Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Details for Mechanism ID: 4864
Country/Region: Mozambique
Year: 2007
Main Partner: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Own Agency
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $839,155

Funding for Treatment: ARV Drugs (HTXD): $13,502

This activity will partially fund the salary and benefits package of a proposed position, Senior Treatment Coordinator. This work includes collaborating with the Ministry of Health on peaditric and adult treatment expansion, identifying aspects neded to strengthen this technical area, particularly with respect to drug procurement and logistics managment, and liaisoning between the Emergency Plan country office and OGAC on treatment-related issues.

Funding for Treatment: Adult Treatment (HTXS): $81,013

This activity is related to activities 8593, 8545 and 9160 which are ARV treatment activities being implemented by emergency plan funded partners and include care and treatment for children.

The main component of this activity is to provide support to the Ministry of Health (MoH) to strengthen and expand pediatric ART by:

1) Providing technical assistance, including USG technical advisors, to assist the MoH in a) developing guidelines, standard operating procedures and policies for pediatric HIV diagnosis, care, treatment, and follow up; b) planning and scaling up health provider training on pediatric care and treatment iii) supporting participation of pediatric health care providers in international conferences and meetings.

2) Partially funding salaries of a new position, the Senior Treatment Coordinator. This staff member provides oversight and assistance in strategic planning and coordination of partners' activities to ensure quality treatment service delivery. Additionally, the person will ensure that partners adhere to national and international guidelines by coordinating and participating in site visits and holding technical meetings where these issues are discussed and resolved.

Funding for Laboratory Infrastructure (HLAB): $40,507

This activity provides partial funding for a new position - Senior Treatment Coordinator. Work includes strategic planning and coordination with treatment partners to ensure laboratory services are well-coordinated with treatment program planning and implementation, and that there is quality implementation of laboratory services in support of HIV prevention, care and treatment.

Funding for Strategic Information (HVSI): $135,022

This activity will fund the salary and benefits package of CDC's Senior Strategic Information Specialist. This person supervises the SI team at CDC, including a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation specialist, a fellow, and three new positions to be filled. This person is also responsible for planning and technical oversight of all USG CDC SI program activities. Finally, this person serves as the SI liaison to OGAC for Mozambique.

Funding for Management and Operations (HVMS): $569,111

The CDC Mozambique Management and Staffing program is divided among four different mechanisms - 4864, 4865, 4866, and 4867. The four activities that contain costs associated with this program are 8512, 8611, 8624, and 8634. The Management and Staffing program supports all administrative costs associated with running a robust portfolio of technical programs, including administrative staff salaries, office costs, as well as direct program support through staff and other costs to manage grants and advise program staff on administrative issues.

The CDC office currently has 26 positions under various mechanisms - including four direct hires, 13 locally employed staff and nine contracted staff (COMFORCE, PSC). Three positions are currently vacant, but will be filled in the near future. Each of these positions existed when COP 2006 was submitted with the exception of one administrative assistant, which was a proposed position in 2006 and since been filled. We had proposed an additional seven positions at that time, but due to various hiring difficulties - lack of available hiring mechanisms, visa issues with the local government and severe shortage of local human resources, only the administrative assistant position was filled. CDC is currently dealing with these issues on various fronts and hopes that a sound resolution will be found.

In addition to the approved positions from the 2006 COP, CDC Mozambique is proposing 12 technical and administrative positions that will manage the significant increase in activities for 2007 and beyond. They are accounted for in the Staffing Matrix.

CDC's office space is currently full with existing staff. In order to accommodate the expected growth in staffing, CDC received approval in the 2006 COP to expand to the adjacent office in our existing building. We are in the final stages of the approval process and rehabilitation should begin in the coming months. Funding for rehabilitation was budgeted in 2006.

This activity contains funding for various administrative activities:

- Salaries and benefits - CDC's Deputy Director and 20% of the Director are paid via the Management and Staffing program through this mechanism. Note that we are requesting early funding for this amount to assure availability of funding for these two key employees. - Shipment of goods ($50,000) - we have included funding to pay for the shipment of items such as personal goods of FTE employees, furniture for office expansion and other programmatic goods to be sent to Mozambique - Equipment ($20,000) - CDC frequently purchases equipment to support program and office costs using the IMPAC credit card which is billed via CDC Atlanta funding sources. We expect to make several equipment purchases with this funding due to the office expansion. - Supplies ($23,000) - similar to equipment, CDC purchases the majority of its office supplies with the IMPAC credit card. We expect this funding to meet the needs of existing and proposed staff as well as additional supplies for the new office space. - Office furniture ($23,511) - Funding is requested to partially pay for furnishing the new office

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