The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (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.
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
ITPC is seeking to fill two open seats on the Global Board, with candidates having expertise in Public Health and Financial Management respectively. Suitable candidates should operate and or reside in the Global South and Global North jurisdictions respectively.
About Board Membership
The ITPC Board is responsible for setting the vision and strategy for the organization. The Global Board comprises seven (7) voting members and the Executive Director. 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:
- Executive Committee (Board Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer)
- Finance Committee (Treasurer and 2 others)
- Governance Committee (3 members)
- Development Committee (3 members)
*Other committees are set up on an as-needed basis.
New members will begin their tenure from January 2023 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 by way of providing sound expert advisory and decision-making capabilities
- Meet at least four (4) times per year (once in-person, budget permitting, usually in Q1, otherwise on zoom)
- Actively participate in Board matters such as:
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’s performance and provide mentorship and guidance where necessary
- 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.
How to apply
Kindly send a brief letter* (1-2 pages) outlining your interest and the skills you would bring to ITPC, as well as your resume that details relevant similar experience and include contact information (phone and email) for two references.
*In lieu of the item #1 above, ITPC accepts video submissions (3mins max.) for your motivation
Send your application to HR@itpcglobal.org by 5:00pm South Africa time on 2 December 2022.
The subject of the email should be: “LastName, First Name_ITPCBoardApp2022”.
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.