Technical Review Panel

  • Recruitment Process

    The Global Fund Board relies on the Technical Review Panel (TRP) to ensure Global Fund investments are strategically focused and aligned to the Global Fund’s strategy for 2012-2016. The TRP consists of experts in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, health systems, community systems and cross-cutting development issues. The primary function of the TRP is to review funding requests for technical merit and strategic focus and to make funding recommendations.

    Recruitment process

    The TRP pool of experts is replenished from time to time. The recruitment and selection of TRP members is managed by the Board’s Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee (SIIC) using an open, transparent and criteria-based process, through a public call for applications.

    Qualities of selected candidates

    The Global Fund looks for candidates with expertise in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria prevention, care and treatment, as well as expertise in cross-cutting and health systems areas applicable to program implementation in resource-constrained settings.

    The following aspects are critical for being a TRP member:

    1. Sound and up-to-date overall technical expertise;
    2. Broad experience and understanding of programing realities on the ground;
    3. Excellent technical judgment and ability to work on a panel of diverse experts to engage in robust debate and arrive at consensus; and
    4. Willingness to devote their time to make a change and ability to serve in an independent, personal capacity and to not represent the interest of an institution or constituency in order to ensure impartial judgment.

    The recruitment of experts in very specialized areas is avoided. This is done in order to continue to draw from senior experts who have an overall broad understanding of the diseases, programming at the country level, and key issues that impact implementation capacity.

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