Request for Expression of Interest - Service Providers


REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – SERVICE PROVIDERS

Diamond Development Initiatives (DDI) is a not-for-profit development organization registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We support economic development activities including micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) development; trade and investment initiatives; micro finance, off-grid renewable energy solutions and participatory development best practices. We partner with major international donor organisations in delivery of development interventions. One of our key objectives is the facilitation of linkages between SMEs, farmers’ organisations and Cooperative Societies with reputable service providers and consultants within their localities in order to create a self-supporting and sustainable ecosystem.

DDI is therefore inviting expressions of interest from eligible and reputable individual consultants or firms to be considered and added to its existing database.

The following are the areas where we are seeking expressions from suitably qualified consultants:

Category A: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT

Category B: ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Category C: AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING TRAININGS

Category D: ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Category E: FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Category F: FABRICATORS AND CONSTRUCTION FIRMS

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • -Relevant academic qualifications and professional certifications in the area (field) being applied for.
  • -At least 5 years of consultancy experience in the area (field) applied for.
  • -Knowledge and experience in rural development especially in working with Farmers’ organisations (FO) and Cooperative Societies.
  • -Knowledge of local language of the area where the SME or Farmers’ Organisation (FO) is located is an added advantage.

ITEMS TO BE SUBMITTED:

  • -Cover letter
  • -Profile - including capacity statement.
  • -Detailed curriculum, methodology and all relevant information concerning the areas of expertise of the Consultant.
  • -Track record of similar assignment(s) carried out in the past.
  • -At least three references.
  • -Business registration/certificate of incorporation where an applicant is a company.
  • -Most recent Tax Clearance Certificate.

Please visit the link below for further information on how to complete the application process.

https://goo.gl/forms/8tNEM1uDzvzpp35k1

Applications/proposals will be considered on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the next steps. DDI reserves the right to accept or reject any application and has no obligation to disclose reason(s) for acceptance or rejection.

Responsibilities

Category A:

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT

  1. Business plan development
  2. Market research and marketing plan development
  3. Business and entrepreneurship training
  4. Cooperative development training
  5. Business re-engineering

Category B:

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Category C:

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING TRAININGS

  1. Farmers good agronomic practices (GAP) trainings (Rice, Sorghum, Groundnut, Aquaculture, Dairy and Cassava value chains)
  2. Value addition and processing trainings (See above value chains)
  3. Climate change and climate smart agricultural production techniques

Category D:

ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  1. Development of manual of policies and procedures
  2. Organisational capacity assessment
  3. Good governance and leadership development trainings
  4. Group dynamics training
  5. Strategic planning
  6. Performance management systems development

Category E:

FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT

  1. Product formulation, packaging and labelling
  2. Safety and quality management training
  3. Development of quality assurance systems
  4. Facilitation of NAFDAC, SON and other necessary certification processes

Category F:

FABRICATORS AND CONSTRUCTION FIRMS

  1. Building design and construction
  2. Quantity survey
  3. Fabrication and supply of agricultural machineries and equipment
  4. Trainings on operations of processing lines, maintenance of machineries and safety procedures
Experience

At least 5 years of consultancy experience in the area (field) applied for.

Employment Terms

Contract