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									                       REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
                              CONSULTANT SERVICES

Program: Rural Financial Intermediation Program II
Consulting Service: Consulting on A twining arrangement to provide technical assistance
in order to expeditiously close the institutional gap of ruralsaving and Credit Cooperatives
(RUSACCOs), Unions of RUSACCOs, facilitators, regulators and supervisors of the
program

IFAD LOAN NO.I-844.ET
IFAD GRANT NO-DSF-8086-ET
Country: Ethiopia

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (EOI)
The Federal democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received financing from the International Fund
for Agricultural Development (IFAD) toward the cost of the Rural Financial Intermediation
Program II (RUFIP-II), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultancy services.
The service includes hiring of consultants:
   (a) To conduct the training need assessment, revise the training manuals, and ensure
       application of proper training methodologies, and modules, ensure quality, facilitate the
       implementation arrangements and develop a comprehensive training plan for RUSACCOs
       and Unions;
   (b) To provide Training of Trainers (ToT) for Federal Cooperative Agency (FCA) and
       Regional Cooperative and Promotional Bureau (RCPB) staff
   (c) Technical Assistance (TA) to develop financial products for RUSACCOs in PY1;
   (d) Develop Market Information System (MIS) for RUSACCOs and Unions
   (e) Conduct a study on linking RUSACCOs/Union with banks and Micro Finance Institutions
       (MFIs)
   (f) Conduct a study to assist regulators to understand the role cooperative banks and creating a
       regulatory space to promote cooperative banks on the basis of best practices
   (g) Study on the current status of RUSACCOS and Unions
   (h) Preparing the regulatory manuals and procedures
The Federal Cooperatives Agency (FCA) now invites eligible consultants/firms to indicate their
interest in providing the services mentioned above. Interested consultants/firms must provide
information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of
similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff,
etc.). They must have currently renewed appropriate license. Consultants/ Firms may associate to
enhance their qualifications towards expressing their interest in providing the indicated services
above.
A consultant/firm will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in IFAD Guidelines:
www.ifad.org(Project Procurement Handbook). Interested consultant/firm may obtain further
information at the address below during office hours, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. to
5:00 p.m.Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below on or before 10:00 AM on
July 30 2012


   Federal Cooperative Agency
   PO Box 19787, near Maichew square, Addis Ababa
   Tel: +251 115 15 74 86 and +251 115 15 82 89
   Fax: +251 115 15 68 10
E-mail: raheli.berhane@yahoo.com and blymza@yahoo.com

								
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