[Ip-health] Deadline extended: Open call for Alternate Board Member - Unitaid Communities Delegation
wim at eatg.org
Fri Jun 23 11:43:13 PDT 2017
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Call for Expressions of Interest
*Extended deadline: COB July 14, 2017
*The Communities Delegation to Unitaid is seeking applications for a new
Alternate Board Member (unpaid position)*
*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 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 the Unitaid Board aims for a Unitaid in
which people living with and affected by HIV, TB and Malaria and those
co-infected with HIV and HCV have access to tests, medicines and
products that prevent new infections, that are affordable and meet their
needs. The delegation represents the communities and their views at
Unitaid Board and Committee level and ensures the voices from the
communities positively influence the decisions, priorities, programmes
and overall impact of Unitaid, at Board and country level.
For more information on the Communities Delegation, please see
*For full terms of reference for the role and the application form,
please contact the Communities Liaison Officer at wvandevelde at gnpplus.net*
*The Position:*The Communities Delegation to the Board of Unitaid is
looking to appoint a new Alternate Board Member (Alternate) to represent
Communities living with and affected by HIV, TB and Malaria and those
co-infected with HIV and HCV.
The Alternate will work with the Communities Board member, liaison
officer and members of the Delegation to represent the voices and issues
of people living with the diseases. */Applicants must /*be able 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 a total of *4 years*: 2 years**as Alternate Board
member, followed by 2 years as Board member**(the Alternate Board member
will be offered the Board member post subject to satisfactory
The new Alternate should be available to attend the forthcoming
Delegation's Annual Retreat on 10-14 September as an induction to the
*/Please note this is an unpaid position but travel costs, including a
per diem, will be covered by the Unitaid Secretariat. Some support
towards telephone, computer/internet, and other office costs will also
*/Reaching full gender balance is a key target for the Delegation for
incoming Alternate and Board Members. Female applicants are therefore
specifically encouraged to apply for Alternate Board Member. Suitable
candidates being sought should have an understanding of technical areas
such as diagnostics, market dynamics, antimicrobial resistance, and/or
Applicants will be assessed through their CV and application form, and
will be asked to participate in a telephone interview if short-listed.
Please contact the Communities Liaison Officer at
wvandevelde at gnpplus.net 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 mailing lists.
Thanks and best wishes,
Liaison Officer, Communities Delegation to Unitaid Board
Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+)
107 Greenmarket Place │ 54 Shortmarket Street │ Cape Town │ 8000 South Africa
Office: +27 21 424 20 57 │ Mob: +27 76 117 0238 │ Skype: wvandevelde
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