Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012

Details for Mechanism ID: 10785
Country/Region: Malawi
Year: 2012
Main Partner: IntraHealth International, Inc.
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $0

Continuing mechanism, zero-funded in FY12. The size of the Malawis Social Welfare Workforce (SWWF) is largely unknown and SWWF challenges and priorities in Malawi are widely acknowledged by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Community Developments (MOGCCD) and stakeholders. There exists skills and needs competency mismatches at the front-line, reduced numbers in post, no clear career progression, etc. At the workforce system level, there are gaps relating to the planning, collaboration, coordination, implementation and impact monitoring between agencies and stakeholders with a broad range of Child Protection and social welfare workforce issues that require a skilled and comprehensive workforce that can respond to the vulnerabilities children face. In 2008, USAID through Southern Africa Human Capacity Development Project (SAHCD) and UNICEF provided technical assistance (TA) to the MoGCCD to conduct a Human Resources gap analysis and developed a capacity building plan to implement the recommendations of that analysis. Through PEPFAR, computers to facilitate establishment of a full and running HRIS system were provided to MoGCCD,Magomero Training School was upgraded and a social work curriculum finalized. Through CapacityPlus, PEPFAR will continue SAHCDs efforts by responding to Malawis SWWF action plan developed in December 2010. Critical activities will include development of a mid to long term SWWF Action plan focused on support to Magomero Training College to facilitate intake of the 1st class of social workers, workforce system planning and system strengthening in line with the priorities as identified in close collaboration with UNICEF, MoGCCD and other stakeholders.

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $0

Subpartners Total: $0
Council of Health Service Accreditation Community: NA
Foundation for Professional Development: NA
Management Sciences for Health: NA
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Increasing women's legal rights and protection