Terms of Reference

Development of a Policy Brief on Decent Work for Women in Mining


According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) decent work sums up the aspirations of people in their working lives. It involves opportunities for work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for families, better prospects for personal development and social integration, freedom for people to express their concerns, organize and participate in the decisions that affect their lives and equality of opportunity and treatment for all women and men. The current state of the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector hinders the aspirations of decent work for most women. Various research reports have established that women working in ASM are faced with societal and structural barriers which are a hinderance to decent work in the sector. The informality of the sector has exposed women to dangerous working conditions from poor occupational health and safety, use of mercury, limited access to financial services among other challenges. Addressing those barriers requires behavioural change, which in turn requires time, commitment, and collaboration between various parties to contribute towards mining sector reforms that include gender inclusive practices that respect environmental rights and enable companies to maintain fair labour practices in Southern Africa.

Duties and Responsibilities

Consultancy Objectives

The consultancy objectives are to.
• Identify key messages and recommendations from existing research and reports on Decent work for women.
• Analyze and proffer recommendations based on Labour Act, Constitution and Mines and Minerals Act and other relevant laws and policies on Decent work for women in Mining.
• Summarize key messages and recommendations according to themes into a Policy Briefing Paper

Key Deliverables

• Produce a Decent work for women in Mining Policy Brief on Zimbabwe
• Presentation of the policy brief to Civil Society Organizations, women miners, mining companies, policy makers and government.


Qualifications and Experience

Applicant requirements

The applicant must have the following:
• The applicant must have done some previous work on Women in Mining, Labour Rights, Women Rights, Decent Work and familiar with the subject.
• An applicant based at an academic institution is preferred, although other applicants may be considered.
• A minimum qualification of a master’s degree in law, social sciences or other relevant field
• At least 5 years and above experience on Decent work in the mining sector and women in mining issues

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified Consultants who meet the above requirements should send their application clearly stating how they meet the requirements, methodology to be used and cost of the consultancy to: by the 30th of April 2024.

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