How we work

The delegation works on achieving its mission by working together with others and taking on different roles and responsibilities. This includes the following activities:

  • Ensuring that the delegation represents a broad geographical NGO constituency active in both donor -and implementing countries;
  • Operating with a high level of technical knowledge and understanding of key issues to proactively take on complex policy issues;
  • Seeking close collaboration between all three civil society constituencies and acting as an amplifier of civil society partners in developing countries and in donor countries;
  • Creating a ‘reality check’ in the Global Fund Board and Committees by bringing civil society and implementers perspectives to policy debates and agenda setting
  • Members of the Developed Country NGO Delegation are expected to work closely with the BM, AMB and CFP and will work primarily through email and conference calls. The primary role of all delegation members is to provide support and advice to the BM, AMB and CFP.
  • To constantly meet the highest standards of transparency and accountability when it comes to performance.
  • To build bridges between the Delegation and the Global Fund Secretariat and the other Delegations;
  • To advocate for full funding for the Global Fund and mobilize resources;

Terms of Office

Our delegation has decided to expand its membership – which is now 16 people. And we we want to get new people involved. Getting new people in also requires a proper process to transition delegation members out. A process that applies to all members of our delegation.

  • A process to transition out:
    • each year the delegation seeks for two new members, can be BM, ABM, CFP or member dependent on the cycles.
    • Thus we renew the delegation within 8 years, but probably slower.
  • In order to create new positions:
    • a) the delegation leadership assesses whether people are (planning to) leaving or have left for whatever reason (other job, changing interest, etc.);
    • b) the delegation leadership assesses the delegation’s annual performance review to identify if there are clear cases to ask for people to leave the delegation since they do not perform well;
    • if a) and b) do not lead to the 2 vacancies per year, the delegation member who has been involved longest and for over 6 years, will be asked to leave the delegation by the delegation leadership.
  • Former delegation’s members
    • Former delegation members can stay in the email listservs so they can keep contributing digitally if need arises. They are not expected to attend meetings and will not be invited to Board meetings.

Operating Language

The operating language of the Global Fund is English, thus the operating language of the Developed Country NGO delegation is English. It is therefore a key requirement that Delegates are fully able to communicate clearly in both written and spoken English.

Profile of the delegation

The delegation is made up of a BM, ABM, CFP and 11 delegation members. Together they represent the constituency of the Developed Country NGO’s by ensuring that there is a fair balance in membership related to:

  • Different regions and countries that are part of the Developed Country NGO constituency;
  • NGO involvement in the three diseases (HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria);
  • Implementing NGO’s and NGO’s with a focus on advocacy/policy issues;
  • Striving for gender-balance
  • Issues related to people infected and affected by the 3 diseases;
  • Good knowledge of either replenishment issues (donor and domestic finances) and/or financial expertise of large multinational organizations.

Roles and responsibilities of delegation members

Members of the Developed Country NGO Delegation are expected to work closely with the BM, AMB and CFP and will work primarily through email and conference calls. The primary role of all delegation members is to provide support and advice to the BM, AMB and CFP. Together all the members of the delegation have the following responsibilities:

  • To uphold and support the mission of the Developed Country NGO Delegation;
  • To constantly meet the highest standards of transparency and accountability when it comes to performance.
  • To build bridges between the Delegation and the Global Fund Secretariat and the other Delegations;
  • To advocate for full funding for the Global Fund and mobilize resources;
  • To have a meaningful involvement in all discussions of the Delegation, especially related to Committee and Board Meetings of the Global Fund.
  • Participation at Global Fund Board Meetings
  • Two Board Meetings of the Global Fund are held per year, and up to 10 representatives of the Delegation will attend each Board Meeting. A panel consisting of BM, AMB and CFP will select the delegation members that will be invited to attend the Board Meeting.

Criteria for Selection

Membership of the Developed Country NGO Delegation is on an individual basis. To be eligible, the individual must meet the following criteria:

  • A person working for / affiliated with a Northern Country NGO (OECD-DAC Member).
  • An in-depth knowledge of the issues around HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, international public health and development;
  • An in-depth understanding of the scope of work of the Global Fund, its mission and the opportunities it presents;
  • Ability to strengthen the Board’s understanding of NGO and people living with HIV/AIDS issues in developing countries;

Working Groups of the Developed Country NGO Delegation

The delegation has four working groups; one around each of the four official Board committees. The working groups organize their work in projects. Each working group has a Focal Point which back track to the delegation via routine delegation’s call.

The four working groups

  1. SIIC Working Group – Focal Point: Asia Russell
  2. FOPC Working Group – Jason Wright
  3. AEC Working Group – Robin Montogomery
  4. Governance Working Group – Focal Point: Ton Coenen

Projects for 2015

  • Flexibilities/shortened grant
  • UQD
  • NFM follow-up/evaluation
  • Allocation methodology
  • Hep C
  • Strategy, including Partnership Forum
    • Development Continuum
    • Equitable Access Initiative
  • Market dynamics
  • Replenishment & Domestic financing
  • TRP role
  • Risk