Calling for NGO Delegate to represent Asia Pacific region on the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board

By January 30, 2023 February 1st, 2023 Newsroom

The NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) is recruiting 1 NGO Delegate representing the Asia Pacific* region (application form). Candidates must have established connections to regional civil society initiatives, organisations and networks, be excellent team workers, and be willing to learn about the international diplomatic environment. NGO Delegates represent communities and people living with or affected by HIV in UN settings and must be willing to speak truth to power.

Role Summary

As an NGO Delegate you will be representing your NGO and your region as a board member on the Programme Coordinating Board (PCB), the governing body of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS). PCB members influence the HIV and AIDS policy development, strategy and programming of the world’s leading organisation that is shaping the global HIV response. You will serve a two-year term (2023-2024) which requires you to attend a minimum of 2 board meetings a year in Geneva, Switzerland. On average you are required to dedicate at least 10 hours per week on duties relating to the PCB. All members of the NGO Delegation are unsalaried but will receive an expense allowance for all costs relating to attending PCB meetings in person. 

Main duties and responsibilities

During PCB meetings you will need to:

  • hold the Joint Programme and UN Member States accountable for previously agreed commitments and ensure that the needs of communities included in the HIV response are centred in strategy and programming.
  • advocate to and negotiate with UN member states and UNAIDS co-sponsoring organisations on decisions of the board regarding various agenda items.

In between meetings you will work closely with the rest of the NGO Delegation in various working groups to prepare the next PCB meetings. You will need to:

  • seek input from, and report back to, your respective community and regional organisations and networks on critical issues related to UNAIDS policies and programmes and the overall response to HIV. 
  • review and provide comments on policy briefs, reports, and PCB-related documents;

Find out more about what qualifications and commitments are needed
of both you personally and your organisation
in the Terms of Reference and the call for applications.

Friday, 24 February 2023, 23:59 GMT

*you may refer to this link for the list of countries in Asia and the Pacific

Interview with previous Asia Pacific Delegates 

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