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The Facility Investing for Employment
launches a Call for Proposals in
Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Rwanda,
Senegal, and Tunisia

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This call is closed

Extended Deadline until 30.06.2022 at 11:59 pm CEST

Questions and answers

IFE’s responses to your questions during the first and second webinar can be found in the 1. Q&A document and 2. Q&A document.

The purpose of the Facility Investing for Employment (IFE) is to support the creation of employment opportunities in Africa (long-term, full-time jobs). It does so by offering co-financing grants for new investment projects with a high job creation impact. The selection of projects is based on a competitive application process, looking for an optimal allocation of available funding to projects with the highest plausibility of success and expected return in terms of the number and quality of new jobs created.

IFE is part of the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation created by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Operating under the brand Invest for Jobs, the Special Initiative aims to create good job and training opportunities and to improve working conditions in its partner countries in Africa.

What does the Facility Investing for Employment fund?

IFE provides grants between 1 million and 10 million euros per project to co-finance four types of projects:

  1. Not-for-profit Projects with job creation impact (no revenues).
    The Facility covers up to 90 % of the total investment costs.

  2. Not-for-profit projects with job creation impact (generating revenues).
    The Facility covers up to 75 % of the total investment costs.

  3. For-profit Projects with broader job creation impact. 
    The Facility covers up to 50 % of the total investment costs.

  4. For-profit Projects with job creation impact. 
    The Facility covers up to 25 % of the total investment costs.

Who is eligible?

  • Individual applicants (legal entities registered in the country of the proposed project: either Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, or Tunisia)
  • Consortia (two or more legal entities, with at least one entity registered in the country of the proposed project: either Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, or Tunisia)

The Guidelines for Applicants

The Guidelines for Applicants and Key Information for this Call for Proposals are available in our Download Centre. Here you can find all relevant information regarding the concept note submission including the eligibility criteria.

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How does the application process work?

  • Submit a concept note online in SmartME (link to system below) by 30 June 2022 at 5 pm CEST at the latest (Extended Deadline until 30.06.2022 at 11:59 pm CEST)
  • In case of questions, please visit our FAQ-section. In case you cannot find the information you need, please send an email to cfp.regional@invest-for-jobs.com until 22 June 2022 at 5 pm CEST

A series of online meetings will be organised to present the objectives of the Facility, its conditions for submitting proposals, as well as the steps and modalities of participation. The webinars will take place on the following days: 8, 15, and 22 June 2022 (in English) and 9, 16, and 23 June 2022 (in French). All webinars start at 12:00 CEST.

To receive the link, please send an email to: cfp.regional@invest-for-jobs.com

When you are ready to submit your concept note, access the online submission platform SmartME through this link: (note: the link will direct you to a third-party web page)

Submit here


For more information about the Facility Investing for Employment:
https://invest-for-jobs.com/en/investing-for-employment

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General Introduction and Overview of the Application Process

Contact

We are looking forward to hearing from you

Press contact

Phone: +49 30 / 18 535-28 70 oder -24 51

Fax: +49 30 / 18 535-25 95

E-Mail: presse@bmz.bund.de

Please understand that the Press Office only answers questions from journalists.