Sunday, October 14, 2012

UNDP Bid: Audit of the UN-REDD programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Audit of the UN-REDD programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Procurement Process :RFP - Request for proposal
Deadline :01-Nov-12
Posted on :12-Oct-12
Development Area :OTHER
Reference Number :9950
Documents :
Request for Proposal and TOR
Overview :
The United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD Programme) was created in September 2008 to assist developing countries to build capacity to reduce emissions and to participate in a future REDD+ mechanism. The UN-REDD Programme builds on the convening role and technical expertise of its three participating UN organizations: the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
  UNDP, through its Multi Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF), administers and transfers the funds upon instruction of the UN-REDD Board. Each organization has agreed to maintain a separate ledger account. Funds transferred to the agencies should be used for the activities approved in the project document or amended by the UN-REDD Policy Board. Each organization is responsible for the implementation of their share of the work plan.
 The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the original 9 pilot countries of the UN-REDD Programme. It  launched a REDD+ national process in 2009 along with a first “Quick Start Project” under UN-REDD financial and technical support. In October 2009, a second programme was designed to develop the REDD+ strategy, the institutional framework for implementation and a monitoring system, up to March 2013.
 The audit of UN-REDD project in DRC  is carried out to provide assurance to FAO, UNDP and UNEP senior management as well as partners and donors, that resources are being used effectively and efficiently for the purposes intended and in accordance with each organization’s respective policies and procedures. In accordance with the provisions of the UN-REDD Framework Document and the Framework for Auditing Multi-Donor Trust Funds, the audit will be carried out in the three participating organizations for their respective share of expenditure and activities, resulting in three individual audit reports.   As the Internal Audit Service of the Administrative Agent, OAI undertakes to contract out the audit of The UN-REDD programme in DRC on behalf of all participating organizations.

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