Agrees the Terms of Reference for the Oversight Committee as follows:
a. Membership of the Oversight Committee Decides the Membership of the Oversight Committee should include representatives of donor and recipient countries, UNAIDS stakeholders, including Cosponsors, Member States, civil society, while ensuring appropriate representation of people living with HIV, and relevant independent experts, including representation from the TERG/MERG. Further decides that the Oversight Committee should be constituted according to the following criteria:
• At least one person from each region and two from Africa
• At least two participants who are HIV+
• No more than three members of the Programme Coordinating Board
• Not less than 40 percent of either gender
• Not more than ten members
b. Accountability The Oversight Committee will report directly to the Programme Coordinating Board via the Oversight Committee Chair. It will inform the Board of any changes in scope, activities, or budget that may be required due to a change in the agreed evaluation procedures.
c. Required Expertise The members of the Oversight Committee should be characterized by high levels of credibility and relevant experience in the areas of monitoring and evaluation and data collection at the field level. In addition, they must have extensive knowledge of AIDS, including issues related to prevention, treatment, care and support interventions, as well as good knowledge of issues surrounding UNAIDS and the United Nations in general. The disciplines considered appropriate for membership in the Oversight Committee include: quantitative and qualitative disciplines from public health such as epidemiology, biostatistics, behavioral sciences, demography and operations research, specialists in program management, management information systems, management under harsh circumstances and subject matter specialists in AIDS and related public health issues, gender, human rights and civil society engagement.
d. Membership Selection Based on nominations received, and taking account of the above criteria, the Programme Coordinating Board Bureau will agree the Chair and composition of the Oversight Committee. The Bureau will send out to the PCB the proposed membership of the Oversight Committee for review and approval on a nonobjection basis. A vice chair shall be elected by members of the Committee from among its membership. Individual members should not have any conflict of interest and there should be appropriate gender and geographical representation. Committee members should have the time and commitment to participate in all meetings.
e. Tenure of Membership The members of the Oversight Committee shall serve for the period of the Evaluation.
f. Logistic Support The Chair of the Oversight Committee will be supported by dedicated members of the Secretariat. In addition, support will be available from the Secretariat to organize meetings and arrange travel and accommodation for Committee members