Senior audit expert for Grants Directorate Audit Directorate

Vacancy Number:
Title: Senior audit expert for Grants Directorate Audit Directorate
Category:Accounting & Finance
Duration:18 Months - Full time
Exp.: 2019-04-26-(1 Week From now)
Jobs no:1
Salary:
Gender:Male/Female

Location

Organization: supreme audit office | About supreme audit office
City: Kabul
Country: AF

Qualification

Education:
Work Experience: Years
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Standard Terms of Reference (TOR) for audit experts in External Grants audit Directorate



Audit Expert



Terms of Reference (TOR)



Post Title:



Senior audit expert for Grants Directorate Audit Directorate



Organization:



Supreme Audit Office (SAO)



Duty Station



Kabul Afghanistan



Duration:



18 Months - Full time  



Gender:



Male/Female



 



Introduction to SAO



Supreme Audit Office (SAO) is the only office authorized to conduct audit of accounting and financial activities of the Government entities and organizations in Afghanistan. The SAO has the mandate to conduct Qatia Statement Audit Financial Audits Compliance Audits Performance Audits and special audits on pre-determined government institutions. Its mandate functions and powers are enshrined in the Supreme Audit Office Law 2013.



Funded by the World Bank and implemented by SAO FSP’s (Fiscal support project) objective is to achieve self-reliance by contributing to workings of various organization units of Afghanistan. The FSP is a direct derivative of the GoA’s (Government of Afghanistan) strategic vision entitled “Realizing Self-Reliance: Commitments to Reforms and Renewed Partnership”. This vision has been translated into two key flagship reform programs. The first is the Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework (ANPDF). The second complementary reform program – to which the FSP directly contributes through implementation support to the FPIP (Fiscal Performance Improvement Plan) – is the GoA’s PFM (Public Financial Management) Road Map.



The SAO’s External grants Audit Directorate plays an important role in auditing the grants/projects funded by donors in Afghanistan. Its aim is to bring increased transparency accountability efficiency and effectiveness in the performances of the funded projects channels through MoF.



Objectives of the Assignment



The Expert is expected to be highly experienced in financial audit of the grants/project affairs to provide the SAO’s relevant audit directorates with necessary support and build the capacity of existing and new SAO staff. The expert will act as mentor and support to the SAO’s External Grants audit directorates.



Duties and Responsibilities



Assist in quality enhancement of the audit plans by evaluating the current audit plans developed by the auditors before being presented for approval

Extract data from AFMIS and Payroll systems for sampling and train at least 10 auditors to obtain sample from the system independently.

Provide help and support in preparing standardized checklists templates programs internal operational and field manuals incorporating international best practices for conducting various audit assignments

Conduct Training Needs Assessment (TNA) identifying crucial areas which are lacking and pose challenges to achieve the objectives of efficient and effective audit and capacity building.

Assist in preparation of training material by providing technical contents and work closely with Training experts

Set targets key deliverables and demonstrate on regular intervals their achievements linking with new methodologies introduced by expert.

Assist in preparation of standard format of audit reports based on INTOSAI standards (general standards which apply to all audits and others which are specific to other audits) by studying the existing format identifying weaknesses/areas of improvement providing recommendations to enhance quality of audit and their easy implementations follow up on recommendations.

Assist the staff in conducting audits preparation of audit reports in timely manner; ensure implementation of agreed recommendations provided through liaison with clients.

Participate in the relevant meetings and contribute and help in implementation of the decisions made.

Support in developing the strategic plan of the directorate under overall development of FPIP team plans and implementing them.

Any other tasks assigned by the director.



 



Institutional Arrangement



Upon approval of this position by Civil Service Commission in SAO Tashkeel the position will be moved to Grade Three in SAO Tashkeel as an External Grants Audit Expert under the External Grants Audit Directorate. For the time being this position is paid as per the NTA policy. The contract extension if agreed to by both parties shall be subject to the quarterly performance appraisal of the expert the Expert is required to present monthly progress report to the Director.



 



Required Qualifications Skills and Experience



ACCA CA CPA or equivalent

At least 5 years of experience in grants/projects audit financial audit experience is preferable.

Oral and written fluency in Dari Pashto and English.

Sound knowledge of MS Office and systems

Team building and leadership skills

Good communicational organizational skills

Ability to work under pressure



 



NTA salary based position: 

This position is considered as a (B) grade of NTA salary skill policy

The applicants should send their diplomas approved by the ministry of higher education as well along with their work experience records signed and stamped by the authorized manager to the Human Resource Department in case they have worked in a governmental entity. Furthermore if they have worked in a private organization should send the copy of their contracts TIN (Tax Identification Number) and the approval of the governmental entity on existence of the relevant organization.

No CV will be accepted without the aforementioned documents.


Duties & Responsibilities

Objectives of the Assignment



The Expert is expected to be highly experienced in financial audit of the grants/project affairs to provide the SAO’s relevant audit directorates with necessary support and build the capacity of existing and new SAO staff. The expert will act as mentor and support to the SAO’s External Grants audit directorates.


Submission Guideline

Email: [email protected] http://sao.gov.af/fa
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