The first United Nations Program with formal representation from civil society, the UNAIDS is led by Program Coordinating Board (PCB) working as a forum for HIV and AIDS policy. The delegates in PCB work as the voice of the community and the people living with HIV and AIDS.
The UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegation is now looking to recruit:
- 1 Africa Delegate
- 1 Asia and the Pacific Delegate
Qualifications of the applying NGO
Though applications to serve on the Delegation are submitted by individuals representing NGOs, it is the NGO itself that holds the seat on the PCB. In order to qualify to hold the seat on the PCB, the applying NGO must: Be actively and principally involved with HIV work in the country and/or region for which the applicant is applying; Maintain a comprehensive understanding of the health, political, and social consequences and needs of the AIDS pandemic, particularly as it relates to the region; Be strongly connected to and actively liaise with national and regional CS networks; and Have extensive experience in national, regional, and/or international policy-making and advocacy.
Qualifications of the applying Delegate
In order to qualify to represent its NGO on the PCB, an applicant for the position of Delegate must: Be living and working in a country within the region for which they are applying to represent; Have the ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English; Have a minimum three years experience in HIV in their region; Have experience in national, regional, and/or international fora. Have an ability to collaborate well with and have sensitivity for a culturally diverse group of people with varying language skills; Have effective skills for writing reports and presentations, as well as for public speaking; and Be computer-literate, have easy and regular access to the Internet and email.
Expectations from NGO Delegates to the UNAIDS PCB
Actively seek input from their respective community on key issues related to UNAIDS policies and programs. Advocate with members states (governments) and cosponsoring organizations (the United Nations organizations that make up the UNAIDS ‘family’) for meaningful improvements in the implementation and evaluation of AIDS policies and Programs.
Last date for submitting the application is August 5, 2011, 18:00 Geneva time.
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