[Ip-health] NGOs Delegation to UNITAID Board: New Alternate Board Member

Leila Zadeh LZadeh at oxfam.org.uk
Fri May 17 02:52:17 PDT 2013

Dear All

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 

Kind regards 


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 
and advert. 
·        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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