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Expression of Interest (EOI) – Vouchers for Different Skills for Adolescents and Young People Girl-H Program at Mercy Corps Nigeria

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action, helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. In Nigeria, Mercy Corps has worked since 2012 by focusing its programming on adolescent girls’ empowerment, economic development, conflict mitigation, and humanitarian response.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Title: Expression of Interest (EOI) – Vouchers For Different Skills for Adolescents and Young People Girl-H Program

Location: Kano
Employment Type: Contract
Distribution of EOI starts: 15th-July-2023 @9:00AM


  • Having implemented Educating Nigerian Girls In New Enterprises (ENGINE) across three states of Kano, Lagos, Knumeracy, literacy between 2014 and 2020, Mercy Corps is leveraging on ENGINE to numeracy, literacy roving Resilience through Livelihood and Health (GIRL-H) in Lagos and Kano States with the aim to improve girls’ well-being by increasing their access to and uptake of life skills, health information, basic numeracy, literacy, and financial literacy, as well as foster pathways to formal education, economic opportunities, and civic engagement.
  • The program approach is through safe spaces after which participants are transitioned on their preferred pathways. The team is planning to provide start-up kits to qualified participants using paper vouchers.
  • Mercy Corps is seeking potential vendors with a proven background in the supply of start-up skill equipment items in the following categories listed below across 5 Local Government Areas LGAs in Kano state.
S/NCategory 1S/NCategory 2S/NCategory 3
01Sewing, knitting,01Barbing Kits01Poultry Production
02Make-Up, Bead-making/ Turban / Henna design tools02Saloon/Hairdressing Equipment  
04Soap, and Cream Making04POS equipment  
05Make-Up Bead making/ Turban / Henna design tools    
06Soap/cream/air fresheners/diffusers/disinfectants making kits    
07Ankara Craft (Bag, notepads, Jewelry, Slippers)    
08Local DrinksLocal Sweets     
09Bedsheet/duvet/pillow/curtain/window blinds production for sales    
10Cobbler – shoe & bag making & repairs    
11Painting kit    
12Retailers ( provision)    
  • Mercy Corps invites sealed bids from legally registered local business companies specialized in these fields.
  • Mercy Corps seeks local traders to submit their “EOI” (expression of interest) to be part of the paper voucher for different skills.
  • You are eligible to submit EOI if you’re currently selling start-up items listed above in
  • Ungogo, Fagge, Kumbotso, Dala and Tarauni LGAs of Kano State.

Application Closing Date
29th July, 2023 at 4:00 pm(GMT +1West African Time).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified bidders should visit the address below for further details, and pick up EOI forms and fill:
Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative (IWEI) Office, Kano,
Located at No 10 Arakan Road, Nasarawa,
GRA, Kano State

Fully filled EOI form can be submitted physically to the above address, or you can submit the EOI to: [email protected] using “Expression of Interest (EOI) – Vouchers” as the subject of the mail.


  • You are permitted to express interest in all of the skills (1 to 3 above) if your company is able to do so.
  • The EOI package should be submitted in a sealed envelope and clearly marked with the name or category of skill(s) interested, business name and phone number to the above address, if submitting online, kindly use this as the subject of the email.
  • Conflicts of Interest in the Awarding or Management of Contracts:
    • If a company is owned by, whether directly or indirectly, in whole or in part by any Mercy Corps employee or any person who is related to a Mercy Corps employee, the company must ensure that it and the employee disclose the relationship as part of or prior to submitting the interest.