Consultancy for Development of Marine Programme for WWF Tanzania

Development of Marine Programme for WWF Tanzania
The primary goal of the consultancy is to support WWF Tanzania's development of a robust, vibrant, and highly effective Marine Programme that will meet the broader objectives to ensure the nearshore fisheries ecosystems and biodiversity in two priority seascapes of RUMAKI (Rufiji, Kilwa, Mafia) and the Tanzania's side of Mtwara Quirimbas and their peripheral fishing areas are maintained, and offering full ecosystem services (fisheries and others) that are contributing to improved livelihoods for men & women in coastal communities; and a healthy and productive SWIO tuna stocks that support sustainable socio-economic benefits to artisanal fishers and the national economy in Tanzania.

The major output of the consultancy will be a base funding proposal that positions WWF to attract high level funding to achieve Marine programme objectives, and which can be adopted by WWF for use in partnership development and fundraising from multiple donors. The consultant will work with the WWF team to prioritize potential funding opportunities and develop tailored and targeted funding proposals. The consultant will report to the WWF-Tanzania Conservation Manager and work closely with the WWF Tanzania MarineTeam aswell as staff from related technical, policy and partnerships units.

Specifically, the consultant will carry out the following activities:
A. Develop a robust funding framework and targeted proposals to support the development of WWF's Marine Programme in Tanzania:
Facilitate the preparation of a base funding proposal that seeks to address market failures in the current fisheries management and in the current wave of increased populations, market forces and weak governance, so as to achieve sound balance between conservation of marine ecosystems, biodiversity and human livelihoods; Ensure that the base funding proposal supports the objectives of the WWF-Tanzania Country Strategic Plan, clearly identifies the key niche and comparative advantages for WWF focus, and is well integrated with related goal and driver strategies contained in the
WWF Country Strategic Plan; Prioritize funding opportunities and develop targeted proposals, including soliciting funding from public/private sectors and multilateral donors to fund the programme proposal, working closely with the WWF-Tanzania Marine Programme Coordinator and the Development and Partnerships Manager.
B. Strengthen WWF staff capacity for Marine programme delivery and in developing high impact, strategic partnerships:
Act as a professional mentor to the Marine Program Lead and provide expert advice and technical assistance to support effective programming and functioning of the Marine Programme; Facilitate the identification and establishment of strategic partnerships with public, private, and civil society stakeholders with potential for leveraging results and scaling impacts; Develop an engagement plan and process document for pursuing the development of at least 2 key strategic partnerships with potential to advance program goals and objectives; Build strategic thinking and expertise in marine-related institutional programming and strengthening WWF-Tanzania's understanding of, and representation at, the national and international level; Strengthen ability for knowledge transfer and institutional collaboration with national and international marine sector agencies, CSOs and donors Deliverables
i. WWF-Tanzania Marine Programme base proposal (based on WWF format / standards).
ii. Capacity development and learning plan for WWF Marine programme staff


Interested candidates can send their proposals to Imaiga@wwftz.org copy to angusaru@wwftz.org. The last date for receiving applications is 10th May 2016 not later than 05:00pm
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