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Social Economic Policy and Legislative Bills Research Consultant

Terms of Reference: Research on Key Socio-Economic Policies and Current Bills in Parliament
Project Tittle: Leadership Development for Better and Accountable Governance.
Geographical Coverage: Nationwide.
Project Lifespan: Three Years

1. Introduction
This project seeks to contribute to the ongoing efforts on leadership development and promotion of good governance in Zimbabwe. As part of the project inception phase, Silveira House is to conduct a research and obtain insights into the key socio-economic policies and current Bills in Parliament.

2. The study area
The research will be undertaken on all key government socio-economic policies and Bills under discussion at various stages in Parliament.

Overall objective
The main purpose of the research is to analyse the content and implications of recently adopted or ongoing government socio-economic policies and current Bills in Parliament on national development and the well-being of Zimbabwean citizens.

Job Description

  •  To gather relevant data on the current government socio-economic policies and Bills in parliament.
  • Analyse the changes sought by the policies and Bills and their impact on the overall wellbeing of Zimbabweans.
  • Assess the implications of the pursued changes on governance and development across the three tiers of government.
  • Locate the role, place and spaces being opened by the policies and Bills for the participation of citizens and specific groups such as women, youths and the church.
  • Examine the implementation gaps on the policies and Bills.
  • In line with the identified gaps, provide practical recommendations on strategies to be adopted during project implementation.

Research methodology
The study is expected to be principally anchored on desk research.
Techniques: Creativity in use of techniques is at discretion of the consultant. However, all techniques must be scientifically acceptable.
Gender: The consultant shall explicitly address gender issues at different levels of the research.
Data quality: The consultant to design techniques of data collection which ensure and enforce data quality.




Job Requirements:

The consultant/consulting team should have experience with research studies for developmental programmes in general and governance projects and should be well versed with the current socio-economic and political environment in Zimbabwe. The consultant/consulting team should possess the following mix of qualifications and skills:

  • Higher university degree in economics, law, political science, public administration, development  studies or other related fields.
  • Proven experience in conducting quality research studies.
  • Extensive experience working with non-governmental organizations in Zimbabwe.
  • Excellent attention to detail and evidence of quality outputs from previous assignments.
  • Extensive experience in governance projects.
  • Proven experience with policy and legal analysis.

Other Requirements

Interested candidates in the position are expected to provide the following documentation.

  • The consultant should submit the detailed cost breakdown for the research along with the technical proposal as per the TOR.
  • A technical proposal with detailed response to the TOR, with specific focus on addressing the scope of work and methodology to be used
  • Initial work plan based on methodology outlined, and indication of availability
  • A financial proposal detailing the research costs
  • Company profile or CV including a minimum of 3 traceable, recent and relevant references to this task.
  • Team composition with a lead consultant, and a CV of each person to be involved in the study

How To Apply

Interested candidates must send their applications to comdev@silveirahouse.ac.zw by 30 January 2020.


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