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"I Speak Out Now!" supports people to report fraud and abuse in programs financed by the Global Fund.

What is the Office of the Inspector General?

Established in 2005 and reporting directly to the Board through its Audit and Finance Committee, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has an overall mission to provide the Global Fund with independent and objective assurance over the design, effectiveness and quality of controls and processes in place to manage the key risks impacting the Global Fund's programs and operations. All processes and operations of the Global Fund, both at its Geneva Headquarters and in the countries that benefit from its grants, are within the scope of OIG.

The Office has three Units - Audit and Advisory, Investigations and Professional Services.

Through audits and investigations, the OIG promotes good practice, reduces risk and reports on fraud and abuse. More precisely, we:

  • safeguard the Global Fund’s assets, investments, reputation and sustainability

  • critically assess the organization’s risk management, governance and internal controls

  • investigate alleged fraud, abuse, theft, corruption, sexual exploitation & abuse, and human rights violations within Global Fund programs

  • agree management actions to ensure the organization is taking the right measures and managing risks effectively in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

 


Protecting the Global Fund's Mission

The Global Fund is a worldwide partnership to defeat HIV, TB and malaria and ensure a healthier, safer, more equitable future for all. We raise and invest more than US$5 billion a year to fight the deadliest infectious diseases, challenge the injustice that fuels them, and strengthen health systems and pandemic preparedness in more than 100 of the hardest hit countries. In 2022, the Global Fund disbursed a record US$5.2 billion to fight HIV, TB and malaria, support COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM) activities and strengthen the systems for health that underpin any pandemic response. We unite world leaders, communities, civil society, health workers and the private sector to find solutions that have the most impact, and we take them to scale worldwide.

To achieve the greatest impact against the deadliest infectious diseases, we challenge power dynamics to ensure affected communities have an equal voice in the fight and an equal chance at a healthy future. By working together, we are getting close to achieving the goals the world once deemed impossible – ending HIV, TB and malaria as public health threats.

 


Staff

Our staff have extensive experience in a wide range of professions including public accounting and assurance, risk management, health, law and law enforcement. We have worked in development banks, United Nations agencies, government departments, management consulting and strategic advisory, NGOs (nongovernmental organization) and anti-corruption organizations, as well as national audit offices with mature Value for Money methodologies.

Our staff hold a variety of globally recognized professional certifications and qualifications, and include Certified Internal Auditors, Certified Fraud Examiners, Chartered Accountants, Risk and Project Management experts, holding degrees ranging from Masters in Public Health, to Business Administration and Law. Our staff undergo extensive training annually to maintain their professional certifications and qualifications, as well as to develop strategic organizational priorities such as Value for Money.

 

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Structure & Leadership

 

OIG Structure

 

Tracey Staines

Tracy Staines
Inspector General

Tracy Staines brings over 24 years of multi-sectoral experience in audit and risk management, including ten years driving and leading change at the Global Fund. Prior to joining the Global Fund, Tracy led audit and investigations teams at one of Europe’s largest banks and the UK Civil Service. She began her career with Deloitte, the largest professional services firm in the world, in London and Sydney. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Chartered Internal Auditor and a qualified member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.

Daniel Petrescu

Daniel Petrescu
Head of Audit and Advisory

Daniel started his audit career with Raiffeisen Bank where he spent almost five years as an Internal Auditor and an Internal Audit Manager. He then spent seven years with Société Générale Romania as Internal Audit Director and General Inspector for three years before joining the OIG. He joined the Global Fund in 2014 and holds the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Diploma, as well as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) certifications.

Samir Fahoum

Samir Fahoum
Head of Investigations

Prior to joining the OIG, Samir served as the Principal Integrity Officer for the Office of Institutional Integrity at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington D.C. He began his career as a Special Agent for the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He later was a Senior Investigator for the World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency. In various capacities, he also advised the Islamic Development Bank, and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East in Amman, Jordan.

Collins Acheampong

Collins Acheampong
Head of Professional Services

Collins has worked on multiple assurance and consulting engagements for financial institutions, governments, international organizations, and development partners including the Global Fund as Local Fund Agent. He has firsthand understanding of Global Fund programs at the country level. He joined the Global Fund in 2015 from PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a chartered and certified member of multiple professional bodies including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Institute of Internal Auditors, Institute of Risk Management and Project Management Institute.