The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Tanzania in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Livestock & Fisheries in Zanzibar are in the process to formulate a full-sized UNDP/GEF project on Safeguarding Zanzibar’s Forest and Coastal Habitats for Multiple Benefits.
The project to be developed will take a landscape approach with the aim to safeguard Zanzibar’s forest habitats for multiple benefits by facilitating an integrated policy and planning process across sectors and institutions (including biodiversity, land management, climate change mitigation) that ensures improved effectiveness of the network of PAs leading to sustainable protection of vulnerable ecosystems, especially mangroves, native forests and other habitats of global significance. The resulting framework should be robust enough to promote effective biodiversity and ecosystem management that supports Zanzibar’s national development, with implementation capacity in place.
Following the approval of the PIF by the GEF Secretariat in December 2017, UNDP received a Project Preparation Grant (PPG) to develop a full project document. In this context, UNDP is seeking the services of an international consultant with extensive experience in project design and Natural Resource Management expertise to coordinate the work of a team comprised of four (4) national consultants ensuring timely completion of the assignment. The national consultant team will include a I) Natural Resources Management Policy & Institutional expert, 2) Biodiversity expert, 3) Socio-Economic Development expert (taking stakeholder engagement & Gender mainstreaming and 4) an M&E Expert. Details on tasks for the national consultant’s and their deliverables are found in the final PID that will be provided electronically at the start of the assignment The Project Idea Form (PIF) will also be provided electronically.