[Ip-health] NGOs Delegation to UNITAID Board: New Alternate Board Member
LZadeh at oxfam.org.uk
Fri May 17 02:52:17 PDT 2013
I am pleased to inform you that the NGOs Delegation to UNITAID have
selected Brook Baker to be their new Alternate Board Member. Brook will be
taking up the role with effect from 10 June 2013.
Brook's biography and an outline of the selection process are at the
bottom of this email.
Please join me in welcoming Brook to the Civil Society Delegations to the
Leila Zadeh | Liaison Officer, Civil Society Delegations to UNITAID Board
+44 (0)1865 473508 | +44 (0) 7879 474766 | skype: leilazadeh.work
Brook K. Baker is a professor at Northeastern University School of Law, an
associate of its Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy and an
honorary research fellow at the University of KwaZulu Natal in Durban,
South Africa, where he has visited annually since 1997. Professor Baker
is a policy analyst for Health GAP (Global Access Project) and is actively
engaged in campaigns for universal access to treatment, prevention, and
care for people living with HIV/AIDS, especially expanded and improved
medical treatment. He has written and consulted extensively on
intellectual property rights, trade, and access to medicines, including
with the African Union, ASEAN, Venezuela, CARICOM, Thailand, UK DfID, the
World Health Organization, the Millennium Development Goals Project, the
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Open Society
Institute, UNDP, UNITAID, the Medicines Patent Pool, the Global Commission
on HIV and the Law, and others.
He works on policy issues concerning the Global Fund and the US PEPFAR
Program, and how those priority disease initiatives might contribute more
broadly to improving health care delivery in developing countries.
Similarly, he works on issues involving human resources for health and
health system strengthening and is a member of the steering committee of
the Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative of the Global Health Workforce
Alliance. Finally, he analyzes resource needs for global health,
innovative financing mechanisms, and IMF macroeconomic policies that
restrict increased government and donor spending on health and education
in developing countries.
Selection process for new NGOs Alternate Board Member
· Liaison Officer recruited voluntary ?selection panel? comprised
of current NGOs Board Member, Alternate Board Member (ABM), an NGOs
Delegation Key Advisor, a Contact Group member and one civil society
representative external to the delegations.
· Selection panel updated and agreed upon NGOs Board Member terms
of reference, application process, application form, selection criteria
· Liaison Officer (LO) circulated advert and application documents
to the Contact Group of the Civil Society Delegations and on public
listservs (e.g. HealthGap, ITPC, other global health initiatives
constituency groups etc).
· Liaison Officer assessed applications for completeness at time of
deadline, six weeks after the advert was first circulated.
· The selection panel scored the fifteen complete applications
against the selection criteria (fully met/partially met/not met). The
scores given by each selection panel member were collated by the LO.
· Selection panel discussed and decided by email which candidates
to invite to interview.
· Selection panel developed a set of standard interview questions
to ask all candidates.
· Selection panel interviewed six candidates by telephone.
· Selection panel discussed and decided by email who to select as
the new NGOs ABM, informed by original application, scoring against
criteria and performance at interview.
· Each candidate was informed by the LO of the outcome of their
· The LO communicated the selection of the new NGOs ABM to:
o The Communities Delegation
o The Civil Society Delegations? Contact Group
o The UNITAID Board and Secretariat
o Civil Society Delegations Facebook page
o Civil society stakeholder groups of other global health
o Public listservs
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