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Call for Expression of Interest for Business Development Service


 1.1. Organisation background

Y-Peer has Youth Peer Network is a ground breaking and comprehensive youth to youth initiative. The network was established in September 2009. Y-PEER is non-profit making and non-political youth network and also an active member of Global Youth Peer Education Network. This partnership paves the way for experience sharing and enriching the activities of the organization. The network’s goals are aimed at developing young people’s knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and skills and at enabling those to be responsible for and to protect their own health and environment to sustain their livelihoods as well as the natural resources.

Y-Peer partnered with United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) to implement Enterprise Development in Fishery Sector for youth in Bossaso and Kismayo project for 6-month period starting from November 1st, 2018 – April 30th 2019. In order to implement this project, Y-Peer has the responsibility to select Business Development Services Institution in competent based and transparent process. Y-Peer is calling all interested organizations in Bossaso and Kismayo to apply and send their expression of Interest in response to the Terms of reference in Section 3. The selected Bussiness Development Institutions will support the implementation of this project.

1.2. Project Background

This project on enterprise development in fishery sector is part of the ongoing Joint Programme on Youth Employment Somalia (YES), in which the UN agencies, such as UNDP, FAO, ILO, UN -Habitat and UNIDO, have been working together with the Federal Government of Somalia and Member States to create job opportunities for youth and women. Majority interventions of the programme focuses on the value chain development, which aims at improving the long-term potential for growth, productivity and creating employment opportunities in high potential economic growth sectors, such as agriculture, fisheries, livestock, construction, hospitality and renewable energy, involving youth as the agents of positive change. It promotes employability and jobs creation for the disadvantaged, unemployed and underemployed youth, including women, in economically potential sectors in Somalia.

During the fish value chain analysis, undertaken by UNDP in collaboration with FAO, access to microfinance is one of the major constraints, facing by the fisherfolks, in setting up their businesses as well as overall development in fishery sector. There are no facilities available for the fisherfolks to avail microfinance. On the other hand, fishery sector is also highly underdeveloped, although it has great potential for contributing to reducing poverty and economic growth. Given that Somalia has over 3,300 K.M. coastal line with the Indian Ocean, there is no encouraging data available on the percentage of people, engaged in their livelihoods in fishery sector. In 2017, More than 120 youth/beneficiaries, under the Youth Employment Programme were provided with “tools” in Bossaso by the end of December 2017. FAO and ILO provided skills training to these fisherfolks in Bossaso, Berbera and Kismayo districts.


UNDP, through this proposal, has a plan to set up revolving funds/grants mechanism, provide revolving funds to 18 existing or new youth groups, comprising 90 youth (45 women), in setting up their enterprises in fishery sector in Bossaso (60 youth in 12 enterprises) and Kismayo (30 youth in 6 enterprises). Additionally, the capacities of 2 Business Development Services (BDS) organizations in 2 project sites will be developed by providing grants/seed funds; and they will be involved i n providing longer-term business development support to 18 enterprises to be set up. Legally registered community business entities or registered youth groups, who have already received FAO -ILO skills training, will receive revolving funds for this purpose. FAO, being part of the advisory committee, will provide overall technical support to the initiative. The fish processing facilities, constructed or to be constructed in these districts by UNDP and equipped by FAO, will be used by the selected fisherfolks in setting up their enterprises.


2.1. Overall objective of the Project

Promoting long-term jobs creation amongst the youth and women through provision of grants and enterprise development in fishery sector for 90 youth in Bossaso and Kismayo.

2.2. Geographic Locations and Target beneficiaries:

# Location Target Beneficiaries
1. Bossaso 60 youth (50% women
2. Kismayo 30 youth (50% women)
  Total 90 youth


  1. Terms of Reference (TOR) for BDS

This is the overall responsibilities of the Business Development Services Institution to Support Smooth Implementation of the Enterprise Development in Fishery Sector for Youth in Bossaso and Kismayo.

  1. Input the development of Business plan templates
  2. To assign staff with capacity and adequate experience to provide entrepreneurial support to the selected enterprise
  3. Join, Attend the Revolving fund technical committee and participate reviewing enterprise business proposals based on the set requirement.
  4. Participate establishing revolving fund management mechanisms and be active member of revolving fund committee/ Technical and Advisory Committee;
  5. Provide technical support to youth groups in developing business plans.
  6. Using the developed e-profiling template track the enterprise progress in business development
  7. Provide business mentoring and counselling services to the selected youth enterprises
  8. Support setting up enterprises 18 enterprises -12 in Bossaso and 6 in Kismanyo
  9. Provide Business Management skills to the established enterprises
  10. Assist the enterprises in marketing their products and services to attract customers
  11. Mentor the enterprises and their management systems for 1 year and half to improve the business development
  12. Provide necessary advice to resolve the challenges, bottlenecks and risks
  13. Participate Monthly Coordination and review meetings
  14. Develop revolving fund return scheme for the selected enterprise
  15. Monitor the operationalization of return scheme in order the funds utilized among the group fairly and usefully.
  16. Conduct visit to the youth enterprises to oversee their development and identify any emerged challenges
  17. Work with Line ministries and any other stakeholders
  18. Document and share to the Y-Peer Puntland the success stories of the enterprises
  19. Prepare and submit to Y-Peer Puntland Weekly, Monthly and Quarterly Reports within the project period, and submit Monthly reports to UNDP/YES Programme after the project period as the BDS continue to work with the Enterprises


  1. Financial allocation provided by the Y-Peer under the Project

The overall amount made available under this Call is USD 5,000.00 for a selected Business Development Service Institution to facilitate carrying out the responsibilities outlines in this call for Expression of Interest in one location. Two Institutions with the capacity selected to implementation in Bossaso and Kismayo will receive a total amount of $10,000 for a period of 6 months and 18 Months for following up post project enterprise activities.

