[Ip-health] NGOs Delegation to UNITAID is seeking applications for a new Alternate Board Member

Tido von Schoen-Angerer tido.von.schoenangerer at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 04:23:21 PDT 2014

PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY. Apologies for cross-posting.

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

Application deadline: October 24, 2014

Full terms of reference for the role, and an application form, are attached. Please send completed applications to tido.von.schoenangerer at gmail.com  

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 

Full Terms of Reference for the position, details of selection criteria, and instructions are available at https://www.facebook.com/CSDelegationstoUNITAIDBoard   

The Position: The NGOs delegation to the Executive Board of UNITAID, representing NGOs working on the global response to HIV, TB and malaria, is looking to appoint a new Alternate Board Member (Alternate) to represent NGOs. 

The Alternate will work with the NGOs board member, liaison officer and delegations’ Contact Group to represent the voices and issues of NGOs working on the three diseases.  Applicants must be able to commit 15-20% 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 performance evaluations).  

The new Alternate should be available to attend the forthcoming UNITAID Board Meeting on 11-12 December as an induction to the new role.

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 be provided.

Applicants will be assessed through CV and application form, and will be asked to participate in a telephone interview if shortlisted. Please contact Tido von Schoen-Angerer at tido.von.schoenangerer at gmail.com 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.

Thanks and best wishes,

Tido von Schoen-Angerer, NGO Board Member, Health Action International

Brook Baker, Alternate NGO Board Member, Health GAP

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