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Civil society organizations (CSOs) play a crucial role in immunization, and maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). More than 4000 CSOs - including non-governmental organizations, advocacy organizations, professional and community associations, faith-based organizations and academia from around the world - come together to form the Gavi CSO Constituency. Together we help advance Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance vision of a world where all children are reached with life-saving vaccines.
 
The role of CSOs in immunization is multi-faceted and includes: direct service provision, creating demand for vaccination and child health services, advocating for increased access to immunization and acting as a watchdog to ensure that government and international actors are accountable to the people and communities they serve. CSOs have one seat on the Gavi Board and also participate in Board committees and task teams.
 
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Join the Gavi CSO Steering Committee!

8 vacancies open on the Gavi Civil Society Organisation (CSO) Constituency Steering Committee

Deadline for nominations: 18th February, 2019, 23:59 GMT

Come and join us! 

Are you eager to strengthen the voice of civil society in the Gavi Alliance?  Do you have a passion for vaccines, health systems, equity, primary health care and social justice? Do you have an understanding of community representation in global health? Are you part of a CSO network of activists?  Don't hesitate and send us your nomination to become a Steering Committee member! 

We are also looking to fill the Alternate Board member seat, please see information here

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, supports a robust Civil Society Constituency to advise Gavi on its policies and practices, its support the implementation of Gavi’s activities and ensure that the views of civil society are heard and engaged throughout the Alliance’s business.

The Gavi CSO Constituency has an 18-member Steering Committee (SC). The structure and responsibilities of the Steering Committee are outlined in the Constituency’s Charter.

Membership on the Gavi CSO Steering Committee is organisational. SC member organisations are selected based on the priority they give to vaccination and child health issues, available time, technical expertise, and representation of the broad and diverse civil society spectrum. Specific attention is paid to country of origin and to achieving a balance between advocacy and service-delivery organisations. The SC also strives to maintain a gender balance (Gavi’s gender policy is downloadable here).

Full call for nominations document is available here.

We are very much looking forward to receiving your applications!

Sincerely yours,

Your Steering Committee