Audit and Internal Control Expert
Louis Berger
Louis Berger is implementing the USAID funded project, Public Financial Management Strengthening Project (PFMSP) in Nepal, to enhance the capacity of targeted Government of Nepal (GON) Ministries and Agencies with the objective of improving transparency and accountability of its Public Financial Management (PFM).

The project is seeking applications from qualified Nepali candidates for a short-term consultancy work with fixed deliverables on carrying out specific tasks related to internal control and audit of Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MOEST) as per the TOR below:

Audit and Internal Control Expert

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The Audit and Internal Control Expert will work under the direction of the Public Financial Management Advisor. To fulfill PFMSP’s Year 3 Work Plan Activities, “Education: B.2.1.10 Prepare Internal Control Guidelines for MOEST; B.2.1.11 Conduct workshop to validate the Guidelines, and finalization of the Guidelines; and B.2.1.12 Design and deliver training on Internal Control Guidelines to federal and provincial education staff,” s/he will undertake the following tasks:

1. Review a draft Internal Controls Manual prepared by PFMSP for the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MOEST) to determine:

  • Its consistency with existing laws, guidelines, and instructions specifying PFM procedures
  • Its consistency with international best practices; and 
  • how well (through organization, content, lay-out, style of writing, etc) it focuses users’ attention on the most common budget execution problems cited in OAG reports for MOEST (or its predecessor agencies) and ways of avoiding/eliminating those problems
2. Recommend changes to the draft based on the review in (1) and prepare a revised draft if necessary.

3. Conduct discussions with relevant MOEST (and perhaps FCGO) officials to explain the recommendations and finalize a draft for adoption.

4. Design and conduct a capacity building workshop (or workshops) with key MOEST officials and staff who will be responsible for implementing the guidelines.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Masters level in accountancy, finance, economics, or management
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in public auditing and/or internal control
  • Working experience in the education sector will be an added advantage
  • Strong communication skills in Nepali and English languages
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and good inter-personal skills


  • Written assessment of the current draft Internal Controls Manual, guidelines and recommendations for modifications
  • A revised draft Internal Controls Manual containing recommended changes.
  • Conduct discussions with relevant MOEST (and perhaps FCGO) officials to explain and defend the recommendations; and finalize a draft for adoption.
  • Workshop design and presentation and discussion materials for a capacity building workshop (or workshops) with key MOEST officials and staff who will be responsible for implementing the agreed-upon revised guidelines/Manual.
  • A consultant report (a) summarizing tasks performed and results achieved (b) provides recommendations for follow-on activities, including those to achieve improved internal control and internal audit practices; and (c) Annexes with the revised guidelines and training materials.

Task Completion Timeline:

  • The work should be completed by April 1, 2019.
Applying Procedure

Please send your technical proposal, cost proposal, and detailed CV in addressed to HR and Administration by Friday, February 22, 2019. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

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