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  • Harare
  • Contractor

Job Summary

ActionAid Zimbabwe seeks to engage a consultant to conduct a report on the State of Business and Human Rights in the mining sector: A focus on black granite mining

Duties and Responsibilities


The consultant(s) will be expected to deliver the following:

Deliver a comprehensive inception report, including a complete set of data collection tools, during the inception phase.
A presentation of preliminary findings and recommendations to the AAZ team.
A PowerPoint presentation summarising key finalised findings and recommendations.
Final research report of not more than 20 pages.

Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications & Experience required

Successful applications for this consultancy will be able to demonstrate their competency and experience against the following criteria:

Thematic experience on natural resources governance, human rights and the extractives, mining law and women’s economic empowerment.
Geographic expertise in Zimbabwe in general and Mutoko in particular.
Excellent written and spoken English and Shona.
Extensive understanding and experience of sector-standard approaches to safeguarding and sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse(SHEA).
Expertise in designing and managing rigorous research processes.
Experience in innovative qualitative and quantitative methods and analysis.
Experience in designing and conducting participatory and empowerment-focused methods and strong downward accountability mechanisms to actively share results and learning.
Experience in engaging in feminist, gender-transformative and/or gender-sensitive research.
Evidence of use of ethical considerations and methodological measures for that respect the rights, safety, and security of all stakeholders

How to Apply


Consultant/consulting teams are required to submit an expression of interest demonstrating how the applicants meet the Researcher Specification; technical proposal for the research/report including proposed activities schedule/work plan with time frame, methodologies including tools and participatory and gender-sensitive approaches that will be used and why, in line with the above-mentioned project priorities and research standards, Financial proposal (separating consultant day rates from anticipated personal expenses, and not including anticipated data collection costs related to ActionAid staff or project participants), CV(s) of all members of the research team if more than one member, including an articulation of the role each member will play. Please specify the team lead if more than one member, Client reference or certificate

of satisfactory completion of a similar or related research project (note: the lead researcher for this previous piece of work must be the team lead for the application)., Examples of previous relevant written work (e.g. research, policy brief) conducted on behalf of a client (note: please only share work samples where the lead author or senior team member is a member of the research team). Please submit your application, with all relevant supporting documents, via email to Human Resource, at [email protected] The deadline for submission of applications is Sunday 31st of October 2021 at 5pm. Given the spread of COVID-19 across the globe, no hard copies will be accepted.

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 consultants.

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