The Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health (The Partnership) is soliciting applications for vacancies on the United Nations Secretary General’s Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) for the Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health (Global Strategy). Applications for members from all regions are required to be submitted no later than 18th November 2015. Instructions for the submission of applications and further information are available at the following link: http://www.who.int/pmnch/media/news/2015/iap/en/.
Applications are particularly solicited from the African and South-East Asian regions. Consideration will be given to ensuring appropriate geographic representation and gender balance. After 18th November, applications will be carefully reviewed by the IAP Working Group, which will identify a selection of applications to the Chair of the Partnership Board who in turn will submit this shortlist to the UN Secretary General for appointment.
The IAP is the principal advisory group to the UN Secretary General for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health in view of the Secretary General’s Global Strategy, and will report directly to the UN Secretary General. The IAP will produce an annual global report on the “State of Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health”, providing the global community with the best evidence on progress on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health towards achieving the Global Strategy objectives across the full suite of the Survive, Thrive and Transform targets. IAP membership therefore needs to be diverse in terms of skills, gender, geographical distribution, experience, sectors, and stakeholders.
The IAP will be independent and impartial, with members acting in their personal capacity. The IAP will undertake their roles on a pro bono basis, however, with costs to participate in IAP meetings and processes to develop the reports fully covered.