[Ip-health] EXTENDED DEADLINE OF 20th AUGUST: Call for new membership: Communities Delegation to UNITAID, Communities Support Team
JHamer at oxfam.org.uk
Mon Jul 30 07:32:54 PDT 2012
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CALL FOR NEW MEMBERSHIP:
COMMUNITIES DELEGATION TO UNITAID: COMMUNITIES SUPPORT TEAM
Extended Application Deadline: 20th August 2012
Applications from people living with HIV, affected by TB and/or malaria in
Eastern Europe, Latin American and the Caribbean, and Asia, plus African
countries with high UNITAID investments* are particularly encouraged to
*Including Uganda, Mozambique, DRC, Ghana, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malawi.
The Communities Delegation to UNITAID is seeking new members for its
Communities Support Team, which works to raise awareness of UNITAID at
country level, and to ensure UNITAID projects reach communities who need
them. Full Terms of Reference are attached, and instructions on how to
apply are included below. Please email your application email to
esther.tallah at gmail.com and carolnawina at yahoo.com by 20th August 2012 in
order to be considered.
PLEASE NOTE: There is no application form - please email up to 1 page of
text as detailed in the instructions below.
UNITAID is an international drug-purchasing facility, intervening for
market impact to scale up access to prevention, diagnostic, and treatment
products for HIV and AIDS, TB and malaria in developing countries. UNITAID
raises money through a combination of taxes on airline tickets and
long-term government funding. UNITAID is also a vehicle to encourage
follow-on innovation, to ensure medicines are available in formulations
and combinations that are best suited to the target populations and
treatment conditions in developing countries.
For more information on UNITAID, please see www.unitaid.eu
The Communities delegation to UNITAID, representing communities living
with and/or affected by HIV, TB and/or malaria at UNITAID Board level,
play a vital role in bringing the voices of affected Communities to key
UNITAID Board decisions and activities. The Communities delegation have
developed the Communities Support Team (CST) to strengthen their
connection with voices on the ground in UNITAID-beneficiary countries, and
to strengthen the delegations? ability to monitor that UNITAID-purchased
commodities are reaching those communities which need them.
The Communities Support Team (CST) is entering an exciting phase in its
development, having completed a series of country consultations,
connecting key UNITAID stakeholders (including government, UNITAID
partners, civil society) at country level supported by UNITAID, and now
moving into the next phase of its operations, working to contribute
towards effectiveness of UNITAID supported country programs and
specifically towards UNITAID- purchased medicines, diagnostics and
preventive products reaching people on the ground. Full terms of reference
for the CST are attached.
The Communities Support Team is seeking new membership. Applicants must be
living with HIV, or affected by TB or malaria, and should be based in a
country where UNITAID programmes are active (see
To apply, please email 3-4 paragraphs (maximum 1 page) outlining how you
meet the following selection criteria to
esther.tallah at gmail.com and carolnawina at yahoo.com by 20th August 2012:
Selection to the Communities Delegation will be based on the following
i. A person living with HIV and/or living with or had TB and/or living
in communities affected by malaria;
ii. Demonstrated understanding of the scope of work of UNITAID and
opportunities it presents, particularly as it relates to issues of people
living with AIDS, affected by TB, and malaria in developing countries;
iii. Consistent internet, email and phone access;
iv. Ability to work well in written and spoken English (additional
languages will be valued);
v. Ability and capacity to communicate and network effectively and
broadly (must have functioning communication linkages in region or
vi. Diplomatic and strategic political and negotiating skills to work
with donor, government, non-governmental organisations, private sector and
other relevant entities;
vii. Openness, willingness and ability to learn, and to take on issues
across constituency groups;
viii.Willingness to adhere to the key performance indicators (KPIs) of the
CST (see attached TORs);
ix. Assurance regarding availability of at least 10% of working time
for UNITAID related duties; and
x. Adhering to strict confidentiality with regards to UNITAID board and
committee documents where relevant
Completed applications will be assessed by a panel comprising the current
Board member and Alternate, and Communities delegation Key
Advisor/s/existing Communities Support Team members. The outcome of
selection will be communicated to applicants by the end of July 2012.
Please note: Membership of the Communities Support Team is on a voluntary
basis, and no remuneration will be provided.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. Please do contact
esther.tallah at gmail.com and carolnawina at yahoo.com should you have any
queries in the meantime.
Esther Tallah (outgoing Communities Board member to UNITAID)
Nelson Otwoma (incoming Communities Board member to UNITAID/current
Carol Nyirenda (Communities delegation Key Advisor)
Liaison officer, Civil Society Delegations to UNITAID Board
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