Consultant (Fundraising & Partner Engagement in Zambia)

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WorldFish Zambia has been working closely with the government and other key stakeholders in the aquatic food systems sector supporting the government’s efforts to tackle the challenges in the nexus of food and nutritional security, environmental sustainability and climate resilience.

The country office is in the process of building a long-term engagement strategy in the country, and a critical part of the process is to develop a clear roadmap to mobilize resources to expand and strengthen the country programme, considering WorldFish’s comparative advantage, donor priorities, and most importantly, the requirements of the country and government priorities.

Scope of Work

The key tasks of the consultant are as follows:

  • Conduct policy analysis to document government priorities and ambitions in aquatic food systems (including capture fisheries and aquaculture).
  • Conduct stakeholder analysis and mapping of institutions relevant and key to aquatic food systems in Zambia.
  • Conduct donor analysis/intelligence gathering to document and map key donors and respective priority areas and investments in aquatic food systems in Zambia.
  • Leveraging WorldFish’s track record in Zambia and its overall comparative advantage, conduct discussions with government and other stakeholders to build a framework for WorldFish’s future program.
  • Organize and facilitate a government dialogue to obtain government endorsement of the program framework.
  • Based on the overall program framework, develop a fundraising plan that contains project idea notes, targeted donors, and strategic partnership directions.
  • Deliverable timeline: timeline for each output might be subject to adjustments (prior consultation and approval with WorldFish).
  • The consultant will work closely with the WorldFish team in Zambia, and the Business Development and Partnerships Unit in the WorldFish Headquarters.




Skills, Experience and Knowledge

  • Consultant must have a minimum of 7 years’ experience in conducting donor analysis and donor intelligence gathering.
  • Consultant must have a minimum of 5 years of conducting analysis of government policies, strategies, and plans.
  • Consultant must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in developing fundraising plans and programmed documents, preferably in aquaculture/fisheries sector.
  • Consultants must have experience in conducting stakeholder analysis and mapping, and engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders, including government institutions, and facilitating workshops and stakeholder dialogues.
  • Consultant must have a minimum of master’s degree in Aquaculture, Fisheries, Natural Resource Management, and/or a related field.
  • Consultant must have experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, experience in Zambia is a distinct advantage.
  • Consultant must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills (including writing skills).


The consultant will report the progress of the assignment to WorldFish on monthly basis.


Interested Consultant (s) are requested to provide a detailed budget proposal outlining professional fees, travel expenses (if applicable), and any other costs related to the consultancy. The budget should be submitted along with the application.

Evaluation and Selection

Applications will be evaluated based on the qualifications and experience of the consultant, the quality and feasibility of the proposed approach and work plan, the relevance of previous work examples and the most competitive proposal. Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview or request additional information before final selection. This opportunity is open for all applicants.

How to Apply

Interested consultant are invited to submit the following materials for consideration no later than 24:00 (MYT) 31 July 2024:

  • Curriculum vitae highlighting relevant experience and qualifications;
  • Brief action plan detailing how the assignment will be implemented;
  • One previous work sample;
  • Detailed financial proposal.

Our Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

WorldFish has seven 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 diverse 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.


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