Audit and Investigations
- Ad hoc Site Visits
- Audit of Country Coordinating Mechanism Funding
- Global Fund Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Investigations and Audits
- Office of Audit and Investigations (OAI) Investigations
- Principal Recipient Audit
- Sub-recipient Audit
Capacity development and transition, strengthening systems for health
- A Strategic Approach to Capacity Development
- Capacity Development and Transition - Lessons Learned
- Capacity development and Transition Planning Process
- Capacity Development and Transition
- Capacity Development Objectives and Transition Milestones
- Capacity Development Results - Evidence From Country Experiences
- Functional Capacities
- Interim Principal Recipient of Global Fund Grants
- Legal and Policy Enabling Environment
- Resilience and Sustainability
- CCM Funding
- Grant Closure
- Budget Reallocation and Revision
- Expenses Management
- Project Management and Update in Atlas
- Revenue Management
Grant-Making and Signing
- Prepare and Finalize a Global Fund Budget during Grant-Making
- Prepare and Negotiate Pre-allocation Budget
- Prepare and Negotiate Work Plan and Budget with the Global Fund
- Prepare Funding Request
- Project and Budget Formulation in Atlas
- Secure Banking Arrangements
- Grant Reporting
- Sub-recipient Management
Steps of Grant Closure Process
- 1. Global Fund Notification Letter 'Guidance on Grant Closure'
- 2. Preparation and Submission of Grant Close-Out Plan and Budget
- 3. Global Fund Approval of Grant Close-Out Plan
- 4. Implementation of Close-Out Plan and Completion of Final Global Fund Requirements (Grant Closure Period)
- 5. Operational Closure of Project
- 6. Financial Closure of Project
- 7. Documentation of Grant Closure with Global Fund Grant Closure Letter
- Terminology and Scenarios for Grant Closure Process
- Human resources
Human rights, key populations and gender
- Access to Medicines
- Integrating Human Rights, Key Populations and Gender in the Grant Lifecycle
- Objective of this Section
- UNDP’s Work on Human Rights, Key Populations and Gender
- Agreements with Sub-recipients
- Agreements with Sub-sub-recipients
- Amending Legal Agreements
- Implementation Letters and Management Letters
- Language of the Grant Agreement and other Legal Instruments
- Legal Framework for Other UNDP Support Roles
- Other Legal and Implementation Considerations
- Project Document
- Signing Legal Agreements and Requests for Disbursement
The Grant Agreement
- Grant Confirmation: Conditions Precedent (CP)
- Grant Confirmation: Conditions
- Grant Confirmation: Face Sheet
- Grant Confirmation: Limited Liability Clause
- Grant Confirmation: Schedule 1, Integrated Grant Description
- Grant Confirmation: Schedule 1, Performance Framework
- Grant Confirmation: Schedule 1, Summary Budget
- Grant Confirmation: Special Conditions (SCs)
- Grant Confirmation
- UNDP-Global Fund Grant Regulations
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Funding Request Development
- Global Fund M&E System Requirements
- M&E Components of Grant Implementation
- M&E Components of Grant-Making
- M&E components of grant reporting
- Principal Recipient Start-Up
Procurement and Supply Management
- Development of List of Health Products and Procurement Action Plan
- Distribution and Inventory Management
- Price and Quality Reporting (PQR) System
- Procurement of Non-health Products and Services
- Procurement of Pharmaceutical and Other Health Products
- Quality Control
- Rational use of Medicines and Pharmacovigilance Systems
- Strengthening of PSM Services and Risk Mitigation
- UNDP Health PSM Roster
- UNDP Quality Assurance Policy and Plan
- Communicating Results
- Grant Performance Report
- Performance-based Funding and Disbursement Decision
- PR and Coordinating Mechanism (CM) Communication and Governance
Reporting to the Global Fund
- First Disbursement, Execution Period and Reporting Calendar
- Progress Updates/Disbursement Request (PU/DR)
- Quarterly Financial Reporting to the Global Fund
- Tax Status Reporting
- UNDP Corporate Reporting
- Common Risks Identified in Global Fund Programmes
Global Fund Risk Management
- Global Fund Operational Risk Management
- Global Fund Requirements for Risk Management at Implementer Level
- Global Fund Local Risk Management Releated Policies
- Introduction to Risk Management
- Risk Management in High Risk Environments
- Risk Management in UNDP-managed Global Fund Grants
- Risk management in UNDP
- UNDP Risk Management in the Global Fund Portfolio
- Capacity Assessment and Approval Process
- Engaging Sub-recipients
- Managing Sub-recipients
- Selecting Sub-recipients
- Sub-recipient Management in Grant Lifecycle
- Audit and Investigations
HR During Grant Implementation
UNDP recruitment and selection procedures
The Recruitment and Selection Framework and policies are intended to provide UNDP Country Offices (COs) and headquarters hiring units with the principles governing recruitment and selection and specific guidance for filling vacant posts at the local and international levels in accordance with the United Nations Charter, the Staff Regulations and the Staff Rules.
