[Ip-health] Seeking a new Alternate Board Member: Communities Delegation to UNITAID. Deadline 16th March
JHamer at oxfam.org.uk
Fri Feb 28 08:58:23 PST 2014
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The Communities Delegation to UNITAID is seeking applications for a new
Alternate Board Member (unpaid position).
Application deadline: Sunday 16th March 2014 (24:00 GMT)
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
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 living with HIV, TB and affected by
malaria, is looking to appoint a new Alternate Board Member (Alternate) to
The Alternate will work with the Communities board member, liaison officer
and delegations? Contact Group to represent the voices and issues of
Communities affected by the three diseases. Applicants must be living
with HIV, have or have had TB or be affected by 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
The term of service is 2 years (May 2014 - June 2016). A handover is
expected to take place with the current Communities Board member and
Alternate at the next UNITAID Board and Committee meetings (May 2nd-7th).
Please note: the Alternate Board member will be offered the Board member
post (for a further two years) at completion of term, subject to
satisfactory performance evaluations.
The new Alternate should be available to attend two forthcoming UNITAID
Board and Committee Meetings, and Civil Society Delegations? Pre-Board
Meetings, running May 2nd-7th 2014, and June 8th-13th 2014.
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 April 2014.
Thanks and best wishes,
Nelson Otwoma (National Empowerment Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS
in Kenya (NEPHAK), Communities Board Member (Outgoing))
Gracia Violeta Ross Quiroga (Red Nacional de Personas que Viven con VIH y
Sida en Bolivia (REDBOL), Communities Alternate Board Member (Incoming
Jessica Hamer (Liaison Officer, Civil Society Delegations to UNITAID)
Jessica Hamer | Liaison Officer, Civil Society Delegations to UNITAID
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