Call for Membership to the Developing Country NGO Delegation to the Board of The GF

The Developing Country NGO Delegation to the Board of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is seeking new members for 2017 to 2019.

CLOSING DATE for this call for nominations is: Friday March 17, 2017

The Delegation aims to contribute to and influence Global Fund (GF) policies and practices in an effort to make them continually and appropriately responsive to the needs of those affected by HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the NGOs and CBOs providing necessary services. The defining feature of this delegation is its ability to bring relevant perspectives as implementers and representatives from recipient countries — based on the knowledge and experience of Non-Governmental Organisations/Community-Based Organisations and Faith based Organisations (NGOs/ CBOs /FBOs) and their constituencies.

The Delegation is a team of volunteers and seek to expand its team with suitable candidates/ members capable of representing the diverse NGO/ CBO / FBO response to HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria on the GF Board. Also to aid in meeting the following objectives:

~ Represent the perspectives, views and concerns of Developing Country NGO’s on the GF Board in a strategic and consultative manner.

~ Inform and positively influence the governance processes of the GF to better integrate non-governmental and community based efforts to fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria into national and international responses.

Developing Country NGO Delegation to the Board of The Global Fund is currently inviting nominations for membership from individuals representing and working with NGO’s in the global south (Africa, Eastern Europe & Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean). The selection process strives to achieve a balanced and representative Delegation with strong consideration for the following qualities:

  • Adolescent and Youths in their diversity
  • Malaria expertise
  • Tuberculosis expertise
  • Women in all their diversity
  • Sexual and gender diversity
  • Strong knowledge in finance, strategic planning, media, gender and human rights issues,
  • Sustainability, Transitioning and Co-Financing
  • Key Populations in all their diversity
  • Specially invited to apply, persons from the following REGIONS and COUNTRIES: EMRO,MENA regions, Asia and Asia Pacific, Africa, Francophone Africa.

The role of the Delegation member is to support the Team, Board Member and the Alternate Board Member on issues related to the Global Fund; to bring to the Global Fund Board the concerns and voices of the civil society community from developing countries worldwide as well as to disseminate information from the Board to those communities within their region and beyond.

The Delegation operates in English. Linguists, who possess strong working competencies in the other languages of the Global Fund  (French, Spanish, Russian) are encouraged to apply.

The term of office: for a period of two (2) years (2017-2019), with the possibility of renewal.

Criteria for Selection

  1. Evidence of being from and resident in a developing country.
  2. Belonging to a Community organization (i.e. NGO, CBO, FBO, communities network, etc.).
  3. Formal recommendation letter from the individual’s organization and an undertaking from the organisation to permit the member to contribute up to 25% of the person’s time to the work of the delegation.
  4. References from two NGOs, CBOs or networks in the respective region.
  5. Possess understanding of the scope of work of the Global Fund and its processes.
  6. Have minimum 5 years of experience in front-line NGO work in 1 or more of the 3 disease areas (HIV, TB and Malaria)
  7. Ability and capacity to communicate and network effectively and broadly (must have functioning communications linkages such as: Internet, telephone, computer and email).
  8. Be culturally competent in communicating with diverse peoples & groups. Skills in communication, finance and management procedures are particularly welcomed.
  9. Possess diplomatic and strategic political skills including capacity to think and work strategically and independently.
  10. Must demonstrate ability to work in written and spoken English (additional languages are greatly desired and welcomed).

The application must be sent in English to

Persons living with or have been affected by the three disease as well as those who identify with key populations including youth and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Please see the Delegation Member Terms of Reference (ToR), the Delegation Website, the Global Fund website and the Delegation social media pages for further details.