UNDP staff recruitment and selection are guided by the following five principles:
Competition: Selection follows a visible and fair competitive process for all vacancies, regardless of post, contractual modality or hiring unit, except when such a competitive process is not considered practicable.
Objectivity: Screening is conducted with professional rigour, with candidates measured against clearly articulated criteria, job skills and competencies, and corporate priorities.
Transparency: The recruitment and selection criteria and all phases of recruitment processes are transparent to staff and candidates to the fullest extent possible.
Diversity: UNDP’s workforce reflects diversity and strives to include equal numbers of men and women, staff members representing as wide a geographic distribution as possible and individuals from under-represented groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities.
Accountability: Hiring managers are held accountable both for their selection proposals and the manner in which they have followed the processes leading up to them.
Each recruitment and selection should include the basic steps:
- An approved, budgeted and classified post;
- An up-to-date job description describing the key functions, competencies, impact and requirements of the post, responsibilities, academic qualifications, work experience and language requirements;
- A vacancy announcement uploaded on to the UNDP job website;
- A competitive job-specific assessment of skills, demonstrated competencies, relevant qualifications and performance of candidates in relation to the predefined requirement for the post; and
- A competency-based interview for which the panel comprises a minimum of three panellists, one of which is from outside the Hiring Unit.
The recruitment and selection process varies when Fast Track Procedures (FTP) are formally triggered. Please refer to the Fast Track Policies and Procedures in the UNDP Programme and Operations Policies and Procedures (POPP) for more information.
The UNDP Global Fund/Health Implementation Support Team has developed a Project Management Unit (PMU) recruitment tracking template as a tool to monitor the progress of the PMU recruitment process.
UNDP Global Fund/Health Implementation Team engagement in PMU recruitment
With a view to strengthen the capacity of UNDP COs to manage Global Fund programmes, the Organizational Performance Group (OPG) has made recommendations requiring that the Global Fund/Health Implementation Support Team is directly involved in the recruitment process for the following UNDP/Global Fund PMU staff positions:
- Procurement and Supply Management (PSM)  –involved in developing the JD, the shortlisting and interview process;
- Programme Manager  – involved in developing the JD, the shortlisting and interview process; and
- Finance Specialist  – involved in developing the JD, the shortlisting process and interview panel.
When planning a recruitment for any of these positions, kindly contact the respective Programme Advisor in the UNDP Global Fund/Health Implementation Support Team who is covering your country, copying Tracey Burton, Manager of the team.
The team is also available to support with the recruitment of other PMU positions, as required.
The human resources required for successful grant implementation may change over time. A review of human resource needs should therefore be conducted on a regular basis. The CO should undertake a critical review of its capacity to manage the grant in light of any changes in programme activities, to determine the Global Fund PMU’s size and structure.
For periods during the grant life cycle when there is increased demand (e.g. preparation of Progress Updates/Disbursement Requests), the PMU can be supplemented by consultants and/or staff on detailed assignments. Depending on the timeframe, the recruitment of short-term (three months) UN Volunteers may also be considered to augment capacities. The Global Fund/Health Implementation Support Team’s roster of qualified experts can be utilized to identify and quickly deploy the required expertise. If you require any additional support, please contact the UNDP Global Fund/Health Implementation Support Team.
Performance management & development (PMD)
Striving for excellence in the work we do and strengthening performance of staff is key for UNDP. The PMD process aims to build a strong high-performance culture where individual staff members, managers and teams take responsibility for the achievement of UNDP’s vision and attainment of its results in the most effective and efficient way. The PMD policy applies to all staff members holding Permanent (PA), Fixed-term (FTA) and Temporary Appointments (TA). The relevant guidance is available on the PMD Support Site.
UNDP has several mandatory learning programmes which aim at reinforcing organizational values. The mandatory courses provide compliance-learning in topics that include environmental sustainability, security, fraud and corruption awareness, prevention of harassment and sexual exploitation, gender equality, UNDP’s legal framework, ethics and integrity, and human rights. UNDP personnel holding FTA, TA, PA, and SC contracts must complete all the mandatory courses. Consultants and Interns are expected to complete the BSAFE security training programme. Newly recruited staff will be given one month upon taking up their functions to complete the mandatory courses. The courses should take 2 to 6 hours each to complete and are available on UNDP’s Talent Development Site.
UNDP staff resources
A wealth of information on all human resources-related topics is available on the Global Shared Services Unit – Human Resources (GSSU–HR) platform, which is accessible here.