Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012

Details for Mechanism ID: 7349
Country/Region: Vietnam
Year: 2012
Main Partner: Chemonics International
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Private Contractor
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $162,100

The USAID HIV Workplace Project works with the government of Vietnam (GVN), the private sector and civil society to prevent HIV infection among high-risk individuals (HRIs) at the workplace. The project provides employment opportunities and economic strengthening services to reduce their stigma and discrimination, and to stabilize their economic conditions. Key objectives of this project are to:-Help targeted enterprises implement sustainable comprehensive HIV-prevention programs that aim to reduce HIV-related risk behaviors among employees, and to reduce stigma and discrimination at the workplace.-Develop sustainable models to improve access to employment services, including vocational training, job placement, self-employment through microfinance and other supportive services. Geographic focus will be the 9 PEPFAR-focus provinces: Hanoi, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Dien Bien, Nghe An, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Lao Cai and An Giang. Target populations are recovering IDUs, returnees from closed settings and PLHIV. COP 12 activities will focus on strengthening and handing over evidence-based best practices to select enterprises, microfinance intuitions and GVN. Other activities include advocating with the Ministry of Finance (MOF) to develop tax-incentive policies to encourage cooperative social responsibility of the private sector to contribute to HIV programs, as well as promoting cost-sharing among enterprises to ensure the sustainable implementation of HIV prevention programs. A combination of routine data collection, internal data quality assessment exercises and regular field visits will be used to monitor and evaluate performance against key indicators identified in the M&E plan. No vehicles have been purchased for the project.

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP): $82,100

In COP 12, the main focus within this budget code will be to provide technical assistance (TA) and supportive supervision to provincial Vietnam Chamber for Commercial and Industries (VCCIs), the Vietnam Administration for HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC) and Provincial AIDS Committees (PACs) to operationalize the National Guidelines on HIV/AIDS Prevention in the Workplace. As COP 12 is the last year of the project, the primary focus will be to strengthen the capacity of government of Vietnam (GVN) institutions to ensure the sustainability of HIV workplace activities. Key activities will include:-Strengthening the collaboration between VAAC and VCCI (at the national and provincial levels) to effectively implement HIV workplace activities, thus ensuring that successful and sustainable HIV prevention programs are in place.-Providing TA, supportive supervision, policy advocacy and resource mobilization to VAAC and VCCI to strengthen their capacity to manage HIV workplace interventions.-Providing supportive supervision to the provincial VCCIs for quality improvement, QA and maintenance of the workplace-based HIV program.-Supporting an institutionalized corporate social responsibility program to increase funding from private sector sources to ensure sustainable implementation of the HIV workplace program.-Providing TA to VAAC to develop an action plan for workplace programs under the new national strategy, taking into account the strong focus on high-risk individuals (HRIs) and the reduction in donor funding for the national HIV program.-Strengthening linkages between the workplace program and other HIV-related services to increase accessibility of workers with risky behaviors to prevention, care and treatment services at the community level.

Funding for Prevention: Injecting and Non-Injecting Drug Use (IDUP): $80,000

In Vietnam, MARPs, such as recovering injecting drug users (RDUs) returning from rehabilitation centers, are at higher risk of relapse and contracting HIV because they face difficulties accessing employment opportunities and other social services. In COP 12, the USAID HIV Workplace project will strengthen capacity of local partners such as the Ministry of Invalid and Social Affairs (MOLISA), the Center for Support Community Development Initiatives (SCDI), self-help groups of PLHIV and recovering drug users, and the private sector to enable these groups to continue implementing HIV workplace activities after the USAID program ends. The transition of the program to local institutions and CSOs will ensure that the number of PLHIVs and RDUs who receive vocational training, employment counseling and job placement services are sustained and expanded. The project also will provide technical assistance to other USAID-implementing partners, primarily the civil society strengthening partner, to provide employment support services for methadone maintenance treatment clients and RDUs as part of their community reintegration strategy. A key focus in COP 12 will be to strengthen linkages and referrals from the USAID HIV Workplace program to HIV ad health-related services.

Subpartners Total: $0
Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives: NA
M7 Microfinance Network: NA
Vietnam Chamber for Commerce and Industry: NA
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Increasing women's access to income and productive resources
Workplace Programs