Consultancy – Central Asia Audit

International Alert

Исследование | Опрос | Анализ | Проекты | Оценка Юридические и консультационные услуги | Услуги экспертов и специалистов
Крайний срок: 11/08/2023

International Alert is procuring an auditor to undertake a review of our controls to ensure compliance with policies and procedures by our teams in Central Asia.

Key tasks for the assignment are to:

  • Assess whether expenditures are incurred for the intended purpose of the action and necessary for the activities and objectives of the action and incurred during the implementation period of the action.
  • Assess and investigate the procurement approach applied to purchase of goods and services for the project (including the recruitment of consultants), including value for money assessment, transparency of the procurement process.
  • Assess and investigate the recruitment practices for hiring staff.
  • Assess and investigate travel and other expense claims, checking they are in line with the financial policies and are consistently applied in the organisation. Interview of sample recipients to ensure that travel and other expense claims are legitimately incurred for the purpose of the project.  
  • Assess whether the expenses are incurred exclusively for project activities and ensure that there is no double charging.
  • Assess whether expenditure is correctly classified under the correct heading.
  • Assess adequacy and timeliness of periodical financial and programme-related reports. Check these reports with the underlying accounting system.
  • Assess whether expenses are adequately supported with legitimate supporting documents, and these documents are credible.
  • Assess whether an adequate internal control system is in place.
  • Assess whether expenses claimed are in compliance with local laws.

The main deliverables consist of:

  • Country Office’s financial status as at the most recent set of figures audited.
  • Detailed findings of audit and recommendations.
  • Schedule of expenses that do not meet projects’ requirements.
  • Separate report on the findings.

The auditor will possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • At least 5 years of practicing experience in undertaking similar assurance service in international organizations.
  •  Audit firm with capacity to deploy adequate staff for timely completion of assignment in both countries.
  • Experts with appropriate language fluency.  

Please click here to view the full Terms of Reference.

How to Apply

Please click here to submit your technical and financial proposal, and the CVs of the experts to be engaged in the assignment.

Certificate and renewal of membership demonstrating accreditation, firm registration, and certificate of practice (CoP) will be requested from shortlisted applicants.

The closing date for all applications is the 11th of August, 2023.

International Alert prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from underrepresented people including women, Global South, BIPOC, LGBTIQ+, people with disabilities, and other historically marginalised people.

While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources.  Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume that your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful.

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