Expressions of Interest Sought for 6 Positions on MSMGF Steering



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Expressions of Interest Sought for 6 Positions=
on the Steering Committee of the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF)


CLOSING DATE:  Friday, 15 February 2013=


Would you like to improve the global response to =
HIV among gay men and other men who have sex with men?


The MSMGF is looking for new, highly motivated me=
mbers to serve on our global Steering Committee. Applicants should have:


Strong links with the their communities a=
t the country and/or regional levels;

Experience serving on Boards; and

One or more of the attributes described i=
n the “Context” section of this call.




Established at the 2006 International AIDS Conferenc=
e, the Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) is the only global HIV and AIDS =
advocacy network specifically devoted to the needs of men who have sex with=
men (MSM). The MSMGF is governed
by a collegially appointed, 20-member Steering Committee of internationall=
y recognized advocates and HIV and AIDS professionals representing every ma=
jor region of the world. The composition of the MSMGF Steering Committee is=
a reflection of its commitment
to uphold a global perspective on and coverage of issues related to MSM, H=
IV, health, and human rights. Current delegates are from Australia, Cameroo=
n, Canada, Dominican Republic, India, Jamaica, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Pa=
raguay, Romania, Russia, Thailand,
the United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe.


The MSMGF works globally and supports community advo=
cates around the world. The MSMGF Secretariat has a staff of twelve and ope=
rates from offices in Oakland, California.


Context of this call for Expressions of Intere=


In 2012, 6 vacancies were created on the MSMGF Steer=
ing Committee as a result of rotation schedules and term limits of some mem=
bers being reached.  The MSMGF is seeking Expressions of Interest from=
activists who focus their work on issues
concerning HIV, health, and human rights among MSM and who have knowledge =


MSM living with HIV

Trans men who have sex with men

Sex worker health and rights

MSM who use drugs

Non-profit management

Organizational development


Funds development

Health and community systems strengthening

Technical assistance



The MSMGF is limiting this call to advocates living =
and working in following regions of the world:



Central Asia


Latin America

North America

South Asia


The MSMGF will give strong preference to Expressions=
of Interest from young MSM (ages 30 or younger) and MSM living with HIV, e=
specially those who are comfortable being publicly open about their HIV sta=
tus and who have active connections
with HIV-positive advocacy networks at global, regional, or national level=
s. Activists from networks of people who use drugs, sex workers, and transg=
ender people are also encouraged to apply.


In this round of appointments we are also keen to fu=
rther strengthen the Steering Committee’s expertise in organizational=
development, including but not limited to finance and fund-raising, and we=
lcome applications from people with these


Applicants must have strong links to and in-depth kn=
owledge of their respective countries and/or regions.


Things You Should Know:


Reasonable communication skills in English are ne=
as this is the Steering Committee’s working language and =
the language for all routine documents.


Most of the Steering Committee’s work is done =
by email, phone, and one in-person meeting a year.


Steering Committee appointments are unpaid. However,=
the MSMGF will cover all expenses related to Steering Committee meetings.


Steering Committee appointments are held in an indiv=
idual capacity rather than as a representative of a particular organization=
or network.


For more information about the MSMGF, including t=
he MSMGF’s Terms of Reference, visit our website at


MSMGF Steering Committee – Member Specif=


In addition to the specific requirements outlined ab=
ove, applicants for appointment as a Steering Committee member should have:=


1.     &=
A strong commitment to supporting GIPA principles;&=


2.     &=
A strong commitment to supporting human rights for =
all key affected populations, including people who use drugs, sex workers, =
and transgender people;


3.     &=
A strong commitment to ensuring an effective respon=
se to HIV among MSM globally, particularly in low- and middle-income countr=


4.     &=
A strong commitment to promoting community-led resp=
onses to HIV and sexual health of MSM and other key affected populations;


5.     &=
The ability to execute required responsibilities, i=


Contributing to the development and monitori=
ng of the MSMGF’s mission, strategic plans, and policies, including r=
esource mobilization;

Maintaining active links with regional and/o=
r national MSM organizations and willingness to regularly liaise and commun=
icate with these networks regarding the MSMGF and vice versa;

Attending and actively participating in the =
Steering Committee’s annual in-person meeting (2-3 days plus travel);=

Serving on one of the Steering Committee&#82=
17;s sub-Committees (for example, the Executive Committee) or on ad hoc Com=
mittees and Working Groups established by the Steering Committee from time =
to time (for example, the International
AIDS Conference Pre-Conference Planning Committee);

Contributing actively in regular email excha=
nges with the Steering Committee and/or Secretariat;

Representing the MSMGF in designated meeting=
s of global or regional significance when requested to do so by the Co-Chai=
rs or Executive Officer;

Supporting and promoting the MSMGF, its orga=
nizational interests, and its work.


Expression of Interest Submission


To submit an Expression of Interest, please submit a=
CV or resume and a brief statement (maximum five hundred words) describing=


1.     &=
Why you want to become a member of the MSMGF Steeri=
ng Committee;

2.     &=
What qualities, skills, and experience you will bri=
ng to the position, and;

3.     &=
Contact details of two referees.


Send to: gayala@=


Application deadline:  Friday, 15 Februar=


Expressions of interest will be reviewed by current =
MSMGF Steering Committee members.  New members will be expected to par=
ticipate in the next face-to-face Steering Committee meeting, scheduled to =
take place in mid-2013.

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