For engagement of a Consultant to develop a Tourism Investment and Development Concept Plan for the Victoria Falls Special Economic Zone For Mosi Oa Tunya Development Company
Post Title: CONSULTANTS TO DEVELOP A TOURISM INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT CONCEPT PLAN FOR THE VICTORIA FALLS SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE
Duty station: Harare, Zimbabwe (With travel to Victoria Falls)
Duration: 8 months
Start Date: 01 April 2018
Reporting to: Secretary for Tourism and Hospitality Industry
1.0 BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Tourism is a key economic sector that has the potential to contribute immensely towards economic growth and development. The sector is one of the four economic sectors with great
potential to help turn around the economy. The sector offers great potential for creating employment opportunities, generating foreign currency, spreading wealth
across the geographical sparse and poverty alleviation. The sector is losing out on potential revenue due to limited activity base and tired products, and lowered destination competitiveness
which need a revamp.
In Government’s efforts to realise the above-mentioned, a number of reforms have been effected with regard to ease of doing business. Chief among Government’s interventions to attract Foreign Direct Investment, is the setting up of Special Economic Zones (SEZ), a concept which has become the new attraction to foreign investors.Pursuant to Tourism development, the Government of Zimbabwe created Mosi Oa Tunya Development Company Private Limited, a Special Purpose Vehicle of the Ministry of Tourism & Hospitality Industry, with a mandate of warehousing and developing tourism infrastructure. In line with its mandate, Mosi will play a pivotal role in the development of the Victoria Falls Special Economic Zone, among many other initiatives, with interested partners.
1.0 PROJECT SCOPE
Mosi Oa Tunya Development Company is desirous to develop a Tourism Investment and Development Concept Plan (TIDCP) for the Victoria Falls Special Economic Zone, and in this respect would like to procure the services of reputable Consultant to guide in the development of a Business Proposal. The aim of the Concept plan is to assist in establishing the zoning and
viability of the Victoria Falls Special Economic Zone, and assist in adopting an ideal and unique business model for the Victoria Falls Special Economic Zone in line with other business models in
use by similar tourism destinations within the region and globally.
2.1 Required is a consultant with National and International Experience to undertake the task. The Consultancy firm will deliver the following outputs of the assignment:
• A Tourism Investment and Development Concept Plan which will act as overarching guides to the development of Tourism in Victoria Falls (printed as hard copies 40 and 40 CDs). Key
components to be covered should include: Marketing and competitiveness strategies; list of investment opportunities/projects; viability assessments and concepts for selected anchor projects;
environment, culture and heritage preservation strategies; service infrastructure strategies; and a land-use concept with guidelines for more detailed future spatial planning strategies and
• Summary of Tourism Development Plan citing other countries’ experiences
• Inception Report
• A detailed work plan
• Training members of staff and produce a Training Report
• Technical and final reports including graphics
Where a Foreign Consultant is recruited, it is recommended that they engage a local person to assist in local capacity building.
Detailed TERMS OF REFERENCE to be collected at the address below. Contact persons are Mr D. Makosa (0716331510/0772320325) or Mr C. Moyo (0773040757). You can also make use of the
following email addresses; firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
3.0 Qualification & Experience
To be eligible, consulting firms should be a duly registered consulting company whose members should include members who have a minimum of a post graduate qualification and a broader
understanding of the national economy and linkages of the Tourism Sector. Relevant experience, regionally and internationally is a requisite.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST must be delivered to the address below on or before 30 March 2018 by 16:30hrs and clearly labelled “EOI for development of a Tourism Investment and development Concept Plan (TIDCP) for the Victoria Falls Special Economic Zone”. All Correspondence to be forwarded to:
Mosi Oa Tunya Development Company Pvt Ltd Cnr Innez Terrace and Speke Avenue
5thth Floor John Boyne Building
P.O. Box CY 1718 Causeway