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We are Recruiting: ACT-A Facilitation Council Civil Society Representatives

The Platform for Community and Civil Society Representatives to ACT-A (the “Platform”) is currently inviting applications for two Civil Society representatives (one NGO Representative and one Community Representative) to advocate the viewpoints and needs of NGOs and Communities within the ACT-Accelerator Facilitation Council. Please note, the terms of reference and application form for this role have been updated in December 2020.

The Civil Society Representatives will:

  • Participate in all Facilitation Council meetings and teleconferences
  • Seek input from civil society and communities on all key issues and questions raised in the Facilitation Council (with support from the Platform)
  • Provide feedback on their activities and positions taken to civil society and communities through teleconferences, mailing lists and social media channels 
  • Actively participate in the Platform 

This process is coordinated by the Platform (co-hosted by GFAN, WACI Health and STOPAIDS) and criteria and timelines were developed in consultation with current governance representatives to the co-lead global health institutions in ACT-A and current community and civil society representatives sitting in the various pillars of the ACT-A. 

How to apply: 

If you are interested in applying please review the terms of reference which can be found here and submit the following to Courtenay (courtenay@stopaids.org.uk):

  • Completed application form which can be found here
  • Short CV/resume (maximum 2 pages)
  • Letter of reference from the NGO to which you are affiliated (if applying as an NGO representative) or from a Community representative or colleague (if applying as a Community representative)

The deadline for applications is 5pm GMT on Tuesday 5 January 2021.

If you have any questions or need any further information, please email Courtenay (courtenay@stopaids.org.uk)

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Call for Nominations – ACT-A Facilitation Council Financial & Resource Mobilisation Working Group (deadline extended to 10 January 2022)

The Platform for ACT-A Civil Society and Community Representatives are currently inviting applications for two representatives (one Community representative and one NGO representative) to the ACT-A Facilitation Council Financial & Resource Mobilisation Working Group.

The Financial & Resource Mobilisation Working Group supports the ACT-A Facilitation Council as well as the ACT-A partnership on finance and resource mobilization related matters and acts as a sounding board for budget and financial decisions of the ACT-A partnership.

The full terms of reference for this role can be found here

How to apply:  

To apply, please review the full terms of reference (saved here) and submit the following to courtenay@stopaids.org.uk by 6pm GMT on Monday 10 January 2022

  • A complete application form which can be downloaded here
  • CV/resume (maximum 2 pages)  
  • Letter of reference from the NGO to which you are affiliated (if applying as an NGO representative) or from a Community representative or colleague (if applying as a Community representative) 

A selection panel of ACT-A Community representatives will select the Community representative to Financial & Resource Mobilisation Working Group and a selection panel of ACT-A NGO representatives will select the NGO representative.

If you have any questions please email: courtenay@stopaids.org.uk

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Call for a Community Led Organisation to join the Platform for ACT-A Civil Society & Community Representatives (deadline extended)

Since May 2020 the Platform for ACT-A Civil Society & Community Representatives (the Platform) – co-led by WACI Health, STOPAIDS and GFAN – has been supporting community and civil society representatives in the platform and advocating for and ensuring that every aspect of the ACT-A has reserved space for communities and civil society to bring their expertise, experience and voices to the table. Currently, there are 47 community and civil society representatives who sit across the 4 “Pillars” (Vaccines/COVAX, Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Health Systems Connector) and two representatives at the Facilitation Council who also participate in “ACT-A Principals” discussions. 

We are now looking for a fourth and fifth community organisation to join WACI Health, STOPAIDS and GFAN to co-lead the platform and ensure communities impacted by COVID-19 are represented and included across all areas of work of the ACT-A. By ‘organisation’ we mean a formally recognized community based organisation, or structured network, coalition, patient-centred group, movement or campaign. 

How to apply

In order to be considered, please review the full terms of reference saved here and submit a one/two-page document outlining how your organisation, network or group meets the criteria outlined in the Terms of Reference. Please note, this opportunity is only open to organisations, networks or groups, and is not open to individuals.  Applications are due before 17:00 CET on Friday 26 November 2021 to Wim Vandevelde at wvandevelde@gnpplus.net

If you have any questions or would like to discuss, please contact Wim Vandevelde at wvandevelde@gnpplus.net 

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Communities and Civil Society ACT-A Platform Long-term Consultancies

The Communities and Civil Society ACT-A Platform is seeking interested individuals for the following distinct roles:
● Project Lead (0.8 FTE)
● Platform Coordinator (0.8 FTE)
● Pillar Focal Points (0.4 FTE x 4 positions – with the possibility of Focal Points having 2 roles) Vaccines/COVAX, Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Health Systems Connector

Deadlines:
Applications are due by June 23rd but please note that applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews with selected candidates may be scheduled at any time so interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Please note that both individuals/independent consultants and organizations with staff expertise are welcome to apply.

