Call for Alternate Board Member: Communities Delegation to UNITAID Board

The Communities Delegation to the UNITAID Board is seeking applications for a new Alternate Board Member. Application deadline: 31 March 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.

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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.

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The position

The Communities Delegation to the UNITAID Board 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 Wim Vandevelde at should you have any queries on the process.

Full terms of reference for the role are available here.

An application form can be downloaded here. Please send completed applications to Application deadline: 31 March 2017.

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By UNITAID Communities Delegation

Published: March 16, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

Last updated: March 16, 2017, 6:01 p.m.

Tags: Advocacy

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