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Terms of Reference for Internal Audit
Terms of Reference for Internal Audit

Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) and Caucasus Research Resource Center – Armenia Foundation (CRRC-Armenia) solicit the services of an Internal Auditor to carry out an independent appraisal of each of EPF’s and CRRC-Armenia’s internal controls and their compliance with Policies and Procedures that govern each of the two entities. The Internal Auditor should also act as a confidential hotline (e-mail) administrator for employees and the public regarding claims of possible fraud and conflict of interest at EPF and CRRC-Armenia. When warranted, the Internal Auditor will inspect claims of fraud or conflict of interest in any of the two entities.

About the Organizations

EPF is a non-governmental organization registered in Armenia. 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. For more information about EPF, please visit www.epfarmenia.am.

CRRC-Armenia is a regionally focused and nationally based independent, non-partisan research center. CRRC-Armenia’s vision is to be recognized nationally and internationally as a leading force in the social science research and to influence policymaking agenda in the country by setting the highest international standards and building a vibrant community of outstanding social scientists. For more information about CRRC-Armenia, please visit www.crrc.am.

Purpose and Scope of Work

The Internal Auditor helps the two entities to accomplish their goals by appraising the extent to which EPF and CRRC-Armenia use a systematic, transparent and disciplined approach while operating their Policies and Procedures and securing internal controls.

The Internal Auditor should, once a year, plan and carry out an internal audit of EPF and an internal audit of CRRC-Armenia; this will involve the preparation of two internal audit plans and the elaboration of two internal audit reports. The internal audit reports shall consist of findings, observations, test data and recommendations concerning internal controls and compliance with Policies and Procedures, which should not be restricted to merely financial controls. To check compliance of EPF and CRRC-Armenia to their Policies and Procedures, the Internal Auditor should at least initiate extensive interviews/discussions with the relevant staff and beneficiaries, review human resources files, as well as samples of current year grant awards and samples of donor reports to check the adherence to donors’ rules and regulations. The Internal Auditor should submit the internal audit reports to the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee and to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of each of the two entities.

In addition to the above, for each of EPF and CRRC-Armenia, the Internal Auditor should (a) establish a confidential hotline for employees and contractors, as well as for beneficiaries including grantees and grant applicants, hired trainers/experts/researchers, participants of public events, such as trainings, seminars, conferences; (b) submit a report of any communication (including anonymous communication) to the hotline e-mail within 4 (four) working days to the relevant CEO (if the communication does not implicate the CEO) or, otherwise, to the respective Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee and to the Executive Committees of the Boards of Trustees ; (c) inspect claims of fraud and conflict of interest when instructed by the CEO and/or Boards of Trustees; and (d) document the results of any investigation carried out, and submit a report to the CEO, the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, and/or to both.

Qualification Criteria

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in internal audit and/or education in accounting and/or financial audit or other relevant fields.
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in project management/administration or project implementation or organizational leadership in the non-profit sector, including NGOs, foundations and/or education in relevant field(s).
  • Perfect professional knowledge of Armenian and English, including knowledge of the financial terminology in both languages
  • Familiarity with the Armenian legislation particularly on non-profits, labor rights, human rights
  • Desired: familiarity with major donors’ rules and regulations (at least, EU and USAID)
  • Familiarity with EPF’s and CRRC-Armenia’s working culture and Policies and Procedures would be an asset.

Eligibility

  • Individual consultants, as well as representatives of relevant organizations can apply

Note: in case the individual is a representative of an organization, the rules of confidentiality will apply to the entire organization

  • The Internal Auditor shall assure independence from EPF’s and CRRC-Armenia’s external financial audits.

Type of Contract

 The Internal Auditor will have a fixed price contract. The contract will be for a period of one year, renewable for another year based on the successful execution of the initial contract.

Compensation

Compensation will be offered based on the qualification of and reasonable compensation requested by the applicant.

How to Apply

 Interested candidates should submit their CV and organizational profile (if representing an organization) together with an introductory letter to jobopportunity@epfound.am with a subject line Internal Auditor. The letter should (a) describe their relevant prior experience; (b) elaborate on their vision for conducting the internal audit and maintaining the hot-line email for employees and the public; (c) present the audit tools/methods they are planning to utilize to cover the appraisal of internal controls and the adherence to Policies and Procedures. The proposal should also indicate the expected compensation. Only the shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Any questions regarding the application procedure can be addressed to Mara Ayvazyan via mayvazyan@epfound.am or by phone +37491210346.

Deadline for application is September 4, 2020.

 

Year
2020
Format
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Annual Report 2019
Annual Report 2019

Caucasus Research Resources Center (CRRC) – Armenia foundation henceforth will publish foundation’s annual report. The report consists of information about foundation’s board, stuff, projects and financial turnover for the reporting period. CRRC-Armenia’s Annual Report 2019 is available for download.

Annual Report – DOWNLOAD

CRRC-Armenia
Year
2020
Format
pdf
Factors of Trust Towards the Local Governance Bodies in Armenia. Working Paper
Factors of Trust Towards the Local Governance Bodies in Armenia. Working Paper
CRRC-Armenia
Year
2017
Format
pdf
Research Skills for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
Research Skills for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)

Օnline manual that addresses the logic of social research, qualitative and quantitative methods in social studies, research ethics and softwares for research data analysis.  

USAID
Year
2017
Format
pdf
Towards a Shared Vision of Normalization of Armenian-Turkish Relations
Towards a Shared Vision of Normalization of Armenian-Turkish Relations

Key findings based on the public opinion survey conducted within the  Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process Program funded by the European Union.

CRRC-Armenia
Year
2015
Format
pdf
CRRC-Armenia 2013 Conference on Social Capital Proceedings:  “Social Capital: Definitions, Applications, Cultural Contexts”
CRRC-Armenia 2013 Conference on Social Capital Proceedings: “Social Capital: Definitions, Applications, Cultural Contexts”

The Conference on “Social Capital: Definitions, Applications, Cultural Contexts” held on June 6, 2013, aimed at providing a forum for a comprehensive discussion and developing recommendations of the concept through theoretical, empirical and cultural thematic panels by those interested in the topic from a diverse range of spheres. 

CRRC-Armenia
Year
2013
Format
pdf
Migration and Skills in Armenia
Migration and Skills in Armenia

Results of the 2011/12 Migration Survey on the relationship between skills, migration, and development.

ETF
Year
2011
Format
pdf
2010 Armenia Corruption Survey of Households and Enterprises
2010 Armenia Corruption Survey of Households and Enterprises

This report highlights the main findings of the USAID MAAC Activity Corruption Survey of Households. Survey fieldwork took place in November 2010. The report also uses the results of the Corruption Surveys of Households 2008 and 2009. 

USAID
Year
2010
Format
pdf
2009 Armenia Corruption Survey of Households and Enterprises
2009 Armenia Corruption Survey of Households and Enterprises

This report highlights the main findings of the USAID MAAC Activity Corruption Surveys of Households and Enterprises. The Corruption Survey of Households fieldwork took place in October 2009. The Corruption Survey of Enterprises fieldwork took place in December 2009 and January 2010. 
The report also uses the results of the Corruption Survey of Households 2008 as the baseline of comparison. 

USAID
Year
2009
Format
pdf