Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 8181
Country/Region: Ethiopia
Year: 2008
Main Partner: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Own Agency
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $5,800,000

Funding for Biomedical Prevention: Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT): $37,500

This activity represents the direct technical assistance which is provided to partners by CDC staff. The

amount represents the salary and benefit costs for CDC Ethiopia local technical staff. Detailed narrative of

CDC-Ethiopia Management and Staffing is included in Program Area 15 - Management and Staffing

HVMS.

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Abstinence/Be Faithful (HVAB): $53,200

This activity represents the direct technical assistance which is provided to partners by CDC staff. The

amount represents the salary and benefit costs for CDC Ethiopia local technical staff. Detailed narrative of

CDC-Ethiopia Management and Staffing is included in Program Area 15 - Management and Staffing

HVMS.

Funding for Biomedical Prevention: Blood Safety (HMBL): $33,700

This activity represents the direct technical assistance which is provided to partners by CDC staff. The

amount represents the salary and benefit costs for CDC Ethiopia local technical staff. Detailed narrative of

CDC-Ethiopia Management and Staffing is included in Program Area 15 - Management and Staffing

HVMS.

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP): $23,300

This activity represents the direct technical assistance which is provided to partners by CDC staff. The

amount represents the salary and benefit costs for CDC Ethiopia local technical staff. Detailed narrative of

CDC-Ethiopia Management and Staffing is included in Program Area 15 - Management and Staffing

HVMS.

Funding for Care: Adult Care and Support (HBHC): $45,400

This activity represents the direct technical assistance which is provided to partners by CDC staff. The

amount represents the salary and benefit costs for CDC Ethiopia local technical staff. Detailed narrative of

CDC-Ethiopia Management and Staffing is included in Program Area 15 - Management and Staffing

HVMS.

Funding for Care: TB/HIV (HVTB): $265,451

This activity represents the direct technical assistance which is provided to partners by CDC staff. The

amount represents the salary and benefit costs for CDC Ethiopia local technical staff and benefit cost for

direct hire staff. Detailed narrative of CDC-Ethiopia Management and Staffing is included in Program Area

15 - Management and Staffing HVMS.

Funding for Prevention: HIV Testing and Counseling (HVCT): $61,900

This activity represents the direct technical assistance which is provided to partners by CDC staff. The

amount represents the salary and benefit costs for CDC Ethiopia local technical staff. Detailed narrative of

CDC-Ethiopia Management and Staffing is included in Program Area 15 - Management and Staffing

HVMS.

Funding for Treatment: Adult Treatment (HTXS): $77,300

This activity represents the direct technical assistance which is provided to partners by CDC staff. The

amount represents the salary and benefit costs for CDC Ethiopia local technical staff. Detailed narrative of

CDC-Ethiopia Management and Staffing is included in Program Area 15 - Management and Staffing

HVMS.

Funding for Laboratory Infrastructure (HLAB): $215,051

This activity represents the direct technical assistance which is provided to partners by CDC staff. The

amount represents the salary and benefit costs for CDC Ethiopia local technical staff and benefit cost for

direct hire staff. Detailed narrative of CDC-Ethiopia Management and Staffing is included in Program Area

15 - Management and Staffing HVMS.

Funding for Strategic Information (HVSI): $609,001

This activity represents the direct technical assistance which is provided to partners by CDC staff. The

amount represents the salary and benefit costs for CDC Ethiopia local technical staff and benefit cost for

direct hire staff. Detailed narrative of CDC-Ethiopia Management and Staffing is included in Program Area

15 - Management and Staffing HVMS.

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $181,251

This activity represents the direct technical assistance which is provided to partners by CDC staff. The

amount represents the salary and benefit costs for CDC Ethiopia local technical staff and benefit cost for

direct hire staff. Detailed narrative of CDC-Ethiopia Management and Staffing is included in Program Area

15 - Management and Staffing HVMS.

Funding for Management and Operations (HVMS): $4,196,946

CDC staffing includes management support and technical staff to implement programs and to support

implementation of projects by indigenous partners. Direct hires and contractors are used to provide

leadership. Local staff have key roles in assisting partners with project implementation and providing

administrative support.

Reprogrammed/New Positions: Reprogramming includes HR Coordinator to Office Manager for the

Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute (EHNRI) Extension Office. This staff member will manage

the day-to-day operations of the branch office at EHNRI, supervise administrative support staff, maintain

time and attendance records for the branch office staff, and coordinate a variety of general office services in

support of the smooth operation of the branch office.

In FY08, some of our strategic priorities include strengthening the national HIV Reference Laboratory at

EHNRI to support: surveillance of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STI), and opportunistic

infections (OI); quality assurance and referral testing; strengthening the regional laboratories to decentralize

the tiered-laboratory-services approach, including external quality assurance and early infant diagnosis; and

supporting laboratory diagnosis and monitoring services for evidence-informed planning of HIV care and

treatment programs.

We are requesting a Branch Chief for Laboratory to coordinate the overall PEPFAR laboratory support to

Ethiopia,. The Branch Chief will work very closely with the respective government bodies to strengthen the

national laboratory system, provide technical assistance for tiered laboratory services, and support regional

labs for regionalized and decentralized laboratory services.

Our FY08 strategic information priorities include improving the generation, analysis, and use of quality data

to ensure that PEPFAR programs are planned and implemented based on evidence and support the

National Health Management Information System.

We are requesting a Lead Statistician who can design and oversee data collection, management, analysis,

geographic information system (GIS), and related research activities.

We are requesting an Assistant LAN Administrator to supervise the day-to-day functioning of CDC

Ethiopia's ICT infrastructure (both hardware and software) and provide day to day ICT support to CDC staff

as well as partners/grantees.

We are requesting a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to coordinate the monitoring and evaluation (M&E)

activities for PEPFAR Ethiopia. S/he will develop standards and guidelines for M&E of

HIV/AIDS/STI/tuberculosis (TB). S/he will provide training and communication and advocacy work related to

the M&E of HIV/AIDS/STI/TB programs.

Treatment FY08 strategic priorities include: coordinating PEPFAR Ethiopia support for treatment services at

regional levels; coordinating the implementation of a health-network model and tiered health services; and

coordinating with regional health bureaus/HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (RHB/HAPCO) for

improvement of quality services, sustainability, and system strengthening.

We are requesting four Regional Coordinators to: serve as focal technical experts in linking PEPFAR

Ethiopia and implementing partners; serve as liaisons between partners and RHB/HAPCO; and support

strengthening linkages and referrals across health networks, including treatment, care, and support

services.

We are requesting a Construction Technician to provide assistance to the Engineering/Facilities Team.

Duties will include follow-up on construction, renovation, and maintenance projects, tracking projects, and

providing support to engineering efforts.

We are requesting a Financial Assistant who will be responsible for data collection and entry of all financial

transactions into the MIP and maintenance of all necessary supporting documents.

We are requesting a Procurement Agent to assist the Procurement Unit in purchasing and follow-up duties

to: ensure an uninterrupted supply of materials, including laboratory and medical supplies; inspect incoming

goods and services; and reconcile received goods and services against receiving documents.