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13 Apr 2018

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR EXTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES

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TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR EXTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES

Issuing Agency FCA Somalia
Title of Action ‘Strengthening Civil Society Engagement in Political Dialogue and State Building Processes – South West Administration and Banadir’
Location of Action Somalia – Bay, Bakool, and Lower Shabelle regions and Banaadir (Mogadishu)
Contract No. DCI-NSAPVD_2015_370-017
Implementing Partners IIDA Women’s Development Organisation

Centre for Research and Dialogue, Somalia

Required Services External Audit/Expenditure Verification
Contact Person Emmanuel Obwori

emmanuel.obwori@kirkonulkomaanapu.fi

 

Submission Deadline 26th April, 2018
  1. Introduction

Annex VII of the European Union Guidelines Article 1.3 stipulates the requirement for the Action Coordinator (FCA) to submit to the Contracting Authority (EU) an expenditure verification report produced by an external auditor in support of the payment requested by the Coordinator under Article 15 of the General Conditions of the Grant Contract. The Authorizing Officer of the Commission requires this report because the payment of expenditure requested by the Coordinator is conditional on the factual findings of this report. The objective of this expenditure verification is for the Auditor to carry out the specific procedures listed in Annex 2A to these ToR and to submit to the Coordinator a report of factual findings with regard to the specific verification procedures performed. It is against this background that FCA Somalia calls for proposals from qualified and highly experienced firms to perform an expenditure verification and to report in connection with an EU financed grant concerning the project ID#11699 under the grant Contract No: DCIPVD /2015/ 370-017. This contract relates to a project/action titled Strengthening Civil Society Engagement in Political Dialogue and State building processes – South West Stateand Banaadir.

Furtherance to these TOR, FCA Somalia emphasizes the requirement for the applicants to thoroughly study the Annex VII together with Annex 2A of the EU Guidelines, which stipulates in details the various aspects of the grant that should be given due attention, verified and reported on as part of the verification exercise. 

  1. Background to the Organization

FCA is the largest Finnish development cooperation organization and the second largest provider of humanitarian assistance. FCA operate in 15 countries where the needs are direst, working with the poorest people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political convictions. FCA operation includes long-term development, humanitarian assistance and advocacy, and operates around three thematic areas: Right to Education, Right to Livelihood and Right to Peace. Since 2008, FCA works mainly in Somaliland, Puntland and South-Central Somalia in addition to other countries in the Horn of Africa.

  1. Description of the project

The project, ‘Strengthening Civil Society Engagement in Political Dialogue and State building processes – South West State(SWS) and Banadir’ is a two years’ project implemented by FCA from 1st January 2016 to 30th April 2018. The project was implemented in partnership with IIDA Women’s Development Organization (IIDA) and the Centre for Research and Dialogue (CRD), both local non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working in Somalia. The NGOs are based in Banadir (Mogadishu) in Somalia, but with operations in other parts of South and Central Somalia. The project was implemented in Somalia South-West Stateand specifically in Bay, Bakool, and Lower Shabelle regions and Banadir in Mogadishu.

The Overall objective of the Action was to contribute towards strengthening Somali civil society’s capacity to effectively engage with government peace and state building processes to support the implementation of the Somali National Development Plan and Peace and State Building Goals (PSG’s) 1,2,3. The aim was to support civic engagement and the development of new mechanisms to promote better transparency and accountability, through creation of new mechanisms and structures to support advocacy to influence and engage with the Federal government and the South West State(SWS). In addition, these new mechanisms were aimed at promoting civic engagement and enable better levels of accountability of government actors to their citizens; which in turn would support the development of a peaceful and democratic Somalia. The action also aimed to support improved awareness and transparency of government actors’ decisions and behaviour in relation to the development of the new Federal Constitution.

  1. Specific objective

Specifically, the Action aimed to increase visibility, voice, and cohesive participation of Somali civil society during the implementation of the Federal Constitution in the South West Stateand Banadir.

SOM_ToR _ External Audit Services_11699

Proposals should be sent to the following address not later than 26th April, 2018, 5.00 PM (E.A.T). Please Indicate APPLICATION FOR 11699 EXTERNAL AUDIT SERVICE on the subject line to the email address below

 recruitment.soco@kua.fi

For any inquiries, please contact emmanuel.obwori@kirkonulkomaanapu.fi

With a copy to; ruth.wangari223@gmail.com and Jana.Schroder@kua.fi


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