The CSSF: Support to Syria Civil Defence 22-23 Programme and the Maintaining Emergency Response Services in Northwest Syria with the Syria Civil Defence III Programme maintain the delivery of essential services for 4.1 million host community and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northwest Syria. The Programmes provide financial support and capacity strengthening assistance to the Syria Civil Defence to achieve this goal, through a subaward mechanism. The Programmes are being managed mainly from Berlin, Germany, but staff are located across the world. Programme delivery is occurring in Northwest Syria. Funding is provided by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office in the UK and the Federal Foreign Office in Germany. The CSSF: Support to Syria Civil Defence 22-23 Programme started on 16 May 2022 and is currently expected to end on 31 March 2023. The contract value is £9 million (this is a two-year program of £9 million; however, this audit will only apply to the first year for FY22-23, which is currently £4.8 million, and will most likely increase by £2.3-4 million with an uplift in Q4). The Maintaining Emergency Response Services in Northwest Syria with the Syria Civil Defence III Programme started on 1 March 2022 and is currently expected to end on 31 December 2022. The contract value is €5.14 million. These Programmes are part of a broader international donor group effort to support the delivery of essential services in Northwest Syria. As such, many costs are shared across multiple donors, but this audit will only focus on the Programme streams funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office and the German Federal Foreign Office.
Chemonics is seeking an external audit expert to carry out an audit of these programmes. The audit will cover the period 16 May 2022 to 31 March 2023 for FCDO, and 1 March 2022 to 31 December 2022 for FFO.
Please submit proposals to WHAPPMU@chemonics.com and reference FCDO/FFO Auditing. The deadline for responses to this RFP is 5:00 pm ET on December 22, 2022.