VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: NGO Delegation recruitment (2020 to 2021)

The NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS PCB has three vacancies for a two year term (2020 - 2021).

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) was the first United Nations program to have formal civil society representation on its governing body. It is guided by the Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) with rotating representation from 22-member state governments, the 11 cosponsoring UN agencies of the UNAIDS, and an NGO Delegation of 10 civil society representatives, 2 per UN region (1 main delegate and 1 alternate delegate), which hold the Joint Programme accountable and ensure the needs of communities affected by the HIV response are addressed in strategy and programming.

The UNAIDS PCB is the key global forum for HIV and AIDS policy and the NGO Delegation is integral to the effective inclusion of community voices, and representation of communities and civil society, including people living with HIV. This presents a unique opportunity for committed activists and advocates to make a difference in HIV and AIDS policy implementation in their respective regions.

The NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS PCB has three vacancies for a two-year term (2020-2021) and is now recruiting for:

  • 1 Delegate for Europe (apply)
  • 2 Delegates for Latin America and the Caribbean (apply)

The NGO Delegation upholds the principle of greater involvement of people living with HIV and key populations. Applications from young people, women living with/affected by HIV, trans persons, and other key populations are strongly encouraged.

Please read the NGO Delegation’s terms of reference, mission/vision/principles, as well as the call for applications.

Deadline:

Monday, September 30, 2019, 11:00 GMT

DEADLINE for Expression of Interest for Civil Society Representative in the UNAIDS Evaluation Expert Advisory Committee Extended



Background

The PCB will be establishing an independent evaluation expert advisory committee which will be reporting directly to the PCB. This committee shall consist of a total of 7 experts in the field of evaluation. One of these experts will be nominated by the NGO delegation, five will be nominated by Member States and one will be nominated by the Co-sponsors.

The aim of the Evaluation Expert Advisory Committee will be to advise the Director of Evaluation and the Executive Director on the implementation of UNAIDS evaluation policy and the development and implementation of UNAIDS evaluation plan to enhance the use of evaluations, organizational learning and alignment with UNAIDS Strategy, the Unified Budget Results and Accountability Framework as well as United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) norms and standards for evaluation. The ultimate goal of the committee is to improve relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and impact of the joint programme on HIV/AIDS.

The required qualifications, scope of work and expected time commitment are described in the terms of reference attached. Members of the Committee (who are not UN staff) shall be paid an honorarium (lump sum) as well as the cost of their travel and per diem for face-to-face meetings.


If you think you meet the qualifications for this position, please send a letter indicating your interest and motivation for applying and your resume to [email protected], cc [email protected]. Deadline of submission is September 3, 2019, COB Geneva.

You may view the Terms of Reference for the position here.

PCB NGO Delegation Welcomes Dr. Winnie Byanyima as New UNAIDS Executive Director

The NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) welcomes Dr. Winnie Byanyima as the new Executive Director of UNAIDS. As community activists and human rights defenders, we celebrate the opportunity to partner with a leader who brings on board a history in sustainable development leadership and a lifetime advocacy for human rights and gender equity.As the world faces the challenge of achieving gender justice and equity, having Dr. Byanyima as the first woman to hold the post of UNAIDS Executive Director is groundbreaking. She is also the first Ugandan woman to have earned a degree in aeronautical engineering. We hope these ‘firsts’ will lead to a few more and that she can be an example for generations in the present and the future.

AIDS IS NOT OVER. The 2019 Global AIDS Update, Communities at the Center, notes that key populations and their sexual partners now account for more than half (54%) of new HIV infections globally. In 2018, around 1.7 million people became newly infected with HIV. While this presents a 16% decline overall since 2010, other regions such as Eastern Europe and Central Asia, have seen continued increases in HIV infections. In the same year, global resources for the AIDS response declined by nearly US$ 1 billion.

“During this critical time of shrinking resources, diminishing support for civil society engagement and challenging legal and political environments, UNAIDS needs ‘on the ground’ real-world experience. We call upon Dr. Byanyima to bring that to the organisation,” said Lucy Wanjiku Njenga, NGO Delegate from Africa.

The NGO Delegation stands ready to partner with Dr. Byanyima to bring the issues key to people living with HIV, sex workers, people who use drugs,gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, transgender people, mobile persons, women and girls, and young people, to the forefront of the global HIV agenda. We need all communities, together with government leaders, donors, and UN agencies to work with Dr Byanyima to craft an agenda and chart a course for the long road ahead of us to end AIDS by 2030.

“We hope that as UNAIDS Exective Director, addressing HIV stigma & discrimination, HIV criminalization, and implementing human-rights based approaches at UNAIDS, will be among her first priorities,” added Alessandra Nilo, NGO Delegate from Latin America and the Caribbean. The NGO Delegation is looking forward to working with Dr. Byanyima to make certain that under her leadership, transgender people, sex workers, gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, mobile populations, and young people will get the attention and dedication of the UNAIDS the world needs.

The NGO Delegation also urges Dr. Byanyima to work towards improving UNAIDS governance and management, as addressing critical organizational issues can positively impact on the Joint Programme’s future sustainability.

Welcome on board, Dr. Byanyima. Let’s continue this journey for human rights, social justice and for a healthy world, together.


*Cover photo courtesy of Dr. Byanyima's Twitter account

Delegación de las ONG’s a la Junta Coordinadora del Programa (JCP) de ONUSIDA Convocatoria de estudios de caso

El Informe de la delegación de ONG PCB para 2019 abordará el tema clave, "Si es para ser verdaderamente universal: por qué la cobertura sanitaria universal no tendrá éxito sin poblaciones clave y vulnerables". Ahora estamos solicitando estudios de casos que muestran respuestas exitosas al VIH que pueden adaptarse y ampliarse para los planes, paquetes y programas de país para la Cobertura Universal de Salud. La fecha límite para la presentación es el 23 de agosto de 2019. Por favor, haga clic en el enlace para más detalles.

The NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS PCB is looking for an evaluation expert to represent civil society in the UNAIDS EVALUATION EXPERT ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

Background

The PCB will be establishing an independent evaluation expert advisory committee which will be reporting directly to the PCB. This committee shall consist of a total of 7 experts in the field of evaluation. One of these experts will be nominated by the NGO delegation, five will be nominated by Member States and one will be nominated by the Co-sponsors.

The aim of the Evaluation Expert Advisory Committee will be to advise the Director of Evaluation and the Executive Director on the implementation of UNAIDS evaluation policy and the development and implementation of UNAIDS evaluation plan to enhance the use of evaluations, organizational learning and alignment with UNAIDS Strategy, the Unified Budget Results and Accountability Framework as well as United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) norms and standards for evaluation. The ultimate goal of the committee is to improve relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and impact of the joint programme on HIV/AIDS.

The required qualifications, scope of work and expected time commitment are described in the terms of reference attached. Members of the Committee (who are not UN staff) shall be paid an honorarium (lump sum) as well as the cost of their travel and per diem for face-to-face meetings.


If you think you meet the qualifications for this position, please send a letter indicating your interest and motivation for applying and your resume to [email protected], cc [email protected]. Deadline of submission is August 27, 2019, COB Geneva.


You may view the Terms of Reference for the position here.

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