Audit and Investigations is an independent function designed to assist the management and stakeholders of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, in accomplishing its objectives. It comprises the following functions:
The Audit and Investigations activity is established by the Board. Its activities are defined by the Board as part of their oversight role, as set out in Audit and Investigation’s Terms of Reference which are reviewed and approved by the Board. To ensure independence, Audit and Investigations reports to the Gavi CEO and the Gavi Board.
The Audit and Finance Committee provides Board-level oversight of the Audit and Investigations function including its objectives, organisational reporting lines, and plans and operating budget, to ensure that these are appropriate and sufficient to enable Audit and Investigations to satisfy its mission.
Audit and Investigations presents its annual report to the Board, and as needed, reports on key topics such as investigations, the review of Gavi’s programmes, and risk management, and other matters requested by the Board or determined to be necessary by Audit and Investigations.
Gavi is an organisation that relies upon donor funds and supports the principle of transparency in all its work. Consequently, the Audit and Investigations function posts its reports (including those covering internal audit, programme audit, and investigations) for general access as a matter of routine practice in accordance with Gavi’s Access to Information Policy.
The reports are intended for principal use by Gavi management and relevant Alliance partners (‘the intended readership’). Whilst report access is provided for all, this access is made on a ‘for information only’ basis and it is not intended that third parties beyond the intended readership place reliance on the results or opinions expressed in the reports. In the event that any such party does place reliance on the results or opinions so-presented, then Gavi will bear no responsibility for any resulting decisions or loss arising, whether financial or otherwise, in consequence of such reliance.
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