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Call for Internal Auditor

Terms of Reference 

Internal Audit of the Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF), Europe Foundation (EPF) and Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC) Network

Deadline for application: January 25, 2018 18:00 (Tbilisi time)

The EPF and CRRC Network wishes to engage the services of an internal auditor to carry out independent appraisals of the Network’s five offices (EPF-Armenia, EPF-Azerbaijan, EPF-Georgia, CRRC-Armenia, CRRC-Georgia) and their compliance to the policies, procedures and standards by which the entities are governed. The Internal Auditor will also act as a confidential contact for employees and the public regarding fraud and conflict of interest.  When warranted, the Internal Auditor will investigate claims of fraud or conflict of interest.

Internal auditor reports to the Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee and to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.

About the EPF/CRRC Network

The EPF and CRRC Network is a network of five separate non-governmental, non-profit legal entities registered in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

EPF’s mission is to empower people to effect change for social justice and economic prosperity through hands-on programs, helping them to improve their communities and their own lives.

CRRCs constitute a network of research organizations in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia with the common goal of strengthening social science research and public policy analysis in the South Caucasus.  

For more information about the EPF/CRRC network, please visit the following websites:

www.epfound.am; www.epfound.az; www.epfound.ge; www.crrccenters.org.

Purpose and Scope of Work

The Internal Auditor position is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve The EPF/CRRC Network operations. It helps the organization accomplish its goals by ensuring a systematic, transparent and disciplined approach to EPF/CRRC operations.

Internal auditor is responsible:

1. To plan, organize and carry out an internal audit of EPF-Armenia, EPF-Azerbaijan, EPF-Georgia, CRRC-Armenia and CRRC-Georgia, including the preparation of an audit plan, scheduling and estimating resource needs.

  • To reconcile payroll for one month
  • To review all human resource files
  • To review a sample of current year grant awards against Policies and Procedures including mandate and advisory council meeting minutes
  • Sample review donor reports for adherence to Donor Rules and Regulations
  • To prepare audit report which will consist of findings, observations, test data and recommendations

2. To establish confidential hotline for grantees, applicants and staff.

  • To prepare monthly anonymous report of all contacts during the month for submission to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees

3. To investigate claims of fraud and conflict of interest

  • Upon request, discreetly investigate allegations of misconduct so as not to harm the reputation of the organization and people being investigated
  • To document investigation and submit report to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees

Qualification Criteria 

  • Five plus years of working experience in a not-for-profit sector
  • Internal audit experience
  • Ability to review accounts and documents in English
  • Familiarity with the EPF/CRRC Network and its Policies and Procedures would be an asset  
  • Familiarity with Armenian, Azerbaijani and Georgian legislations would be an asset
  • Knowledge of Armenian, Azerbaijani or Georgian languages would be an asset

Type of Contract

Internal auditor will have fixed price contracts with each individual entity (EPF-Armenia, EPF-Azerbaijan, EPF-Georgia, CRRC-Armenia, CRRC-Georgia). The contracts will be for a period of one year renewable for another year based on the successful execution of the 2017 audit.

Compensation

Compensation will be offered based on a qualification of an applicant.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their CV together with an audit plan to Nino Stavridi at nstavridi@epfound.org with a subject line Internal Auditor. Please indicate expected compensation in your proposal. Only limited number of applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Deadline for application is January 25, 2018, 18.00 Tbilisi time.

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