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14 Jun 2019

Internal Audit Specialist

Job Description

REPUBLIC OF SOMALILAND

Ministry of Finance

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI) 

Country: Republic of Somaliland

Name of the Project: Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Public Financial Capacity Strengthening Project

Project ID:P151492, TF#:TF-A0389

Assignment Title:Internal Audit Specialist

Reference: SO-MOF-SL-10825-CS-INDV

Place of Assignment: Hargeisa, Somaliland

Deadline:30 June 2019, at 4:00 PM (Hargeisa Time)

  1. Background

The Government of Somaliland has received Additional Financing from the World Bank towards the implementation of the Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) and Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity Strengthening Project. The overall project development objective (PDO) is to ‘strengthen systems of domestic revenue mobilization, expenditure control and accountability in Somaliland.

The GoSL therefore wishes to use part of the funds allocated under the Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) and Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity Strengthening Project to pay for the services requested in this Terms of Reference.

  1. Scope of Work and Responsibilities

the Internal Audit Technical Assistance will be responsible for the following: (a)The Consultant will review the Internal Audit Models and will recommend the government on the appropriate mechanisms to set up internal audit functions within the Government of Somaliland, based on internally acceptable best practices; (b)The Consultant will review the Public Finance Management Act (Act No: 75/2016) and will come up with recommendations to amend the PFM Act if required based on best practices; (c) The Consultant will review the key functions of the current existing Internal Audit Department and identify existing gaps and loopholes based on international best practices; (d)Based on the agreed recommendations of the internal Auditor the Internal Auditor Consultant will draft, review, and finalize the Internal Audit Manual procedures and working paper formats (e) The Consultant will assess the capacity of the Internal Audit Staff and will recommend the Government of Somaliland on how to build the Capacity of the Internal Audit Departmental staff and where required will recommend the key staff members required. (f) S/he will undertake all other specific tasks detailed in the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment.

  1. Selection Criteria

Selection shall be based on qualification and experience of the candidate and followed by an interview. The minimum qualification, experience and skills should include:

Qualifications and Knowledge

  1. Be knowledgeable in Public Financial Management with a relevant university degree. Masters’ degree will be an added advantage;
  2. Must possess Institute of Internal Audit (IIA) qualification;

Experience

  • Must have at least 10 years’ experience of audit management at senior management/ advisory level of which 5 years must be in establishing and reforming public sector internal audit functions;
  1. Must have experience in leading a similar project and in using practical techniques for change management and training in a fragile or conflict state environment;
  2. Familiar with designing financial reports in compliance with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and IMF-GFSM 2001compliant chart of accounts; and implementing financial management information systems;
  3. Good communication and writing skills in English.
  • A recognized professional designation in Accounting or Internal Auditing (CA, ACCA, CGA, CIA or CISA)
  1. Duration of the Assignment

The duration for the assignment is 12 months, renewable based on satisfactory performance.

  1. The Ministry of Financenow invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested Individual Consultants must submit their Curriculum Vitae (CV)and cover letterindicating that they are qualified to perform the services. The detailed TOR will be forwarded to the applicant upon submission of application in person or by e-mail to the address below.
  2. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraphs 3.14, 3.16 and 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Financing Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services dated July 2016 and revised in November 2017 and August 2018, (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
  3. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultants Selection method set out in the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations.
  4. Mode of submission of Applications and deadline:

Interested Consultants may obtain further information including a detailed Terms of Reference at the address given below from 8:30 to 3.30pm Hargeisa time (Excluding public holidays).

Expressions of interest (EOI) and CV must be delivered (in person or by e-mail) in a written form in three (3) hard copies (if not by e-mail) to the address below by 30 June 2019 at 4:00 pm (Hargeisa Time) – marked clearly as – Application for Internal Audit Specialist

Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Public Financial Management Reform Coordination Unit,

Ministry of Finance, Hargeisa, Somaliland

Republic of Somaliland, Opposite of Ministry of Higher Education and Science

Email: vacancies@somalilandpfm.org, and copy amira@somalilandpfm.org, hassan@somalilandpfm.org


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