The Board refers to its decision (GF/B17/DP20) to accept the World Health Organization's offer to provide human resources services during the period beginning on 1 January 2009 and ending not later than 30 September 2009 (the "Interim Period"). The Board recognizes the importance of full Board ownership of the human resources and related policies and systems ("HR Policy") that shall be in effect at the end of the Interim Period.
As the HR Policy must be established prior to the next meeting of the Global Fund's Board, the Board requests the Finance and Audit Committee to invite all interested Board constituencies to participate in preparation of the HR Policy. Following this consultation, the HR Policy shall be submitted to the Board for approval by email on a no-objection basis under the procedure normally applicable to funding commitments set forth in Section 12 of the Board Operating Procedures. The HR Policy shall be consistent with the principles and strategic priorities set out in Annex 4 to the Report of the Finance and Audit Committee (GF/B17/6).
In addition, the Board delegates authority to the FAC to approve an interim HR policy applicable to the Interim Period, and rules applicable to the purchasing of services and goods and non-grant financial management, which shall come into effect on 1 January 2009.
The Board delegates authority to the Executive Director to take all action, including the execution of legal agreements, required to bring into operation the Global Fund's interim and new administrative frameworks.