For more information and how to apply visit the full job posting which is posted on WACI Health’s website:

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Nomination Process: Civil Society and Community Representatives to COVAX Manufacturing Taskforce

The Platform for Civil Society and Community Representatives to ACT-A and the Gavi CSO Steering Committee are currently inviting applications for representatives to the COVAX Manufacturing Taskforce.

The Civil Society & Communities Representatives to the COVAX Manufacturing Taskforce will advocate the viewpoints and needs of NGOs and Communities within the taskforce, working closely with the civil society representatives to COVAX, Gavi CSOs and the Platform for Civil Society and Community Representatives. 

The Platform for Civil Society and Community Representatives to ACT-A and the Gavi CSO Steering Committee are currently inviting applications for five representatives:

  • 1 representative to the manufacturing taskforce leadership team 
  • 1 representative to workstream 1: Improve input supply availability 
  • 1 representative to workstream 2: Maximize mid-term manufacturing capacity
  • 1 representative to workstream 3: New and expanded sustainable capacity in LMICs 
  • 1 representative to workstream 0: Taskforce Coordination Office

How to apply: If you are interested in applying please review the terms of reference which can be found here and submit the following to Courtenay (courtenay@stopaids.org.uk):Completed application form which can be found here

Short CV/resume (maximum 2 pages)

Letter of reference from the NGO to which you are affiliated (if applying as an NGO representative) or from a Community representative or colleague (if applying as a Community representative)

The deadline for applications is 5pm BST on Wednesday 7 July 2021.

If you have any questions or need any further information, please email Courtenay (courtenay@stopaids.org.uk)

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Community and Civil Society Health Systems Connector Representatives Selected

During February and March, the Platform of Community and Civil Society Representatives in ACT-A co-leads (WACI Health, StopAIDS and GFAN) led an open and transparent process to identify and select permanent community and civil society representatives to the Health Systems Connector of the ACT-A.

The Health System Connector (HSC) – also referred to as the 4th “Pillar” – is convened by the World Bank, the World Health Organization and the Global Fund. Its purpose is to work across all the pillars (diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines) with a strong focus on country level implementation of efforts related to the roll-out of new COVID-19 technologies developed or approved, primarily in low and middle income countries where equitable access is less assured.

A high number of applications were received for this pool of candidates and the following Community and Civil Society Representatives were selected by a Committee composed of other, current C/CSO Representatives in other pillars.
Representatives will be getting up to speed in the coming weeks and fully assuming work in the connector by early May. Reminder, you can sign up here to join the conversation with C/CSO Representatives in ACT-A.

NameOrganizationRegion
Lenio CapsaskisSave the ChildrenUK/ Global
Dr. Angela WakhweyaCAREGlobal
Evaline KibuchiStop TB Partnership-KenyaKenya
Melanie ScagliariniAction for Global HealthGlobal
Bala (K. Balasubramanian)Chennai CAB- NIRT STREAM TrialIndia
Amanda BandaWemosAfrica Region
Grana SelviWorld VisionCambodia
Wisdom KanyamulaSouthern Africa Network of Prisons, Malawi ChapterMalawi
Emily WroePartners In Healthsub-Saharan Africa
Arush LalWomen in Global HealthGlobal; USA/UK
Dr Diana N. NsubugaLiving GoodsUganda
Soufia BhamCOALITION PLUSMauritius
Cintia DantasAmericas TB CoalitionCentral/South America
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Nomination Process: Civil Society Representatives to COVAX AMC Engagement Group and Shareholders Council

The Platform for Civil Society and Community Representatives to ACT-A and the Gavi CSO Steering Committee are currently inviting applications for four representatives, two civil society and community representatives to the AMC Engagement Group and two civil society and community representatives to the Shareholders Council.

The two representatives to the AMC Engagement Group will be joined by a representative from the Gavi CSO Steering Committee and a representative from the COVAX Civil Society Representatives. The two representatives to the Shareholder Council will also be joined by a representative from Gavi CSO Steering Committee and a representative from the COVAX Civil Society Representatives.

The COVAX Facility AMC Engagement Group and Shareholders Council are advisory groups (providing briefings to government) with decisions made at the Gavi Board. Implementers (including civil society) will participate in these meetings as observers. The appointed civil society representatives will work closely with the Gavi CSO Steering Committee, Gavi CSO Board Team and COVAX Civil Society Representatives.

