Consultant for BMZ-Ambaro Bay project evaluation

Posted on 23 December 2016
The WWF Madagascar Country Office -WWF MDCO- has started implementing a project related to the Mangrove and fisheries management and poverty reduction in Ambaro Bay in the Northwest coast of Madagascar. Funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) via WWF Germany, the project started in January 2014 and will end by December 2017. It targets the mangroves of Ambaro Bay because it is one of the country’s largest and ecologically most valuable mangrove habitats. The mangroves are an important spawning and nursery area for shrimp in the region. It provides sources of income for the local people through small scale fisheries.

The project’s goals are (i) the conservation and sustainable use of Ambaro Bay’s mangrove ecosystem as a protective belt and carbon sink and (ii) the sustainable increase in the income of the impoverished local population. For the implementation of the project, WWF focuses on 4 CBOs located in 4 villages of the Commune of Bemaranja (Ankazomborona, Antsatrana) and the Commune of Antsohombondrona (Ampasivelona and Antenina). Those villages were selected for its high community dependence on mangroves, high levelof poverty high levels of illegal and abusive practices against mangroves, the direct or indirect effects of climate
change forehand in the zones, and the presence of active community-based mangrove management associations in the 04 villages with whom the project can partner. So, the project mainly works towards achieving the following results:
  1. The management plans for mangrove ecosystems and natural resources (fish, shrimps, timber) are revised and recognized by the authorities.
  2. The management plans are implemented, illegal logging and the use of illegal fishing gear is reduced.
  3. The sustainable mangrove crab production in the villages is improved and contributes more to local livelihoods.
  4. Alternative income opportunities will be investigated. In each village, two activities will be promoted
  5. More efficient charcoal production methods will be applied by local coalmen and will decrease the demand for mangrove wood.
  6. The demand for charcoal in the 3 urban centers is reduced by introducing energy saving stoves
  7. 300 hectares of mangroves are reforested.
  8. Two weather stations collect local meteorological data to improve local warning systems and monitoring of coastal changes due to climate change.
  9. The project results and lessons are disseminated in the region and presented at international conferences.

An external evaluation is required in order to undertake an independant analysis of the project’ s main achievements.

The candidate has to send a proposal (printed and electronic version in a CD), in French with
the following elements:
  1. Signed submission letter,
  2. A technical offer explaining the detailed methodology, organization of the mission, means (including how information will be gathered and what are the field trips foreseen), a detailed planning of execution; the consultant’s resume which shall state clearly any experience similar to the object of the present service and indicating some references and the field of specialization. A template is available on the WWF website (or request to be sent to
  3. A financial offer in Ariary (printed and electronic version in a CD). The budget should give details of consultancy days as well as daily rates, along with management secretariat costs. Daily rates and expenditures should be shown separately. The offer should also show tax-except and taxable costs. Where costs are tax-exempt, explanations should be provided.
TOR are available for download here.