[Ip-health] REVISED DEADLINE: June 8th 2012: Call for applications for new Communities Alternate Board member to UNITAID Board
JHamer at oxfam.org.uk
Fri May 25 08:43:52 PDT 2012
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The Communities Delegation to UNITAID is seeking applications for a new
Alternate Board Member (unpaid position).
Please note the revised application deadline: Friday 8th June 2012
Full terms of reference for the role, and an application form, are
attached. Please send completed applications to UNITAID Civil Society
Delegations Liaison Officer, Jessica Hamer: jhamer at oxfam.org.uk
Women living with HIV are encouraged to apply.
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 Position: The Communities delegation to the Executive Board of
UNITAID, representing Communities affected by HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, is
looking to appoint a new Alternate Board Member (Alternate) to represent
The Alternate will work with the Communities board member, liaison officer
and delegations? stakeholder groups (including Communities Support Team
and Contact Group) to work to represent not themselves or their
organisation, but the whole constituency of Communities affected by the
three diseases. Applicants must be living with HIV, or affected by TB or
malaria, and must be willing to commit 25% of their working time to the
position. Applicants must have the support of their organisation for the
role and time commitment.
The term of service is 2 years (July 2012-July 2014). Due to the revised
deadline, a handover will now take place with the current Communities
Board member and Alternate at the International AIDS Conference, in
Washington D.C., 22nd-27th July. Applicants should be able to attend this
if possible. Please note: the Alternate Board member will be offered the
Board member post (for a further two years) at completion of term, pending
satisfactory performance evaluations.
Please note this is an unpaid position but travel costs will be covered by
the UNITAID Secretariat. Some support towards telephone and other office
costs will also be provided.
Full Terms of Reference for the position, details of selection criteria,
and instructions on how to apply are attached. Applicants will be
assessed through CV and application form, and will be asked to participate
in a telephone interview if shortlisted. Please contact
jhamer at oxfam.org.uk should you have any queries on the process.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. Results of the
appointment will be circulated on listservs, in July 2012.
Thanks and best wishes,
Esther Tallah (Cameroon Coalition Against Malaria, Communities Board
Nelson Otwoma (National Empowerment Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS
in Kenya, Communities Alternate Board Member)
Jessica Hamer (Liaison Officer, Civil Society Delegations to UNITAID)
Liaison officer, Civil Society Delegations to UNITAID Board
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 473508
Mobile: +44 (0)7879 474766
Email: JHamer at oxfam.org.uk
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