1. About Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) is an autonomous intergovernmental organization with a vision to reduce disaster and climate risk impacts on communities and countries in Asia and the Pacific by working with governments, development partners, international organizations, NGOs, civil society, private sector, media, and other key stakeholders.
Established in 1986 as a technical capacity building center, ADPC has grown and diversified its expertise across social and physical sciences to support sustainable solutions for risk reduction across a broad range of specialist areas. With over 100 staff from 19 different nationalities and a wide range of professional expertise from atmospheric scientists to social scientists with experiences from all levels of engagement typically required for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Resilience (CR) in an effective manner. ADPC is a competent regional resource center and has seven thematic departments: ADPC Academy, Risk Governance, Climate Resilience, Urban Resilience, Health Risk Management, Preparedness for Response and Recovery, Geospatial Information. These are supported by Finance, Human Resources and Administration, and Strategic Planning departments. In addition to the departments, ADPC works on three cross-cutting themes: Gender and Diversity, Poverty and Livelihoods, and Regional and Transboundary Cooperation through permanent working committees.
ADPC Strategy 2020 guides the organization in providing comprehensive risk reduction support to countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific. ADPC recognizes the importance of examining the linkages between disaster risk management, poverty reduction, gender equality, sustainability, rights-based approaches, climate change and regional cooperation.
2. Scope of the Audit
i. ADPC institutional audit. Please refer to SOW in annex 1
ii. USAID Recipient Contracted Audit (RCA). Please refer to SOW in annex 2
3. Proposed Audit fees
Audit fees should be quoted separately for ADPC institutional audit and USAID/RCA audit.
4. Auditor Independence and Qualification
The auditor must be completely impartial and independent from all aspects of management or financial interests in the entity being audited. The auditor should not, during the period covered by the audit nor during the undertaking of the audit, be employed by, serve as director for, or have any financial or close business relationships with any senior management of ADPC. The auditor should disclose any relationship that might possibly compromise his/her independence.
The audit firm/engagement partner must be a Chartered/Public Accountant. The firm must have at least five years of relevant and diversified professional experience in auditing with sizeable portfolio and experience in the audit of donor funded project, development sector, NGOs and INGOs. The auditor must employ adequate staff with appropriate professional qualifications and suitable experience with International Standards of Auditing, including experience in auditing the accounts of entities comparable in size and complexity to ADPC.
For USAID Recipient Contracted Audit (RCA), the audit firm should be in the list of USAID approved audit firms.
5. Deadline for audit report
ADPC annual audit: by 31 March of the following year
USAID/RCA audit: by 30 June of the following year
6. Access to Facilities and Documents
The auditor will have full and complete access to all records and documents (including books of account, legal agreements, minutes of committee meetings, bank records, invoices and contracts etc.) and all employees of the entity at any time. The auditor will have a right of access to banks and depositories, consultants, contractors and other persons or firms engaged by the program management over the period under the audit review.
How to apply
Deadline for application
Interested and eligible audit firm must submit the audit proposal to the following address by 31 October 2020.
Chief of Finance
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
SM Tower, 24th floor
979/69 Paholyothin Road,