Nominations for 2 members of the new RBM Partnership Board are now open
After a period of broad consultation and Board review and discussion, RBM has established a new structure that takes advantage of the tremendous skill, energy and effectiveness of its many partners and to move conclusively into a new era that will take action to realize the vision of a world free of malaria. This included a new Partnership Board of up to 15 individuals selected to contain enhanced levels of skills and experience at a senior decision-making level and representation from across the Partnership, including malaria-affected countries, private sector, entities outside the malaria and health sectors, civil society and donors.
13 Board Members were initially selected and convened in April 2016. This Board has since met face-to-face on two occasions in June and September 2016.
The RBM Board agreed at its 3rd Meeting in September 2016 (as recorded in the Decision Points RBM/PBM.03/2016/DP.8) to undertake a process to identify suitable individuals to fill the two currently vacant seats. The goal is to appoint two new Board members based upon their individual skills, capabilities, as well as their personal and organizational networks and commitment to the Partnership.
The RBM Board have recognised the need for greater gender balance and regional representation from malaria affected countries in the Americas.
Therefore, the following criteria will be specific priorities for the next selection to the two remaining RBM Partnership Board seats:
- At least one Board member to come from a malaria-affected country or region in the Americas, representing the geographical and economic diversity of the country / region, whether from government, civil society, multisectoral, private sector or international organizations.
- Applications from female nominees who meet the eligibility and skills requirements will be prioritised, with the intention of recruiting more female members to the Board.
Nominees may fulfil more than one of these or the general board selection criteria outlined in the application pack and RBM By-Laws. Should suitable nominations collectively not satisfy these criteria, the Board Selection Committee (BSC) may choose to select members as close to the criteria as possible.
Nominations will close on 7 November 2016. The links below provide full details of the nominations process and the related forms for nominating candidates for the new Partnership Board.