For USAID Missions and Operating Units:
The mSTAR mechanism is in place to rapidly engage the full breadth and depth of mSTAR partners, as well as other international and local organizations as needed, to design and implement tailored programs that meet the objectives of USAID Missions. Because mSTAR is part of an already competed cooperative agreement, accessing mSTAR is simple:
Step 1: A Mission or operating unit can contact Troy Etulain (mSTAR’s Chief of Party) or Joe Duncan (USAID’s Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR), to freely discuss a scope of work.
Step 2: USAID can work directly with mSTAR staff to refine the scope of work and select a team of specialists to implement it.
Step 3: Once the SOW is finalized, implementation can begins. Depending on the complexity of the assignment, mSTAR endeavors to be on the ground and implementing within one to two months of a finalized scope of work.
For Implementing Partners:
Keep up with FHI 360’s regularly updated procurement website to learn about opportunities for consultancies, subgrants and subcontracts with mSTAR and other FHI 360 projects and activities.