Terms of Reference – Kafue Landscape Finance Plan

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WWF Zambia


Title Development of the Lower Kafue Landscape Finance Plan
Type of contract Short Term Consultancy
Category: Water and Environment
Expected starting date October, 2020
Duration of the assignment 6 months
Source of Finance World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

1.0. Background

The Government of the Republic of Zambia has made strides in securing sustainable access to water by promoting innovative financing for development and management of water resources, in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No.6, Vision 2030 and the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP). However, the country is still facing increasing freshwater challenges that need to be addressed. It is in this vein, the Government through the Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection in partnership with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Zambia has embarked on the development of the Lower Kafue Landscape Finance Plan. The Lower Kafue Landscape Finance Plan will catalyse financial sustainability and investment in the water sector.

The Lower Kafue Catchment (also known as the Kafue Flats) extends from Itezhi-Tezhi Dam to the confluence of the Kafue Rive with the Zambezi River. It covers nine (9) districts  namely Itezhi-Tezhi, Mumbwa, Namwala, Monze, Kalomo, Choma, Mazabuka, Lusaka, Kafue, Chikankata and Chirundu. The Kafue Flats contribute major industrial, socioeconomic and ecological significance to Zambia. It contribution through its water use represents 50% towards hydropower production, 20% of the national herd, 7% of national fisheries and 25% of Maize production. It is home to 1.3 million people which makes up Nine (09) percent of the Zambian population. A large proportion of this population (73 per cent) is rural, and directly dependent on the ecological function and flow regime of the Lower Kafue River.

1.1. Rationale

Fifty percent (50%) of the total Zambian population is dependent on the Kafue catchment. In addition, the catchment contributes an estimated USD 5.1 million a Growth Domestic Product (GDP) annually and it is a primary source of inputs for critical sectors such as hydropower and agriculture. However, the basin is at high risk, as it has reached its maximum level for water allocation, while experiencing increasing demand. As a consequence, future water demands will not be met. It is against this backdrop that the Lower Kafue Sub Catchment, as the microcosm of Zambia’s freshwater issues and test bed for innovative solutions, is the ideal landscape for a Landscape Finance Plan.

1.2. Objectives of the Consultancy

The main objective of the consultancy is to develop a 10-year financing plan for the Lower Kafue Catchment.

2.0. Scope of the Consultancy

The consultancy will focus on the Lower Kafue Catchment considering various activities and planned interventions to be implemented by both government, private sector and communities. The consultancy will also focus on the knowledge and available resources from literature, interviews, meetings and stakeholder consultations.

2.1. Tasks

The main task of the Consultant shall be to identify activities/ intervention and financing option that will protect the ecological integrity of the river basin and improve the livelihood of the Lower Kafue Catchment. To achieve this task, the Consultant shall perform the following tasks:

a) Develop an implementation plan for the 10-year financing plan;
b) Review relevant research, documents, studies and benchmark with best practices;
c) Undertake stakeholder analysis, including community and private sector engagement;
d) Assess and propose partnership linkages between communities, public and private institutions;
e) Identify economic, ecological, social, cultural and other values,
f) Assess and rank the ecosystems threats and drivers of change;
g) Identify potential opportunities and interventions in the landscape;
h) Identify entry points for private sector intervention in the landscape;
i) Identify and recommend short, medium and long term financing and resource mobilization options;
j) Provide specialist input and expertise;
k) Carry out and complete all tasks and activities set out in the approved work plan in time and efficient manner
l) Coordinate closely with the core team;
m) Present findings and incorporate comments from the core team;
n) Any other assignment given by the core team.

3.0. Output/ expected deliverables

Specifically, the consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables:


1 Inception Report developed and presented to stakeholders and detailing the following:

  • Detailed Work plan;
  • Methodology;
  • Stakeholder Engagement Plan; and
  • Understanding of the assignment.

One (01) Month

2 Zero Draft report on Lower Kafue Financing Plan developed including the following contents:

  • Situation analysis including drivers of change;
  • Proposed outline of the financing plan;
  • opportunities and interventions;
  • entry points for private sector intervention;
  • partnership linkages between communities; public and private institutions;
  • short, medium and long term financing and resource mobilization options;
    implementation plan for the 10-year financing plan;

One (01) Month

3 Production of First draft of the financing plan

  • Incorporated comments from core team.

One Month(01)


  • Incorporated comments from stakeholders.

4 Preparation of Final Lower Kafue Financing Plan

  • Incorporated comments from core team.
  • Incorporated comments from stakeholders

One Month (01)

5 Final Lower Kafue Financing Plan submission

  • Submitted to Core Team
  • Submitted to stakeholders
  • Submitted to the Ministry and WWF

One Month (01)

6 Reports on Stakeholder engagements:

  • Inception workshop;
  • Consultative workshop- Zero & First Draft; and
  • Validation Workshop-Final Draft.

One Month (01)

4.0. Process of the consultancy

a. The consultant will spend some time in consulting the core team on the sequencing of the various tasks in line with priorities of the assignment. Otherwise, he/she shall operate in his work station and may go on mission and in this case may come to Lusaka.
b. A core team will be established as a decision body and will ensure participation from key stakeholders for the development of the finance plan for the attainment of the its goals and objectives
c. The core team will clear the consultancy deliverables for payment.
d. The consultancy is expected to produce monthly progress reports to the MWDSEP and WWF.
e. The Final Copy of the Finance Plan should be given in (soft and hard copies) i.e. word format– editable and publishable copies.

5.0. Duration of the Contract

The consultancy is expected to take 6 months starting from October 2020.

6.0. Consultancy profile

The Consultant required to undertake the assignment described in these Terms of Reference should possess qualifications and experience in the following:

  • A minimum qualification of a master’s degree in Environment, Natural Resources Management and Ecology, Finance Planning and Modelling, Water Resources Management or any other related field;
  • A minimum of 5 years of working experience in water stewardship; river basin management and/or governance; policy and regulations; economic, social and finance; renewable energy; corporate engagement; participatory development;
  • Experience working in developing countries particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Experience of working with international organizations in the fields related to integrated water resource management, sustainability and environmental management;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills and demonstrated teamwork skills and ability to work independently; and
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English language is a must.

Submit an EOI by emailing a cover letter, and consolidated technical and financial proposal that includes CVs of the project team to [email protected] with Development of the Lower Kafue Landscape Finance Plan, in the subject line, to be received not later than the 15th of October, 2020. The CVs must highlight the project team’s technical strengths and relevant previous experiences.