UNICEF wishes to invite you to submit a proposal in response to the attached Request for Proposal RFP-2017-502462 for Developing UNICEF’s Anti-Fraud Strategy.
Kindly confirm receipt of the UNICEF RFP by responding to this email no later than 22 March 2017 indicating your intention to bid or intention not to participate in the bid. In the event you decline to bid, we kindly ask that you provide the reasons as part of your acknowledgement.
UNICEF’s mandate is to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF is active in more than 190 countries and territories through country programmes and National Committees with 16 Headquarter Divisions (HQ), 7 Regional Offices (ROs), (1) Global Shared Service Centre, 126 Country Offices (COs) and approximately 12,000 staff delivering a variety of programmes for the benefit of women and children. Depending on the development context or humanitarian emergency situation, these programmes can take the form of providing technical assistance; support personnel; cash assistance; essential supplies and equipment; and/or advocacy expertise. In 2015, UNICEF’s revenue was $5 billion with an equivalent expenditure level and Trust Funds of approximately $2 billion.
UNICEF is committed to preventing, detecting and deterring fraud, corruption or other irregularity from happening and to take action where this is suspected or detected and achieving adequate recovery. It has a Policy Prohibiting and Combatting Fraud and Corruption with investigation capability by Office of Internal Audit and Investigations (OIAI). The UNICEF Comptroller is the Director of the Division of Financial and Administrative Management (DFAM) and is responsible for UNICEF Internal Control Framework and the lead on designing and overseeing the systems to manage fraud risk. The role of DFAM is to safeguard the financial resources entrusted to UNICEF for the survival, development and protection of the world’s children by maintaining and improving financial and administrative systems and procedures to ensure efficient, cost-effective and transparent utilisation of these resources. The Deputy Executive Director for Management has overall responsibility with regard to the organisation’s anti-fraud efforts.
Purpose and Objectives
The purpose of this consultancy is to develop an anti-fraud strategy to guide UNCEF’s approach to counter fraud and corruption with clarity of roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders. The assessment of capability of internal audit and investigation function is not subject of this consultancy, however, OIAI’s role in promoting coherence in fraud response would be considered.
The anti-fraud strategy will articulate how UNICEF will enhance an anti-fraud culture, actively promote deterrence, prevention and detection, and provide clear guidance on roles and responsibilities