Request for Expression of Interest – Market Study

The Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement (IECD) has received a financing from Agence Française de Développement (« AFD« ), and intends to use part of the funds thereof for payments under the following project Strenghtening Integration through Professional Integration (STRIVE), for the conduction of a Market Study on Hospitality and Catering in Liberia.

The Services of the consultant shall consist in conducting a Market Study on the Hospitality and Catering sector in Liberia, to identify the job opportunities as well as the competencies needed on the job market, to inform the development of curricula for TVET trainings.

This study will provide a mapping of actors in the sector, their needs in terms of work force and competencies and an overview of job opportunities in the market, both in the formal and informal sector. The study will rely both on a bibliographical study, looking at previous studies and the legistlative and policy context of Liberia, and a field study, meeting with the relevant stakeholders.

The goal of the study will be to support the development of market-relevant training curriculum for TVET centers, relying on a Competency-Based Approach. The study is expected to last a maximum of 30 working days, with a minimum of 10 working days on the field.

The Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement (IECD) hereby invites Applicants to show their interest in delivering the Services described above.

This Request for Expressions of Interest is open to individual consultants

Eligibility criteria to AFD financing are specified in sub-clause 1.3 of the « Procurement Guidelines for AFD‑Financed Contracts in Foreign Countries », available online on AFD’s website:

Interested Applicants must provide information evidencing that they are qualified and experienced to perform those Services. For that purpose, documented evidence of recent and similar services shall be submitted.

Determination of the similarity of the experiences will be based on:

  • The contracts size;
  • The nature of the Services: the Consultant has previous experiences in market studies or sectorial studies;
  • The technical area and expertise:
    • experience in Hospitality and Catering sectors and related sectors,
    • expertise in conducting data-driven studies,
    • knowledge on TVET systems;
  • The location: experience in Liberia or similar contexts.

Among the submitted applications, The Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement (IECD) will shortlist a maximum of six (6) Applicants, to whom the Request for Proposals to carry out the Services shall be sent.

The Expressions of Interest must be submitted to the addresses below no later than September 26th, including the Statement of Integrity attached signed.

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Interested Applicants may obtain further information at the addresses below during office hours:

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