Amendment to the Board Leadership Terms of Reference
The Board notes the Terms of Reference of the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, as originally approved through GF/B19/DP10, and as last amended through GF/B32/DP05 (the “Board Leadership Terms of Reference”).
In connection with the upcoming launch of the call for nominations for the next Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board, the Board decides to amend and restate Section IV of the Board Leadership Terms of Reference and include the following new Section V in the Board Leadership Terms of Reference:
Depending on how the Chair and the Vice-Chair divide the responsibilities between them, the Board Chair should be prepared and able to dedicate an average of 40-50% of an individual’s working time to Global Fund matters, while the Vice Chair should anticipate an average of 25-40% to the same. This commitment may not be uniformly distributed throughout the calendar year. For example, Board, Committee and Coordinating Group meetings, as well as periods before and after such meetings, may require the Board Chair and Vice-Chair to commit full capacity to Global Fund matters for several consecutive days.
The time commitment for the Board Chair and Vice-Chair is highly dependent on the Replenishment and Strategy cycles of the Global Fund. In years where there will be either a Replenishment or the development of the Strategy for the upcoming period, it is anticipated that the time commitment of the Board Chair and Vice-Chair would be higher. The Board Chair and Vice-Chair should also be prepared and able to commit additional time in exceptional circumstances.
The Board Chair and Vice-Chair shall communicate regularly with Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs, Board Members, the Secretariat, partners and other stakeholders between Board Meetings. Additionally, the Board Chair and Vice-Chair should be prepared and willing to travel as representatives of the Global Fund, in some cases to locations with security, economic and infrastructural challenges.
An honorarium may be provided to the Board Chair and/or Vice-Chair for service in accordance with an honorarium framework as may be approved, or as separately approved on an individual basis, by the Board.”
The Board decides an annual honorarium in the amount of US$ 40,000 and US$ 30,000 will be available for the next Board Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively.