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SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND is the largest dedicated peacebuilding organization.
Since 1982, we have worked to end violent conflict and to build healthy, safe, and just societies all over the world. Currently, we work in 31 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.
OUR MISSION is to transform the way the world deals with conflict, away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions.
WE BELIEVE that conflict is inevitable but violence is not. Conflict is a natural result of human diversity. When we deal with conflict adversarially, it generates polarization and violence. When we collaborate, conflict catalyzes positive change.
OUR VISION is a world where cooperation is the norm—where differences stimulate social progress, rather than precipitate violence.
TERMS OF REFERENCE
Background: Search is an international conflict transformation NGO that aims to transform the way individuals, groups, governments and companies deal with conflict, away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative solutions. Headquartered in Washington DC, USA, and Brussels, Belgium, with 55 offices in 34 countries, Search designs and implements multifaceted, culturally appropriate and conflict-sensitive programs using a diverse range of tools, including media and training, to promote dialogue, increase knowledge and determine a positive shift in behaviours. Operating in Sudan since 2009, Search has developed and implemented innovative peace building programs in collaboration with local Sudanese NGOs. Our work in Sudan seeks to empower women and other marginalized groups and encourage greater inclusivity in the peace processes and governance in Sudan
Terms of reference for the Provision of External Audit Services
This Terms of Reference describes comprehensive audit services on Search for Common Ground and donor rules and regulations specifically for the UNPBF Granttitled, “Strengthening the Political and Peace building role of Women in Sudan’s Transition”. The auditor will prepare a report and give his/her professional opinion in addition to ensuring that respective donor rules and guidelines are complied with. The period under review will cover the entire project implementation from January 1, 2021 to February 16 2023.
Search is seeking to hire the services of a competent professional firm (Certified Public Accounting Firm) to carry out project audit on the implementation and use of funds under this grant. The audit will cover the total period of the grant which is two years and two months.
The audit shall take place at the Search Sudan office in Khartoum, to be completed inApril 2023.
Compliance Review Objectives
The immediate objectives of the audit will be to:
Scope of Compliance Review
The audit shall be conducted in accordance with internationally recognised audit principles, donor rules and regulations, (organization’s) operations handbook and the applicable best practices.
To ensure that the audit objectives are met, it is recommended that at least the following is included in the scope:
The reviewer shall produce a report that will consist of the following:
A report on internal accounting, administrative controls, compliance with relevant laws, regulations and grant terms and conditions as well as significant matters of interest noted during the audit, as specified below, but not limited to:
To apply, interested candidates (individuals or Companies) are requested to submit the following documents through email to email@example.com by February7th, 2023:
All applications, documents andreports are expected to be written in English.
For any related questions, kindly write to: firstname.lastname@example.org