Research Study On Impacts Of Mining On Land Distribution And Food Security On Women And Youth: ActionAid

Deadline: 5pm 21 September 2016

ActionAid Zimbabwe seeks to engage a Consultant to conduct a research study on impacts of mining on land distribution and food security on women and youth in Marange, Mutoko, Buhera, Chimanimani and Arda Transau, districts  Zimbabwe. The outcome of the research will ensure that both the rights, legal and political spaces needed to claim and defend those rights are protected for people, communities and civil society actors enabling them to address misconduct and grievances successfully and promote improved corporate conduct.

Key deliverables
At the least, the following outputs will be required: Inception report detailing the proposed work schedule, sequencing planned activities, methodology and budget to achieve the expected output; A draft report of the baseline survey with appropriate methodology and tools; Presentation to AAZ and ZELA staff on the study findings and recommendations on how implementation can be taken; Produce final report after the review by ZELA staff and AAIZ; Baseline values for indicators

Qualifications and experience required
Masters’ Degree – Social Sciences, Environmental Science or Law; Minimum 5 years’ experience as a feminist activist with a strong commitment to and a proven practice of supporting research and feminist organizing and movement building; Experience in conducting participatory field research on state land distribution, women rights and mining. Must have strong grounding in gender concepts, an ability to undertake deep gender analysis and work alongside others to cultivate the same ability; Must have conducted baseline surveys in the development/civil society/movements context and must have knowledge in at least one content of relevance to women in mining work; Knowledge of environmental justice and community rights issues will be an added advantage; Experience and knowledge of Human Based Approach and Women’s rights; Vast experience in policy analysis and  in conducting Action Surveys.

To apply
Consultants/consulting firms are required to submit a detailed expression of interest based on the Terms of Reference, including timelines, consultant(s)’ profile(s), proposed work schedule and estimated rates/expenses by 21 September 2016 at 1700 hours at our offices at 26 Divine, Milton Park, Harare to the attention of Human Resources.  Please ensure that the envelope is clearly labelled FGG RESEARCH CONSULTANT.  Alternatively, proposals may be emailed

Please email Xanthe Chikarara for the TORs:

Please ensure that the email contains the subject FGG RESEARCH CONSULTANT or REF # CON/16-02. NB: Please note that whilst all applicants will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. Please further note that although we value all applications, we unfortunately can only respond to short-listed candidates.