Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

US Embassy Addis Ababa Funding Opportunity for Health Sector: NOFO: PEPFAR Ethiopia Community-Led Monitoring Activities

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa / PEPFAR Ethiopia Coordination Office (PECO) is pleased to announce an open Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to solicit applications that implement Community-led Monitoring (CLM) activities for its HIV/AIDS programs.

The collective objective of Community-Led Monitoring is to develop a routine and systematic approach to gather input from recipients of HIV services by community-based organizationscivil society groups, networks of key populations (KP), people living with HIV (PLHIV), and other community groups affected by HIV.

CLM should be utilized to develop understanding of the enablers and barriers to quality HIV services in a manner that is community-driven and collaborative, productive, respectful, and translate into action and change.

The program seeks to increase support and encourage KP, and other community groups affected by HIV to undertake similar activities on their own in the future.

Funding Information
  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $300,000
  • Award Ceiling: $24,999
  • Award Floor: $22,999
  • Period of Performance: October 01, 2022, to September 30, 2023
Principles

Successful CLM projects will fulfill the below principles/requirements:

  • Monitoring data should reflect an ‘added value’ and not duplicate the collection of routine data already available to PEPFAR through MER, SIMS, or other Quality Assurance approaches. An example of ‘added value’ monitoring data includes information from beneficiaries about their experience with the health facility or community service providers, information about barriers and enablers to access quality services, and factors that increase satisfaction continuity of services etc.
  • CLM mechanisms must be action oriented. That is, it is not enough to simply collect patient reports or describe their experiences, but there must be an associated feedback loop and follow-up process with the health facility/community and advocacy for service quality improvement.
  • CLM mechanisms must be routine to ensure follow up and continuous improvement for sustainability.
Eligibility Criteria
  • CLM funds are meant for activities that are community driven and serve the community at large where they are being funded.
  • Eligible applicants include registered independent and local/community-based organizations, women-led civil society organizations, PLHIV associations, faith-based organizations, and other community-based groups and/or networks whose functions covers HIV programs.
  • However, PEPFAR implementing partners who currently work on service delivery at the health facility level, government institutions and multilateral bodies are not eligible to apply.

For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=340644

By Chala Dandessa

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