Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 3521
Country/Region: Mozambique
Year: 2009
Main Partner: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Own Agency
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $558,320

Funding for Management and Operations (HVMS): $558,320

The CDC office currently has sixty-two (62) approved positions under various mechanisms - including eight

(8) direct hires, forty (40) locally employed staff, including two (2) Eligible Family Member (EFM), and

fourteen (14) contracted staff (COMFORCE, PSC). Thirty-nine (39) positions are currently filled, and twenty

-three (23) positions are currently vacant, but will be filled in the near future. Recruiting and hiring in

Mozambique has proven to be difficult on many fronts due to a lack of available hiring mechanisms

(Comforce is no longer available for overseas hires), DIRE/visa issues with the local government and

severe shortage of local human resources. Even with these tremendous challenges, CDC has been able to

fill many of the vacant positions and is on line to fill the outstanding vacancies during this next fiscal year.

Of the twenty-three (23) CDC vacant positions, selections have been made already for five (5) positions and

are only awaiting final clearances. Of these five (5) positions, two (2) are interagency in nature.

Additionally, three (3) of the 23 positions are in the final stage of the selection process, with placement

expected shortly. The remaining fifteen (15) positions are at various stages of the recruitment process, from

finalizing position descriptions to advertising positions to interviewing of candidates.

Most of the costs included in the M&S budget cover expenses related to supporting the CDC staff and office

expenses. Some technical staff salaries are included in the M&S budget per COP Guidance.

This activity contains funding for various administrative activities in the amount of $558,320

- Salaries and benefits ($518,320)- 100% of CDC's Deputy Director and 100% of the Director are paid via

the Management and Staffing program through this mechanism. In addition, full salary and benefits are

provided in this activity for the IT Manager and the Office Manager positions. Note that we are requesting

early funding for this amount to assure availability of funding for these key employees.

- Other Equipment paid with IMPAC ($20,000)

- Other Supplies paid with IMPAC ($20,000)

New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity

Continuing Activity: 12931

Continued Associated Activity Information

Activity Activity ID USG Agency Prime Partner Mechanism Mechanism ID Mechanism Planned Funds

System ID System ID

12931 8512.08 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 6344 3521.08 BASE_CDC_HQ $703,952

Disease Control & Disease Control

Prevention and Prevention

8512 8512.07 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 4864 3521.07 BASE_CDC_HQ $569,111

Disease Control & Disease Control

Prevention and Prevention

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