REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
“CONSULTANCY SERVICES”

Sector: Research
Consultancy Services: Training on Soft Skills
Financing Agreement reference: 2000001336
Project ID No:  PJ- 2906

This request for expression of interest follows the general procurement procedures for this project issued under the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as part of her contributions to support the development of youth employment in Agribusiness.

The project partners, Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), Africa Rice and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have received a grant from International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) towards “Youth Employment in Agribusiness and Sustainable Agriculture” (YEASA) with aims to build technical, entrepreneurial and soft skills of young adults (18-35), as a means of improving their productive capacities and increasing their benefits from existing Agri-food systemsThe selected Consultant will collaborate with the project team and carry out the followings: Development of training materials to be given to trainees for each of the courses facilitated which includes Emotional intelligence, leadership and management, gender and cultural sensitivity, networking, communication, interpersonal skills (listening, persuasion and feedback), facilitate training in each of the classes during all batches of training, utilize efficient assessment tools in determining the skills gained by the trainees, provide technical and financial reports for all activities carried out.

IITA wish to invite eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services as outlined above and details would be provided as and when necessary. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, comprehensive company’s profile showing availability of appropriate skills among staff, e.g. companies’ name, postal and physical location addresses, phone number, fax numbers and email addresses),verifiable evidence of experience and reputation in the provision of similar services, certificate of incorporation or registration with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) or appropriate regulatory agency of government, valid income/personal income/tax clearance certificate for years 2016, 2017 and 2018, minimum of three (3) reputable organizations as referees and letter of confirmation from your Bank on credit worthiness. These are necessary for consultants to enhance their qualifications.

A consultant will be selected on satisfying above requirements and in accordance with the provisions as set out in the relevant procurement regulations.

Detailed Terms of Reference: Shortlisted Consultants will be contacted.
Deadline for submission of Expression of Interest: 20th of September, 2019

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a sealed envelope and marked ‘Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services; Youth Employment in Agribusiness and Sustainable Agriculture (YEASA) addressed to:

Head, Supply Chain
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Idi-Ose, Oyo Road
P.M.B. 5320 Ibadan, Oyo State. www.iita.org