Call for Applications - Small and Medium Enterptise (SME) Support

Call for Applications - Small and Medium Enterptise (SME) Support
DEADLINE: Mon, 11/20/2017
  • Building Resilient Communities in Lebanon:  An Integrated Approach to Livelihoods and Income Generation for Vulnerable Populations

    Closing Date: 20 of November 2017                            
    Program overview:
    Hivos aims to set up private sector development activities that aims to improve access to income generation opportunities for vulnerable individuals through supporting enterprise growth. These activities will be implemented with one or more service providers. Activities could include training, incubation or coaching to MSMEs and it could also include establishing linkages to existing BDS services and impact investments to increase/improve available employment opportunities. 
    SME Support Program Description:
    The programme will provide business development support (BDS) services to eligible businesses. The duration of support and type of support provided to each business will vary according to need and criteria determined by HIVOS
    . HIVOS particularly invites SME in the following sectors to apply for this programme:
    -Artisinal, innovative and creative entrepreuneurs  
    -Food sector, agrofood
    Eligible candidates should:
    -Have an idea to improve or grow their business, with a 6 to 12 month business improvement plan
    -Show willingness to collaborate with HIVOS team to grow their business and increase hiring
    -Provide evidence of relevant experience and expertise to implement proposed activities
    Have a clear understanding on how the technical and/or financial support by HIVOS will assist in growing their business
    -Have creative ideas in the targeted sectors (Agrofood,Artisanal,Creative, DigitalIT)

  • Interested applicants may request further program details, as well as inquire into the terms and conditions of this Call by sending an email to:
    Selection Process 
  • All candidates are requested to submit a business plan outlining: vision statements, target market and customers, operating personnel, cash flow projections, marketing plans, licenses, permits and registration details. In addition, please provide an expansion plan outlining potential for job creation/job improvement as well as costs involved in such an expansion.
    HIVOS may solicit feedback from external experts and may follow up with additional questions.