[Ip-health] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for applications - NGOs Alternate Board Member to the UNITAID Board

Leila Zadeh LZadeh at oxfam.org.uk
Fri Apr 5 04:52:54 PDT 2013

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The NGOs Delegation to the UNITAID Board is seeking applications for a new 
Alternate Board Member (unpaid position). 

Application deadline: 12:00 noon GMT, Friday 19 April 2013 

Please send completed applications to the UNITAID Civil Society 
Delegations Liaison Officer, Leila Zadeh: LZadeh at oxfam.org.uk 

Full terms of reference for the role, outline of the application process, 
background information and an application form are available on the 
Delegations' Facebook page 
https://www.facebook.com/CSDelegationstoUNITAIDBoard/app_182667455607 or 
by sending an email to LZadeh at oxfam.org.uk. 

UNITAID is an innovative global health initiative that uses its long-term 
sustainable funding to support projects that positively impact the market 
for medicines, diagnostics and other health products for HIV/AIDS, TB and 
Malaria. UNITAID also encourages innovation to ensure medicines are 
available in formulations and combinations that are best suited to the 
target populations and treatment conditions in developing countries. Much 
of UNITAID?s funding comes from a levy on airline tickets, which is both 
sustainable and predictable. UNITAID also receives long-term funding from 
governments. Since its inception in 2006, UNITAID has committed more than 
US$ 1,103,000 to projects in 94 countries. The UNITAID secretariat is 
hosted by the World health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. 

For more information on UNITAID, please see www.unitaid.eu. 

The Position: The NGOs delegation to the Executive Board of UNITAID, 
representing NGOs involved in the global fight against HIV, TB and 
malaria, is looking to appoint a new Alternate Board Member. 

The Alternate will work with the NGOs Board Member, Civil Society 
Delegations Liaison Officer and the Civil Society Delegations? Contact 
Group to represent the whole constituency of NGOs working on the three 
diseases.  Applicants must be affiliated to an NGO working to combat at 
least one of the three diseases, whether as an employee, trustee, 
volunteer, consultant etc., and must be willing to commit 15-25% 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 for the NGOs Alternate Board Member is 2 years (June 
2013-June 2015), after which, subject to satisfactory performance, they 
may be offered the position of Board Member for a further two years. 

The new Alternate  Board Member should be available to attend the UNITAID 
Board meeting in Geneva on 6-7 June 2013 and the Civil Society Delegations 
pre-meeting from 3 to 5 June. A handover is planned with the current NGOs 
Board Member and Alternate during this time. 

Please note this is an unpaid position but travel costs will be covered by 
the UNITAID secretariat or the grant to the Civil Society Delegations. 
Some support towards telephone and other office costs can also be 

Full terms of reference for this position, instructions on how to apply 
(including selection criteria), background information and the application 
form are available on the Delegations' Facebook page 
https://www.facebook.com/CSDelegationstoUNITAIDBoard/app_182667455607 or 
by sending an email to LZadeh at oxfam.org.uk.  Applicants will be asked to 
participate in an interview, probably by telephone, if shortlisted. Please 
contact LZadeh at oxfam.org.uk if you have any queries on the process. 

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. The outcome of this 
recruitment is expected to be announced in May 2013. 

Thanks and best wishes, 

Kim Nichols, NGOs Board Member (Outgoing) 

Tido von Schoen-Angerer, NGOs Alternate Board Member 

Leila Zadeh, Liaison Officer, Civil Society Delegations to UNITAID

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