Request for Expressions of Interest
Technical Assistance – Financial Services
Kenya Feed the Future – Crops and Dairy Market Systems Activity (KCDMS)
Application Due Date: December 13, 2018
Program Background: The USAID funded Kenya Crops and Dairy Market Systems (KCDMS) Activity is a program under Feed the Future(FtF) initiative implemented by RTI International.
It is operational in 12 counties including; Kitui, Makueni, Taita Taveta, Homa Bay, Migori, Kisii, Kisumu, Siaya, Kakamega, Bungoma, Busia and Vihiga and designed to support value chain actors in dairy, fodder/feeds, and horticulture and improve Kenya’s agricultural landscape in a sustainable manner.
KCDMS is working with market actors to bridge the gap between supply and demand of various forms of capital through market systems-based pathways.
The KCDMS Activity is engaging financial services actors such as Banks, Microfinance Banks, Credit Only MFIs, SACCOs, Insurance Companies and financial technology firms as a principal avenue to achieve these objectives.
To enhance the capacity of these actors, KCDMS intends to provide customized technical assistance to selected Financial Service Providers (FSPs). The assistance will be provided through Short Term Technical Assistance (STTA) experts or a firm with a team comprising of experts with qualification and experience in the provision of consultancy services to the FSPs and specific experience in agricultural value chain finance. Relevant working experience in Kenya and or the region is essential.
Expressions of Interest: The KCDMSA therefore invites prospectuses from competent firms and individuals to offer results driven technical services to the Financial Service Providers.
This EOI specifically targets providers with experience in providing consulting services in Agriculture Finance products development and commercialization, agriculture lending strategies, operation models and systems development, training and capacity development, credit risk management and portfolio management, feasibility analysis, digital finance technologies and Agricultural Insurance.
Interested firms and individuals should send their EOIs detailing their capacity and experience in providing technical assistance to enable financial services providers offer innovative solutions that promote rural access to finance and financial inclusion within the KCDMS targeted counties in one or more of the areas above.
Eligibility: Applicant organizations must be legally registered, have more than five (5) years of operational experience, and have had prior experience in undertaking financial services assignments within Kenya and the region.
Individual consultants also encouraged to apply.
Applications will be screened and short listed as standby technical assistance service providers for Financial Institutions by KCDMS over the next four years as the need arises. There is no obligation by KCDMS to contract firms or consultants that have been selected.
Detailed instructions can be found in the REOI document on the RTI website at https://rti.org/current-opportunities.
The Annex A – STTA EOI Form should be completed and submitted to APS2018@kcdmsd.rti.org with KCDMS A2F STTA EOI in the subject line reference.
Applicants may submit questions to APS2018@kcdmsd.rti.org up until November 29, 2018.
Applications should be received by December 13, 2018.