INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT (IFAD)-
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES
INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT (IFAD)
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
CONSULTANCY SERVICES: IMPLEMENTING THE INTEGRATED AGRIBUSINESS HUB PROJECT
FINANCING AGREEMENT REFERENCE: IFAD GRANT NUMBER- 2000002860
PROJECT ID NO. PJ- 003115
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 create sustainable employment and income generating opportunities for young people and omen in agriculture and related activities.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) through its Youth in Agribusiness office is collaborating with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Songhai centre in Nigeria to implement the Integrated Agribusiness Hub Project, a unique and comprehensive approach to the establishment, testing and operations of Youth in Agribusiness as well as building a sustainable Agriculture.
The selected Consultant will collaborate with the project team and carry out the followings: Conduct market research towards the adoption of value chains for selected beneficiaries, Develop Business/Investment Plan for the Hub, Connect beneficiaries to innovative and inclusive financing, Execute business services and provide guidance and virtual monitoring to such services replicated by youth led enterprises within and outside the hub, Carry out business planning and finance training through a series of “on board” training modules developed for this purpose, Design and execute strategy for job placements to beneficiaries in employment track and access to financial institutions for beneficiaries in entrepreneurship track, Facilitation of partnerships or collaboration between national, state, local or international partners and the agribusiness startups, Design a verifiable mean of identification and tracking of the beneficiaries during and after the program in a manner that is suitable to both the project and the financial or job organization.