Diaspora Invest Project CLOSED Solicitations

Closed Solicitations

Request for Applications: Small Grants Awarded through the USAID Diaspora Invest Project Small Grants Fund (RFA-2024-013)

February 23, 2024

The USAID Diaspora Invest Project is soliciting applications from qualified diaspora-owned or diaspora-related Micro, Small and Medium Sized enterprises (MSMEs) registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina for grant awards from the Small Grants Fund. This call is open to limited liability or joint-stock companies registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina that are up to 3 years old and have a demonstrable diaspora connection (either through ownership, co-ownership, or a verifiable business partnership).

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Call for Quotes: RFQ-2024-4 Graphic Designer

February 21, 2024

The USAID Diaspora Invest Project seeks quotes from qualified graphic designers to provide assistance for various project activities related to call for applications, stories, conference events, and information sessions. The aim is to enhance outreach and promotion efforts through visually appealing materials that effectively communicate project initiatives and engage target audiences.

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Call for Expressions of Interest EOI-2024-002 for the Establishment of the Crowdfunding/Crowdlending Platform in Bosnia and Herzegovina

February 15, 2024

The USAID Diaspora Invest Project (“DI” or “Project”) is issuing this announcement to solicit expressions of interest from organizations or consortia (“Applicant”) for the establishment of the Crowdfunding/Crowdlending Platform in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The purpose of this Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) is to pre-qualify one or more Applicants that will be invited to submit a detailed proposal for the establishment of a Crowdfunding/Crowdlending Platform in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Request for Applications: Internship Opportunities in Bosnia and Herzegovina for Young Members of the BiH Diaspora

January 12, 2024

The USAID Diaspora Invest Project is pleased to announce a call for applications for summer internships aimed at young members of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian diaspora. This program aims to enable young individuals from the diaspora to apply and participate in summer internships with companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Request for Expressions of Interest: DiaLab Activities Involvement for Social Impact (RFA-2023-011)

November 24, 2023

This is an online application form for the participation of civil society organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and civil society organizations working with the Bosnian diaspora in the country and globally in DiaLab activities – a platform for strengthening the diaspora’s impact on economic development and social changes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Request for Applications: Selection of Local Government Partners Under the USAID Diaspora Invest Project

September 28, 2023

Financial Markets International, Inc. is soliciting Applications from Local Government Units (LGUs) in Bosnia and Herzegovina interested in partnering with the USAID Diaspora Invest Project. The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to select seven (7) partner Local Government Units looking to engage diaspora in local economic and social development with the assistance of the Diaspora Invest Project.

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Request for Applications: Small Grants Awarded through the USAID Diaspora Invest Project Small Grants Fund (RFA-2023-07)

September 22, 2023

The USAID Diaspora Invest Project is soliciting applications from qualified diaspora-owned or diaspora-related Micro, Small and Medium Sized enterprises (MSMEs) registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina for grant awards from the Small Grants Fund. This call is open to limited liability or joint-stock companies registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina that are up to 3 years old and have a demonstrable diaspora connection (either through ownership, co-ownership, or a verifiable business partnership).

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Call for Expressions of Interest for Nominations – Diaspora Business Advisory Council (DiaBAC)

August 29, 2023

USAID’s Diaspora Invest Project invites Bosnian and Herzegovinian diaspora to join in the establishment of the Diaspora Business Advisory Council (DiaBAC). This five-year project aims to utilize the BiH diaspora’s potential in enhancing local economic developments. The project, building on USAID’s past diaspora engagements, focuses on strengthening local communities’ ties with the diaspora, boosting diaspora investments, and transferring knowledge to catalyze economic growth and job creation.

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Request for Proposals (RFP-2023-04) for Diaspora Engagement Advisory Services under an Indefinite Quantity Subcontract (IQS)

August 16, 2023

The USAID Diaspora Invest Project is soliciting proposals from eligible offerors that can provide diaspora engagement advisory services to Local Government Units (LGUs) and to Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Advisory services are sought in the following areas: (i) organizational development of local government units to engage with the diaspora, (ii) technical assistance to diaspora-related MSMEs, (iii) expanding internship opportunities for young diaspora professionals, (iv) organization of diaspora-related conferences, workshops and learning events, and (v) interventions to increase access to early-stage finance. This public call is open to private firms, non-profits, civil society organizations, and academic institutions.

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Call for Expressions of Interest RFA-2023-06 Diaspora Experts Roster

May 30, 2023

The USAID Diaspora Project has launched a call for expressions of interest for Diaspora Experts to contribute to the socio-economic development of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The project aims to leverage the knowledge, investment, and business practices of the BiH diaspora to stimulate economic growth and create jobs. The selected experts will provide mentorship and assistance to Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in BiH, focusing on areas such as business strategy, financial management, sales and marketing, supply chain and operations, research and development, information technology, human resources, communications, sector analysis, and export opportunities.

