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The Global Fund Board intends to appoint a new Executive Director in 2017. This exciting leadership role, with a tremendous impact in global health, demands high quality candidates with strong ambition for achievement.

The Global Fund is a 21st-century partnership organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. Founded in 2002, the Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases.

The Global Fund raises and invests nearly US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 100 countries. Programs supported by the Global Fund have saved more than 22 million lives.

The Global Fund recently launched a new strategy 2017-2022 to invest for maximum impact. The strategy is aligned fully with partner plans and the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The strategy aims to support countries in implementing ambitious efforts and building sustainable and resilient health systems, securing the gains as countries transition from Global Fund support. It includes efforts to mobilize resources from traditional and new sources and via innovative financing strategies, and support increased domestic investment.

The Executive Director

As the leader of the Global Fund’s Secretariat, the next Executive Director must manage a complex and highly able team, oversee resource mobilization, and represent the Global Fund to a range of external audiences.

The successful candidate will be a transformational leader who is both an accomplished executive, manager of large organizations, and a compelling advocate and ambassador. S/he will bring a clear understanding of global public health issues and the wider development architecture, and will have experience of engaging at the highest levels with governments, UN organizations, the business sector, and civil society partners. As the new Executive Director builds on the Global Fund’s immense achievements, s/he will need strategic leadership to position it in a changing global landscape. To do so will require both gravitas and the suppleness of style to engage effectively from grassroots to head of state level.

The Global Fund actively seeks talented leaders from all over the world. It sees diversity as a strength and will extend its outreach in this effort as widely as possible.


The closing date for applications was 21 July 2017.

For the latest updates on the process from the Board’s Executive Director Nomination Committee, see our Updates page.