Conservation SA: Call for Short Course Facilitator

Conservation South Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, 20 February, 2020
Opportunity type: 

Request for Quotations
Practical facilitation skills for community-based facilitators

Purpose: Design and deliver training in facilitation skills for community-based facilitators in Matatiele, Eastern Cape.


Conservation South Africa (CSA), as a local affiliate of Conservation International (CI), 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.

It is widely acknowledged that rural communities depend heavily on natural resources and ecosystem services for their health and livelihoods. In rural settings, the health of people is closely linked to the health of their environment and the livestock that many draw on as their primary economic asset. Assisting communities to understand the importance of these links and the impact of human behaviour on their sustainability is an important part of the work of CSA. How this information is shared and presented is critical in ensuring its accessibility, in enhancing learning and application of knowledge. 
Scope of Work:

CSA is looking for a service provider experienced in short course design and delivery to design and run a 2-day training course in practical facilitations skills in Matatiele, Eastern Cape. The service provider is required to train community-based facilitators in practical facilitation techniques and skills that can be applied in low literacy areas with participants from school age to adult.

CSA has developed a guide to good practice for water, livestock and people in rural South Africa, which will be used as a reference to illustrate the skills. However, the facilitation skills will also be applied in other contexts and must be transferable.

We are seeking the following regarding delivery of this training:

  • Engaging and interactive workshop structure
  • Skills and ideas to engage participants with varied literacy levels in active learning
  • Creative ways for remembering and prompting information uptake.

Specifically, CSA requires the service provider to:

  • Design tailor made training materials using the existing resource as reference. (This resource will be provided to the successful applicant).
  • Deliver tailor made practical facilitation skills training to facilitators in Matatiele, E Cape  
  • Feedback to CSA on process delivery, lessons learned and suggestions.


  • Demonstrable experience of designing and delivering training in rural communities
  • Willingness to travel with own transport to Matatiele
  • The training should be completed by 30 March 2020.
  • Training is to be conducted in English but proficiency in isiXhosa and / or isiSotho will be beneficial.

The application should include:

  • A proposal including the qualifications, related experience and capacity of the trainer;
  • Details of any added value that the applicant could bring to the contract;
  • Three referees relating to similar work provided;
  • A current tax clearance certificate;
  • A valid BBBEE certificate or affidavit;
  • A cost breakdown for the delivery of the service, including trainer accommodation and transportation. 
  • Please note that costs for the training venue and catering will be covered separately.

Applications to this Request for Quotations (RFQ) are due, via e-mail, by 16:00 on Thursday 20 February 2020 and should be sent to

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Applicants who have received no response within 7 working days of the closing date should assume that their bid was unsuccessful.
CSA reserves the right not to appoint a service provider if the applicants do not meet the required standards.
Upon approval of the proposal, the successful service provider will be required to sign a service contract.
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