[Ip-health] Communities Delegation to UNITAID seeks two Key Advisors

Leila Zadeh LZadeh at oxfam.org.uk
Tue Jun 25 09:31:33 PDT 2013


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The Communities Delegation to the UNITAID Board is seeking applications 
for the role of Key Advisor (unpaid position). 

Application deadline: Midnight UK time, Friday 12 July 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 by sending an 
email to LZadeh at oxfam.org.ukby 3 July 2013. 

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 Communities Delegation to the Executive Board of 
UNITAID, representing people affected by HIV, TB or malaria, is looking to 
appoint two Key Advisors. 

The Key Advisors will provide advice and guidance to the Communities 
Delegation Board Member and Alternate Board Member. The Key Advisors will 
also work closely with the Civil Society Delegations Liaison Officer, the 
NGOs Delegation and the Contact Group. 
Applicants should be persons affected by HIV, TB or malaria and/or have a 
good understanding of the issues of PLHIV and those affected by AIDS, TB 
and malaria. They must also be willing to commit 10% of their working time 
to the position, and have the support of their organisation (if 
applicable) for this commitment. 

The term of service for the key advisors is expected to be two years, 
after which the term may be renewed. Full details can be found in the 
terms of reference.

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


Full terms of reference for this position, instructions on how to apply 
(including selection criteria), background information and the application 
form are available by sending an email to LZadeh at oxfam.org.uk by 3 July 
2013.  Applicants will be asked to participate in a telephone interview 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.

Thanks and best wishes, 

Nelson Otwoma, Communities Board Member

Gracia Violeta Ross Quiroga, Alternate Board Member 



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