Key Stakeholders

Programme Coordinating Mechanism (PCM): Government of Malawi
PCM defines the strategic orientation and sets the objectives for the GSF programme. It provides oversight and guidance and ensures alignment with national sector policies and strategies. It is in effect the owner of GSF programme that represents the interests of the national stakeholders, in particular, people who lack adequate sanitation and hygiene. PCM and GSF Management are mutually accountable: PCM for its definition and oversight of the country programme and GSF Management for its selection of an EA and management of EA’s contract. Among other responsibilities, PCM reviews EA’s progress reports and provides decisions, where requested, on the issues related to GSF operations (for example, draft procedures, proposed grant awards and annual budgets). GSF Malawi programme’s PCM is the Government of Malawi.

Country Programme Monitor (CPM): PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
Country Programme Monitor (CPM) is selected and appointed by GSF to monitor the EA’s programme implementation, verify the EA’s compliance with its contractual Terms of Reference (TOR), oversee the EA’s due diligence on use of funds, and finally, provide professional and independent recommendations to GSF Management. PricewaterhouseCoopers play the role of CPM for GSF Malawi.

Executing Agency (EA): Plan International Malawi
The Executing Agency (EA), or Plan Malawi, is responsible for overall in-country management of GSF programme in consultation with PCM. The EA is accountable to both the PCM and GSF Management. The accountability of EA to GSF Management is defined by its contract with UNOPS/WSSCC. Plan International Malawi is the EA of GSF Malawi programme.

Sub-Grantees (SGs)
SGs are the organisations from civil society, private and public sectors that are eligible for and have been awarded a grant to implement GSF programme components. EA selects its SGs to act as the primary agents that undertake the activities in the field and contribute directly to improved sanitation and hygiene. Their work is supported by grants administered by EA. EA itself does not perform these activities. More information on SGs is here.