Consultant (Papers and Policy Briefs) tender at WorldFish
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“WorldFish is a leading international research organization working to transform aquatic food systems to reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. It collaborates with international, regional, and national partners to co-develop and deliver scientific innovations, evidence for policy, and knowledge to enable equitable and inclusive impact for millions who depend on fish for their livelihoods. As a member of CGIAR, WorldFish contributes to building a food- and nutrition-secure future and restoring natural resources. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia, with country offices across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, WorldFish strives to create resilient and inclusive food systems for shared prosperity. For more information, visit:

Project Background

WorldFish has four data sets collected in Zambia and Malawi.

Data set 1WorldFish in collaboration with Mississippi State University (MSU) implemented the “FishFirst! Zambia: Research for Development and Scaling Staple-Fish Products for Enhanced Nutrition in the First 1,000 Days of Life” project, which aimed to increase the quality/quantity of fish benefitting nutrition and food security in Zambia, especially for women of reproductive age (WRA; ages 15-49 years) and children in the first 1,000 days of life (<2 years). It collected data using the following survey tools: 1) Women Empowerment in Fisheries Index (WEFI), 2) MDD WRA (Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women of Reproductive Ages and 3) MDD IYC (Minimum Dietary Diversity for Infant and Young Children)


Data set 2: WorldFish collected qualitative and quantitative data on gendered impacts of Covid19 on cross border fish traders in Malawi and Zambia. The study addressed the following questions: How has COVID-19 and measures put in place to control the pandemic impacted men and women cross-border fish traders in Zambia and Malawi? How have impacts and responses been mediated by gender? What lessons emerge for investments to enable gender equality, women’s empowerment and resilient value chains?

Data set 3:  WorldFish collected baseline data in Malawi for the inclusive business and entrepreneurial models for smallholder fish farmers and poor value chain actors’, project. The baseline aimed to provide baseline indicators and also to input into the endline studies to assess the impact of effectiveness of the IBEMS on smallholder and aquapreneur’s profitability, productivity, knowledge, attitudes and practices.

Data set 4: WorldFish conducted a study to understand the impact of WorldFish interventions on gender in climate hotspots in Zambia. The study asked the following questions: 1 How have WorldFish interventions enhanced gender-equal access and control over resources, technology, and information among smallholder farmers? 2) In what ways have WorldFish interventions encouraged more women’s participation in aquaculture (smallholder productivity) in the intervention areas? 3) How have WorldFish projects impacted gender equality and women’s empowerment? 4) How have WorldFish interventions promoted climate resilience and productivity of smallholders (especially women)?

WorldFish is looking for several consultants to work on papers and policy briefs on the different data sets. The assignment outlined in these ToRs data analysis, paper writing and also the development of a policy brief. Since the assignment is of short duration WorldFish may hire 4 different consultants to work on the papers.

Scope of Work:

Data set 1: A paper on gender and dietary diversity.

Data set 2: A policy brief covering Zambia and Malawi on the gendered impacts of COVID19 on cross border fish trade.

Data set 3: Finalizing an already drafted paper on the determinants of fish income for men and women fish farmers in the Southern Region of Malawi.

Data set 4:

i.     Writing a paper on the impact of interventions on gender equality and women empowerment.

ii.    A policy brief on the potential of the aquaculture sector to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Data set 5: A small qualitative data set on the impact of gender norms on access to climate-smart information.

Deliverable Data set 5: Turn a report into a paper, including further analysis of the small data set.

Data set 6: Qualitative data set collected in Nigeria and Tanzania on the impact of gender norms on resilience to climate change impacts.

Deliverables & Due Date

Submission of deliverables (Data set 1 – Data set 4) by 30 December 2023 (Estimated Due Date).

Main roles and responsibilities for paper writing

  • Data Analysis
  • Literature review
  • Writing the paper
  • Submitting do files for any analysis
  • Respond to comments and submit a final paper

Main roles and responsibilities for policy briefs

  • Working with the project leader to identify the audience
  • Writing an impactful policy brief

Skills, Experience and Knowledge (required to perform this task)

  • Skills for paper writing
  • Data sets 1 and 4 needs someone with experience with WEFI and WEAI Index
  • Data set 2 needs skills in gender analysis and a background in economics

Skills for policy Briefs

  • Brevity
  • Argumentation is critical
  • Proven experience of writing impactful policy briefs

How to Apply

This opportunity is open for all applicants. The selection of consultant will be based on the relevant qualification and experience, and the most competitive proposal. The interviews are expected to be held in November 2023 and only shortlisted consultant will be notified and expected to attend the interview. The successful consultant should be available to commence the consultancy contract for maximum of forty-five (45) working days.

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online latest by 10 November 2023:

  • Submit a 3-page CV showing relevant experience and the amount charged per deliverable.
  • A motivation letter also highlighting your preferred deliverable(s).
  • Contact information of three professional referees who may be contacted if you are short-listed for the position.

The screening will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applicants for WorldFish positions, we appreciate all interest, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Our Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

WorldFish has 7 offices across Asia, Africa and the Pacific, with more than 400 staff and 27 nationalities who contribute to a dynamic multicultural work environment.

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity and inclusion is valued and we seek to have gender balance in the organization. We aim to also seek balance across other diversity dimensions.

People in WorldFish are treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnicity/race, national or social origin, disability, religion, political affiliation, age, family size, marital status or any other form of personal identity.

We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage qualified women and men from developing nations to apply.

Job Info
Job Category: Tenders in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Thursday, November 16 2023
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 02-11-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 02-11-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 02-11-2066
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