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Audit for Danida Funds to SETSAN Central 2015 - Mozambique

Deadline for applications: 01 February 2016, at 2:00 PM, Danish Time 

Background:
Danish International Development Assistance (Danida) has been supporting the health sector in Mozambique since 1992. Initially, assistance was concentrated in Tete Province, focusing on rehabilitation of health infrastructures, capacity building and support to the National Mother and Child Health Programme. Following the adoption of the Sector Wide Approach (SWAp) by the Government of Mozambique and Development partners, Danida support was extended to include resources to the Health common fund and mult-isectorial approach to Nutrition, as well as institutional capacity building, at central and provincial level with specific focus on Tete Province.

The Phase V, Danida is supporting the Health and Nutrition in Mozambique with DKK 450 million for the period 2012-2017. Part of the programme (about 120 million) is to support the implementation of the Multi-sectorial Action Plan for the reduction of Malnutrition (MAPRCM/PAMRDC), at central and provincial level.

The central level support, Danida is funding the capacity development of the National Food Security and Nutrition Coordination Unit (SETSAN) in order to enable its capacity to plan, budget and monitor provincial and district multi-sectorial plans and ensure their alignment with national priorities and their relevant contextual considerations.

As defined in agreed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and in accordance to law, all SETSAN Funds are subject to audit by the Administrative Court and General Inspectorate of Finance/Ministry of Economy and Finance. Since the Administrative Court and General Inspectorate of Finance are not performing audits on regular basis, there is a need to contract a commercial audit company to carry out an external audit of use and management of Danida funds.

Objective of the contract:
The objective of the contract is to hire an external audit company to perform an audit of the SETSAN financial statements and assess if the financial management is in compliance with national legislation and the MoU.

Scope of Work:
The audit will cover all the funds made available by Danida for support to SETSAN in the period from 1st January to 31st December 2015 as well as any addenda to the existing MoU with respect to other development partners.

The audit will be carried out in accordance with International Standards on Auditing for the public Sector, promulgated by "International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions" (INTOSAI) .The auditor shall conduct an audit based on risk according to an exhaustive interpretation of the standard ISA 315.

It is expected that the audit will be performed and accomplished within 30 days.

Timing of the Contract:
The audit will commence on 22nd February and ends on 21 March 2016.

Maximum Budget:
The maximum budget of contract is DKK 180,000.00

Outputs:
 The intended outputs are:

  1. Audit Report on the financial statements for the period from 1 January to 31 December 2015. The report shall include a paragraph confirming that the funds were used in accordance with the national legislation and the MoU and other applicable laws and regulations, in particular with the rules of discipline set for the execution of the State Budget; 
  2. Management letter: highlighting the compliance with financial management procedures and internal control systems.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Proven Experience of at least 10 years in auditing and relevant academic qualifications;
  2. Experience in similar works and specifically within Public Sector Institutions;
  3. Knowledge of the Mozambican legislation and specifically on SISTAFE, Ministerial Decree No. 169/2007 of 31 December;  Regulation of Procurement of Public Works, Goods and Services by the State, approved by Decree No. 15/2010, of 24 May, and General Statutory of Public Officials;
  4. Fluent in Portuguese and good level of English

Deadline for applications:  01 February 2016, at 2:00 PM, Danish Time

The standard application form should be used. Applications not using the standard form may me rejected. Applications received after the time limit shall be rejected.

Click here to download application form.

Contact point: Danish Embassy in Maputo
Name of Programme Officer:  Afonso Beula
Telephone number of Programme Officer: +258828867170
Email of Programme Officer:  afobeu@um.dk

Criteria for selection:
A minimum of three and a maximum of five applicants with references best suited for this assignment will be invited to be invited to submit a tender