Readvertising – Terms of Reference for the Development of the Partnership Framework/Model for WWF Zambia
1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
World Wide Fund for Nature Zambia (WWF Zambia)has developed a new strategic plan to drive its mission and vision the next five years. In this new strategy WWF emphases delivery through strategic and operational partnerships with the public, private and CSO sectors to deliver results at the policy, landscape and community levels. Its strategy is focused on 4 strategic impact areas that include: thriving forests and wildlife, freshwater and energy security, and realizing a green economy.
Thus, WWF invites applications from reputable, well experienced consultants’/consulting firms to develop the Partnership Framework that will help support the shift towards a partner focused delivery approach for WWF Zambia in its key landscape and thematic areas.
World Wide Fund for Nature Zambia (WWF Zambia) is part of WWF International, the world’s leading independent conservation organization with a global network in over 100 countries. Our mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature, for the benefit of both people and nature. The organization has been working in Zambia since 1962; working to deliver key conservation impacts across freshwater ecosystems and natural wildlife habitats, reduce the impact of human foot print and promote community based natural resources management in communities living in or around game management areas in key landscapes where we work.
WWF Zambia employs an integrated landscape approach, that is based and anchored on strong partnerships at all levels. WWF believes that the landscape approach is the right level of promoting the much needed systemic change to the current threats of biodiversity conservation in Zambia and works through local partners to stimulate and drive this change. A core component of WWF’s work is centered on creating the right enabling environment for sustaining conservation gains over the years. Further, the enabling environment through policy reform, institutional capacity building for sector actors, the right level of financing and ensuring sector monitoring systems are in place requires the right level of partners not only at landscape level but at national level too.
WWF Zambia’s new conservation strategy 2022-26 amplifies the importance of partnerships as premium strategy for implementing conservation. WWF Zambia sees its approach as delivering conservation through partnerships – both at strategic level as well as at field implementation level. As a science based organization, WWF seeks partnerships that not only deliver the scientific aspects of conservation but additionally other aspects relevant to the success of all conservation programme delivery such as gender, youth, policy and advocacy, media relations and community mobilization.