AGRO-PROCESSING, PRODUCTIVITY ENHANCEMENT AND LIVELIHOOD IMPROVEMENT SUPPORT (APPEALS) PROJECT
ENUGU STATE GOVERNMENT
COUNTRY: NIGERIA
NAME OF PROJECT: AGRO-PROCESSING, PRODUCTIVITY ENHANCEMENT, AND LIVELIHOOD IMPROVEMENT SUPPORT (APPEALS) PROJECT
CREDIT NO: 533390-NG
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO PARTICIPATE IN ENUGU STATE APPEALS PROJECT WOMEN AND YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM (WYEP)

This request for expression of interest follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for the Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project which appeared in This Day Newspaper and Daily Trust Newspaper both of Monday September 3, 2018.
The Enugu State Coordinating Office of APPEALS Project through the Federal Government of Nigeria has received a credit from the International Development Association (herein referred to as IDA) towards the cost of the project and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the contract for providing training and empowerment to women, youth and People with Disability & Special Needs. The APPEALS WYEP program component is looking to encourage Youth and Women to become agricultural entrepreneurs in a profitable and sustainable way. The program offers training and potential funding to prospective and selected agribusiness owners who are interested in operating a business in any of three segments of production, processing and marketing across any of the following eleven (11) value chains -Poultry, Rice, Maize, Cassava, Cashew, Dairy, Tomatoes, Wheat, Cocoa, Ginger and Aquaculture.

The objective of this request for expression of interest is to enable APPEALS select qualified applicants in the State for the program.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
(i) Age requirement: between 18-40years as at December 2019. Women older than 40years are also encouraged to apply (minimum education requirement does not apply to women older than 40 years).
(ii) Education: youth must have a minimum of WASC/SSC/GCE/NECO/NABTEB
(iii) People with Disability & Special Needs (literate in English but no minimum education requirement)
(iv) Must be a resident of Enugu State with verifiable address.
(v) Must be ready to engage or already engaged in any of the eleven value chains supported by the Project,
(vi) Must have evidence of access to land/Space/Facility(ies) within the State for the establishment of his/her selected enterprise,

MODE OF APPLICATION
Interested eligible applicants who wish to participate in this programme must submit Expression of Interest (EOI), collect, fill and return duly completed free application form within 2 weeks from the date of this advertisement (4 September, 2019); to this address, No. 11/13 Ubosi Street (Behind Fire Service) New Haven, Enugu State. Completed application forms with the following documents, are to be submitted to the same address above:

(a) Completed application form addressed to the State Project Coordinator,
(b) Photocopies of the under-listed credentials:
(i) Primary School Leaving Certificate (where applicable)
(ii) WASC/SSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB (where applicable)
(iii) Higher education certificates (NCE, OND, HND, B.Sc. and M.Sc. etc) (Where applicable)
(iv) Birth certificate/ Age declaration
(c) Two (2) recent passport photographs (coloured)
The closing date for all submissions is two (2) weeks from the date of this advertisement (4 September, 2019). Applications must be submitted to the address above from 8am – 4pm Mondays to Fridays.

Note:
That Male above 40 years of age are NOT eligible to apply EXCEPT Persons with Disability & Special Needs (PYVDSN).

That selection of applicants for training will be in line with the World Bank Procurement Guidelines.

That selection of successful applicants for empowerment will be based on performance at the training programme and submission of viable business plan.

That failure to attach the required credentials and submission of multiple applications will automatically lead to disqualification.

For further information, send an email to enquiry.ensappealsco@gmail.com or call this line: 08037507825

State Project Coordinator
Enugu State Coordinating Office APPEALS Project,
No. 11/13 Ubosi Street (Behind Fire Service) New Haven, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.
Tel. 08037507825 E-mail: enquiry.ensappealsco@gmail.com

ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION LINK: https://enugu.appeals.ng/app/registration/new

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