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Consultancy to provide short-term communications support to the SWIO seascape programme

Department Project  : Conservation

Project :
  • MG203401-MACP2 Coastal Community-based conservation in  Indonesia and the Western Indian Ocean  
  • MG205000 - Unlocking a Sustainable Blue Economy in the South West Indian Ocean  
  • MG206100- Mangrove Management For Climate Risk Resilience and Improved Livelihoods  
  • MG 2071 Understanding the finance landscape and financial flows into key blue economy drivers in the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) and identifying key risks and leverage points to drive a transition to a Sustainable Blue Economy
Supervisor : SWIO seascape Lead

Type of contract : Consultancy (international)

Date : February 2024 to February 2025 (147 working days at maximum)

Reference : AO–006/TNR/24

1. Background on the SWIO seascape Programme
The SWIO Seascape Regional Programme is hosted by WWF-Madagascar and covers South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya and Madagascar, where WWF has country offices. The South West Indian Ocean seascape is a globally important – and highly at risk – region. It is a biodiversity hotspot where people’s well-being is inextricably linked with the ability of ecosystems to provide food, a means of income and protection against the effects of climate change.

The SWIO Seascape strategy has four goals: By 2030,
  1. Ecosystem-based fisheries management ensures the long-term sustainability of key fisheries in SWIO, particularly the tuna and shrimp fisheries, and contributes to the well-being of local communities and national economies of target countries.
  2. Critical enabling conditions are in place to mobilise 250 million USD towards an inclusive and Sustainable Blue Economy
  3. 20 million ha effectively managed by empowered coastal communities restoring 9400ha of mangroves & building the climate resilience & food security of 2.3 million people
  4. Large scale threats (extractives, infrastructure) to SWIO mitigated through Integrated Ocean Governance and delivery of 30 X 30
2. Context and justification
To support its fundraising efforts and raise the profile of the programme within and outside of the WWF International network, WWF’s South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) Seascape Regional Programme needs communications expertise to deliver a range of services and products as described below.

3. Expected results
By the end of the assignment, the following achievements are expected:
  • SWIO seascape Programme profile is enhanced at both internal and external of WWF Network;
  • Key communication materials (such as factsheets, reports, policy briefs) are developed and produced with a high quality designs
  • WWF SWIO Seascape Programme web site is maintained
  • WWF SWIO social media are active and contribute to enhancing the SWIO seascape Programme profile and networking
4. Assignment period
The execution of the entire contract is to take place from February 2024 to February 2025. The deadlines for the individual work sections are listed under deliverables in this ToR. The consultancy should not exceed 147 working days to complete spread over the 12 months.  

5. Deliverables
Deviations are to be presented in a detailed time and cost planning. Any delay in submission of the reports/products will result in a deduction of 1‰ per day of delay from the total fees.
  2024 Comms outputs/needs: DAYS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1 Fisheries comms - production of the following communications products                          
  1a. IOTC - Three fact sheets - Sharks, Turtles and  area closures 12                        
  1b. SWIOFC (July)
•        Develop two Policy briefs, a) on the effectiveness of regional MTC guidelines, and b) use of regional MTC guidelines for equitable management of tuna and tuna like species; a case from Madagascar
•        Develop a policy brief on application of human rights based approaches
2 Four reports (Copy edit and manage design)                          
  2a. Profundo/financial flows report – Feb 7                        
  2b. Climate vulnerability assessment report – March 7                        
  2c. Community rights assessment report – April 7                        
  2d. MSP vision and roadmap report – May 7                        
  2e. SBE report (Value at Risk) – Oct/Nov 7                        

Read the full publication

AO 006 TNR 24 Short consultancy communication support_SWIO seascape_2024