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CROWN AGENTS /USA

Crown Agents USA (CA-USA) is implementing the U.S. Agency for International
Development-funded Accountable Governance for Improved Service Delivery
Project in Zambia (USAID/AGIS). CA-USA in collaboration with Office of the
Controller of Internal Audit (OCIA) seeks to revise the operational manuals
(Internal Audit Manual with Quality Assurance and Improvement Programme, Risk-
based Internal Audit Manual, Performance Audit Manual, IT audit Manual and
Audit Committee Handbook) to incorporate relevant pieces of legislation which
have been updated and take care of important stakeholders’ views and
expectations.

To accomplish this, the consultant(s) shall a) carry out a review, amendment,
and alignment of the existing operational manuals in accordance with the
Public Finance Act No. 1 of 2018 and other relevant legislation
while being guided by the mandate of Internal Audit and important
stakeholders’ views and expectations.

Through the Operational Manuals, the consultant(s) must:

Review, revise, and update the existing Operational Manuals:

1\. Internal Audit Manual with Quality Assurance and Improvement Programme

2\. Risk-based Internal Audit Manual

3\. Performance Audit Manual

4\. IT Audit Manual

5\. Audit Committee Handbook

To achieve this, the consultant shall work closely with the Office of the
Controller of Internal Audit at the Ministry of Finance.

Purpose

The purpose of this Scope of Work (SOW) is to engage a Consultant(s) to
provide technical assistance in the review, amendment, and alignment of the
existing operational manuals in accordance with the Public Finance Management
Act No. 1 of 2018 and other relevant legislation while being guided by the
mandate of Internal Audit and important stakeholders’ views and expectations.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the consultant will be required to perform the
proposed scope of work largely remotely, and shall convene meetings via Zoom
and/or Microsoft Teams with Office of the Controller of Internal Audit and
USAID AGIS Project technical working groups. Where the Consultant (s) feel
comfortable and safe, in person meetings may be considered while taking a
great deal of care in observing the COVID-19 prevention health protocols
including regular hand washing or sanitizing, social distancing and wearing of
face masks.

The SoW requires a senior level Consultant(s) who has (have) proven expertise
in public financial management and public financial auditing, with experience,
or knowledge on internal/external auditing. The consultant(s) shall be
experienced in working with Government Republic of Zambia (GRZ) at the central
level.

Revision of Operational Manuals Scope of Works (50 days), 10 days Per Manual

Review, revise, and update the existing Operational Manuals. To achieve this,
the consultant shall work closely with the Office of the Controller of
Internal Audit at the Ministry of Finance. The following tasks shall be
carried out by the consultant:

> In consultation with the team from the Office of the Controller of Internal Audit, devise a road map and work plan on the process required to review the existing manuals.
> Hold meetings with CIA’s office to review the existing Performance Audit Manual.
> Provide technical advice and guidance during the review process.
> Consolidate identified areas of amendment with the team from Controller of Internal Audit and present to the Office of the Controller of Internal Audit for input and comments.
> Present draft manuals after incorporating the inputs and comments.
> Compile, finalize and submit Performance Audit Manual to the Office of the Controller of Internal Audit.

Deliverables and Timeline

The consultant(s) shall complete the following tasks in order to produce the
deliverables:

Activity
Timeframe

Submission of detailed work plan

Within 1(one) day of commencing assignment

Submission of draft manuals

As per agreed work plan

Validation process with Office of the Controller of Internal Audit and USAID
AGIS team

As per agreed work plan

Submission of finalized Performance Audit Manual Internal with Quality
Assurance and

Improvement Programme

As per agreed work plan

Qualifications and Experience

> An internal Audit Professional with a bias in Internal Auditing, Accountancy, Business Administration, Public Finance/Administration, or any other related profession.
> Five (5) to ten (10) years’ experience in internal auditing/Public Audit Practice.
> Demonstrated capacity in developing procedure manuals or guidelines.
> Experience in Project Management with ability to interface with interdisciplinary teams.

The following requirements are mandatory. The consultant(s) must possess:

> An advanced level of competency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, and Power Point.
> Experience working within and/or with the GRZ and closely with GRZ officials at the central, provincial, and district levels.

The consultant(s) must be able to commit to completing this assignment between
19 July and 5 August 2021.

Support to be Provided

The following will be provided by the Office of the Controller of Internal
Audit:

> A team of the working group/ staff
> Public Finance Management Act No.1 of 2018 & PFM (General) Regulations 2020
> Amended Public Procurement Act

Instructions to Applicants

Consultants can submit their application to revise one (01) or more manuals by
emailing a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) to agiszambia@gmail.com by 5pm (CAT)
on Monday 12th July 2021 with “OCIA Operational Manual Revision” in the
subject. Please clearly indicate which manual revision(s) you are submitting
your application for.

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