Capacity Development Objectives and Transition Milestones

The capacity development and transition processes are closely linked and one of the results of a Capacity Development Plan can be the sustainable handover of the Principal Recipient (PR) role to national entities, where circumstances permit. The relationship between capacity development objectives and transition results can be seen in the examples provided in the table below:

 

Function

Capacity Development Objectives

Transition Milestones

Capacity Development

To further enhance the national systems for health to improve the performance of the Global Fund SRs and/or new Principal Recipient, to strengthen the delivery of the national HIV, TB and Malaria responses.

To strengthen the knowledge, expertise and technical skills of health workers to improve individual and programme performance and service delivery.

The implementation of the Capacity Development Plan achieving 90% of the deliverables by day/month/year.

Completion of the Global Fund Capacity Assessment Tool (CAT) supported by verifiable evidence, with gaps addressed by appropriate conditions in the grant agreement by day/month/year. 

Human Resources

To establish and staff a Programme Management Unit (PMU) in the new Principal Recipient with the organogram and ToRs approved by the Global Fund.

90% of the positions in the new Principal Recipient PMU approved Organogram are filled with suitable qualified and experienced staff by day/month/year.

Legal

To ensure requirements for contracting non-governmental organizations (NGOs) include; a SR agreement template with annexes of the Performance Framework, Work Plan and  Budget, for each nominated SR.

100% SR agreement templates are produced and agreed for government and NGO SRs, with 90% being implemented on time by day/month/year.

Documents and Procedures

To ensure coordination between the newly established national PR Programme Management Unit and the national coordination structures and systems (for planning and implementation).

Timely and accurate completion and submission of the Progress Update/Disbursement Request (PU/DR) by new national PR day/month/year.

Financial Management

To integrate national and Global Fund financial management and reporting requirements within a financial management system that includes an accounting package that captures financial data and generates accurate and consolidated financial reports.

100% of financial reports being produced through the financial management system by government and NGOs in all sub national areas, with 95% submitted on time by day/month/year.

Monitoring and Evaluation

To ensure a robust health management information system with good data collection and management which supports the delivery of health care by providing strategic information to inform policy making and programme decision making and enables the monitoring and measuring the performance of service delivery in each region in the country.

Monitoring plans in place and being implemented in all sub national areas. Quality data being received from government and NGOs with 90% submitted on time by day/month/year.

Procurement and Supply Chain

To identify restrictions related to procurement of pharmaceuticals and health products as per the Global Fund requirements and develop an action plan to address these.

 

To strengthen and integrate supply chain systems and SOPs to gain greater efficiencies and cost savings, whilst improving the reliability and responsiveness to demand and consumption of health products.

Procurement plans in place and being utilized for all three diseases, that responds to the forecasted demand, provides value for money and meets X% of agreed deliver dates.

Supply Chain Management plans in place and being utilized for all three diseases with a reduction in reported stock outs at a sub national level to X% by day/month/year.