TI-Zambia is part of a new multi-stakeholder ‘Mining for Sustainable Development’ Programme aimed at strengthening transparency and accountability in the mining sector in 20 countries around the world. It aims at doing so by tackling the problem at its roots: the lack of transparency and accountability when mining permits and licenses are granted, contracts negotiated and agreements made on financial terms and regulatory obligations.

In an effort to achieve this objective, Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) is seeking to engage an experienced researcher to undertake a corruption assessment in the awarding of mining sector permits, licenses and contracts at the national level in Zambia. The researcher will conduct the assessment using a Transparency International (TI) Corruption Risk Assessment Tool (CRAT).

The main objective of the research will be to assess corruption risks and systematic weaknesses in the awarding of mining sector permits, licenses and contracts in Zambia. This will therefore involve the review of the relevant laws governing the processes and institutions responsible for the processes.


The key output of this research will be country-level analysis report designed to create a national evidence base for collective action. This report must reflect the current processes, key departments and institutions involved in the awarding of mining permit, licenses and contracts and the corruptions risks which may be inherit in these processes and institutions.


The researcher will be expected to lead a participatory research process which will require identifying and reaching out, both individually and collectively, to various key actors and stakeholders in the mining sector in Zambia. This will include the development of a stakeholder and ‘force-field’ analysis/influence map of Zambia.


Interested researchers must have the following:

  • A minimum of a master’s degree in Mining Engineering, Metallurgy, Social Sciences, Natural Resources, or any other field that maybe relevant to the research.
  • Demonstrable experience in the mining sector issues
  • Familiarity with mining permits, licenses and contracts award procedures/processes
  • Must have conducted a similar research or one related to the objective of the study
  • Skills and knowledge in qualitative evaluation techniques

Kindly note that you are supposed to access the complete Terms of Reference and Annexes. There should be obtained from our website:  as well as in person at the TIZ offices or email or


All interested parties should tender in their complete bids to undertake the research to the address below by Monday, 8th August 2016.

All applications have to be sent to the address below:

The Executive Director, Transparency International Zambia, Stand No. 3880, Kwacha Road, Olympia Park, P.O. Box 37475, Lusaka, Zambia