Media Centre

Communications Focal Point

Developing Country NGO Delegation - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Closing Date March 5, 2018 closed

Suite 1, 1D/1E Braemar Avenue
Kingston 10 Kingston 10

Call for Applications to the Developing Country NGO Delegation
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
FIRM CLOSING DATE: Friday March 5, 2018
Midnight Central European Time

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 was created in 2002 to dramatically increase resources for the fight against the three epidemics. It spurs partnerships between government, civil society, the private sector and communities living with the diseases, the most effective way to fight these global health concerns. The Global Fund, itself, 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. (Refer:

The Developing Country NGO Delegation |

The Developing Country NGO Delegation is a voting constituency on the Board of the Global Fund and represents NGOs, from the Developing World, serving those affected by HIV/AIDS, TB, & Malaria. The Delegation seeks to influence decisions and policies to ensure strategic, continuous and appropriate responsiveness to the needs of those affected by the three diseases and the NGOs providing services to them. 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 constituents.

The Delegation is a team of volunteers. The team is coordinated and provided with communications support, by a focal point who is remunerated.


Developing Country NGO Delegation to the Board of The Global Fund is currently inviting suitably qualified candidates from developing countries to submit applications to serve as Communications Focal Point (CFP).

Persons living with and or affected by the three diseases are encouraged to apply


Required Qualifications

Bachelors or Advanced degree with specialization in public health, public policy, political science, sociology, social/international development or communication

Required Competencies

Have the ability to prepare position papers, policy briefs and other high-level documents
Experience in project and financial management approach to monitoring and evaluation, writing reports and communication briefs;
Excellent computer and administrative skills;
Knowledge of public health policies, international development and human rights;
Ability to communicate clearly (written, verbal and formal presentation skills) in English
Ability to work with people of different backgrounds and time zones;
Experience working with civil society organisations and background in human rights, gender and justice reform would be an asset;
Ability to make various international travel engagements to meetings with advance and or little notice;
Ability to work with persons of different backgrounds.
Other Competencies and Key Skills
Ability to exercise flexibility in daily time commitments
Ability to adapt quickly to changing sizes of the delegation and potential increase in workloads at different times of the year.
Knowledge of basic web site management and social media marketing and management
Understand the scope of the GF work and the opportunities it presents, particularly as it relates to NGO and community issues and people affected by the diseases in developing countries.
Familiarity and knowledge of Global Fund processes and operations at any level.
The candidate speaking more than one of the global fund’s official languages would be an asset – all encouraged to apply


Yearly contract, reviewed and negotiated yearly. Salary is based on qualifications, experience, and permanent residency/ location. The level of effort is a full-time equivalent; a part-time engagement may be negotiable.


The CFP may serve in a virtual role, with the ability to make extensive travel, sometimes with short notice. The CFP will work directly with the whole Delegation, under the guidance from the Delegation’s Leadership. S/he will report directly to and be supervised by the Board Member and Alternate Board Member.


Interested individuals should submit the following documents:

Updated curriculum vitae outlining specific relevant experience and up to three references;
Two samples of written and or published works and articles (reports and multimedia samples are acceptable);
An application letter indicating suitability for the position and an indication of expected remuneration.

Submissions should be sent to no later than MIDNIGHT CET on March 5, 2018. For questions or further information contact

Early applications are encouraged. Interviews will be done on a rolling basis.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.