The NGO Delegation to UNITAID is seeking applications for a new Alternate Board Member (unpaid position).
Application deadline: Sunday 12 June 2011
Application form, full Terms of Reference for the position, details of selection criteria, and instructions on how to apply can be found in this attachment.
Please send completed applications to UNITAID Civil Society Delegations Liaison Officer, Jessica Hamer: [email protected].
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 long-term 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 Position: The NGO delegation to the Executive Board of UNITAID is looking to appoint a new Alternate Board Member to represent NGOs.
The Alternate will work with the NGO board member, liaison officer and delegations’ stakeholder groups (including Advisory Group and ContactGroup) to work to represent not themselves or their organisation, but the whole constituency of NGOs involved in the fight against the three diseases. Applicants must be from an NGO working to fight HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, and must be willing 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 2 years (July 2011-July 2013) beginning with the next Executive Board Meeting, July 5th-6th 2011, where a handover will take place with the current NGO Board member and Alternate. Please note: the Alternate Board member will be offered the Board member post (for a further two years) at completion of term, pending satisfactory performance evaluations. The new Alternate should be available to attend the UNITAID Board Meeting, July 5th-6th 2011, and Civil Society Delegations’ Pre-Board Meetings, July 2nd-4th 2011, at short notice (approx. 10 days).
Please note this is an unpaid position but travel costs will be covered by the UNITAID Secretariat. Some support towards telephone 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 [email protected] should you have any queries on the process.