Request for Applications (RFA) Number 005, Catalytic financial tools for underserved sectors facility

Nairobi, Kenya
Apply by 13 February 2017
Posted on 13 January 2017

Job Description

The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) partners with East African and U.S.
businesses to attract investment that drives economic growth and transforms the East African
private sector into vibrant global trading partners. Improving the region’s trade competitiveness,
encouraging the diversification of exports beyond natural resources, and promoting broader,
more inclusive economic growth will lead to more food secure and resilient East African
communities. The Hub supports two U.S. presidential initiatives: Trade Africa a partnership to
increase internal and regional trade within Africa, and expand trade and economic ties among
Africa, the United States, and other global markets and Feed the Future which strives to
increase investments in inclusive agriculture-led growth encompass improving agricultural
productivity, expanding markets and trade, and increasing the economic resilience of vulnerable
rural communities.

The Hub is seeking applications from qualified institutions with a catalytic financial tool facility designed to reduce the investment risk that is inherent in the agriculture sector within the region. This facility will be utilized to provide technical assistance towards the staple foods value chain agribusinesses that do not easily attract private capital. The facility will target high-impact staplefoods value chains such as maize, rice, cassava, wheat, sorghum as well as the services that support these sectors such as processing, financing for inputs, storage and logistics with demonstrated potential for large-scale job creation.

The RFA document for this project -“Catalytic financial tools for undeserved sectors facility”- can be obtained the Hub’s website and is attached.

Interested and qualified applicants should submit their applications in PDF (preferred) or other electronic formats to on or before February 13, 2017,11:59 pm East Africa local time.

About the Organization

DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

More information

Catalytic Financial Tools for Underserved Sectors.pdf