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Request for Applications: Expression of Interest for Diaspora Expert Assistance in Bosnia and Herzegovina

April 5, 2023

The USAID Diaspora Invest Project is seeking applications for diaspora-expert assistance (DEA) to support micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The DEA will provide technical assistance to advance the DI’s objectives, such as fostering diaspora engagement, catalyzing investment, and stimulating economic development. The assistance can be in areas such as export preparation and knowledge sharing development support. Applications will be reviewed every two weeks starting from April 25, 2023, and the program will end either when all technical assistance interventions are implemented or on October 16, 2023.

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Vacancy: Business Development Specialist (Mostar, BiH)

April 3, 2023

The Business Development Specialist will be responsible for handling the project’s portfolio of activities in the Herzegovina region. This will include support to partner towns and municipalities in diaspora engagement, identification of and support to diaspora investors locating in the region, and liaising with BiH authorities, financial institutions and private sector representatives to help strengthen businesses and stimulate transfer of diaspora knowledge and capital through capacity development, technical assistance and grant awards.

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Vacancy: Business Development Specialist (Banja Luka, BiH)

April 3, 2023

The Business Development Specialist will be responsible for handling the project’s portfolio of activities in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina. This will include support to partner towns and municipalities in diaspora engagement, identification of and support to diaspora investors locating in the north of the country, and liaising with BiH authorities, financial institutions and private sector representatives to help strengthen businesses and stimulate transfer of diaspora knowledge and capital through capacity development, technical assistance and grant awards.

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Request for Quotes: Development of Project Agreements with Local Government Units and Partner Companies

March 9, 2023

USAID Diaspora Invest Project is soliciting quotes from Legal Experts to assist in the development of the Project Agreements with the Local Government Units and Partner Companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Public call is open to individuals, limited liability or joint-stock companies with legal background. All qualifying individuals and/or service providers are invited to submit quotes under this announcement.

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Request for Applications: Small Grants Awarded through the USAID Diaspora Invest Project Small Grants Fund

February 27, 2023

USAID Diaspora Invest Project is soliciting applications from qualified diaspora-owned or diaspora-related Micro, Small and Medium Sized enterprises (MSME) registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina for grant awards from the Small Grants Fund. Public call is open to limited liability or joint-stock companies registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina that are up to 3 years old and that have a demonstrable diaspora connection (diaspora ownership, co-ownership or verifiable business partnership).

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Request for Applications: WelcomeBack – Diaspora Summer Internship Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina

February 24, 2023

USAID Diaspora Invest Project, in collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is announcing a public call for young members of the Bosnian and Herzegovinian diaspora to apply for a 2023 summer internship program in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This call offers an opportunity to diaspora members aged 18-30 to secure an internship in a local BiH firm, best aligned with their professional skills, interests, and requirements. The program will enable young diaspora members to gain real world skills, workplace experience and greater knowledge of industries in BiH by interning in some of BiH’s most fascinating companies.

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Request for Applications: Provision of Technical Assistance for Diaspora Companies

February 23, 2023

USAID Diaspora Invest Project is soliciting applications from qualified diaspora-owned or diaspora-related Micro, Small and Medium Sized enterprises (MSME) registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina interested in receiving technical assistance. Technical assistance may include, but is not limited to strategy and business consulting, support for digitalization, marketing, sales and communications assistance, introduction of international standards and certifications, workforce training, etc. Public call is open to limited liability or joint-stock companies registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina that are up to 5 years old and that have a demonstrable diaspora connection (diaspora ownership, co-ownership or verifiable business partnership).

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Request for Applications: Selection of Local Government Partners Under the USAID Diaspora Invest Project

February 16, 2023

Financial Markets International, Inc. is seeking Applications from Local Government Units (LGUs) in Bosnia and Herzegovina interested in partnering with the USAID Diaspora Invest Project. The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to identify and select partner Local Government Units that will engage diaspora in local economic and social development, with the assistance of the Diaspora Invest Project.

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Request for Proposals – Extended deadline: Feasibility Study and Roadmap for the Establishment of a Crowdfunding Platform in BiH

February 15, 2023

Financial Markets International, Inc. is soliciting proposals from qualifying service providers for the development of a Feasibility Study and a Roadmap for the Establishment of a Crowdfunding/Crowdlending Platform in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to support the Diaspora Invest Project to expand access to new and existing financial instruments that enable the flow of private capital to MSMEs and startups in BiH.

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Request for Proposal: Development of the Activity level Gender Analysis

January 11, 2023

Financial Markets International, Inc. is seeking a highly qualified consultant or organization to support the development of the “Activity level Gender Analysis” for the recently launched USAID Diaspora Invest 2 Activity. This five-year project is focused on engaging the Diaspora and promoting business investments, also aims to address specific barriers for women in the business environment of Bosnia Herzegovina.

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Request for Proposal: Development of the Disability Inclusion Plan

January 11, 2023

Financial Markets International, Inc. is seeking a highly qualified consultant or organization to support the development of the Disability Inclusion Plan (DIP) for the recently launched USAID Diaspora Invest 2 Activity. This five-year project is focused on engaging the Diaspora and promoting business investments, among other efforts, also aims to promote inclusion for people with disabilities.

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