The Civil Society Representatives will:

  • Participate in all meetings of the COVAX AMC Engagement Group or Shareholders Council 
  • Work in collaboration with the Gavi CSO Constituency, COVAX Civil Society Representatives and with the Gavi CSO Board representatives
  • Work in collaboration with other civil society and community representatives across the ACT-A Pillars via the Platform for Civil Society and Community Representatives to ACT-A

How to apply: 

If you are interested in applying please review the terms of reference which can be found here and submit the following to Courtenay (courtenay@stopaids.org.uk):

  • Completed application form which can be found here
  • Short CV/resume (maximum 2 pages)
  • Letter of reference from the NGO to which you are affiliated (if applying as an NGO representative) or from a Community representative or colleague (if applying as a Community representative)

The deadline for applications is 5pm CET on Friday 19 March 2021.

If you have any questions or need any further information, please email Courtenay (courtenay@stopaids.org.uk)

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Call for Applications: CS/Community Reps to the ACT-A Health Systems Connector

Applications are now open for the creation of a pool of 10-15 civil society and community representatives to the Health System Connector of the ACT-A. The core work of the HSC is intended to focus on preparing and supporting health systems and community networks to be ready for new COVID tools delivery and scaling up essential items.

Click to download the following documents:

Interested Applicants are asked to apply with the following documentation by noon Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday March 2nd:

  • Completed application form (linked above)
  • Short CV/resume (maximum of 2 pages) – please highlight or otherwise indicate the most relevant roles, work, education, or life experience(s) that drive your interest in engaging within the HSC
  • Letter of reference. Preferably this letter would be from the NGO or community-based organization that you are formally or otherwise affiliated with, but this can also be from a community representative or colleague if applying as a Community Representative.

Please send all documents in one email to katy@globalfundadvocatesnetwork.org

To make it easier to manage applications, please put your name and “Application for HSC” in the subject line.

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ACT-Accelerator Vaccine Pillar (COVAX) CSO Representatives announced

The ACT-Accelerator (ACT-A) is designed to accelerate the development, production and equitable global access to safe, quality, effective, and affordable COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines. Developing a vaccine against COVID-19 is one of the most pressing and complex challenge of our time. The global pandemic has already caused the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives and disrupted the lives of billions more. Many leaders have called for a global solution to address a global issue and for a shared endeavour that involves the best shared science to resolve in the shortest possible time a pandemic involving every region and territory on the planet.  

The COVAX Pillar was created by Gavi,CEPI and WHO to act as a platform to support the research, development, manufacturing and delivery of a wide range of COVID-19 vaccine candidates, and to negotiate their pricing, procurement and fair allocation. All participating countries, regardless of income levels, will have equal access to these vaccines once they are developed. The initial aim is to have 2 billion doses available by the end of 2021, which should be enough to protect high risk and vulnerable people, as well as frontline healthcare workers.  

Civil society and community representation and voice is critical across the whole ACT-Accelerator to: to bring their skills and experiences to the collaborative discussions and to ensure a strong independent voice for equity, accountability and to highlight the disproportionate impact and priority needs of affected communities, particularly the poorest and most marginalized.   

In August, the COVAX Pillar lead agencies – Gavi, CEPI and WHO – announced a call for the nomination of 10 civil society and community representatives to be involved across 10 separate working groups within the COVAX Pillar. The selection process was designed and conducted by a civil society Selection Committee, co-chaired by the GAVI CSO Steering Committee and The Platform for ACT-A Civil Society and Community Representatives consisting of committee members from 10 organizations from 7 countries and 4 continents. Applications for the 10 CSO seats came from 159 candidates, over 6 regions. COVAX CSO candidates were selected based on a range of considerations: technical expertise, CSO experience and connectedness, knowledge of immunization and engagement of CSOs in the immunization space, and the detailed technical criteria outlined in the call for applications for each workstream. Diversity in terms of gender and geography was also a consideration. In addition, all candidates were thoroughly assessed by the COVAX workstream leads and leadership.  

The final candidates chosen by the CSO Selection Committee have been agreed by the Covax lead agencies and we are therefore pleased to jointly announce the following CSO representatives for the ACT-Accelerator Vaccine Pillar (COVAX), which will include the 3 workstreams lead by CEPI, WHO and GAVI, including Development & Manufacturing (CEPI led); Access & Allocation, and Vaccine Strategy (WHO led) and Procurement & delivery at Scale (GAVI led):

These civil society and community representatives will work with and be supported by the Gavi CSO Steering Committee and the Platform for ACT-A Civil Society and Community Representatives to consult with broader civil society and connect with civil society and community representatives across the ACT-A.  

Best regards,  

Lisa Hilmi, CORE Group, USA – co-chair (on Behalf of GAVI CSO Steering Committee)
Mike Podmore, STOPAIDS, UK – co-chair (On behalf of Platform for ACT-A Civil Society and Community Representatives)

Platform for ACT-A Civil Society and Community Representatives