The NGO Delegation to the UNITAID Board is looking for a new Board Member – Deadline Extended

The NGO Delegation to the UNITAID Board is recruiting a new Board Member.

UNITAID is an international health funder that works to find new ways to prevent, treat and diagnose HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria more quickly, more cheaply and more effectively to provide an innovative approach to global health, UNITAID plays an important part in the global effort to defeat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, by facilitating and speeding up the availability of improved health tools, including medicines and diagnostics.

The NGO Delegation to the Board and its two Board Members work to represent the views and priorities of interested NGOs at the Board of UNITAID. Brook Baker from Health GAP is stepping down as Board Member, Diarmaid McDonald from STOPAIDS will take over as Board Member, creating a vacancy for an Alternate Board Member.

If you’re interested and believe you meet the  criteria set out below please fill out the attached form.

Please email Robin (, the delegation Liaison Officer, with a completed form or if you have any questions about the application, UNITAID or the NGO delegation.

The  extended deadline for applications is 5pm (GMT) – Wednesday, April 5th.  


NGOs ABM application – 2017

NGOs ABM ToR – 2017



UNITAID NGO ABM Candidate Profile

Essential criteria:

  • Ability to commit at least 15-25 percent of working time to serve as UNITAID Alternate Board member, with formal support of own organization for this time commitment.
  • A person affiliated to an NGO working to combat at least one of the three diseases, whether as an employee, trustee, volunteer, consultant etc.
  • Expertise in HIV/AIDS, TB or malaria or other field of relevance to UNITAID such as intellectual property or access to drugs and diagnostics in developing countries.
  • Willingness to learn, and invest time in learning, about UNITAID-specific issues e.g. market impact
  • Understanding of global health initiatives, e.g. the Global Fund.
  • Proven experience of successful advocacy
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Continuous access to internet-connected computer and international telephone (or able to gain this if provided with appropriate financial support).
  • Able to attend meetings in Geneva.

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience working with Boards or Board Members of global health institutions.
  • Well-connected to other actors in the global health arena.

Other criteria:

  • The selection panel may also wish to take into account the expertise and geographic and gender diversity of the incoming Board Member, and current Key Advisor(s) when selecting a new Alternate Board Member.