USAID/Accelerating Support to Advanced Local Partners
Scope of Work
Mangochi G2G Funding Monitoring Advisor
Accelerating Support to Advanced Local Partners (ASAP) is a three-year task order contract (AID-OAA-I-14-00031) for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It is under the Technical Assistance Support Contract 4 (TASC4) Africa IDIQ over a three-year period (2019-2021).
ASAP rapidly prepares local partners, and in some cases national government entities, to serve as prime partners for USAID/PEPFAR programming in compliance with USAID and PEPFAR procedures for PEPFAR program implementation in FY20 and FY21, including by strengthening their capabilities and resources. ASAP focuses on the 23 PEPFAR long-term strategy support countries and 28 Strategic and Technical Alignment for Results (STAR) countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
ASAP has two strategic objectives:
1. Strengthen local partners as they transition to receive PEPFAR funding as USAID prime partners to comply with regulations
2. Prepare local partners to directly manage, implement, and monitor PEPFAR programs, and maintain consistent PEPFAR program achievement and quality
The ASAP consortium is led by IntraHealth International and includes Pact, DAI, Foundation for Professional Development (FPD), Global Communities and U.S. small business Ona Systems, Inc. Under Work Order 1 (Core Funding), DAI is leading the development of Government-to-Government (G2G) capacity assessment and building related tools for ASAP and individual countries’ use as part of the larger grouping of ASAP Tools and Approaches.
USAID is currently exploring the implementation of a G2G agreement with Mangochi District Council (MHDC). Following a USAID assessment, a Risk Mitigation Plan (RMP) and Risk Assessment Report is anticipated to be drafted in August 2021. DAI is currently recruiting one employee, to be co-located with the MHDC to support the monitoring and coordination of a G2G agreement based on the findings from the assessment.
Duties and Responsibilities
This position will serve as a liaison between the MHDC and USAID and provide support for the first year of implementation of the G2G agreement.
Illustrative tasks to be undertaken by the G2G Funding Monitoring Advisor include:
G2G Implementation support
- Prepare a costed workplan in response to USAID/Malawi RMP in areas ASAP is identified to lead
- Support MHDC in mitigating identified risks
- Support the coordination and monitoring of the Mangochi G2G agreement
- Identify new risks affecting the G2G activity. Develop mitigation plans to either work around or build capacity to address risk
- Assist MHDC to prepare documents for verification of milestones
- Develop and implement capacity building plans and a joint monitoring plan for agreed upon major risk areas
- Work closely with HRH TA to update the iHRIS system to: 1) customize the system to the gaps and needs in Mangochi; 2) Train users of the system; 3) Monitor and evaluate and report on effectiveness of the system while in operation
- Conduct trainings as needed in as defined in the RMP and workplan
- Enhance Mangochi Council staff knowledge on USAID Rules and Regulations
Coordination and reporting
- Coordinate regular check in meetings with District Council officials and USAID staff in Lilongwe on a weekly basis
- Prepare weekly bullets to be sent to ASAP leadership and USAID Malawi
- Liaise with USAID/Malawi to support proper oversight of G2G activity
- Participate in bi-weekly check-ins with ASAP/DAI home office technical support
- Ensure coordination with other, related G2G efforts in Malawi including TA in Zomba and HRH TA in DHRMD/MOF
- Other duties as assigned by the ASAP Director that are consistent with the purpose of the work
- At least 10 years of experience in public financial management
- Familiarity with HRH topics such as forecasting, management, and development preferred
- Experience with executing capacity development plans, risk mitigation strategies, and project delivery
- Experience working with the Government of Malawi and at local levels
- Proven capacity acting in a high-level representative role and working with myriad stakeholders, including US and local government officials, and private sector actors
- Ability to proactively anticipate and respond to rapidly changing conditions and activity needs and deliver results.
- Fluency in English and written and verbal communication skills
Period of Performance and LOE
o/a August 2021 – March 2022 ( with possible extension conditional upon additional funding)
- Activity plan related to RMP
- Capacity building plan and outputs for major identified risks
- Monthly reports to USAID
- Final activity report
- Weekly performance updates
This position will report to the ASAP Director with direct support from the DAI Technical Coordinator and day-to-day coordination with the DAI Country Coordinator, based in Zomba. This position will also require frequent coordination with MHDC and USAID officials.
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