The Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Africa Trust (SAT) is a regional African NGO that has been operating in the East and Southern African region for over 30 years, working for universal adolescent access to gender transformative Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). We are an integral part of a network of partnerships with NGOs, CBOs, service providers, Youth Hubs, & activists with whom we share values, principles, and programming. Currently SAT has offices in five Southern African Countries as follows: Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa (where the Regional Office is located). Each SAT office is a separate legal entity in the country in which it is registered and requires its own statutory audit each year in line with IFRS for SMEs and local legislation.
SAT is primarily funded by two large international donor agencies – Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and Plan Netherlands, Break Free (BF!) project who provide programme support through separate funding agreements. Sida current agreement runs until June 2023 and Plan Netherlands agreement runs until December 2026. SAT also undertakes various smaller ‘once off’ projects funded by other donors at national levels (eg Global Fund, DFID, Amplify Change, UNAIDS, UNFPA, HIIVOS, CAF, UNICEF…to name but a few). All such projects are governed by a grant agreement with the respective donor with which SAT is obligated to comply.
We would like to engage a reputable audit firm to carry-out the statutory audit of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Africa Trust for the financial year ending March 31, 2023, in each of our offices. The contract will be renewable for a five-year period.
Our current auditors, SNG GT (South Africa ,Botswana, Zambia , Zimbabwe, and Bhagya and Shankar (Malawi), have completed five years as SAT’s auditors and in line with good practice we are therefore opening the doors to appoint a new firm for the next 5 years. SAT’s relationship with the current auditors is good and the only reason we are ‘going out to tender’ is good practice. The current auditors are also formally invited to submit their proposal to SAT for a further five-year term.