PEPFAR's annual planning process is done either at the country (COP) or regional level (ROP).
PEPFAR's programs are implemented through implementing partners who apply for funding based on PEPFAR's published Requests for Applications.
Since 2010, PEPFAR COPs have grouped implementing partners according to an organizational type. We have retroactively applied these classifications to earlier years in the database as well.
Also called "Strategic Areas", these are general areas of HIV programming. Each program area has several corresponding budget codes.
Specific areas of HIV programming. Budget Codes are the lowest level of spending data available.
Expenditure Program Areas track general areas of PEPFAR expenditure.
Subdivisions of Program Areas, these track general higher level sub-classifications of expenditure.
Subdivisions of Major categories, these are the most detailed expenditure data.
Cross-cutting attributions are areas of PEPFAR programming that contribute across several program areas. They contain limited indicative information related to aspects such as human resources, health infrastructure, or key populations programming. However, they represent only a small proportion of the total funds that PEPFAR allocates through the COP process. Additionally, they have changed significantly over the years. As such, analysis and interpretation of these data should be approached carefully. Learn more
PEPFAR sets targets using the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) System - documentation for which can be found on PEPFAR's website at https://www.pepfar.gov/reports/guidance/. As with most data on this website, the targets here have been extracted from the COP documents. Targets are for the fiscal year following each COP year, such that selecting 2016 will access targets for FY2017. This feature is currently experimental and should be used for exploratory purposes only at present.
Years of mechanism: 2008
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION: This narrative describes the CDC Nigeria M&S needs for both GHAI and GAP
funds. The CDC Nigeria M&S budget, including GHAI and GAP funding, has been vetted through the
interagency decision making process and agreed to as presented in the COP08 submission.
The USG Nigeria team's M&S goal, through the HHS/CDC office in Nigeria, is to have sufficient staff for
COP08 to provide more technical and programmatic oversight and assistance to all implementing partners
in Nigeria. The CDC M&S budget in COP08 supports the USG interagency team process of providing
technical assistance and monitoring of PEPFAR activities across a significant array of implementing
partners in the Nigeria, which is the second largest PEPFAR country based on the established 2009 end
targets. Geographical size of the country, 25% larger than Texas, also influences the USG staffing needs to
provide monitoring of activities. Direct country project officer oversight at CDC is in place for four of the
seven existing Nigeria PEPFAR ARV treatment partners working in over 250 clinical sites (Harvard
University SPH-APIN, University of Maryland-ACTION, Columbia University-ICAP and Catholic Relief
Services-AIDSRelief). Additionally, CDC has seven other cooperative agreements supporting a broad
range of implementing partner activities such as laboratory, safe blood, TB/HIV, OVC and PMTCT.
Upcoming RFA awards will likely add 4-8 new partners by November 2007. These new partners will need
rapid integration and agency management to influence achievement of the Nigeria 2-7-10 goals.
To achieve the goals of effective technical assistance to the Government of Nigeria and joint USG oversight
of implementing partners, the CDC Global AIDS Program (GAP) Office in Nigeria has planned for full
staffing at 81 positions in FY2008, an increase of 14 technical and 8 administrative support staff (see USG
Nigeria Staff Matrix COP08). Presently 51 of the 59 approved COP07 positions have been filled as
HHS/CDC GAP Nigeria has continued its recruiting efforts over the last 12 months. Three of these vacant
CDC positions are for USDH staff for which candidates have been found and processes for selection are
The COP08 HHS/CDC staffing plan includes 7 USDH that are comprised of the Chief of Party, Deputy
Director, Associate Director for Epidemiology & Clinical Programs, Associate Director for Laboratory
Science, Associate Director for Management and Operations, Associate Director for Program Monitoring,
and the Associate Director for a USG PEPFAR field office in Lagos. The Lagos PEPFAR Field Office, while
initially staffed and funded by HHS/CDC will support the extensive USG PEPFAR program in southern
Nigeria. No new USDH positions are sought in COP08, but two PSC positions to support systems
strengthening is requested to support the CDC Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program. The
envisioned period of staffing for these positions is for two years with technical independence for
continuation of the program after this timeframe. It is not expected that these PSC positions will be filled
until Q3 FY08 due to the process for position approval at HHS/CDC and the timeline for recruitment,
selection and relocation. A further breakdown of total staff requested includes 38 FSN technical staff
(funded under specific program areas and M&S), 2 PSC technical positions (under Systems Strengthening,
and 34 M&S FSN support staff including 17 administrative, finance and IT staff plus 15 drivers. In the
attached supporting documents a full USG PEPFAR Nigeria organizational chart is attached. The specific
disciplines of technical staff were determined through an interagency staffing for results process that allows
for complementary staffing across agencies. While some technical positions in program areas are
duplicative for agencies, that duplicity is based on the total size of COP08 programming and the minimum
time required to adequately monitor field work of partners and providing technical assistance to the
Government of Nigeria.
M&S costs are inclusive of rent for offices and warehouse space, utilities, office operational costs, M&S
specific equipment, M&S specific staff inclusive of all associated costs, travel for M&S staff, training for M&S
staff, general ICASS charges, ICASS and CSCS for M&S staff, relocation costs of 4 USDH M&S positions
expected in FY08, residential leases and post allowance for 7 USDH M&S positions, security services for
offices/warehouse, 1 new vehicle for increased CDC Nigeria technical staff field support, and increased
communications costs related to staff growth. This COP08 submission does not include HQ TA support in
keeping with COP08 guidance that this will be funded through the Headquarters Operational Plan process.
Funding for M&S related equipment and supplies in the amount of $400,000 for HHS/CDC has been placed
under SCMS M&S for procurement purposes. ICASS charges of $1,000,000 and CSCS charges $289,531
are budgeted separately in their own activities as required by COP08 guidance.