Request For Relief international

Request For Provision of External Audit Services for RI-AFG(2020-2021


RI Afghanistan  Country office is seeking to procure external audit services in order to obtain independent and objective assurance as to whether the financial statements of RI Afghanistan present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of RI in accordance with the International Standard on Auditing (lSA) promulgated by the IFAC and the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants.

2. Scope of Assignment

2.1 Annual Activities:

  • Perform statutory audits for the financial years 2020 and 2021 in accordance with the International Standard on Auditing (ISA).


  • Plan and organize the audit on the basis of risk assessment to provide satisfactory assurance that the financial statements are free of misstatement due to fraud and errors.


  • Ascertain that multi-donor funds received by the organization have been applied for the intended purpose and have been accounted for in accordance with the funding agreement.


  • Verify that funds received by RI, have been acknowledged and reflected in the financial reports/statements submitted to the users/donors.


  • Review and report on the effectiveness of the organization’s internal control systems in accordance with International Auditing standards.


  • Review and report on the effectiveness of the finance system, human resource management, procurement system as well as funding structure.


  • Review if the expenditures are utilized efficiently and effectively to meet the project objectives and that the expenditures are adequately supported in line with RI policies and Donor requirements.


  • Review the accounting and reporting system and if it complies with the generally accepted accounting principle (GAAP).


  • The auditor has the right and duty to establish additional/special checks if necessary.
  1. Requirements

3.1 Eligibility criteria

Firms seeking to apply should be registered in Afghanistan and must have been in operation at least for the last 5 years providing audit services. Additionally, the firm must demonstrate experience in the audit of not-for-profit entities and organization’s with similar registration to RI.

The following information should be provided:

  • Certificate of incorporation/registration
  • PIN Certificate / TIN Certificate (Tax Identification Number)
  • VAT Certificate (If available)
  • Tax compliance certificate/ Annual Tax Return Clearance Certificate (should be for the most recent year/ 2021)
  • List of at least three clients with a registration similar to RI’s
  • Previous Audit experiences of non-profit organizations is preferred
  • The audit firm must have an Afghanistan-based working office.

3.2 Capability

  • Provide a brief summary about the firm. This must include a profile on past work done for clients with not-for-profit status operating in Afghanistan.
  • Provide a profile of the audit services team likely to be involved in the audit process.

3.3 Methodology

The firm should state the methodology/approach of conducting the audits. Upon selection, the firm will be expected to provide a letter of engagement which will also highlight the basis of the auditor’s work.

3.4 Proposed Fees

The firm should provide a quote for the provision of audit services as highlighted above. This should include projected fees for the subsequent two years.

3.5 Reporting

The audit firm shall report in two documents, which include an audit opinion in the submitted Auditor’s report and a Management letter describing the scope of the audit and factual findings.


Relief International Afghanistan will submit the auditor's report to the management, Board of Directors, Afghanistan Government Authorities and Donors. The report should be in English.

3.6 Instructions for submission

All proposals (Technical & Financial) should be submitted by 1 p.m. Afghanistan time, Wednesday, November 30, 2022, through the email address:

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  • Inclusiveness
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  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability