Call for tenders for “International Farm Workers Forum” Consultancy contract


The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Food Sovereignty Dialogue calls for offers for a consultancy on preparing and organizing an international conference of trade unions and workers organizations representatives in Cape Town / the province of Western Cape.

The event will take place in October of 2018. We calculate with 3 day conference plus 1 day field visit with 140 full working days for preparation. We expect 100 participants, around 50 of them international guests. The consultant should work in close communication with the RLS Food Sovereignty Team based in Johannesburg. Core working phase will be between April and November 2018. The consultancy includes the following activities (more detailed description is available in the Terms of Reference):

  • Works with local vendors, management companies, the conference, and other committees in the planning of the conference space, including room set-up, hiring of entertainment, tours, and other local logistics
  • Drives communication and logistics with international and national conference participants
  • Plans and runs conference registration (both in advance and on site) procedures and logistics
  • Organizes side program of the conference
  • Works closely with RLF on organizational wrap-up process, including communication, award notices, financial post-processing

What we expect:

  • Experience in event management
  • Local knowledge of infrastructure and environment in Cape Town / Western Cape
  • Experience in cooperation with trade unions / rural social movement representatives
  • Reliable, cooperative and pro-active working style

Please send your offer including your CV, a calculation of working days  and honorarium to: before midnight GMT on April 16th 2018.