Call for Expressions of Interest
Application deadline: COB Friday, May 21, 2021
Unitaid is a global health initiative that is working with partners to end the world’s tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, malaria and hepatitis C epidemics. Founded in 2006, the organization funds the final stages of research and development of new drugs, diagnostics and disease-prevention tools, helps produce data supporting guidelines for their use, and works to allow more affordable generic medicines to enter the marketplace in low- and middle-income countries. 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 visit the website here.
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.
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 and 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 virtual Executive Board meetings on 16-17 June 2021 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 Unitaid. Some support towards telephone, computer/internet, and other office costs will also be provided.
Reaching full gender balance is a key target for the Delegation for incoming Alternate and Board Members. Male applicants are therefore specifically encouraged to apply for this Alternate Board Member position. Community members living with the diseases and from Unitaid-implementing countries in Latin America, Asia, West and Central Africa are strongly encouraged to apply. You will find an overview of the Unitaid projects and implementing countries here.
Applicants will be assessed through their CV and application form and will be asked to participate in a telephone interview if short-listed. The application form is available here and full Terms of Reference is available on pages 7 – 11 of the Delegation Handbook, available here.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. Results of the appointment will be circulated on civil society mailing lists.
Interested community members with the above expertise and criteria are invited to submit the Application Form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is Friday May 21st 2021 COB.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you require any further information.
Liaison Officer, Communities Delegation to Unitaid Board