About CCM South Sudan
The Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) for South Sudan was established in 2006 and operated as a subnational coordination body up to 2011 when South Sudan became Independent and the CCM fully recognized as a national multi-sectoral body responsible for the oversight and coordination of Global Fund investment to fight against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in South Sudan.
The CCM is a national, multi-stakeholder body that develops funding proposals for submission to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM). Subsequent to grant negotiation and approval (including selection of PRs or Principal Recipients), CCMs provide grant oversight during implementation of activities supported by the Global Fund and during any grant re-negotiation and grant closure processes.
The CCM includes representatives from government, civil society, key affected populations and people living with the diseases, the private sector, academia, international non-governmental organizations, and multilateral and bilateral development partners.
The key functions of the CCM are carried out through permanent committees which are the Executive and the Oversight Committee. Each committee is composed of around 10 members in addition to co-opted technical experts usually seconded from the constituencies or partner organizations.
The responsibility of CCM is to provide oversight on the Global Fund grants activities implemented in South Sudan and ensure that grants are efficiently managed and effectively coordinated with other donor investments in the country to maximize impact towards the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
CCM is a national entity responsible to oversee Global Fund Investment in South Sudan, by providing an oversight of all grant implementation for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria including the resilient and sustainable systems for health. CCM is the main body mandated for the oversight of Global Fund investment in South Sudan.
The CCM is central to achievement of the core Global Fund principles of local ownership, partnership of all relevant stakeholders, strengthened participation of people infected and affected by the three diseases, participatory decision-making, harmonization and alignment with existing national strategies and programmes, transparent and accountable grant application, as well as implementation and reporting.
CCM Core Functions
The CCM plays a stronger leadership role in communicating with stakeholders through constituency membership, to inform the public regarding Global Fund programmes and to solicit feedback from beneficiaries and health care users to support CCM dialogue. The following are core functions of the CCM South Sudan:
- To coordinate and provide oversight to the development and submission of grant application requests /proposals
- To nominate the Principal Recipient(s)
- To provide oversight to grant implementation and PR activities
- To submit concept notes and requests for funding
- To approve any re-programming and submit requests for continued funding
- To ensure links and coherence between Global Fund grants and other South Sudan health and development programmes.
CCM is based on the principal of:
- Local ownership
- Democratic decision-making
- Collaborative partnership
- Gender Balance (based on minimum standard)
- Build on National Structures
- Efficient cost effective operations
- Prioritization of needs
- Identification of comparative advantages of each partner.