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
CDC Zimbabwe Staff
The request funding covers salaries, travel, overhead and related costs for 7.2 full-time equivalent (FTE)
positions in HVMS. Salaries and related costs for the other 16.8 FTE are allocated to the respective
technical areas in which they work.
CDC Zimbabwe is primarily involved in supporting the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare (MOHCW) of
Zimbabwe and local partners through direct TA and cooperative agreements. The provision of technical and
financial support enables partners to implement HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs and
develops local capacity as well. However, economic constraints and limitations (hyperinflation, rising real-
value costs and plummeting purchasing power, fewer vendors, fewer qualified partners, etc.) have made it
difficult for partners to operate in Zimbabwe. Additionally, political complexities have limited some of the
partners with whom CDC has been able to work.
Building on the fact that CDC worldwide is known for its scientific and data-based technical expertise, CDC
Zimbabwe will continue to scale up its support in these areas. In FY09 CDC will continue the technical
support with more active and direct involvement with MOCHW through its program officers and lead experts
in different programmatic areas. CDC will also use limited contracting mechanisms. In order to be cost
effective, CDC Zimbabwe is shifting towards fully utilizing ICASS services from the US Embassy/Harare.
COP09 reflects a reduction in total staff numbers in the last twelve months. CDC Zimbabwe's total staff
composition has declined from 38 to 24 persons. These 24 persons comprise 3 US Direct Hires (USDH)
and 21 Locally Employed Staff (LES). Within the USDH, while the position of Country Director is filled, the
positions of Deputy Director for Operations and Senior Public Health Advisor (Deputy for Science) are
currently vacant but are expected to be filled in FY 09. Under LES, there are 13 technical staff in the
following areas, two Public Health Specialists (PHS) in Care and Support/Treatment, one PHS in Laboratory
Infrastructure Support, one in Laboratory IT, one PHS in Human Capacity Development (HCD), one
Finance and Coordination Specialist, two PHS in Data and Surveillance, one Program Assistant, and four
Administrative Assistants. There are also nine Administration staff who spend 100% time on support
activities: the PHA/Deputy for Operations, the Executive Administrative Assistant, the Office Manager, the
Budget Analyst, the Procurement Officer, the Travel Officer, one Grants Manager, and one IT Specialist.
Two staff members split their time between administrative and technical activities: the Director and the
As part of the process of Staffing for Results (SFR) and due to existing service provision through ICASS, a
reduction in support staff has taken place in the area of drivers and custodians. With proper justification and
increased use of ICASS services, further staff reductions could take place in the future. The result of more
technical staff, as well as support staff who are directly assigned to program areas, and a shift of
administrative and operations functions to the US Embassy yields a much lower Management and Staffing
budget for CDC Zimbabwe for COP 09 and beyond.
One of the focus areas in FY 09 will be the identification and recruitment of qualified candidates for the
positions of Deputy Director for Operations, Senior Public Health Advisor (Deputy for Science), and other
technical positions. Due to the challenging local economic and political conditions, it has proved difficult to
attract suitable permanent direct hire staff to the critical positions in the organization. To implement COP 09,
CDC Zimbabwe will also need to fill in the following positions: one in PHS for Data/Surveillance, one in PHS
for Laboratory Infrastructure, and one in PHS for Care & Support/Treatment. There will also be a new
position of PHS for Human Capacity Development (HCD). The position of PHS HCD is a technical position
designed to promote sustainable workforce capacity development to deliver HIV/AIDS prevention, care and
treatment. Activities under HCD include but are not limited to coordination, technical support in planning and
prioritization training needs, monitoring and evaluation of the both in-service, and pre-service trainings.
Since many of the activities are implemented through cooperative agreements, the involvement of technical
staff with partners - from planning to implementation and evaluation - is very significant. CDC TA also
helps the local partners develop their capacity over time. The reorganization and prioritization of the CDC
work force to program areas and recruitment of additional key technical staff is therefore critical for the
success of the program which is inline with SFR.
New/Continuing Activity: New Activity
CDC Zimbabwe Cost of Doing Business
The CDC total cost of doing business related to HVMS staff costs includes:
(1) $230,265 for ICASS services.
(2) $178,500 for CSCS.
(3) $44,268 for ITSO
New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity
Continuing Activity: 18352
Continued Associated Activity Information
Activity Activity ID USG Agency Prime Partner Mechanism Mechanism ID Mechanism Planned Funds
System ID System ID
18352 6101.08 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 8060 3954.08 CDC - CODB $481,566
Disease Control & Disease Control
Prevention and Prevention
11669 6101.07 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 5842 3954.07 CDC/Head Tax $478,111
6101 6101.06 HHS/Centers for US Department of 3954 3954.06 HHS/CDC $631,156
Disease Control & State CSCS