|Call for Applications to the Regional Green Light Committee (rGLC)|
The Ad Hoc Regional Green Light Committee of the Americas
and the Pan American Health Organization
a Call for Applications to the Regional Green Light Committee (rGLC)
of the Americas 2013-2015
Application deadline: 30 November 2012
Results of the selection process to be announced on 15 January 2013
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Background: In response to the need to expand the programmatic management of drug resistant TB (PMDT), a decision was made at the 20th Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board meeting (31 March to 1 April 2011) to decentralize the Global Green Light Committee to the regions. To this end, during the meeting of regional experts on drug-resistant tuberculosis in the Region of the Americas (held in Guatemala on 23 April 2011), the steps involved in forming the regional Green Light Committee (rGLC) were discussed. As part of this process, a transitional ad hoc rGLC was formed, whose role was to structure, organize, and launch the rGLC for the Americas. MDR-TB experts in the Region were directly invited to participate. The ad hoc rGLC consisted of seven experts, one civil society representative, and two heads of national TB control programs, as observers. It was decided that the ad hoc rGLC would operate from 1 July 2011 until the launch of the rGLC for the Americas, which will be made up of members selected through an open call for applications.
The rGLC will serve as an advisory committee to the PAHO/WHO Regional Tuberculosis Program, Member States of the Region, partners, and donors. PAHO, the Regional Office of the Americas for the World Health Organization in Washington D.C., will serve as its Secretariat.
PAHO/WHO Regional Tuberculosis Program and ad hoc rGLC for the Americas calls on professionals and civil society representatives interested in serving as members of the rGLC for the Region of the Americas to submit their applications.
Term of office:
Two years, from 15 January 2013 through 14 January 2015, renewable for a two-year period
Minimum of 5 years.
Availability to travel as needed by the rGLC (experts to be consulted in advance by the rGLC)
Skills and experience:
Applicants should be an expert in one of the following areas of clinical PMDT, as supported by their curriculum vitae:
Spanish and/or another official language of the Region: Portuguese, English, and French (note: meetings will be conducted in Spanish).
The work is unpaid. Airfare and per diem will be paid for activities requiring travel to other countries.
At the end of the period of service, a certificate of work carried out will be issued.
As part of the committee’s activities, a minimum of two on-site meetings and four teleconferences will be held.
How to Apply:
A committee of TB experts will be in charge of selecting the candidates for the rGLC, whose names will be submitted to PAHO/WHO by the ad hoc rGLC for approval.
Terms of reference: Members of the rGLC shall be capable of:
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Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization