(a) at least a Master`s degree in Water Law/Environmental Law or equivalent with extensive and relevant experience (at least 10 years of work) in international water law and transboundary river basin organizations, preferably in the SADC region, and experience in the development of relevant agreements and ancillary procedures/rules. The eight countries bordering the Zambezi Basin participating in ZAMCOM are Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zamcom operates in accordance with the revised SADC Protocol on Shared Watercourses.  The SADC Protocol was adopted in 1995 and by SADC member States, including all States bordering the Zambezi River, and entered into force in 1998.  Seven of the riparian states signed the ZAMCOM Agreement on 13 July 2004 in Kasane, Botswana.  Zambia committed to sign after further national consultations prior to the SADC Summit in August 2004, but did not sign the agreement. The agreement entered into force in June 2011 without Zambia being signed and important institutions such as the Council of Ministers and a permanent secretariat having been established.  b) Preparation of draft notification procedures acceptable for adoption by riparian States (including administrative forms, submission, etc.) that will simplify and harmonize the notification procedure. ZAMCOM procedure for the notification of planned measures The negotiations necessary for the establishment of ZAMCOM date back to the late 1980s. These were suspended in the early 1990s to allow for discussions on the definition of the regional framework, the SADC Protocol on Common Watercourse Systems, originally signed in 1995 and revised in 2000, entered into force in 2003 after ratification by the required two-thirds majority. This instrument has been renamed the Revised Protocol on Shared Watercourses.
The Zambezi River Commission (ZAMCOM) is a water management organization established by the member States of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), on whose territory the Zambezi River basin is located.  The Zambezi River Commission (ZAMCOM) has received funding from DANIDA for the costs of Danish support for water management in the SADC/Zambezi region (Regional Support Programme) and intends to use part of the revenue for advisory services. The Advisory Services (“the Services”) include an advisory development of zamCOM procedures for the notification of planned measures agreed upon by all riparian States and in a manner that operationalizes the relevant provisions of the ZAMCOM Agreement. The Zambezi River originates in northwestern Zambia and flows west and then southwest through Angola before returning to Zambia. It flows south and forms part of the border between Zambia and Namibia. After collecting water from the Chobe River at Quadripoint, where Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe meet, the river flows east along the Zambia-Zimbabwe border, feeding the kariba Dam joint hydropower plant before entering Mozambique and flowing into the Indian Ocean.  The Zambezi Basin also includes parts of Malawi and Tanzania. The Zambezi is the fourth largest river in Africa after the Nile, Congo and Niger.  The minimum qualifications expected are as follows: ZAMCOM now invites approved consultants to express their interest in providing the services.
Interested consultants must provide information showing that they have the expertise and experience to provide the services. Expressions of interest shall be accompanied by copies of all necessary supporting documents. If the supporting documents are not written in English, they shall be accompanied by certified translations into English. The CV must conform to the format below. Interested potential consultants are invited to submit Expressions of Interest (IOEs), cover letters (no more than 2 pages) and a CV (no more than 3 pages) in English. The Interim Secretariat of ZAMCOM (IZS), based in Gaberone, Botswana, was established in May 2011. The IZS, which is headed by an Executive Secretary, is financially supported by the Norwegian government and aims to operate the ZAMCOM Agreement and establish its permanent secretariat. It is strategically managed and supervised by the ministers responsible for water in the Member States.
 In May 2013, at a meeting of SADC water ministers in Luanda, Angola, the Zamcom Council of Ministers was established and Zimbabwe was to host the Commission`s headquarters, the Permanent Secretariat. The Council of Ministers elected Angola as its President for one year. Zambia announced at the meeting that it was “ready to join the Commission”.  The need for a comprehensive legal and institutional framework for the region, the Protocol, emerged during the discussions on the development of the Zambezi Basin, when it was recognized that the regional instrument would lead to the establishment of various river basin organizations, including the Zambezi River Basin, and would serve as a modus operandi for the management of common rivers in southern Africa. (e) knowledge of the socio-economic, biophysical and water policy contexts of the SADC region, and in particular the Zambezi Basin. ZamCOM`s objective is to help riparian states achieve regional cooperation and integration by sharing the valuable benefits of the water resources of the Zambezi Basin. It is in recognition of the contribution that such cooperation could make to the peace and prosperity of the basin and the entire southern African region. (a) clarification of the scope, form, content, time limits and procedures for notification between riparian States by means of a working document. The main factors behind the agreement include the recognition and sensitization of riparian States to: (d) practical experience of working closely with ministries, stakeholders and multilateral and bilateral development partners. The consultant (individual) should work closely with the ZAMCOM Secretariat. The specific services to be provided include: b) Additional skills and experience in transboundary water resources management will be beneficial The objective of ZAMCOM is to “promote the equitable and rational use of the water resources of the Zambezi River, as well as their effective management and sustainable development”.
 Poverty reduction is SADC`s top priority, and ZAMCOM`s main objective is to reduce poverty through shared water resources.  ZAMCOM must address the concerns of downstream users regarding upstream water extraction. Mozambique is therefore concerned that its shrimp industry in the Zambezi Delta is not affected by the reduction in currents and that the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric power plant receives sufficient water.  Planned upstream water withdrawals include the Matabeleland Zambezi water project in Zimbabwe, which would bring water from the Zambezi to Bulawayo and the surrounding area, as well as a proposed extension of the existing north-south carrier in Botswana, which would connect the carrier to the Zambezi River. Zambia and Namibia both have plans to expand irrigation in the upper river basin. South Africa, while not a bank of the Zambezi River, also plans to source significant water from the Zambezi Once the Lesotho Highlands Water Project is “fully developed.”  A consultant is selected using the “Individual Consultant Selection (CIS)” method in accordance with ZAMCOM`s asset procurement and disposal guidelines. For more information, please visit the address below during office hours: 0900 to 1700 hours. .