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Consultancy - Harmonization of laws and policies supportive to Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR)

Date Posted: Aug 16, 2021

Job Description

Deadline: September 7th, 2021.

  1. Background

The Government of Malawi in collaboration with International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is calling for expression of interests from well qualified and experienced consultant to carry out a harmonization of laws and policies supportive to Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) in Malawi. The harmonisation is aimed at providing a high level of assessment of the legal and policy frameworks which will provide the Government and stakeholders with a comprehensive understanding of how Malawi’s domestic policy and legal frameworks can support largescale forest landscape restoration, as well as what gaps and overlaps may exist that will need to be addressed in order to meet the country’s restoration goals for the benefit of Malawians. The harmonization will also seek to provide options and recommendations for how the Government of Malawi can tailor or amend its legal frameworks and build the necessary capacity to effectively implement and enforce its laws to support largescale forest landscape restoration

  1. Objectives

The objectives of the harmonisation of laws and policies supportive to FLR are to:

  1. Develop an understanding of the current policy and legal context for forest landscape restoration in Malawi by taking stock of all FLR and invasive alien species related strategies, policies and legal frameworks.
  2. Develop a replicable analytical framework for assessing the level of alignment, the extent of practical implementation and compliance, and opportunities of harmonization of Malawi’s laws, regulations, guidelines, policies and institutional framework to the landscape level and national level strategic planning and policy context, and to the international commitments and conventions that Malawi has ratified. The framework must also identify the gaps (jurisdictional/capacities/institutional/other) that must be overcome to enable full alignment and implementation.
  3. Highlight how harmonisation of policies, laws, regulations, and institutions could impact the implementation of FLR, IAS and the knock-on impact on relevant development goals.
  4. Develop policy reform recommendations including a roadmap for the harmonisation of existing policies, laws, regulations and institutional frameworks in Malawi relevant to FLR and IAS implementation, and highlight the capacity building, institutional and economic requirements for implementing this policy and law harmonisation.
  1. Deliverables

The following deliverables are expected from the consultant:

  • Inception report with the approach for policy and law harmonisation assessment
  • A final report detailing the following:
    • Results of the policy and law harmonisation assessment
    • Recommendations and roadmap for the alignment and harmonization of existing policies and laws for building national capacity for implementation.
    • Database of stakeholders consulted (at least containing information about Institutions, their roles, Focal Persons and contact addresses), the tools for consultation and evidence of validation of outputs
  1. Profile of the consultant(s)

The bidding consultant should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Education/training: post-graduate university qualification in political science, environmental law, or related discipline related to policy and law reform with 8 years of professional experience in policy/law analysis and reform
  • 7 years of professional experience in the natural resources or related sector;
  • Understanding of Malawian policy and legal frameworks in the natural resources sector.
  • Regional experience: 7 years of experience in Southern Africa, knowledge and understanding of the Malawi context is an advantage
  • Language: very good language skills in English and report writing
  1. Timeframe
  • The duration for this short-term consultancy work will be 35 working days commencing from the date of signature of the contract and the tasks will be completed by 30th November 2021.
  1. Technical and Financial proposal:

The Consultant(s) is expected to provide the following

  • Technical proposal: Cover letter, brief description of the approach (clear understanding of the assignment) qualification (latest CV indicating Education/Qualification, Professional Certification, Employment Records /Experience) and the work plan.
  • Financial proposal; Breakdown of Costs; All-Inclusive Price (IUCN to withhold 15% tax).
  1. Evaluation criteria

The consultant will be evaluated technically and points are attributed based on how well the proposal meets the requirements of the summary of Terms of Reference iterated above.


  1. Expression of Interest and Submission

If you are interested in this consultancy, request detailed ToRs and submit your application electronically to:


Email: Rwanda@iucn.org with copy to Valentine.Ikirezi@iucn.org.


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