Executive Director, Geneva

The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) intends to appoint a new Executive Director to lead its work. The scale of the Global Fund’s work, its impact and ambition make this a challenging leadership role of the highest importance in the wider global development world.

The Global Fund is a 21st century financing institution and public-private partnership organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. Its mission is to attract, leverage and invest resources to end the three epidemics and to support attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Global Fund is agile, responsive, continuously improving and committed to serving affected communities, putting implementing countries in the lead to deliver healthier, productive and stable families, communities and nations. Since its inception in 2002, the Global Fund has saved more than 20 million lives through its innovative partnerships and has disbursed more than US$30 billion to support programs in more than 150 countries. Programs supported by the Global Fund have provided antiretroviral therapy for HIV for 9.2 million people, anti-tuberculosis treatment for 15.1 million people and 659 million long lasting insecticidal nets for the prevention of malaria. 

The Global Fund’s 2017-2022 strategy is to invest for maximum impact, supporting the implementation of programs in the most effective way possible. It is aligned fully with partner plans and with the SDGs, and will contribute to the 2030 agenda. The Executive Director will bring exceptional ambassadorial and partnership building skills and the suppleness of style to work with a range of partners in the global South and North. S/he will demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and cultivate and sustain an empowered team at the Secretariat to ensure the fulfilment of the mission of the Global Fund as a joint responsibility. Reporting to the Board, the Executive Director will carry responsibility for the Global Fund’s effective use of its resources. This will require proactive anticipation and management of diverse risks. A gifted communicator and relationship builder, s/he will be a role model leader who can effectively carry authority based on relevant, substantive expertise and experience. This will include a track record of working with implementing partners in the global South and funding partners worldwide, as well as substantive experience in working in the areas of international development and/or global public health.

The Global Fund is committed to diversity in its workforce, and strives for excellence in the way it interacts with grant implementers and its broad range of partners. The woman or man selected to lead the Global Fund in its next phase of achievements will be an accomplished and respected contributor to the global development community, from the global South or global North, who can grow the organization in a way that moves its goals and vision forward.
The Global Fund has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment.
For further information on the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please visit: www.rraresponses.com
The closing date for applications is 5 December 2016
All appropriately qualified people regardless of sex, sexual orientation and/or gender identities, and individuals who are living with HIV are encouraged to apply. The Global Fund Board is highly committed to diversity.