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 GHCS and GAP
funds. The CDC Nigeria M&S budget, including GCS and GAP funding, has been vetted through the
interagency decision making process and agreed to as presented in the COP09 submission.
The USG Nigeria team's M&S goal, through the HHS/CDC office in Nigeria, is to have sufficient staff for
COP09 to provide more technical and programmatic oversight and assistance to all implementing partners
in Nigeria. The CDC M&S budget in COP09 supports the USG interagency team process of providing
technical assistance and monitoring of PEPFAR activities across a significant array of implementing
partners in Nigeria, which is the second largest PEPFAR country based on the established 2009 end
targets. Geographic size of the country, 25% larger than Texas, also influences the USG staffing needs to
provide monitoring of activities. Dramatic expansion of the Nigeria PEPFAR program in COP08 has more
than doubled the number of ARV treatment partners from seven to sixteen by end of COP08. Direct country
project officer oversight at CDC is in place for eight of the sixteen treatment partners working in nearly 300
clinical sites (Harvard University SPH-APIN, University of Maryland-ACTION, Columbia University-ICAP,
Catholic Relief Services-AIDSRelief, Vanderbilt University, Partners for Development, APIN LTD and URC).
Additionally, HHS has fifteen other cooperative agreements supporting a broad range of implementing
partner activities in Nigeria such as laboratory, safe blood, TB/HIV, OVC and PMTCT. RFA awards in
COP08 have added ten new HHS/CDC funded partners with an eleventh additional new award, to the
FMOH HIV/AIDS Division, in process. COP09 RFA awards will likely add 1-2 new partners. These new
partners will need rapid integration and agency management to influence achievement and progress
towards Nigerian national and PEPFAR 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 FY09, which is a level total number of staffing as approved in COP08. Some of
the previously approved positions, however, have been adjusted to reflect changes in program
management; for example, the decision reached with the US Mission to indefinitely delay the opening of a
CDC-supported PEPFAR office in Lagos due to Mission support constraints. Those positions have been
incorporated into respective support in the Abuja office. Presently 57 of the 81 approved COP08 positions
have been filled and five positions are under recruitment, including three US Direct Hire (USDH) positions
which are in the selection process.
The COP09 HHS/CDC staffing plan includes 10 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 Evaluation, Associate Director for Program Administration, Associate Director for Health Systems
Strengthening, and Resident Advisor and Laboratory Advisor for the CDC Field Epidemiology and
Laboratory Training Program. Due to safety and security issues, the PEPFAR team and US Mission have
decided in 2008 to delay plans to open a CDC-supported PEPFAR field office in Lagos. The positions
planned for the Lagos PEPFAR Field Office in COP07 and COP08 have been transitioned to the Abuja-
based office and will support activities in the Lagos area. Two PSC positions approved in COP08 are
planned to transition to USDH positions and have been approved by HHS; they are included in the total
above. It is not expected that these USDH positions will be filled immediately in COP09 due to the timeline
for incorporation into US Mission management support plans and Mission approval, followed by recruitment,
selection and relocation. A further breakdown of total staff requested includes 35 FSN technical staff
(funded under specific program areas and M&S), 1 PSA technical staff, 1 PSA administrative staff and 35
M&S FSN support staff including 23 administrative, finance and IT staff plus 12 drivers. The attached
supporting documents include a full USG PEPFAR Nigeria organizational chart. 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 COP09 programming and the minimum time required
to adequately monitor field work of partners and provide technical assistance to the Government of Nigeria.
Additionally, an independent review of USG staffing management and plans is scheduled for Q1 FY09.
This analysis will assist the team in identifying any gaps and will provide guidance on management and
staffing needs. As the program moves into PEPFAR II, the team will need to ensure appropriate focus on
programmatic oversight, technical assistance to support the GON, and development and implementation of
the PEPFAR Compact.
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 USDH M&S positions
expected in FY09, residential leases and post allowance for 10 USDH M&S positions, security services for
offices/warehouse, and communications costs. This COP09 submission does not include HQ TA support in
keeping with COP09 guidance that this will be funded through the Headquarters Operational Plan process.
ICASS charges of $1,169,376 and CSCS charges of $623,803 are budgeted separately in their own
activities as required by COP09 guidance.
New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity
Continuing Activity: 13147
Continued Associated Activity Information
Activity Activity ID USG Agency Prime Partner Mechanism Mechanism ID Mechanism Planned Funds
System ID System ID
13147 3260.08 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 6398 1530.08 HHS/CDC Track $3,056,000
Disease Control & Disease Control 2.0 CDC Agency
Prevention and Prevention
6793 3260.07 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 4188 1530.07 HHS/CDC $3,056,000
Disease Control & Disease Control Agency Funding
3260 3260.06 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 2779 1530.06 HHS/CDC $3,017,766