TARGET expressions of interest

Call for applications - now closed

Education Development Trust invites suitably qualified and experienced Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for funding as a first step in a competitive process under its TARGET project grant window. 

Call for expressions of interest

Issuance Date: August 23,2020

Closing Date: Applications have now closed

Subject: Call for Expression of Interest for the TARGET programme

To whom: Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) or Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) operating in Afar, Benishangul Gumuz, Gambella and Somali Regional States

Founded in 1968 Education Development Trust (EdDevTrust) has been transforming lives by improving education around the world for 50 years. We improve school systems at scale and provide employability and careers services to young people and adults. We own and manage a portfolio of schools and, as a not-for-profit, we invest annually in our programme of education research that informs policymaking around the world as well as our own work.  

EdDevTrust has been implementing the DFID-funded TARGET (Technical Assistance to Reinforce General Education Quality Improvement Programme for Equity, GEQIP-E) project in Ethiopia since August 2019, providing targeted technical assistance to the Ministry of Education at Federal, Regional, Woreda and School levels. TARGET’s key areas of engagement fall under three strands including community engagement, improved teacher performance and inclusion. TARGET’s technical support aims GEQIP-E to re-focus the system to improve learning outcomes through performance-based delivery, school leadership training reform, enhanced school leadership to improve school performance and research, monitoring and evaluation process.

As part of its effort, Education Development Trust invites suitably qualified and experienced CSOs/NGOs to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for funding as a first step in a competitive process under its TARGET project grant window. Up to fourteen projects will be awarded for a maximum project period of 1 year (12 months). There will be a two-stage application process along with due diligence and an Organisational Capacity Assessment:

  1. Submission of EOIs
  2. Closed tender to invite shortlisted applicants to submit a full proposal
  3. Conducting of due diligence assessment and Organisational Capacity Assessment

Click here for the application template

Click here for the terms of reference document

The complete application package will be submitted on or before the due date and time to:

Any questions concerning this application should be submitted by email to by 5:00 PM EAT on August 30, 2020. Questions received after this deadline will not receive a response.

The TARGET team appreciates your interest in this EOI and is looking forward to receiving your application.

Please note that issuance of this solicitation, or the submission of an EOI, does not constitute a grant commitment on the part of EdDevTrust nor does it commit to pay for costs incurred in the preparation or submission of the EOI. EdDevTrust reserve the right to choose not to fund any of the EOIs received.