Call for Membership to the Developing Country NGO Delegation to the Board of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Membership 2019 to 2021

CLOSING DATE for this call for applications is Thursday, 29 August 2019,
23h00 CEST
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis 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. See
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en for more information.
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 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
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 and 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.
See www.developingngo.org for more information
The Developing Country NGO Delegation to the Board of The Global Fund is currently
inviting applications 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:
• Malaria expertise
• Tuberculosis expertise
• Women in all their diversity
• Key population representatives (sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender
people and people who use drugs)
• Adolescent and Youths in their diversity
• Strong knowledge in finance, strategic planning, media and human rights
• Sustainability & transitioning
• Specially encouraged to apply, persons from the following regions and countries: Eastern
Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa regions, Latin America and Caribbean and
Africa (particularly) Francophone Africa
The Delegation operates in English. Linguists, who possess strong
working competencies in the other languages of the Global Fund
(Spanish, French and Russian) are encouraged to apply.
Length of Term: The term of office is for a period of two (2) years (2019-2021). 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 (exofficio).
All, live and work across the developing world. The length of term is also subject to
performance appraisal.
Criteria for Selection

  1. Evidence of being from and resident in a developing country
  2. Belonging to a community or civil society organization (i.e. NGO, CBO, FBO, network,
  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 five 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
  8. Be culturally competent in communicating with diverse peoples & groups.
    Skills in communication, finance and management procedures are particularly
  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, especially French, Spanish and Russian are greatly desired and
    The following should be sent in ONE (pdf) document in English to
    l.odendal@developingngo.org. The email subject must read: APPLICATION TO
    DEVELOPING COUNTRY NGO DELEGATION 2019 Supporting Documentation to be
    submitted with application must include:
  11. 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
  12. Letter from employer supporting the application including time/ travel commitments
  13. Letter of support from any regional network or organisation
  14. Letter of support from any relevant organisation other than your own
  15. Current and relevant curriculum vitae
  16. Contact details for two or more professional references
  17. Piece of written work (published or unpublished)
  18. Other evidence of work – print or online publication, photographs, videos or other
    media, etc. (Optional)