GF-KCM Key Populations Representatives Call

Call for Nominations for Key Population Representatives to the Kenya Co-coordinating Mechanism (KCM) of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB & Malaria.

1.0 The Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is one of the most important and innovative health initiatives that support the response to HIV, TB and Malaria in Kenya. At the country level (in this case, Kenya) GFATM is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities.

The Kenya Coordinating Mechanism.

The Kenya Coordinating Mechanism (herein referred to as KCM) is established in response to the requirements and recommendations of the Global Fund as an overall country partnership body guiding the allocation and use of the Global Fund resources.

Roles of Kenya Coordinating Mechanism

The roles of the KCM are as follows:

  • To coordinate the submission of a national proposal to the Global Fund, through a formal, transparent and documented process
  • To select one or more appropriate organisations(s) to serve as the Principal Recipient(s) for a Global Fund grant through a transparent and documented process
  • To oversee the implementation of activities under the Global Fund approved programmes, including approving major changes in the implementation plans of the Global Fund grants as necessary
  • To evaluate the performance of the Global Fund programmes and the Principal Recipients, and submit a request to Global Fund for continued funding of programmes
  • To ensure linkages and consistency between Global Fund assistance and other resources available in support of national HIV and AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis programmes
  • To ensure all relevant constituencies are involved in the decision-making process and provide information on the Global Fund grants, such as calls for proposals, decisions of the KCM and detailed information on approved proposals, to a wide range of stakeholders.

2.0 The Key Population Representatives to the KCM.

The K.p`s Representatives in to the KCM are part of the wider civil society organizations constituency of the KCM.

The role of the K.P Representatives in the KCM is to ensure the voices and issues of Key populations with and affected by the three diseases influence the deliberations and decisions on investments and programmes of the Global Fund to achieve greater and sustained impact for communities. The Communities Representatives must therefore be individuals who are informed and accountable to their constituencies.

2.1 Transparent and Inclusive Representation

So as to ensure transparency, equity and an all-inclusive representation across the three diseases, the CSOs constituency have reached a negotiated arrangement that allows for organizational, population and disease representation. Subsequently, the KCM has 1 slot for KAPs, 1 slot for NGOs and 3 slots for persons infected/affected with the diseases. Further, the Constituency of Persons Infected/Affected with the Diseases must strive to have representatives of PLHIV, TB Community and people affected by Malaria.

3.0 Call for Key Population representatives to the KCM

The ‘Key Population Constituency’ is looking for two suitable candidates, one representative and an alternate.

In accordance with the revised KCM Constitution, two slots are available for each sub-constituency: 1 Substantive Member and; 1 Alternate. The two shall work with other constituencies of the KCM to ensure that the issues and voices of those infected and affected by the three diseases are heard at the KCM. The elected representatives will also be expected to solicit input from the constituencies while at the same time sharing feedback with their constituencies on the GFATM issues. Once elected, the team are expected to develop a sub-constituency plan that is aligned to the KCM plan.

We request that you look through the criteria for selection, roles and responsibilities, and application process detailed in the following pages to ensure that you understand the commitments and the application process

3.1 Criteria for selection:

The Communities Representatives in the KCM in relation to the three diseases is an individual, while in the case of the NGO slot it organisational.  However, institutional support is critical to carrying out the duties. The geographic coverage of the delegation member spans numerous counties and looks at community issues and needs of HIV, TB and malaria and how they affect communities.  The selection of the ONE Representative and ONE Alternate will be based on the following criteria:

Criteria for Selection for Communities representatives to the KCM

To be eligible to apply to be a member of the KCM, on behalf of the key population, the individual must meet the following criteria:

  • A person: –
    • Living in, or working with Key Population
    • Self-identifying as a key population community member.
  • Be affiliated and nominated by an NGO that is compliant with the requirements of the NGO Board and working on any of the three diseases
  • Demonstrate some expertise and understanding of the scope of work of the Kenya Country Coordinating Mechanism, the Global Fund and the opportunities it presents, particularly relating to issues of key population.
  • Be familiar with and able to articulate and advance the relevant aspect of the key population in the National Strategic Frameworks.
  • Ability to have access to consistent internet connection, email and phone services;
  • Ability to ensure continuous feedback to their constituencies based on information received at the KCM level;
  • Demonstrate linkages with community networks (local, county and national levels);
  • Demonstrate diplomatic and strategic political and negotiating skills to work with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Commitment to the National Principles and values set out in Article 10 and Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya
  • Openness, willingness and ability to learn, and the commitment to engage in issues of different constituencies;
  • Commitment to achieve the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the KCM;
  • Commitment to a minimum of five hours per week for Global Fund related activities;
  • Commitment to adhere to the KCM governance documents, including Conflict of Interest (COI) plan;
  • If employed by an organization, written assurance regarding the availability to attend KCM meetings and related assignments.
  • None implementer in a global fund funded programme.

4.0 Length of term:

KCM Members serve a two-year term, dependant of performance-based assessment a two-year extension of this term may be granted by the respective constituency. No individual shall serve for more than two terms.

5.0 Role and Responsibilities of Elected Members:

The elected members have the following responsibilities:

  • To uphold and support the mission of the KCM;
  • Consult with the constituencies they represent and communicate their priorities and needs linked to the KCM;
  • Provide timely and meaningful feedback to the respective constituencies that they represent
  • Meaningfully participate in all discussions of the KCM, especially related to Committees of the KCM;
  • Respond to communications within the time frame requested;
  • Commit to a minimum of five hours a week for KCM related duties;
  • Declare a conflict of interest; and
  • Maintain KCM documents confidential unless they have been approved for circulation.

Application Process (Please read carefully and submit the following):

  • An Expression of interest (not more than two pages) demonstrating your understanding of the KCM, Global Fund and its work, your NGO and community linkages, Details of your disease expertise, the skills you would bring to the KCM on behalf of your constituency
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (not more than 2 pages)
  • Recommendation Letter from a supporting organisation
  • Supporting organizations registration certificate

Submission Guidelines

  • Candidates from the MSM community should submit their applications to GMT HIV Prevention Network (GHPN Ke)
  • Candidates from the SW community should submit their applications to Kenya Sex Workers Alliance (KESWA)
  • Candidates from the community of people who use drugs should submit their applications to Kenya Harm Reduction Network (KHRN)

Applications should submitted with the subject matter APPLICATION FOR REPRESENTATION IN THE KCM by 26th February 2017.

Applications without all of the above documentation will be automatically disqualified. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified via email that they have been cleared to contest .