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SNV Netherlands Development organization

Reporter Dec6,2020

Call for Consultant

External Auditor

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 26 of countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development

SNV, Netherlands Development Organization, is operating in Ethiopia since the 1970s. Currently, SNV Ethiopia is working in eight regional states and the two city administrations of Ethiopia, providing technical assistance and program implementation in Agriculture, WASH, and Energy Sectors. SNV is an open and learning organization that focuses on improving the lives of Ethiopians through a market-based approach inclusive of women and youth. In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change including strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. For more information on SNV’s operations, visit our website: www.snvworld.org.

Consultancy Objective

The objective of the audit is for the auditors to conduct audit reviews as follows:

  1.  The auditors shall express an independent professional opinion as to whether the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of SNV Ethiopia in accordance with the acceptable reporting standards and the requirements of Charities and Societies (ChSA) Proclamation under 1113/2019 in Ethiopia.
  2. . The audit shall be carried out in accordance with the International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) as issued by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). The auditors in their duties shall comply with the duties imposed upon them by the Audits Professions Act and the ChSA regulations in Ethiopia
  3. The audit shall be carried out from Addis office without the need to travel to satellite offices. Selected documents from satellite office will be availed on central basis.

Job Requirements

a) Audit firm staff stability history – what assurances can you provide regarding the assignment of your permanent personnel to the engagement.

b) Proposed fee for the engagement including a schedule for additional services that may be necessary beyond the scope of the audit engagement

c) The proposal should indicate anticipated fees for the second and third years

d) Detailed audit plan/methodology including your approach to risk and fraud detection.

e) Estimated number of hours/days to complete the audit by classification of your employees, i.e. partners, senior, junior.

f) Detail of expenses expected to be incurred, i.e. mileage, per Diem, telephone, etc.

g) Time Requirements.

How to Apply

The detailed terms of reference and information on how to apply can be obtained by following the link:


Both the technical and financial proposals should be in a separate sealed and stamped envelope by writing the name of the specific assignment. 2% withholding tax will be deducted from the consultant fees at the source and will be paid by SNV – Ethiopia, assuming a TIN number and license can be provided.

Proposals must be received by SNV Addis Ababa office to the address below no later than 5:00 PM on 28 December, 2020.

All submissions should be sent to: SNV Ethiopia, Human Resource Office, Africa Avenue; In front of the Millennium Hall; Next to the new Ethiopian

Airlines five-star hotel under construction; 200 meter from the main road at the right side; telephone: +251 (0)11 616 6232

For any clarification and questions use the following email : lendalkachew@snv.org.

SNV Ethiopia reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

NB. All submissions shall be in hard copy. Soft copy submission will not be accepted.