Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2013 2014 2015

Details for Mechanism ID: 16958
Country/Region: South Sudan
Year: 2013
Main Partner: Management Sciences for Health
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $350,000

Over the past three years the level of procurements supported by the South Sudan PEPFAR program has had an expediential growth including from the ECS and Treatment Bridge Program. PEPFAR South Sudan finds it necessary to engage a procurement specialist to assist the PEPFAR team with forecasting, quantification, verification and other activities related to PEPFAR procured commodities to support the MoH. The current mechanism being used to support the MoH on supply chain issues including strengthen pharmaceutical sector governance, enhance capacity for pharmaceutical supply management and services, and introduce rational drug use and quality assurance interventions will be used to hire the procurement specialist. The specialist will work with the PEPFAR South Sudan program as well as the MoH and the UNDP (the prime recipient of Global Fund resources) to ensure that accurate supply-chain information is collected, shared, and used; and ensure the provision of quality, affordable, health care products supplied by PEPFAR are procured in a timely manner to avoid stock out. Collaboration with the UNDP/GFATM warehouse managers is needed to monitor inventory and determine the rate of dispensing of commodities. The specialist will provide recommendations on how to strengthen logistics activities within the PEPFAR supply chain

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $350,000

The level of commodities being procured by PEPFAR for South Sudan had grown substantially over the past year. The partner will contract with a procurement specialist to provide supply chain support to the Global Fund and Ministry of Health to facilitate the forecasting for PEPFAR supported commodities (treatment bridge, ECF, etc.), determine consumption of products , monitor stock levels, and work with customs and SCMS (who is procuring the products) to ensure proper procedures are followed and documents completed. The procurement specialist will interact on a regular basis with the PEPFAR South Sudan team on supply chain issues as well as provide recommendations on the quantities and products to be procured from SCMS.