Accelerating Support to Advanced Local Partners

Accelerating Support to Advanced Local Partners (ASAP) is a three-year task order contract for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It is under the Technical Assistance Support Contract 4 (TASC4) Africa IDIQ over a three-year period (2019-2021).

ASAP rapidly prepares local partners, and in some cases national government entities, to serve as prime partners for USAID/PEPFAR programming in compliance with USAID and PEPFAR procedures for PEPFAR program implementation in FY20 and FY21, including by strengthening their capabilities and resources. ASAP focuses on the 23 PEPFAR long-term strategy support countries and 28 Strategic and Technical Alignment for Results (STAR) countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

ASAP has two strategic objectives:

  1. Strengthen local partners as they transition to receive PEPFAR funding as USAID prime partners to comply with regulations
  2. Prepare local partners to directly manage, implement, and monitor PEPFAR programs, and maintain consistent PEPFAR program achievement and quality

The ASAP consortium is led by IntraHealth International and includes Pact, DAI, Foundation for Professional Development (FPD), Global Communities and U.S. small business Ona Systems, Inc. Under Work Order 1 (Core Funding), DAI is leading the development of Government-to-Government (G2G) capacity assessment and building related tools for ASAP and individual countries’ use as part of the larger grouping of ASAP tools and approaches.

USAID is currently exploring the implementation of a G2G agreement with Mangochi District Council (MHDC). Following a USAID assessment, a Risk Mitigation Plan (RMP) and Risk Assessment Report is anticipated to be drafted in August 2021. DAI is currently recruiting one employee, to be co-located with the MHDC to support the monitoring and coordination of a G2G agreement based on the findings from the assessment.

About DAI

DAI is a global development company with corporate offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, EU, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Palestine and project operations worldwide. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world.

DAI and its employees are committed to confronting racism and holding ourselves accountable for positive change within the company and in the communities, cultures, and countries in which we live and work.  DAI is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner.

DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All of our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.