Consultancy Announcement Wami/Ruvu Basins Situation Analyses The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) implements a programme of conservation and natural resource management in Eastern and Southern Africa. The programme has a focus on freshwater ecosystems and their management and Wami/Ruvu Basin is an emerging area of focus. With financial support from the IUCN Water & Nature Initiative, IUCN and the Wami/Ruvu Basin Water Office (WRBWO) are facilitating a detailed situation analysis of natural resources and their management in the Wami and Ruvu basins, including the coastal rivers. The purpose of the situation analyses is to provide an assessment that will be sufficiently adequate for priority themes or areas for actions to be developed in each basin. The situation analysis will be used as background material for proposed project interventions. The situation analyses of the Wami and Ruvu (including Coastal rivers) sub -basins will be produced as separate documents and will include analyses of the status, conditions, and key issues affecting ecosystems in each basin using information available through literature search and field interviews. The analyses will provide information on socio - economic, natural resources (including water), environmental issues, the information on different actors (NGOs, CSOs, WUEs etc) and previous initiatives concerning w ater resource management in the sub-Basins. The consultant will work with an international expert and a staff member from WRBWO to conduct the situation analyses. Specifically, the consultant and his or her colleagues will: § Gather and synthesize existing available information on the Wami and Ruvu (including the Coastal Rivers) sub basins through a review of literature and through field interviews carried out in the sub -basins. § Complete separate Draft Situation Analyses of the Wami and Ruvu (including the Coastal Rivers) sub -basins § Present the draft situation analyses at a stakeholders meeting; § Produce final situation analyses of the Wami and Ruvu (including the Coastal Rivers) sub basins. The consultant will have academic background in socio -economics, with prior experiences in natural resources management an advantage. S/he will have high level of professional writing skills including publications of papers in reputable journals or books. S/he should be available for at least one month from around 15 th of May 2008 to undertake the consultancy work. The situation analyses will run for about 4 to 5 weeks. A detailed schedule will be discussed with the consultant. The detailed Terms of Reference are available at http://www.maji.go.tz/; and http://www.wami.fiu.edu/. Interested experts are requested to send their letter of interest, CVs and a sample of their written work, to (Julius D. Sarmett, Basin Water Officer for Wami/Ruvu Basin Water Office (WRBWO), P. O. Box 826 Morogoro, Tanzania, Tel +255 23 261 4748, Mobile +255 754 315 275, email email@example.com ). The closing date for receipt of applications is 25th April 2008. Successful applicants will be notified within two weeks of closing date.