In Rwanda, Invest for Jobs promotes job creation and economic growth by encouraging investment and training small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). As one of several implementing organisations, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH works together with European and African companies to create jobs, improve working conditions, and promote economic growth in Rwanda.
Invest for Jobs actively seeks opportunities to collaborate directly with European and African companies with an interest to invest in Rwanda and strengthen employment-effective growth. Through these partnerships, GIZ seeks to support employment creation in Rwanda, improve working conditions and increase opportunities for technical and vocational training. The private partner company is expected to benefit from the measure for example by reaching a new market, new sourcing channels, or better qualified staff.
Companies interested in this opportunity are invited to submit a concept note outlining their project to the GIZ Rwanda Country Office not later than 04 November 2022. The concept note should outline the foreseen partnership, including a list of quantified results indicators (SMART indicators) in support of the main objectives of Invest for Jobs, as follows:
The technical project concept should be accompanied by a financial proposal (budget), indicating the funding requirements of the project. The financial proposal should outline both the own contribution of the company to the project (financial / in-kind) as well as the funding expected from GIZ. As a principle, the own contribution of the company is expected to constitute at least 50 per cent of the overall funding needs.
The project outline and financial proposal should be prepared with the help of the templates attached to this call for Expression of Interests (see download links below).
Companies with eligible project proposals will be considered for an Integrated Development Partnership Agreement with the Private Sector (iDPP) by the GIZ. iDPPs constitute “matching” grant agreements. This means that the private company is expected to provide at least 50% of the funding requirements of the project, while GIZ can cover the remaining percentage. As a rule, the GIZ share must not exceed 50% of total costs on a prime cost basis.
Applicants with suitable concepts will be shortlisted and invited for a project presentation meeting by GIZ, either virtually, through an MS Teams call, or in person in the project office of Invest for Jobs in Kigali. Successful bidders will then be invited to prepare and submit a more detailed project proposal.
Questions in relation to this call for Expression of Interest can be submitted via email to email@example.com until 02 November 2022 at 5 pm CAT at the latest.
Potential applicants will have until 04 November 2022 at 5 pm CAT, to submit their Expressions of Interest. Companies are invited to submit their proposals either as a consortium or individual entity.
Eligible project concepts shall be submitted to the GIZ Rwanda Country Office (17 KN 41 St, Kigali, Rwanda) via hardcopies or as softcopies saved on flash disks or sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 04 November 2022 at 5 PM CAT.
Please note that this Expression of Interest is executed by GIZ and not to be confused with other calls for proposals, e.g. calls for proposals by the Facility Investing for Employment / KfW.
Full specifications – Call for Expression of Interest
Annex 1: Template for Concept Note and Summary Business Plan
Annex 2: EXCEL-based Financial Proposal (Budget) Template
Annex 3: GANTT Chart
The successful applicants come from the sectors industry, education, and fashion. As part of Invest for Jobs, the Facility Investing for Employment (IFE) co-finances more than 6 million euros for their job-creating investments.
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