Technical strengthening of a Global Fund sub-recipient
As part of a team of three international consultants and one local consultant, an IDEAS staff member provided technical assistance, through the Grant Management Solutions (GMS) Project, to the Honduran National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (ASONAPVSIDAH). The mandates of this NGO are to advocate for and support public policies while encouraging people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA) to form support groups, and use these groups to improve their living conditions. They had received funds from the Global Fund as a sub-recipient but had encountered administrative and management issues which lowered their status and required temporary supervision from a higher level.
The assignment required review of the structure of the organization and its policies and processes; analysis of the staffing of the management unit; and examination of their administrative and financial procedures. The GMS team helped them to develop detailed operational manuals, restructure the board, and hire highly qualified staff in key positions. Through this assignment, the organization regained its status as a sub-recipient, able to function without the special close supervision that had been required.