NRC Iraq: Consultancy notice and call for expressions of interest for business development and soft skills training

Published 06. Aug 2019
NRC Iraq office is soliciting bids from companies or Individual Service Provider for the provision of consultancy services to provide business development and soft skills trainings.


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an international non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people.

As part of NRC’s livelihoods programme in Ninewa, the organization is currently implementing a project funded by German Corporation for International Cooperation – GIZ and aiming to increase conflict-affected households’ confidence in their economic future and social stability.

One of the key strategic objectives of this project is to ensure that the target population is economically resilient and has improved ability to secure livelihoods in the medium/long term. This will be achieved through market-based solutions to strengthen the employability of conflict-affected individuals, identify potential opportunities and placement arrangements to apply their skills, support the incubation and scale-up of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), and facilitate their access to financial and technical resources.

The overall objective of those trainings is to build trainees' knowledge and skills in business development and soft skills so they can either start their own businesses or expand an existing ones.

How to apply

Interested parties can obtain the consutlancy tender documents, free of charge from 6 August 2019 until the closing date on 25 August 2019. The documents should be requested by emailing The email titel should clearly indicate (IRAQ/ITB/2019/005 – Consutlancy).


The deadline for submission of bids is 15:00 on 25 August 2019. Companies or sole traders who do not submit their quotation by this deadline will not be considered.