[Ip-health] CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: New NGO Alternate Board Member, UNITAID. Deadline: June 12th 2011
JHamer at oxfam.org.uk
Fri May 20 12:41:27 PDT 2011
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The NGO Delegation to UNITAID is seeking applications for a new Alternate
Board Member (unpaid position).
Application deadline: Sunday 12th June 2011
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 (approx. 10 days).
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)
Liaison officer, Civil Society Delegations to UNITAID Board
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 473508
Mobile: +44 (0)7879 474766
Email: JHamer at oxfam.org.uk
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