CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE GLOBAL FINANCING FACILITY

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE GLOBAL FINANCING FACILITY

CIVIL SOCIETY INVESTORS GROUP REPRESENTATIVES

Background 

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) has been tasked with facilitating the selection process for the Global Financing Facility Civil Society Investors Group Representatives.

The Global Financing Facility Investors Group brings together partners and stakeholders to mobilize the resources and institutional commitment of key investors in RMNCAH required at the global and regional level to optimally support efficient collective action at the country level. It is composed of representatives of the  participating countries, donors, civil society, the private sector, and private foundations as well as international organizations and multilateral institutions represented by the Office of the UNSG, UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO the World Bank, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH),Gavi the Vaccine Alliance and Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The Investors Group has the following functions:

1. Guide and ensure effective complementary financing of RMNCAH Investment Cases
2. Create enabling environment for long-term financial sustainability of RMNCAH and health programmes
3. Mobilise additional domestic and international (including private) resources and support to ensure effective financing for Investment Cases
4. Monitor performance of GFF as a facility and foster learning among co-investors based on country experiences

The IG is also responsible for appointing members, and establishing effective operating procedures that facilitate optimal interaction between the IG and Country Platforms. The IG can establish Working Groups as appropriate.

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) is a key financing platform of the UN Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy 2.0. It is a country-driven financing partnership that brings together, under national government leadership, stakeholders in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, to provide smart, scaled and sustainable financing to accelerate efforts to end preventable maternal, newborn, child and adolescent deaths by 2030. The GFF was launched at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in July 2015.

Purpose

The PMNCH NGO constituency will elect 2 CSO representatives.  Criteria and process for selection are listed below.  These representatives will operate for two years and will be responsible for coordinating with the wider civil society constituency and representing their views to the Investors Group.  The duration of this appointment is subject to the Governance Operating Procedures which will be discussed at the fourth meeting of the IG (November 2016).

Civil society representatives on the Investors Group play a critical role in ensuring meaningful engagement of civil society is included in the all GFF processes and that civil society perspectives are captured in the content of the all of the work produced by the GFF.  Civil society representatives to the IG are limited in numbers.  The civil society representatives are also responsible for ensuring broader constituency consultation and undertake regular outreach and communication efforts around the GFF.  There are 2 civil society members of the Investors Group with the possibility of two additional civil society representatives being elected as alternates.

Process for selecting CS representatives

This call for application is being issued on 24 August 2016 and will stay open until30 September 2016.  Members interested in nominating themselves as potential IG representatives should submit a CV, bio and personal statement to pmnch@who.int, with the title ‘Application for civil society IG representative’ by close of business EST on 30 September 2016 – see application instructions below.  Applicants will need to meet minimum criteria outlined below.

Applications will be reviewed by PMNCH board representatives of the NGO constituency and current IG CS representatives.  These representatives will screen applications will each grade candidates on the outlined selection criteria.  Weighting attributed to the categories is also outlined below.  The selection committee will duly consider gender and geographic balance.

Applicant selection criteria

1. Expertise in SRMNCAH – preference on the continuum of care
2. Experience in country planning and financing processes
3. Experience and expertise in development financing, including innovative financing
4. Ability to dedicate 10% time to the GFF and IG
5. Membership in broad civil society networks and communities

Application

Interested candidates should submit their CV, a short bio and a personal statement clearly indicating how they meet the criteria and how they will use the IG to advance the representation, meaningful engagement and participation in the GFF process at national and regional level.  The personal statement should provide an account of civil society networks that candidates will leverage to engage civil society more broadly. The application should be sent to pmnch@who.int, with the title ‘Application for civil society IG representative’ by close of business EST on 30 September 2016 to be considered.

Final candidates will be announced in October 2016.