SLA Application Process
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation is aware that implementing partners have projects that are currently ongoing. The SLA applies to all active projects on a differentiated approach. For ongoing projects that were signed before 01 May 2015 using the MOU, the implementing partner should submit part of the required documents. The submitted documents will not undergo PRC review. Instead, the SLA will be screened for completeness and details of the project will be entered into the SLASLA database and filed for future references. All projects that were not endorsed by MOHS in one form or the other by 01 May 2015, an SLA is mandatory prior to implementation. It should be noted that extension of signed SLAs is possible without substantial review if the scope remains the same and it is no cost extension. If there is additional funding to support the extension, then the new/revised budget should be submitted to the SLA Team for review. For all projects whose SLAs were not signed by 22nd of September 2016 when MOHS communicated the Cabinet decision on institutional support, it is mandatory for the IP to pay the SLA institutional support prior to the review and approval of the SLA. Implementing partners are encouraged to book an SLA institutional support negotiation appointment with the SLA Team using the email address: SLA2015.MOHS@gmail.com and a member of the SLA Team will book the appointment. There are several options for IPs and these include: (i) IP negotiating directly with the MOHS; or (ii) The donor negotiating on behalf of the IP. It should be noted that MOHS will not sign SLAs with the donors as SLAs is meant to hold IPs accountable for services they provide at the implementation sites. It is the MOHS’ preference for an IP to engage the SLA Team on the institutional support prior to developing and/or finalizing the budget prior to formal submission to minimize back and forth.