Urban development advisors for Tanzania
Denmark has decided to merge its assistance to urban development and environmental management in Tanzania with the Tanzania Strategic Cities Project (TSCP), financed by the World Bank.
The objective of the World Bank project is to improve the quality of and access to basic urban services in participating eight local government authorities - Mwanza, Arusha, Mbeya, Mtwara, Kigoma, Tanga, Dodoma and the Capital Development Authority. Up to USD 150 million will be provided as a loan to the government of Tanzania to this end.
Denmark's support will be directed to the institutional strengthening component of the project. This includes Geographical Information Systems (GIS), with the objective of enhancing the technical capacity of the participating local authorities to plan and implement further develop urban environment measures.
The component will also support capacity improvements in the Prime Minister’s Office, especially with regard to providing additional direction and coordination and disseminating the models and lessons learned.
This contract is for two international advisors: a system architecture and database advisor and a GIS advisor for urban planning.
The advisors will be stationed in Dar es Salaam, but will be expected to visit the local government authorities on a regular basis. The GIS advisor will spend up to two months with each authority, assisting with work programmes, mentoring and on-the-job-training.
The system and database advisor will be recruited for nine months.
The deadline for the submission of tenders is January 2, 2012.