To date, it has committed US$ 19.3 billion in 144 countries to support large-scale prevention, treatment and care programs against the three diseases.
Funding proposals submitted to the Global Fund are reviewed by a 43-member Technical Review Panel (TRP), and the Fund is currently looking for experts to serve on this panel. The review takes place about once a year for two weeks.
Because proposals focus on the fight against the three diseases and related health system strengthening, members of the TRP need to have a wide range of expertise. In addition to having sound technical knowledge and extensive program experience in HIV/AIDS, TB or malaria, it is also important that TRP members understand broader health systems and ‘cross-cutting’ issues. These include capacity-building, governance and macroeconomics, as well as topics such as budgeting and financial management (value for money), gender, sexual orientation and gender identities, human resources, procurement and service delivery – to name but a few.
Experts must be able to review large volumes of documentation under considerable time pressure and work effectively in small groups and large plenary sessions to reach consensus on funding recommendations. They must also be able to present their findings in a clear and concise way, in English, to the full panel, as well as in written form to be communicated to the Board and applicants.
If you know anyone who may be interested, more details can be found on the website of HLSP, the agency handling this recruitment. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2010.
More information on the Global Fund here.