CLOSING DATE: Thursday 29 November 2012 at 1200 GMT.
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is perhaps the most important and innovative health initiative developed in the 21st century. The Global Fund was created to dramatically increase resources to fight these three devastating diseases, and to direct much needed resources to areas of greatest need. As a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities, the Global Fund represents an innovative approach to international health financing.
The Communities Delegation is made up of individuals living with HIV, TB and affected by malaria, and its vision is one in which all communities living with, or affected by HIV, TB and malaria to have equitable access to quality services and support needed to prevent, treat and/or live with these infections within a conducive environment that respects human rights. The mission of the Communities Delegation is to ensure the voices and issues of people living with HIV, TB and affected by malaria influence the deliberations and decisions on investments and programmes of the Global Fund to achieve greater and sustained impact for communities.
The Delegation actively participates in formulating policy and strategy positions on key issues of relevance and works closely with other board delegations (in particular the Developed and Developing Country NGO Delegations) to ensure that issues relevant to communities infected and affected by the three diseases are effectively addressed. The goal of the Delegation is to ensure that our participation on the Global Fund Board results in Universal Access to quality prevention, treatment, care and support for communities living with and affected by the three diseases based on the principles of equity and human rights.
The Communities Delegation thus is required to have informed and accountable representatives on the different committees and structures of the Global Fund, as well as implementing mechanisms and strategies to communicate with the broader community and partners affected by the three diseases.
The Delegation is looking for suitable candidates to join the current Communities Delegation, to ensure that the issues and voices heard at the Global Fund Board level are legitimate and continue to represent issues faced by communities living with HIV, TB and affected by malaria.
The Communities Delegation will also be actively implementing its 5-year strategy (2011 – 2016) with its key strategic objectives in Human Rights; Access to Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support; Effectiveness and Efficiency; Replenishment and Resource mobilisation; and Internal Processes.
Women, Young People, Sex Workers, People who Use Drugs – living with HIV and TB, and affected by malaria are strongly encouraged to apply. Communities living with HIV and TB, and affected by malaria living in Latin America and Caribbean, Asia and Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Process (Please read carefully):
The following should be sent in ONE email to [email protected] with subject matter “Application for Communities Delegation 2013 through 2015”:
- A copy of the completed application form (electronically, scanned copies will not be entertained);
- A letter of reference from your organisation expressing its support, agreeing to the additional travel and workload (1 page only); and
- A letter of reference/support from another organisation that is affiliated to the work that you are involved in.
Applications without all of the above documentation will be automatically disqualified. Applications sent directly to the Communications Focal Point will not be considered.
Please also refer to the global fund website for further information about the global fund www.theglobalfund.org. Please note that only successful applicants will be notified by the end of December 2012. Further information on the role of a delegation member is attached in the email as Terms of Reference Communities Delegation Member.