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PROJECT MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS
1. Executing Agencies
Project management arrangements are similar to CDC1. In each country, MOH is the Executing Agency (EA) responsible for project oversight, administration, and integration.
In Cambodia, the EA is represented by the Health Sector Support Program (HSSP) secretariat in MOH, with the Secretary of State as the Project Director, who reports to the health sector steering committee for Health Sector Support Program (HSSP) chaired by the Minister of Health.
In the Lao PDR, the EA is represented by the Department of Planning and Finance (DPF) in MOH, with the Deputy Director General of DPF as the Project Director, who reports to the MOH Steering Committee chaired by the Minister of Health.
In Viet Nam, the EA is represented by the General Department of Preventive Medicine (GDPM) in MOH, with the director general or deputy director general GDPM, as the Project Director, who reports to the MOH Steering Committee for ADB funded projects chaired by the Vice Minister of Health for Preventive Services.
2. Project Management and Implementation
Central departments, national institutions and targeted provincial health departments or equivalent serve as implementing agencies (IAs). Coordinating IAs provide day-to-day project management in each country; regional cooperation, cooperation with provinces and concerned departments and institutions, and liaison with ADB and other partners.
In Cambodia, the Communicable Diseases Control Department (CDCD) in MOH is the coordinating IA. The Director CDCD is the Project Manager. The existing CDC1 Project Management Unit (PMU) in the coordinating IA will be continued for day-to-day project implementation. The National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control and 10 provincial health departments will also serve as IAs.
In the Lao PDR, the DPF in MOH closely collaborates with the Department of Hygiene and Prevention. A Deputy Project Director in DPF will assist the Project Director in day-to-day project coordination and management, including administration. The existing CDC1 project management unit (PMU) will continue with project administration and coordination. The National Center for Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology, the National Center for Laboratory and Epidemiology and 12 provincial health departments will also serve as IAs.
In Viet Nam, the existing CDC1 Project Management Unit (PMU) in GDPM in MOH will continue with project administration, coordination and implementation of some activities. Two Deputy Project Directors in GDPM will assist the Project Director in day-to-day project coordination and management, including administration. The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, the Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Highlands; the Pasteur Institutes of HCMC and Nha Trang; and 20 provinces—16 border provinces for all outputs and 4 additional provinces (from CDC1) for outputs 1and 3—will serve as IAs. The National Institute of Malaria, Parasitology and Entomology and the Institutes of Malaria, Parasitology and Entomology in HCMC and Qui Nhon will provide technical assistance.
At provincial level, the provincial health department (PHD) will be the designated project implementation units (PIUs). There are 42 provincial IAs in total; 10, 12 and 20 in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam, respectively. There are up to 3 positions in each PIU to be financially supported by the Project in each province, depending on the workload. This includes a provincial project coordinator, a technical officer and an account assistant. If the PIU is unable to provide a suitably qualified accountant, or the PHD accountant is already managing the financial accounts of other projects, the position should be contracted externally from the market place.
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