ITPC: Request for Applications ITPC Board Member

International Treatment Preparedness Coalition Global
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 25 October, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Employment

ITPC is a global activist network (GAN) fighting for universal access to treatment. As an issue-based organization based in Johannesburg, South Africa, ITPC uses HIV as an entry point to the right to health and partners with affected communities across the world to address treatment access issues for diseases including diabetes, hepatitis C and hypertension. Our GAN is a dynamic movement that invites and fosters the participation and leadership of hundreds of treatment activists through sharing of information and collaborative policy work, monitoring,and advocacy. Our operational hub, in Johannesburg, South Africa, supports a small global team to carry out our global mandate to ensure that everyone in need of treatment can get it.

The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition Global (ITPC) is seeking to fill between one and three open seats on its Global Board.

From 2021-2023, ITPC is committed to renewing its work in four core areas:

  • Building resilient communities and community systems
  • Educating people to demand the health services they need
  • Increasing the availability and affordability of diagnostics and medicines, with particular focus on life-saving medicines for HIV, tuberculosis and viral hepatitis
  • Holding governments, donors, and other authorities accountable to globally recognized standards for human rights and public health

Learn more here.

The ITPC Board is responsible for setting the vision and strategy for the organization. At present, the Board is made up of eight (8) members. As ITPC holds legal registration in South Africa at least one member must be a citizen for compliance purposes. There are four (4) main standing sub-committees* of the Board:

1. Executive Committee (Board Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer)
2. Finance Committee (Treasurer and 2 others)
3. Governance Committee (3 members)
4. Development Committee (3 members)

*Other committees are set up on an as-needed basis.
New members will begin their tenure from January 2022 for up to two terms, three years each
as per our Memorandum of Incorporation in South Africa.

Expectations and Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic input to achieve ITPC’s mission
  • Meet at least four (4) times per year (once in-person, budget permitting, usually in Q1,otherwise on zoom)
  • Actively participate in Board matters

o Serve on at least one sub-committee

o Respond to emails in a timely manner

o Sign documents such as bank forms, resolutions as needed

  • Fulfill legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Proactively support resource mobilization efforts
  • Recruit new board members
  • Hire and oversee the Executive Director
  • Have excellent proficiency in English (speaking, writing)

Compensation:
ITPC Board membership is voluntary and as such there is no compensation. However, ITPC
provides reimbursements for pre-approved ITPC-related expenses as well as subsistence
allowance for ITPC meetings, during the tenure of Board members.

Application and Evaluation Process: Please use the link here to complete your application 

This application requires applicants to share contact details, a brief resume, and answer a few
brief short-answer questions (what interests you in becoming an ITPC Board Member and what
relevant skills might you bring to the ITPC Board etc.). This will help us evaluate potential
candidates.

Applications are encouraged from appropriately qualified professionals with sufficient INGO
sector and development knowledge, experience, or qualifications as well as competency in one
or more of the following disciplines:

  • Financial management
  • Governance
  • Risk Management
  • Legal (regulatory, licensing and permits, compliance, contract law)
  • Human Resources Management
  • Fundraising

The ITPC Board Nominations Committee will follow up with candidates and conduct interviews between November 1st - 18th. We will invite selected Board Member(s) to attend ITPC’s Global Board Meeting on December 2nd, 2021.

Should you have any questions, please email admin@itpcglobal.org

There are no geographic limitations for this post. ITPC encourages Board membership from across the globe. Persons living with HIV and/or HCV and who are from key affected populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

To view other opportunities, refer to http://www.ngopulse.org/opportunities/other

For more about ITPC, refer to http://itpcglobal.org/

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