Background and Organisational Setting
Hoffnungszeichen | Sign of Hope e.V. is a Christian-motivated organization for Human Rights, Humanitarian Assistance, and Development Cooperation. Based in Constance, Germany, Sign of Hope is dedicated to helping those in distress and exploited people worldwide.
An audit is commissioned under the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) funding guidelines for development projects run by private German executing agencies.
Hoffnungszeichen | Sign of Hope e.V. is the private German executing agency and the contracting party. At the same time, Development Aid from People to People in Zambia (DAPP Zambia)will be the local implementing agency.
The focus of the project is to improve the health and drinking water supply for people in the North-Western Province of Zambia through sustainable access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene and capacity building at the community and district levels.
The purpose of the in-depth audit is to provide Hoffnungszeichen | Sign of Hope e.V. with a sound basis for its accountability, transparency, and accuracy in the financial disclosure towards the funding agency BMZ.
This in-depth audit will verify the compliance with the standards of the funding agency BMZ, Hoffnungszeichen | Sign of Hope e.V., national regulations, and international accounting standards.
The auditor will review the project’s financial documents, receipts lists, records of transactions, all vouchers and receipts disbursed, and relevant project documents to come up with a professional, independent opinion on the financial accounting of the project “Improving Water and Sanitation for Local Communities in Northwestern Zambia” for all funds received and expended by DAPP Zambia from 01.01.2023 to 31.12.2023.
Additionally, the audit shall give recommendations on strengths, weaknesses, and required improvement in the project-related financial and human resources management systems of DAPP Zambia.
The audit will support the project quality assurance measures implemented by Hoffnungszeichen | Sign of Hope e.V. and contribute to the decision-making process about the project management and monitoring of finances by Hoffnungszeichen | Sign of Hope e.V. and DAPP Zambia.
The auditor is expected to produce an audit report, an audit certificate, and a management letter, which will comprise the following:
Audit documents can be issued in English or German.
Scope of the Audit
The audit should focus on the following:
Procedures and Communication
The auditor will be given access to all necessary documents in the project offices through the local implementing partner DAPP Zambia as well as relevant donor documents through Hoffnungszeichen | Sign of Hope e.V.
The auditor will be responsible for setting up a schedule in agreement with the local implementing partner DAPP Zambia. Any expenses for field trips, postal, and translation services, and other expenses shall be included in the auditor’s proposed budget. DAPP Zambia will support the auditor with logistics and arrangements, however, all payments of the contract will be made directly by Hoffnungszeichen | Sign of Hope e.V.
Qualifications and Experience
Please submit the following documents as PDF files with the subject line “Annual Audit 2023, DC-ZMB22.01” to email@example.com no later than 20.11.2023:
The selection of the auditor will be conducted jointly by DAPP Zambia and Hoffnungszeichen | Sign of Hope e.V.
Hoffnungszeichen | Sign of Hope e.V. and DAPP Zambia will set up the audit agreement. Audit agreements set up by auditors won’t be accepted.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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