2014-12-21T17:52:08Call 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.