YEP seeks a service provider active in the agribusiness sector of The Gambia. The service provider will provide a traineeship to 190 persons with duration of 4-12 weeks (full time). Specifically, the service provider should deliver the following:

  • Training on agricultural and/or horticultural production for 50 youth in two or three cohorts;
  • Training on agro-processing for 50 youth in two or three cohorts;
  • Training on agro-product marketing for 50 youth in two or three cohorts;
  • Training on pest control for 40 youth in two or three cohorts.
  • The traineeship programme should focus on acquiring skills through a hands-on approach. Expected activities to be carried out under the traineeship programme include, but are not limited to:
    • Hands-on training in the following areas of training: agricultural and/or horticultural production, agro-processing, agro-product marketing, and pest control;
    • Hands-on training in using tools and machines relevant to the area of training (in particular cottage industry type of machines, which youth entrepreneurs could use in small-scale businesses);
  • Sensitization on business opportunities, how to generate revenue, and how manage and grow a small company/start-up in the agribusiness sector.
  • Mentoring/coaching programme to support trainees in the transition into self-employment or employment after completion of the on-the-job training;
  • Communication materials on the results of the programme (e.g. press release, video, brochure) and statements from trainees.
  • Marketing of the programme among youth.

Format of Expression of Interest

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Reference: EOI PS/2018-43/HW Agribusiness traineeship

Date of this Call for Expression of Interest (EOI): 1 October 2018

Closing Date for Receipt of EOI at ITC/PS: 15 October 2018

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