Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Legal Services Unit
The Global Fund and its MissionThe Global Fund is a unique global public/private partnership dedicated to attracting and disbursing additional resources to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. This partnership among governments, civil society, the private sector, and affected communities represents a new approach to international health financing. The Global Fund works in close collaboration with other bilateral and multilateral organizations to supplement existing efforts dealing with the three diseases.
Role of the Legal Services UnitThe Legal Services Unit provides legal advice to the Executive Director and his Deputy, units within the Secretariat, the Board of the Global Fund, and other key organs in the Fund's organizational structure. The Legal Counsel works closely with the Office of the Executive Director and the members of the Executive Management Team, and directly supervises the organization's Legal Officers, maintaining the Unit's ability to provide independent advice.
Nature of Extern's Work and ResponsibilitiesThe range of the Legal Service Unit's work requires the extern to become knowledgeable about the organization of the Global Fund, including its organs (the Board, Secretariat, and Office of the Inspector General), goals, priorities, and principles, in order to anticipate needs and to provide reliable and efficient legal support. The extern will assist in the daily business of the Legal Services Unit, working directly with its Legal Officers and a Senior Legal Officer. More specifically, the extern will provide assistance in:
Important Information for StudentsExterns should demonstrate the following:
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