The Platform is currently inviting applications to the Global COVID Communities Board. This process is designed to engage up to a maximum of 20 individuals from communities directly affected by COVID, including living with Long COVID, those who are part of community-based organisations, networks or groups who can represent the broader voices of communities experiencing severe impacts of COVID-19, or from communities with additional vulnerabilities to COVID-19 (eg health workers, educators, people in prison and other vulnerable populations like older adults with comorbidities, people living with diabetes, etc), Given the remit of ACT-A the members who will join the GCCB will principally represent the voices and needs of communities most impacted by COVID in LICs and LMICs, while drawing also on the emerging global understanding of community needs, including for the diagnosis and treatment of lingering symptoms, as well as the impact on systems of high rates of COVID.

Members of the Global COVID Communities Board are expected to;

  • Hold space to ensure that information, tools and knowledge being generated both locally and at the global level are shared more broadly.
  • Actively participate in ACT-A Platform discussions, regular meetings to ensure that the issues faced by communities most affected by COVID in the range of countries within ACT-A’s remit are fed into broader ACT-A discussions, in the advocacy work of the Platform at every level and into the future of ACT-A.
  • Represent the voice of communities, in a meaningful and impactful way in future pandemic preparedness discussions, as they progress.
  • Engage in any onboarding, training and coaching opportunities provided for individuals, to support them to engage in the most effective ways and to prepare them to make interventions.

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

How to Apply
You can nominate someone you know or fill the application form saved here on/ before 6pm CET Friday, 29 July 2022, outlining how you/nominee meet the criteria outlined in the Terms of Reference. Send all application including CV/resume not more than 2 pages to with subject title “Global Covid Communities Board”