Work closely with the Component C Team to design a capacity building program targeting corporations in the food sector. The main objective is to develop business inclusive action plans for 6 corporations target MSMEs value chain integration.
Develop business cases for 6 corporations from Agro/Food Processing sector. This should include but not be limited to development of selection criteria, assessment tool, corporates interviews and selection, requisite skill sets, program goals, objectives, targeted audience and criteria for selection, delivery methodology and tools, assessment tools, delivery plans and detailed agenda, and timeframes.
Present an initial list of Corporations that have unique food processing portfolios and that could be rated as one of the Market Leaders
Work with Component C team to finalize the selection of the 6 corporations based on the predesigned selection criteria.
Design a questionnaire and assessment tools in cooperation with SEED’s dairy and fishery value chain Advisor.
Communicate directly with the listed corporations, set introductory meetings in cooperation with Component C team. The STTA should facilitate the arrangement of the meetings and should ensure that the focal points at the corporations will effectively support the implementation of the final action plan.
Present and discuss the interviews and assessment result with the Component C Team and incorporate changes, as needed.
Develop 6 business cases target MSMEs value chain integration according to the approved program design document including action plan for each corporate in cooperation with SEED’s dairy and fishery value chain advisor.
USAID’s Strengthening Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (SEED)
Deliver six workshops at the selected Corporations venues to present the final action plans to the top management, receive their approvals and adjust the implementation timeline.
Develop instructional guidelines including time allocation, tools, methodology, etc.
Develop a brief report on the program delivery including methodology of implementation, participants, dates, pre and post assessments, main observations and recommendations for follow-up deliveries or other programs as needed.
To provide monitoring and evaluation reports that measure the activities impact and facilitate the process of follow-up by the project.
About the Organization
USAID’s Strengthening Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (SEED) in Egypt project is part of the United States – Government of Egypt Trade and Investment Promotion in Egypt (TIPE) Bilateral Agreement. This Agreement focuses on strengthening the development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and entrepreneurship. More specifically, the purpose of the SEED contract is to increase employment and income of MSMEs and entrepreneurs, especially those owned by women and youth in disadvantaged areas, by: (1) stimulating entrepreneurship and innovation; (2) enhancing formalization of private enterprises; (3) improving financial and non-financial services to MSMEs; (4) integrating MSMEs and entrepreneurs in progressive value chains; and (5) addressing enabling environment policy reform initiatives to facilitate MSME development that is aligned to the Government of Egypt’s (GOE) socio-economic development strategy.
SEED provides technical assistance, capacity building, and training to relevant stakeholders and counterparts in order to support the growth of MSMEs and promote entrepreneurship in Egypt. Stakeholders and counterparts include public sector reform champions, universities, BDS providers, mentors, business associations, investors, financial institutions, public organizations, MSMEs, and entrepreneurs. SEED will collaborate with other development partners (donors) and other USAID contractors to take full advantage of synergistic opportunities in achieving results. Special focus will be given to disadvantaged areas and population groups such as women and youth. Youth is defined for the purpose of this activity as individuals who are between ages of 15 and 29 years old.