Call for Proposals: Technical Support

Conservation South Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 18 September, 2017
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Conservation South Africa, as a local affiliate of Conservation International, is committed to helping societies adopt a more sustainable approach to development—one that considers and values nature at every turn and improves human well-being through the conservation of healthy ecosystems and the goods and services they provide.

CSA’s Meat Naturally Initiative (MNI) combines grazing best practice, market access, job creation and land stewardship to enable restoration and sustainable farming at scale within the Kruger to Canyon Biosphere (K2C). 

CSA seeks expressions of interest to deliver technical support to our Meat Naturally Initiative team based out of our field office in Hoedspruit, Limpopo. 

Time frame: Six months (Proposed start 1 October)

Conservation agreement design and implementation

  • Provide day-to-day technical support with MNI farmers to achieve the CSA goal of a locally appropriate grazing management plan that meets environmental and FMD control requirements
  • Conduct a minimum of one community engagement meeting per village for month
  • Deliver bi-annual training sessions on grazing management plan implementation
  • Assist K2C landscape manager with Village Environmental Management Planning and Mapping
  • Assist in developing a suite of possible incentives for MNI conservation agreements and required conservation actions

 Development and delivery of market access streams

  • Conduct a feasibility study on the following possible value chain links for the projects:
    • The options for linking communal livestock owners from a FMD red zone to the market
    • Market option for processed meat products to different end users inside of the FMD zone, as well as outside thereof, if regulations allow
    • Market readiness of livestock, including finding and developing appropriate technologies and option for nutritional supplementation and/or substitution
  •  Work closely with partner organisations to develop marketing elements during pilot

 Green business development  

  • Educate community farmers on livestock nutrition and fodder supplementation through a minimum of one training per village
  • Work with local cooperatives to kick-start green business development relating to fodder, bush clearing and nutrition
  • Build a network of support and draw suitable links across the spectrum of stakeholders, including conservation authorities, NGO partners, livestock producers and players in the red meat industry

Fee proposal

  • Interested parties are requested to provide a proposal or quotation of the fees/cost for services.
  • The fee proposal should consist of a breakdown of services rendered and should include all costs to perform those services. 
  • For queries please contact

Submit your quotation with contact details of three contactable references for whom work was previously completed, accompanied by a cover letter by 18 September 2017 to

Quotations received after the deadline will not be considered.

Candidates who have received no response within 14 days of the closing date should kindly assume that their quotation was not accepted. 

CSA reserves the right not to choose any service provider.

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