CALL FOR CONSULTANCY:Briefing Paper on Implementation of Section 315 of the Constitution to Promote Transparency in Mineral Revenue Collection, Generation and Economic Opportunities


Deadline: 11 June 2021

  1. Introduction

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 briefing paper on Zimbabwe’s New Economic Order on mineral revenue collection, generation, and opportunities for economic opportunities. 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 particularly the enforcement of Section 315 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe. Several laws, policies and practice are currently in place in Zimbabwe which augment the Open for Business mantra but lack the tenets of transparency and accountability envisioned by Section 315 of the Constitution. This briefing paper will therefore aid in advocacy initiatives to enhance transparency in natural resource governance in Zimbabwe.

  • Main Objective

To produce a briefing paper on implementation of Section 315 of the Constitution to promote transparency in mineral revenue collection, generation, and economic opportunities.

2.1 Specific Terms of Reference

The consultant, working closely with the consulting organisation will be expected to:

  1. Assess the shortcomings of the lack of the implementation of Section 315 for the mining sector in Zimbabwe;
  2. Identify other policy and legal gaps that are fuelling illicit financial flows and unaccountability in the mineral resource sector;
  3. To make recommendations on the implementation of Section 315 of the Constitution to promote equity and mineral revenue transparency in Zimbabwe.
  • Key Deliverables
  • Identify, assess, and document the laws, policies and practices governing the natural resource sector in Zimbabwe.
  • Assess the implications of a lack of implementation of Section 315 on the mining sector 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 through Section 315 of the Constitution in natural resource governance in Zimbabwe, guard against plagiarism and reference sources.
  • Time frame

The report should be completed within 2 weeks of signing the contract with the Consultant.

  • qualifications
  • At least five years’ experience in extractives and mineral resource governance work.
  • Applications will be considered from applicants with a minimum of a master’s 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

Persons with 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 by the 11th of June 2021. The title of the consultancy should be clearly stated in the email subject and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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