W4GF Advocates Apply: Union Community Advisory Panel and Selection Committee

As the world scales up action and accelerates important efforts to end TB, we must work hard to close the gaps that cause women and men with TB to be marginalised and left behind. Get involved now! The world needs need more gender analysis and gender-responsive programming around TB programming at national levels. TB is now the leading cause of death for women globally, there is an increasingly urgent need to direct efforts and resources to understanding the ways in which the risks and effects of TB are determined by sex and gender roles.  


The Union is is inviting application for the Union Community Advisory Panel (UCAP) and the UCAP Selection Committee. Since its inception in 2016, UCAP has advised The Union’s board and staff regarding global priorities and needs of affected communities and civil society. The UCAP Selection Committee, which will be made up of affected community and civil society representatives, is responsible for independently selecting UCAP members.

W4GF Advocates are encouraged to apply for the seven regional civil society representatives if you are from: Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America, the Middle East and South East Asia. You can also apply if you represent affected communities including people affected by Tuberculosis (TB), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and other lung health conditions.

To apply to join UCAP:
Please send to meaghan.derynck@theunion.org with [UCAP APPLICATION] in the subject line no later than CoB Monday 24 February 2020 the following:

  • Your CV
  • A letter of motivation expressing your interest in joining UCAP and relevant experience
  • A letter of support from your organisation.

To apply to be part of the Selection Committee:
Please send an email to meaghan.derynck@theunion.org with [UCAP SC] in the subject line no later than COB Monday 24 February 2020 that includes:

  • Your CV and
  • A letter of motivation expressing your interest and relevant experience.

To find out more about the term of offices, duties and responsibilities and overall selection process click here.

Posted in Uncategorised