Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 3524
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: $1,778,680

Funding for Management and Operations (HVMS): $1,778,680

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 a

severe shortgage 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 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) positions are in the final stage of the selection process, with placement expected

shortly. The remaining fifteen (15) positions are at various stages in 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:

- Salaries for various administrative support staff ($443,185) - Accountant, Administrative Assistant I,

Administrative Assistant II, Administrative Assistant III, Administrative Assistant IV, Driver I, Driver II, Driver

III, Driver IV, Driver V, Dispatcher/Driver, Executive Secretary, IT Assistant, Procurement Agent,

Procurement Logistics Assistant, Receptionist, Senior Financial specialist, Travel Assistant,

Translator/Language Instructor, Workforce Career Development Specialist, and Program Support

Specialist .

Staff Overtime costs - $12,000

Travel (Medivac/R&R/Home leave, Conferences and other Administrative Travel) - $249,000

Transportation of Items - $32,500

Cumunication, Utilities and Rents - $788,580

Supplies and Materials - $24,000

Residential Furniture and Equipment - $175,000

New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity

Continuing Activity: 12942

Continued Associated Activity Information

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

System ID System ID

12942 8611.08 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 6346 3524.08 BASE_CDC_PO $1,633,048

Disease Control & Disease Control ST

Prevention and Prevention

8611 8611.07 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 4866 3524.07 BASE_CDC_PO $1,224,824

Disease Control & Disease Control ST

Prevention and Prevention

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