The Association of Ethiopian Micro Finance Institutions now invites qualified Training and Academic Institutions (Resource Organizations) or Consulting Firm



  • Category : Baseline Consultancy
  • Posted Date : 08/27/2021
  • E-mail :
  • Phone Number : 0115572202
  • Source : Reporter
  • Closing Date : 09/13/2021


Request for Expression of Interest Association of Ethiopian Micro Finance Institutions (AEMFI)


Program: Rural Financial Intermediation Program III

Abstract:Conducting  two ToTs for all MFIs & pastoralist area operating MFIs

Sector: Consultancy Service

Grant/Loan No. Reference No. 2000003210/2000003211


  1. The Federal Democratic  Republic  of Ethiopia  has  received  financing  from the  International Fund  for  Agricultural  Development (IFAD)  for  the  Rural Financial Intermediation Program III (RUFIP-III) and  a portion of the funding will be utilized  towards qualified  payments on assignments for consultancy services assistance for undertaking different  titles of training  and training  of trainers  of MFIs professionals serving in different  positions.
  2. The main purpose/ objective  of this consultancy is to enhance the  capacity of MFIs engaged in RUFIP  III program through training  to  deliver  inclusive and  sustainable financial  services  to  their  targeted clients  and  other   low income  rural  population in their  operating areas.  In line with this  general expected  output of  this  assignment  is  enhancement  of  the  capacity   of human resource in the micro finance sector  involved in this program. Specific outputs expected by the consultancy firm/consultant include:
    •  Delivering  Training  of Trainers  (TOTs) for managers,  board members and   other  branch/region  level  trainings  to     selected  branch  level experts of MFIs, in order  to allow them  to better manage and  improve their  inclusive financial services,  and   improve  the  financial literacy  of their clients;
    • Compiling  final training  completion report and submit  to AEMFI
  1. The Association of Ethiopian Micro Finance Institutions now invites qualified Training  and  Academic  Institutions (Resource  Organizations) or Consulting Firms to  indicate  their  interest in providing the  above  mentioned services. Interested Resource  Organizations / Consulting Firms must  provide information   demonstrating   that    they    are    qualified    to    perform   the assignments (promotional materials,  description of similar assignments undertaken in  Ethiopia  and/or other   developing  countries  for  at  least  a period  of two  years,  experience  in similar conditions,  general  qualification and  experience  and  number of  key staff  available  for  the  tasks,  renewed appropriate licenses, etc).
  1. Prospective  Resource  Organization(s)  or   Consulting  Firm(s)  may   associate  to enhance their qualifications, but  should  mention whether their association is in the form of either  “Joint-Venture” or “Sub-Consultancy”. In the  case  of an association, all members of such  ‘association’ should  have  real and  well-defined inputs  to  the assignment and the same  should  be detailed in the EOI submitted.
  2. Resource Organizations/  Consulting  Firms will be  selected  in  accordance with the procedures set out in IFAD Guidelines: (Project Procurement Handbook). Short  listing firms will be  conducted on the  basis of  an  assessment of  the  firm’s  profile,  experience  and  competencies  of proposed  resource  persons.  The  final  selection  of  the   organization  to perform  the   assignment  shall  be   based  on   a  Quality-and  Cost-Based Selection  (QCBS) method through Request for Proposals.
  3. All pages  of  the   EoI  document  should   be   numbered,  dated,  signed, stamped and  the  stamp of  the  organization  should   be  sealed   near  the authorized  signatory  on  all pages.  The  application  should   be  signed  by authorized person. Additional  sheets to be attached by the applicant should also be numbered and  submitted as a package with signed letter.  All costs associated with the  preparation and  submission of EoI shall be  covered by the applicant. Bidder firms could attach more  evidential  documents.
  4. Legal documents Required from  the  applicant includes  :  Certified  copy  of valid registered VAT, Certified copy of valid Tax Identification Number (TIN);  Renewed   Trade  license   for  fiscal  year,  Valid  Tax clearance  Certificate, Professional Salary income  taxes payment evidences etc.
  1. Interested Resource Organizations or Consulting Firms may obtain further information, if required at the address below  during   working  days  (Monday  to Friday) from 8:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m and 1:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m.
  2. Submission of  EOI  must  be  in  sealed  envelopes,  clearly  marked “Expression  of interest for  conducting training of  trainers (ToT)  of  MFIs professionals with AEMFI under RUFIP III (IFAD financing)” and  delivered to the  address given below  by 5:30 p.m (local time), 15  (Fifteen) consecutive days  after  the  EOI is publicly advertised. Late submission shall be rejected.
  1. The EoI and all documents shall  be  submitted  in English,  one  original  and  one copy. Late submission shall be  rejected. Details  of evaluation criteria  are  attached on the Table below.

Table 1: Variables of evaluation  and corresponding weights (%) to select a consultant

No. Variables of Evaluation Weights


Distribution of Weights
1 Previous Specific relevant experience of the firm related to the Assignment ( Bidders or short listed candidates must submit at least two certificates/testimonials of satisfactory execution of contracts provided by contracting parties to the contracts successfully completed) 10 10
2 Quality/Adequacy and Relevance of the proposed work plan and Methodology in responding to the


2.1 Work plan 10
2.2 Organization and staffing of the firm 5
2.3 Methodology 15
3 Qualification and competence/experience of proposed personnel for the assignment-Detail experiences of personnel. A Curriculum vitae ( CV) of experts/personnel shall be attached 45
3.1. General experience-Academic Qualification  of assigned staff  or availability of appropriate & key

staff for the assignment

3.1.1. At least 2 international staff MA/MBA/MSC (PHD is a plus) with financial sector experience 5
3.1.2. At least 2 national staff MA/MBA/MSC (PHD is a plus)  in economics, finance and management and

other areas

3.1.3. At least 2 of them shall be national and international MA/MSC financial sector experts/trainers 5
3.1.4. Facilitator or coordinator at least MA/MSC and 5 years relevant experience in training / teaching 5
3.2 Specific experience- Relevant experience of proposed personnel for the assignment 25
3..2.1 Experience of assigned staff in providing similar training to the financial sector in general 9
3.2.2 Experience of assigned staff to provide training to the micro finance sector in particular 5
3.2.3 Training or exposure visit to the financial sector country experience for assigned staff  (1 country=1,

2 country=2, 3 More country =3

3.2.4 Experience of the firm in providing various training and development of training materials 8
4. Facilities available for the assignment 15
Total 100

Expression of Interest (EoI) shall be submitted into the tender box prepared for this purpose or deliver on hand to the office on or before the delivery date stated above. The address of the association is:

Association of Ethiopian Micro Finance Institutions (AEMFI) Africa Avenue, P.O. Box 338 Code 1110, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tel +251 115 572202/ 0115-572170

Fax: +251 115 572198, email: ;

AEMFI reserves the right to reject all or parts of this ROE