Please note the revised application deadline: Friday 8th June 2012
Full terms of reference for the role, and an application form, can be downloaded here. Women living with HIV are encouraged to apply.
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 Communities delegation to the Executive Board of UNITAID, representing Communities affected by HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, is looking to appoint a new Alternate Board Member (Alternate) to represent Communities.
The Alternate will work with the Communities board member, liaison officer and delegations’ stakeholder groups (including Communities Support Team and Contact Group) to work to represent not themselves or their organisation, but the whole constituency of Communities affected by the three diseases. Applicants must be living with HIV, or affected by TB or 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 2012-July 2014). Due to the revised deadline, a handover will now take place with the current Communities Board member and Alternate at the International AIDS Conference, in Washington D.C., 22nd-27th July. Applicants should be able to attend this if possible. 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.
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.
Full Terms of Reference for the position, details of selection criteria, and instructions on how to apply are attached. 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.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. Results of the appointment will be circulated on listservs, in July 2012.