The Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is a national landowner led membership organisation, established in 2013 to serve the collective interests of over 174 community and private conservancies. KWCA works to create an enabling environment for conservancies to thrive by advocating for the right policies, laws and incentives and supporting them through information sharing, and capacity building. KWCA recognises that conservancies represent a strong mechanism to promote wildlife stewardship and custodianship by local communities and landowners that share land with wildlife.
In the last eight years, KWCA has grown from a relatively nascent start-up organisation to a more effective and established organisation that now plays a critical national leadership role in the country’s conservation, environment and natural resources sector. In addition, KWCA has evolved into a respected and trusted authority in community conservation locally and globally as is evidenced by its growth in membership growth and strategic partnerships.
In light of KWCA’s reach both regionally and globally, we plan to design a conservation hub. The hub is designed to be a home for the community conservancy model as practiced in Kenya. The hub will be a place where information, best practices and knowledge in conservancies will be shared. The hub will further house KWCA staff and provide a space for meetings, display and showcase interactions for the landscape conservancy association and the network of conservancies in Kenya.
Objective of the assignment
KWCA is looking to engage services from a firm/agency to undertake the designing of a Conservation Hub. Because of KWCA’s mission in placing communities at the centre of wildlife conservation, the ideal service provider will have to showcase how they can prioritise implementing this project considering the local environment, biophysical features and cultural setting to best reflect the salient pillars of community based conservation in Kenya.
Scope of Work and Deliverables
- Project immersion and development phase for KWCA Conservation Hub Program including;
- Meetings with KWCA to define project vision, priorities, design parameters, key indicators and a detailed program for the conservation hub
- Develop a schematic site plan illustrating a schematic concept for the hub facilities, amenities, dimensions and budget breakdown
- Hub concept and workplan
- Schematic site plans and costing including a fundraising plan
Required qualifications and skills
The company/agency must meet the following specifications:
- The company should be duly registered in Kenya or allowed to conduct business in Kenya
- The company should have highly qualified architects and engineers
- The designated experts should be licensed/registered members of their field with a minimum of 5 years experience
- The company should be able to maintain the highest standards of confidentiality and professionalism and sound judgement
- The designated experts should have strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated experience in handling similar projects
Submission of Proposal
The proposal should demonstrate sound knowledge, technical skills and capacity as required by the nature of work of the assignment and understanding of the requisite tasks set forth in the scope of work.
Eligible companies/agencies should submit the following;
- Technical and financial proposals
- Date and activity schedule
- CV of designated personnel
- Minimum of 5 recommendations from previous assignments
The proposals should be emailed to [email protected] indicating clearly on the email header the title of the consultancy by Monday 15th August, 2022