[Ip-health] Call for new Alternate Board Member: Communities Delegation to Unitaid

Wim Vandevelde wim at eatg.org
Fri Mar 10 10:35:42 PST 2017

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Call for Expressions of Interest

*The Communities Delegation to Unitaid is seeking applications for a new 
Alternate Board Member (unpaid position)*

Application deadline: *March 31, 2017*

*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 

The Communities Delegation to the Unitaid Board aims for a Unitaid in 
which people living with and affected by HIV, TB and Malaria and those 
co-infected with HIV and HCV have access to tests, medicines and 
products that prevent new infections, that are affordable and meet their 
needs. The delegation represents the communities and their views at 
Unitaid Board and Committee level and ensures the voices from the 
communities positively influence the decisions, priorities, programmes 
and overall impact of Unitaid, at Board and country level.

For more information on the Communities Delegation, please see 

*Full terms of reference for the role, and the application form, please 
contact wvandevelde at gnpplus.net*

*The Position:*The Communities Delegation to the Board of Unitaid is 
looking to appoint a new Alternate Board Member (Alternate) to represent 
Communities living with and affected by HIV, TB and Malaria and those 
co-infected with HIV and HCV.

The Alternate will work with the Communities Board member, liaison 
officer and members of the Delegation to represent the voices and issues 
of people living with the diseases. */Applicants must /*be able 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 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 
Committee meetings on 26-27 April 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 their CV and application form, and 
will be asked to participate in a telephone interview if short-listed. 
Please contact the Communities Liaison Officer at 
wvandevelde at gnpplus.net 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 mailing lists.

Thanks and best wishes,

/Wim Vandevelde//

/Communities Liaison Officer/

Wim Vandevelde
Liaison Officer, Communities Delegation to Unitaid Board
Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+)
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