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GFO Issue 115



Bernard Rivers

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Article Number: 6

ABSTRACT Aidspan, publisher of GFO, plans to more than double its size, and now seeks applicants for four senior positions, to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Aidspan, publisher of Global Fund Observer (GFO), plans to more than double its size, and now seeks applicants for four senior positions, as follows:

  • Senior Programme Manager. Responsibilities: Lead Aidspan’s largest programme team in gathering, analyzing and writing about Global Fund-related information; developing and implementing a new communications strategy; and recruiting and supervising relevant programme officers. Eventually take over as Editor of GFO. Applicants must have several years of experience dealing with Global Fund issues; superb analytical, writing, editing and verbal communication skills; significant international experience; and outstanding references.
  • Programme Manager. Responsibilities: Lead Aidspan’s two-person “Facilitate Discussion” team in organising Round Tables and in-country workshops; designing and then hosting web-based discussion forums and CCM websites; and mentoring local watchdogs.
  • Senior M&E Officer. Responsibilities: Oversee the implementation of Aidspan’s M&E Framework; perform M&E regarding Aidspan’s own growth and internal effectiveness; and serve as Aidspan’s resident expert regarding how to access and interpret Global Fund data.
  • Senior Systems Officer. Responsibilities: Steadily take over the role of supporting and enhancing Aidspan’s database-driven website (; and research, plan, code, test and deploy new web projects.

For further details regarding these positions, see Staff will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Competitive staff salaries and benefits are provided. Payment of relocation costs from outside Kenya will in certain cases be possible. Applicants from the Global Fund will be welcome. All applications will be treated as confidential. The deadline for applications is 1 March 2010.

Aidspan is a US-registered Kenya-based not-for-profit corporation with a global mandate; its mission is to reinforce the effectiveness of the Global FundAidspan performs this role by serving as an independent watchdog of the Fund; by providing information and advice through GFO and other publications; by facilitating critical debate; and by promoting greater transparency, accountability, effectiveness and impact. Aidspan does not accept Global Fund money, perform paid consulting work, or charge for any of its products. The Board and staff of the Fund have no influence on and bear no responsibility for the content of GFO or of any other Aidspan publication.

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