No.   Description Technical
1.1     · Provide a brief description of the organization, year of incorporation, 15
        details of core activities undertaken by the organisation.  
        and organogram [ 5 -9 year- 10 marks; Over 10 years 15 marks]  
      · Legal registrations from the relevant authorities and details of offices – 10
1.2       particularly areas of interest – 10 marks]  
1.3     ·  Previous Risk rating undertaken by independent Consultants and detail 20
        whether there is any litigation /sanctions or whether the organisation has  
        been blacklisted. (Selected organisation will be forwarded to UNDP  
        further checks and approval)  
        [20 marks]  
1.4     · Last two Financial Statement 15
      ·  Project size/ contract size currently managed by organisation. [Between  
        US$ 100k-300k – 10 marks; Over US$ 300k – 15 marks]  
2.1                 100
    Project management experience by highlighting projects done for past two years  
    (using the template provided).      
    Experience Statement should highlight; (Between 3-4 projects)  
      ·  Projects worked with UN agencies (Previous / and current experience with  
        UNDP will be added advantage) and any other donor. [ 30 marks]  
      ·  Project Experience on: Experience in Business Development Service (BDS),  
        training and vocational skills in Fishery sector, Micro Small and Medium  
        Enterprises, capacity building and any other experience relevant project. [  
        20 marks]  
      ·  Experience working with youth (including women), [ 20 marks]  
      ·  Experience as a project Sub Recipient [ 10 marks]  
      ·  Document previous working experience working with stakeholders  
        including, National and Regional Ministries, Local administration, youth  
        associations and any other group and any experience working with  
        Puntland Ministries of Labor, Youth, Sport and Fishery and Jubbaland  
        Ministry of Fishery [ 20 marks]  


No.   Description Technical
    CVs for two staff- relevant experience Required.  
    (Use the CV template provided)  
3.1   Leader Mentor  
3.1.1   Overall  Project  Management  Experience:  Experience  in  overall  project  
    management, especially in [3-4 years: 10 Marks; Above 4 years: 20 Marks]  
    Experience in Fishery Sector will be added value – 10 Marks  
3.1.2   Speciality: Experience in the implementation of projects/ programmes/ provision 25
    of  grants  or revolving  funds  to  finance  business  plans  and  enterprise  
    development, especially in Fishery sector.  
    [3-4 years: 15 Marks; Above 10 years: 25 Marks]  
3.1.3   Education: Higher education in economics, management, entrepreneurship, 20
    business administration or Fishery Field  
    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent: 5 Marks; Any qualification above Bachelor’s  
    degree: 10 Marks  
    Qualifications on Fishery Training will be added 10 Marks  
    Total Team Leader [ Total 3.1.3-1.3] 75
3.2   Entrepreneurship expert  
3.2.1   Overall Project Management Experience: Experience in overall project 25
    management, especially in Fishery Business development projects.  
    [2-4 years: 15 Marks; Above 5 years: 25 Marks];  
3.2.2   Speciality: Experience in the implementation of projects/ programmes/ provision 25
    of grants or revolving funds to finance business plans and enterprise  
    development, especially in Fishery business development.  
    [2-4 years: 10 Marks; Above 4 years: 25 Marks];  
3.2.3   Education: Higher education in economics, management, entrepreneurship, 20
    business administration, marine resource  
    [Bachelor’s degree or equivalent: 5 Marks; Any qualification above Bachelor’s  
    degree: 10 Marks]  
    Qualifications on Fishery training will be added 10 Marks  
    Note : The Entrepreneur expert must be fluent in English and Somali    
    Total Entrepreneurship expert [ Subtotals 3 -4] 75


No. Description Technical
4.1   130
  ·  Describe  three  lessons  learnt  in  your  current/previous  project  
  implemented. [ 30 marks]  
  ·  Describe three challenges in your current/previous projects detailing how  
  the donor was involved to address the challenges. [ 30 marks]  
  ·  Document three success stories in the previous project implementation. [  
  30 marks]  
  ·  Describe visibility plans in the project [ 10 marks]  
  ·  Describe the post implementation strategies put in place previously by  
  your organisation in the projects implemented and your proposed post  
  project implementation plans in Fishery Sector project. [ 30 marks]  
  [ Total 4.1]  
  TOTAL MARKS [ Total 1-4]  



The following information and documents must be shared along with the Expression of Interests document. ANY EXPRESSION OF INTEREST WITHOUT ANY OF THESE INFORMATION WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM FURTHER REVIEW

  1. Valid Registration certificate from the concerned authorities in Puntland and Jubbaland
  2. Organization Profile with Organigram
  3. List of BOD Members including Passport Numbers or National Identity Number
  4. Financial Statement for last two years– Audited
  5. One reference letter/recommendations from previous partner/Agency



Applications received within the deadline will be reviewed based on the criteria in section 3 and information in section 5 above. Technical Committee from the stakeholders of the project will evaluate all the expression of interest. The selected BDS Institute will be contacted


Deadline   December 19th  2018, 6:00 PM – East Africa Time
Email Address to Submission   procurement@puntlandyouthpeer.org  
    Call for Expression of Interests – Business Development Services
Title of Submission Email   Institution
Other Information   Applicants should use the call for expression templates formats
    Any clarifications required should be in writing
    info@puntlandyouthpeer.org and should be received by
    December 16th 2018  




Should not exceed 15 pages – technical component 11 pages and 4 Pages for the two CVS. (2 pages per proposed team)

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