Approved by the Board on: 16 December 2005
Decision Point 1:
The Board requests the Chair to launch a process to produce a performance assessment of the Executive Director in time for the Thirteen Board Meeting.
Decision Point 2:
The Board decides to establish a Committee, composed of the Chairs and Vice Chairs of the Policy and Strategy Committee, Finance and Audit Committee, Portfolio Committee and Ethics Committee, to prepare recommendations for the Thirteenth Board Meeting, which will include updated Terms of Reference for the position of Executive Director.
Decision Point 3:
The Board decides to amend its By-laws and Board Operating Procedures for the appointment of the Executive Director to be in line with the text appearing below. The Board requests the Chair to work with WHO and the Global Fund's Legal Counsel and outside Swiss counsel to produce draft amendments for adoption at the Thirteen Board Meeting.
APPOINTMENT OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
I. Term and Term Limits:
The Board decides to amend Article 8.1 of its By-Laws. The Board selects the Executive Director for a period of four (4) years, renewable for a period of three (3) years. The Board will make this selection on a merit-based, non-political and open basis.
I I. Options for Board Decision
At least six months before the end of the incumbent Executive Director's first term, the Board makes one of three decisions:
The norm is Option One. In that case, the Board will make public that it has invited the incumbent Executive Director to re-apply for the post.
III. Recruitment/reappointment procedure
The Board decides to modify its Board Operating Procedures to include a recruitment procedure and a reappointment procedure, as decided in Paragraph 2 above.
3.1. Recruitment procedure ;
3.2. Reappointment procedure
On the basis of the performance assessments, the Board could decide to reappoint an Executive Director for one additional term of three (3) years, under the conditions in Paragraph One above.
Under this system, the annual performance assessment of the Executive Director would, of course, continue, in line with normal best practice. All material for the evaluation will be provided to the Board in the first quarter of the calendar year.