Deadline: 19 April 2016
The United States Agency for International Development mission in Jordan (USAID/Jordan) is seeking applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified organizations to fund a program entitled Health Finance and Governance Activity.
USAID/Jordan is issuing this Funding Opportunity to solicit technical applications for a five-year Health Finance and Governance Activity whose goal is to improve health sector sustainability and resilience in Jordan, including achieving universal health coverage.
This activity will apply a health systems strengthening approach to address structural and systems-related weaknesses within Jordan’s health finance landscape, as well as address gaps and deficiencies within the public sector’s health governance.
- Increased spending efficiency of public resources for health in support of the GOJ’s universal health coverage goal;
- Strengthened governance of the health sector to more effectively coordinate, plan, manage, and monitor the health system
- Increased public health spending efficiency;
- Increased percent of GOJ funding spent on preventive/primary health care;
- Improved coordination and monitoring of the overall health sector;
- Strengthened capacity among MOH middle-managers in planning, management and monitoring and evaluation;
- Increased authority exercised by MOH Health Directorates in day-to-day management of the health sector
- Subject to funding availability, USAID intends to provide $24.5 million in total USAID funding over a five (5) year period. The ceiling for this program is $24.5 million.
- Actual funding amounts are subject to availability of funds.
- All qualified U.S. and non-U.S. organizations (other than those from foreign policy restricted countries) are eligible to apply.
- USAID welcomes applications from organizations which have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.
- To be eligible for award of a Cooperative Agreement, organizations must have a politically neutral humanitarian mandate, a commitment to nondiscrimination with respect to beneficiaries and adherence to equal opportunity employment practices.
- Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations.
- The Recipient must be a responsible entity. The AO may determine a pre-award survey is required to conduct an examination that will determine whether the prospective recipient has the necessary organization, experience, accounting and operational controls, and technical skills – or ability to obtain them – in order to achieve the objectives of the program and comply with the terms and conditions of the award.
- The applicant is reminded that U.S. Executive Orders and U.S. law prohibits transactions with, and the provision of resources and support to, individuals and organizations associated with terrorism.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can submit their application forms electronically at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit Health Finance and Governance Activity.