Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Details for Mechanism ID: 4682
Country/Region: South Africa
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: $4,818,000

Funding for Management and Operations (HVMS): $4,818,000

These funds of $4,818,000.00 partially support the management and staffing expenses of the HHS/CDC/South Africa office and are integrated with (#8058). The funds will cover ongoing and new staffing needs to provide technical, financial and contractual oversight of over 52 CDC partners implementing the PEPFAR program in South Africa.

The total management and staffing budget for CDC is $6,000,000. Of this, $1,182,000 is charged to GHAI and $4,818,000 is charged to the CDC/GAP base budget. Within the total budget, the cost of ICASS is estimated at $509,655 and Capital Security Sharing is estimated at $161,345.

In FY 2006, the HHS/CDC/South Africa office was responsible for the obligation of about $65,000,000 in PEPFAR funding. In FY 2007, this amount will increase to roughly $130,000,000. CDC staff also has oversight responsibility for $21,000,000 of Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) projects. Staff responsibilities include monitoring design, implementation, and evaluation of funded activities; providing technical direction and assistance to assure that activities are implemented in accordance with OGAC technical guidance; and working closely with in-country and international partners to assure synergy and avoid duplication. Staff participate actively in the Inter-Agency Task Force to design the overall comprehensive PEPFAR program that meets the needs of South Africa and OGAC. Moreover, HHS/CDC staff participate in Technical Working Groups (TWG) of the Task Force that work to coordinate all partners in a particular technical area to ensure complementary and synergistic activities. Staff is also regularly tasked to participate in ad hoc working groups to address specific issues as they arise.

As of FY 2006, the HHS/CDC South Africa office employs a total of 34 positions. Six are U.S. direct hires, 24 are local hires and 4 are contractors. In FY 2007, HHS/CDC is requesting approval for 5 additional positions. Four of the proposed positions are envisioned as local hires and one as a contractor. The staffing matrix provides a more detailed presentation of these positions. The local hire positions are as follows: 1) one counseling and testing officer/coordinator; 2) one clinical officer for treatment; 3) one prevention program officer; and 4) one driver. The contractor position is to work in the area of TB/HIV and the electronic TB surveillance system (ETR.Net). These are priority positions to support areas of greatest need.

A table detailing the HHS/CDC/South Africa staffing pattern for PEPFAR is attached as Appendix 17. In addition to salaries, benefits and travel costs, the management budget includes direct operating costs (such as utilities, administrative and logistic support, etc.), ICASS charges and Capital Security Sharing. The total CDC budget for staffing and associated management costs in FY 2007 is $6,000,000 and is attached as Appendix 18.