REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT)
COUNTRY - Kosovo
NAME OF PROJECT- Financial Sector Strengthening Project,
IDA Credit No. 6416-XK
Project ID No.165147
ASSIGMENT TITLE: one (1) Training Specialist
Reference number: ESSP-IC-CS-010
Date: 15 March, 2023
The Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund (KCGF) is an independent legal entity established by its law, to help meet the need for increased access to finance for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Kosovo in order to create jobs, increase local production and value-added services, improve the trade balance and enhance financing opportunities for MSMEs.
The Government of Kosovo (GoK) has received a Credit from the International Development Association (IDA) in the amount of Euro 22.3 million (USD 25 million equivalent) to finance the Financial Sector Strengthening Project, expected to be implemented within a three years period. The Project aims to assist the GoK to is to improve access to finance for Micro, Small, and Medium Size Enterprises by strengthening the financial and technical capacity of the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund.
Description of work responsibilities:
The Training Specialist will support the KCGF in developing and implementing the non-financial component. The KCGF in line with its strategy will offer a non-financial component for Women in Business and Startups.
This sub-component will contain a set of adequate training for this targeted group and will focus on building the capacities of the respective MSME managers to advance skills and increase knowledge regarding financial literacy, formalization, and financing possibilities.
Moreover, the training specialists will be responsible in cooperation with KCGF to design, develop, implement, and oversee training programs for women in business and startup businesses, to organize networking events as well as to monitor and support MSMEs that were part of the training program whenever needed in regard to the above-mentioned issues.
The following tasks:
Period of Performance
The training Specialist will be in a part-time position within the Project. The Training Specialist will provide the services for a total of 100 days ( March, 2023-December, 2023). The consultant’s employment is subject to satisfactory performance at all times.
The Training Specialist will report to the Project Coordinator/Managing Director of KCGF and will submit monthly timesheets to account for the actual days worked during the calendar month.
The Training Specialist will need to meet the following requirements:
The evaluation and shortlisting criteria are:
1. Qualification: 30 %
2. Similar experience in the past: 70%
Experienced and qualified individuals will be selected under the provisions of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for Investment Project Financing (IPF) Borrowers, July 2016, revised Nov 2017 following an open competitive selection process.
Interested Individual Consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours: 08:0-16:0hrs (Monday to Friday).
Expression of interest must delivery in a written form or by e-mail, to the address below by; March 29, 2023.
Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund, KCGF
Address:"Njazi Alishani No.5, Street
10000, Prishtina, Kosovo,