2014-12-19T07:36:08Call for Membership to the Developing Country NGO Delegation to the Board of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and MalariaEvent Link
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
The Global Fund is an international financing institution that fights AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria with a 21st century approach: partnership, transparency, constant learning and results-based funding.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was created in 2002 to dramatically increase resources for the fight against the three pandemics. It spurs partnerships between government, civil society, the private sector and communities living with the diseases, the most effective way to fight these deadly infectious diseases. The Global Fund does not manage or implement programs on the ground, relying instead on local experts. It works with partners to ensure that funding serves the men, women and children affected by these diseases in the most effective way (Refer: https://www.theglobalfund.org/en).
The Developing Country NGO Delegation
The Delegation aims to contribute to and influence Global Fund (GFATM) 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 the perspectives as representatives from recipient countries and implementers.
Based on the knowledge and experience of Non-Governmental Organizations/Community-Based Organizations and Faith based Organisations (NGOs/ CBOs /FBOs) and their constituencies, the Developing Country NGO Delegation aims to contribute to and influence Global Fund (GFATM) 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 NGOs/ CBOs/ FBOs themselves.
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 GFATM Board. Also to aid in meeting the following objectives:
- Represent the perspectives, views and concerns of Developing Country NGO’s on the GFATM Board in a strategic and consultative manner.
- Inform and positively influence the governance processes of the GFATM to better integrate non-governmental and community based efforts to fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria into national and international responses.
CALL FOR MEMBERS
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 transparent, balanced and representative Delegation with strong consideration for the following attributes:
- Knowledge and work in the three diseases (HIV, TB and Malaria)
- Regional representation
- Gender & youth (UN Youth Definition: 25 years and younger)
- Types of civil society organization (CSO)
- Malaria expertise
- TB expertise
- Women in their diversity
- Sexual diversity
- Strong knowledge in finance, and operations
- Youth in their diversity
The Delegation operates in English. Linguists, who possess strong working competencies in the other languages of the Global Fund should feel free to apply.
Length of Term
The term of office is for a period of two (2) years (2015-2017). The member will form part of a team of delegation members, democratically led by a leadership team (a board member, an alternate board member, a treasurer and a communication focal point (ex-officio). All, live and work across the developing world.
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, 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, including the Funding Model
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) as well as Community Systems Strengthening approaches
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 following should be sent in ONE (1) email in English to email@example.com
Email Subject: NOMINATION TO DEVELOPING COUNTRY NGO DELEGATION 2015
Supporting Documentation to be submitted with application must include:
1. An expression of interest detailing: (max font size 12; max 4 pages; min 2; only 4 pages will be read):
• Your understanding of the Global Fund and its work,
• Your NGO and community linkages,
• Details of your disease expertise,
• The skills you would bring to the Delegation
2. Letter from employer supporting the application including time/ travel & internate access commitments
3. Letter of support from any regional network or organisation
4. Letter of support from any relevant organisation other than your own
5. Current and relevant curriculum vitae
Please refer to TOR attached, The Delegation Website, The Global Fund Website and the Delegation Facebook Page for further details
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.
Applications without all requested documentation will be automatically disqualified. Incomplete applications, and those received after deadline will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: 01 December 2014.
DEADLINE: Membership to the Developing Country NGO Delegation to the Board of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on December 1st 2014.
2014-12-19T07:36:08Job Announcement Executive DirectorEvent Link
The Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM) is a non-profit regional network with office based in Tallinn, Estonia. The ECOM is seeking applications from qualified candidates to fill a full-time position of Executive Director.
Position title: Executive Director
Position type: Full-time
Duty station: Tallinn, Estonia
Remuneration: Commensurate with experience
Deadline for application: 18th December, 2014, 24:00 EET
The Eurasian Coalition on Male Health is a nonprofit network established in 2011 and uniting NGOs, community initiative groups and activists from Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). ECOM develops coordination and cooperation between community organizations and leaders from EECA, partner organizations, authorities and donors from the region and from all over the world. ECOM is working to create favorable conditions to ensure that gay men, other men having sex with men (MSM) and transgender people (TG) have access to services in the field of sexual and reproductive health, mainly to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, and those are evidence based and human rights oriented.
