1.0        Background

Zimbabwe is party to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification; which seeks to reduce Desertification, Land degradation and Drought (DLDD) and its impacts on people living in drylands. It is a requirement under the Convention that member states submit progress reports every two years on the implementation of the Convention. Under the Land Degradation Neutrality Target Setting process, Zimbabwe prepared a baseline report against which the current report is based. 

2.0        Scope of work

This contract covers three main components:-

2.1 Preparation of the 2017/18 UNCCD report.

2.2 Reviewing of baseline data, and national targets set under the LDN programme.

2.3 Development of Sustainable Land and Water Management Investment Framework and Action Plan


3.0        Obligations of the consultant.


3.1         Compilation of Zimbabwe’s UNCCD national report for the period 2017/2018.

3.2         Review baseline data on the following national DLDD indicators: Land Cover Change, Soil Organic Carbon, Land Productivity, soil erosion, illegal mining, invasive alien species and water pollution

3.3         Compilation of an inventory of Sustainable Land and Water Management projects directed at reducing Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought in Zimbabwe.

3.4         Development  of SLWM Investment Framework and Action  Plan

3.5         Development of a framework for mainstreaming Zimbabwe’s second NAP into all the relevant sectors.

4.0        Key deliverables

4.1         National UNCCD report for the period 2016/2017 produced.

4.2         Baseline on national desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD) indicators updated.

4.3         Inventory of SLWM Projects and Programmes

4.4         SLWM Investment Framework and Action Plan.

4.5         Framework for mainstreaming SLWM programmes and DLDD in Zimbabwe produced.

5.0        Duration of study



National report for the period 2016 – 2017

20 July 2018

Baseline report

30 January 2019 

SLWM Investment Framework and Action Plan

30 March 2019

Framework for mainstreaming DLDD and SLWM

30 April 2019


6.0        Expertise required

Experience on environmental management/natural resources management in the following areas:

·         Mapping and GIS

·         Stakeholder engagement

·         Planning and Report writing

7.0 A budget of $10 000 allocated for this service.


7.0        How to submit applications and the deadlines.

The applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view 08 July 2018

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