The USAID Accountable Governance for Improved Service Delivery (AGIS) project seeks to strengthen the accountability and transparency functions within the Zambian Ministry of General Education (MoGE) and Ministry of Health (MoH) to improve health and education outcomes. It is premised on the hypothesis that if targeted government institutions adopt more transparent and accountable practices, service delivery will be more efficient and effective, leading to improved development outcomes. The project is operating in three provinces (Muchinga, Lusaka and Eastern) covering six districts. Project activities are being implemented in line with Zambia’s 7th National Development Plan (NDP) 2016 – 2021, the Zambia Education Sector National Implementation Framework 2011 – 2013 and the Zambia National Health Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021.
RTI International’s primary role in the AGIS Project is to roll-down or link central level interventions to target districts and provide technical assistance to district personnel to effectively implement transparency and accountability functions. RTI is therefore implementing Task 4 of the AGIS project, which is focused on (1) developing six district-level capacity development plans for the health and education sectors, (2) developing new or revised templates and protocols for stream-lining and improving identified transparency and accountability functions of district level health and education service delivery entities; (3) providing capacity development assistance to the MoH and MoGE at the district-level, based on the capacity development plans. To strengthen accountability and transparency functions in these ministries, the project is targeting primary Public Financial Management (PFM) functions including internal audit, internal controls, and public procurement.
RTI seeks a short-term consultant with strong internal audit expertise to contribute to the capacity development assistance sub-task. The consultant will assist in developing and finalizing materials for training non-financial managers in the targeted districts in the area of internal audit.
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