African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD) is a civil society organisation that was founded in 1994 and was registered as a trust in Zimbabwe in 1996. The organisation was born out of a desire to secure lasting solutions to Africa's mounting debt problem, which has impacted negatively on the continent's development process. AFRODAD’s main objective is to secure policies and practices that will redress the African debt crisis based on a Human Rights Value system.
The organisation seeks to achieve this objective through research based information dissemination and advocacy. Its work context covers mainly Sub Saharan Africa and is done mainly through collaboration with local partners in each country.
AFRODAD would like to invite audit firms in Zimbabwe to propose engagement for the independent external audit of the organisation’s financial statements, starting with the reports for the year ending 31 December 2019. The auditor selection process will have 3 stages:
- Assessment of the technical suitability of the prospective audit firm;
- Consideration of financial proposal of the prospective audit firm;
- Recommendation to the board for selection and approval of the audit firm.
To be eligible for assessment in this Stage A of the selection process, interested audit firms must submit documents detailing the following:
- Brief profile of the firm, indicating clearly the size of the audit operations workforce, the work experience of the partners’ and key personnel and the time in which the firm has been offering independent external audit services;
- Copies of the partners’ and key personnel’s certificates of registration with the Public Accountants and Auditors Board or any other relevant body;
- At least three current or recent organisations to whom the firm has provided external audit services. Ideally these organisations should be in the same industry as AFRODAD.
The above documents should reach AFRODAD on or before 15 March 2019.