Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 6067
Country/Region: Ukraine
Year: 2009
Main Partner: Palladium Group (formerly Futures Group)
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $722,000

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $722,000


New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity

Continuing Activity: 18878

Continued Associated Activity Information

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

System ID System ID

18878 18878.08 U.S. Agency for Constella Futures 8279 6067.08 HIV/AIDS $787,532

International Service

Development Capacity Project

Program Budget Code: 19 - HVMS Management and Staffing

Total Planned Funding for Program Budget Code: $1,354,000

Total Planned Funding for Program Budget Code: $0

Program Area Narrative:

An HIV/AIDS inter-agency team chaired by the Deputy Chief of Mission promotes coordinated management, common purpose,

and cohesion of vision and programming for all USG Agencies working on HIV/AIDS in Ukraine. Under the leadership of the

Ambassador and Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) USAID, Peace Corps and DOD actively build synergies and coordinate on

activities to accomplish program results and maximize the impact of PEPFAR in Ukraine. The USG HIV/AIDS Ukraine team

collaboratively supports and monitors progress on HIV activities through a number of approaches ranging from regular meetings

in Kyiv to share information, site visits to assess program effectiveness, and high-level Embassy involvement in AIDS policy and

leadership events to bring attention to key issues.

Under the direction of the taskforce, USAID's Director of Health and Social Transition, a position classified at the FEOC level,

serves as the HIV/AIDS focal point. In this role, the Director is responsible for coordinating development of a coherent strategic

vision for USG assistance in HIV/AIDS, for drafting a comprehensive description of the USG program in the mini-COP, for

overseeing program progress toward planned achievements through Agency monitoring and evaluation activities and ongoing

review of available data and reports, and for reporting on program results. The Director is supplemented by three professional

Foreign Service National staff, two of which work part-time on HIV/AIDS activities, and one administrative Foreign Service

National staff person. During FY 2009, a Senior Advisor on HIV/AIDS and TB, a Junior Direct Hire Officer and two professional

Foreign Service National staff will join USAID's PEPFAR team to better address workload needs. USG partner agencies Peace

Corps and DOD manage implementation of their programs supported by in-country staff as outlined in the staffing matrix and by

technical experts in regional and headquarter offices.

Within the USG framework, each USG partner focuses on its area of comparative advantage. The Department of Defense (DOD)

manages USG support for HIV prevention programs in the military. USAID is responsible for enhancing the GOU's strategic

response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through strengthening the capacity of public and nongovernmental organizations: to expand

and improve HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment care and support programs; to enhance approaches targeting most-at-risk-

populations (MARPs); and to strengthen HIV/AIDS policy, diagnosis and treatment of HIV-TB co-infection. USAID also

implements "wrap around" programs in mother and child health, family planning/reproductive health, and tuberculosis control;

these programs complement PEPFAR resources. The Peace Corps supports prevention of HIV and drug use among youth,

especially in small towns and villages. The Economic Affairs Counselor leads efforts to stimulate greater political and scientific

leadership in battling the epidemic. The Embassy's Public Affairs (PA) section and USAID coordinate on USG information

dissemination and external events on HIV/AIDS to ensure consistency of message.

To better implement a staffing for results approach, Ukraine's PEPFAR management and program team structure has been

revisited, with attention to reducing duplication of effort, identifying staffing gaps and concerns and developing strategies to

address staffing issues in the short-and long-term. As part of this process, in the year ahead the interagency team will review and

document its approach to cross agency coordination and explore potential approaches to expand joint oversight processes for

planning and budgeting for PEPFAR program management and implementation. In considering an approach to staffing for results,

the interagency team will address the issue of engaging Washington leadership and utilizing, as needed, Washington-based


Table 3.3.19:

Subpartners Total: $0
CO 100% Life (formerly AUNPLWH): NA
Coalition of HIV Service Organizations: NA
Project HOPE: NA