Jessica Hamer JHamer at oxfam.org.uk
Tue Jun 14 10:25:28 PDT 2011

The deadline to apply for the NGO Alternate post to UNITAID Board has now 
been extended to Sunday June 19th. Engaged activists are encouraged to 
apply by this date. 

Best wishes,

-  PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY. Apologies for cross-posting  -
The NGO Delegation to UNITAID is seeking applications for a new Alternate 
Board Member (unpaid position).
Application deadline: REVISED: Sunday June 19th.
Full terms of reference 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 NGO delegation to the Executive Board of UNITAID is 
looking to appoint a new Alternate Board Member to represent NGOs. 

The Alternate will work with the NGO board member, liaison officer and 
delegations? stakeholder groups (including Advisory Group and Contact 
Group) to work to represent not themselves or their organisation, but the 
whole constituency of NGOs involved in the fight against the three 
diseases.  Applicants must be from an NGO working to fight HIV/AIDS, TB 
and 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 2011-July 2013) beginning with the 
next Executive Board Meeting, July 5th-6th 2011, where a handover will 
take place with the current NGO Board member and Alternate. 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.   The new Alternate should be available to attend the UNITAID 
Board Meeting, July 5th-6th 2011, and Civil Society Delegations? Pre-Board 
Meetings, July 2nd-4th 2011, at short notice.
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 2011. 
Thanks and best wishes,
Mohga Kamal-Yanni (Oxfam GB, NGOs Board Member (Outgoing))
Kim Nichols (African Services Committee, NGOs Alternate Board Member)
Jessica Hamer (Liaison Officer, Civil Society Delegations to UNITAID)

Jessica Hamer
Liaison officer, Civil Society Delegations to UNITAID Board
Telephone:    +44 (0)1865 473508
Mobile:            +44 (0)7879 474766
Email:              JHamer at oxfam.org.uk
Skype:             'jessica.hamer'

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