Consultancy to conduct a research on preservation of fish in 7 districts.

Zambia Salary: N/A Closes: June 4, 2021

Terms of Reference
ActionAid Zambia seeks to engage a consultant to conduct a research on preservation of fish under a project on Sustainable Management of Small-Scale Fisheries implemented in seven districts of Zambia supported by ECOFISH and European Commissioner.
1. Background
ActionAid Zambia (AAZ) is part of ActionAid International which is a global movement of people working together to further human rights and alleviate poverty for all. ActionAid focuses on five (5) Strategic Priorities namely: Civic Participation and State Accountability, Resilient Livelihood and Secure Climate Justice, Women and Youths’ Socio-Economic Empowerment, Transformative Women-Led Emergency Preparedness, Response and Prevention and Youth Engagement and Empowerment.
ActionAid is implementing a project titled “Zambia Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries Project (ZSSFP)” implemented in partnership with Keepers Zambia Foundation (KZF) and Zambia Social Forum (ZAMSOF) with the support from the ECOFISH and European Commissioner. The project contributes to SDG 1 on ending poverty through enhancing their access to fisheries resources which is key to bringing them out of poverty, SDG 5 on gender equality as women have not only equal representation in all activities but also leadership building, and access to security of tenure and SDG 14 on conserving and sustainably using oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development through focus on sustainable fisheries management through eradicating destructive fishing practices e.g. harmful chemical for fish capture and value addition of the fish. The overall objective of the project is to enhance the social, economic and environmentally sustainable management of small-scale fisheries in Zambia. The aim of the project is to “strengthen small-scale fisheries management and governance in three provinces of Zambia to protect livelihoods, build resilience of small-scale fishing communities thereby contributing to SDGs.
2. Scope of the Assignment
Given the above background, ActionAid Zambia is seeking a consultant to conduct a research on safe fish preservation methods highlighting retention of nutrients and storage facilities for small-scale fisheries and capacity gaps needed for the fishers for sustainable livelihood that the project seeks to address. The Terms of Reference for the consultant shall be to determine:
1. To understand the fish preservation methods commonly used.
2. Access preservation methods that retains nutrients and long shelf life and recommend preservative methods that maintains nutrients content.
3. Review storage methods for small scale fishers and provide recommendations
3. Scope and Key Elements of the Review
Proposed Methodology
It is recommended that the approach should use a mixed-methods approach of both qualitative and quantitative components.
4. Deliverables
The consultant will;
a) Develop a research design and methodology.
b) Develop a detailed research report, with attention to sustainable fisheries management of small-scale fisheries in Zambia with a focus on 7 districts namely Sesheke, Senanga, Nalolo, Luangwa, Kafue, Gwembe and Sinazongwe.
c) Incorporate the recommendations as approved by ActionAid Zambia into the Research Report.
d) Deliver a completed research Report to ActionAid Zambia.
e) Work in consultation and collaboration with the ActionAid Zambia Management and Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries – Department Fisheries assigned focal point person to the project.
5. Qualifications
The ideal Consultant is expected to have the following profile:
Qualification in Policy development and analysis highly recommended.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Capture fisheries, Aquaculture and value chains
Demonstrated ability to prepare deliverables of good quality on time.
Experience in undertaking similar assignments with reputable institutions.
Good report writing skills
Must show analytical skills such as design, development of data collection tools, data analysis and report writing
Minimum qualification should be Degree in Science.
6. Supervision/ Reporting
The consultant will work directly with the Consortium Manager for “Zambia Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries Project (ZSSFP)” at ActionAid Zambia and the ministry of livestock and fisheries.
7. Application Process
1. A technical proposal with an elaborate design and methodology, sample size; clear work plan on how the baseline survey will be conducted; including the tools to be used in the research and proposed time schedules.
2. An itemized budget for consultancy fees.
3. Curriculum vitae for the consultants and proposed team members.
4. Deadline for submission: 4th June 2021
5. Submission of proposal indicating the subject line to ActionAid Zambia Office, 38G Kabulonga Road, Ibex Hill, P.O. Box 51407, Lusaka Zambia. Alternatively, send to the following e-mail address:, copying and

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