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The International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) is a global network of networks of non-governmental and community-based organizations, with regional secretariats in five geographic regions and an international secretariat based in Toronto, Canada. ICASO plays a leading role in convening, consulting and communicating the issues of community-based organizations for HIV and AIDS advocacy, especially with communities most affected by the epidemic. The ICASO International Secretariat supports community members to provide their own voice in such global policy forums within the UN, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and other initiatives.
The Communications and Consultation Facility is an independent administrative secretariat for the NGO delegation to the Board of UNAIDS and works under their guidance. It will be housed at ICASO for two years beginning October 1, 2010. Its primary function is to strengthen NGO participation and support effectiveness of NGO country-level voices in the UNAIDS Board (PCB) policy dialogue. It provides the PCB NGO delegation with a base for independent support and strongly contributes to the strengthening of the communication and consultation with wider civil society, ensuring that the NGO delegation is equipped to represent civil society issues to the PCB.
The International Secretariat is currently seeking a Program Assistant for a two-year contract, based in Toronto, for the Communications and Consultation Facility of the NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS Board. This position works closely with the Focal Point of the Communications Facility of the UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegation, who is based in Brussels, Belgium.
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