MSE Job Creation Initiative Grant

MSE Job Creation Initiative Grant

If you would like more information on how to apply to this grant, USAID LENS will be holding the MSE Job Creation Initiative Grant Opportunity Solicitation Workshop at the Holiday Inn, Al Madinah Al Munawarah Street on Tuesday 21 March,2017  from (10:00 am–1:00 pm).

Kindly send in your confirmation of attendance by sending an email to by March 18, 2017.

For more info, please email



Issue Date: 6 March, 2017

Closing Date: 6 June, 2017 at 3:00pm Amman time

Request for Clarifications Date: 6 April, 2017


Applications must be submitted through


Program Description

The purpose of this RFA is to help create more jobs in economic sectors that demonstrate sustainable growth and activity (job creation), and/or to place or pair potential workers with job opportunities (job placement). The sectors of greatest focus for USAID LENS include Tourism, Food Processing, Transportation and ICT as an enabler.  However, other sectors can be considered for this initiative but will require special approval.  The outcome of this RFA will result in the placement or creation of a minimum of 1,500 jobs across the country of which 500 in total must be for women. Applicants are expected to a create minimum of 500 jobs. USAID LENS may award up to a total of 3 grants through this mechanism, meaning that 1, 2, or 3 awards to be made.  USAID LENS reserves the right not to make any award. USAID LENS award will not cover the costs for any salary subsidies or similar costs to offset the direct costs of hiring. 


Please download the following attachments and read the RFA document thoroughly:

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