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



  • 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)

Country:   Ethiopia

Program: Rural Financial Intermediation Program III

Assignment: Preparing/Revising Training Modules for various Types  of Training including  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 at RUFIP  III program through training  to deliver  inclusive and  sustainable financial  services  to  their  targeted clients  and  others low income  rural  population in their  operating areas.  In line with this  general purpose the expected output is development/reviewing of training  modules that  are going  to be used  as training  materials for the  enhancement of the capacity  of  human resource in  the  micro  finance  sector   involved  in  this program. The main activities include :
    •  Developing training  manuals/modules
    • Reviewing and revising existing training  manuals/ modules
    • Compiling  final training  completion report to be submitted 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  consulting services and preparations/revisions of  training modules for 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.
  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 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 4 international staff ( PHD) with financial sector experience 5
3.1.2. At least 2 national staff (PHD) in economics, finance and management areas 5
3.1.3. At least 6 national and international MA/MSC financial sector experts/trainers 5
3.1.4. Team leader at least MA/MSC and 10 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 the preparation/revisions of training modules 10
3.2.2 Experience of assigned staff to the micro finance sector in particular 4
3.2.3 Countries experience/exposure in relation to financial institutions for assigned staff  (1 country=1, 2

country=2, 3 More country =3)

3.2.4 Experience of the firm in preparing/reviewing modules 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