ECOM has passed through significant changes in its structure typical for a young and fast growing network. The current phase is very much about consolidation and the continued building and maintenance of internal and external communications, decision making and engagement processes. ECOM sees its members, employees and volunteers as its greatest asset and develops appropriate policies and practices to reflect this.
The main priority in ECOM activities is inspiration, development and support of regional advocacy and technical support initiatives that create room for mutual learning and support and joint acting for its members and partners – many diverse organizations and community activists. The organization needs to improve and sustain its resources and to also seek to explore new approaches to resource generation, which may include an emphasis on the Global Fund for HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria grants, governmental grants and cooperation with bi-lateral agencies, volunteering, and, in the future, fee-based activities.
What We Seek
Reporting to the Board and working in close cooperation with the Steering Committee, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for ECOM staff and volunteers, programs, fundraising and execution of its mission. The Executive Director will be a high level professional with proven leadership, management skills and a strong knowledge of the HIV prevention, treatment and care, MSM&TG sexual health and community systems strengthening. A confident presenter and analytical thinker, the successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to represent ECOM and related issues to a wide range of audiences including community leaders and members, donors, government representatives, UN family, NGOs and business representatives to build relationships and networking in a culturally sensitive manner. An ability to engage and empower people and inspire others to perform and grow will go hand in hand with excellent communication, networking and implementation skills. The Executive Director will be the primary support to organizational fundraising efforts. The ideal candidate will have experience managing a mix of grant and volunteer-based programs. This position will be leading ECOM into its next phase of growth, building a base for the success of the next five years.
See below a list of the main responsibilities of the Executive Director. Please note that this may not be an exhaustive list and the successful candidate may also be expected to take on additional responsibilities within the overall scope of the role.
Vision & Leadership
- Inspire and motivate ECOM staff to engage with and deliver on ECOM’s mission
- Develop, communicate and assess priorities of ECOM activities in light of a rapidly changing external landscape
- Strengthen the ECOM membership, its reputation and credibility, seeking long term benefits for ECOM members
- Manage key relationships with ECOM members, encourage open dialogue and collaboration between them
- Identify and engage key stakeholders (including community leaders, bi-lateral and UN organizations, local, national and global NGOs and networks, and governments) and foster partnerships to pursue ECOM mission realization
- Represent interests of ECOM externally
- Enhance ECOM’s profile by speaking publicly at relevant events
- Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board, the Steering Committee, members and volunteers to support their respective important governance and oversight role
- Report to the Board on organizational performance against ECOM’s strategic objectives and annual workplans and budget
- In liaison with corresponding staff members ensure preparation and regular review of annual budgets
- Develop sustainable financial models for the organization, including identification and exploration of potential sources
- In partnership with the Steering Committee develop and implement a fundraising strategy and steward key donor relationships
- Ensure programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications and systems
- Define organizational work plans and priorities in order to effectively achieve ECOM’s mission
- Engage, develop and empower staff and volunteers in order to enable high performing teams and individual learning
- Ensure that staff and volunteers, systems and other resources are aligned to deliver high impact outcomes and operational efficiencies
- Foster an enabling environment to encourage continuous learning and growth
- Ensure ongoing projects’ delivery including recruitment of staff and involvement of volunteers, development of working plans, negotiations with donors and partners, and proper reporting
- Support conceptualization, fundraising and launch of new programmatic activities
- Proven experience in dealing with a rapidly evolving external landscape
- Accomplished leader with substantial experience in developing and managing high performing teams
- Proven experience of developing and delivering strategy and communicating clearly about
- Good public speaking and writing abilities and experience in dealing with such individuals as community leaders, experts, donors, high level governmental officials on a one to one basis
- Demonstrable experience building networks and relationships with a wide range of actors in diverse countries, including governments, community leaders and NGOs.
- Strong collaborative decision making ability and inclusive approach
- Comfortable with substantial international travel commitments for around 25% of time
- Experience in program development or assistance in community systems strengthening, technical support, MSM&TG and HIV, sexual health, advocacy, human rights and policy development
- Fluency in written and spoken Russian and English
Qualified candidates should submit a resume with salary expectations specified (in English), a cover letter (in Russian and English),
names and full contact information of as minimum two reference persons,
to firstname.lastname@example.org stating “Executive Director” in the subject line.
Only candidates selected for interview will be notified.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS ON THE 18TH OF DECEMBER 2014.