NGO Delegate on the UNAIDS Board

Deadline: 2 August 2010

UNAIDS was the first United Nations programme to have formal civil society representation on its governing body.
The NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS PCB has vacancies for two-year terms beginning 1 January 2011 and ending 31 December 2012, for the following position:

1. North America Main Delegate
2. North America Alternate Delegate
3. Latin America and the Caribbean Alternate Delegate
4. African Alternate Delegate
5. Asia Alternate Delegate

Applications from people living with HIV are particularly encouraged. We also welcome applicants from the Middle East, North Africa and the Caribbean.


– 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.


– 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.

How to apply

Your set of application documents should contain :
– A recommendation letter
on-line application form
– 1-page statement of the nominating organisation
– 1-page statement of the nominated candidate
– 1-page letter of reference from a relevant organisation other than your own
– 1-page letter of reference from a regional network/NGO outside country of residence

The selection of applicants will be made by the current UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegates and representatives of broader civil society. Short-listed applicants will be invited to telephone interviews between 8 and 22 September, and final candidates will be formally approved at the PCB meeting on 7-9 December 2010.

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