The ISN welcomes expressions of interest and nominations for the leadership position of
ISN Advocacy Working Group Deputy Chair

Open to all ISN members in good standing

Deadline to apply is 30 September 2022

The ISN has multiple advocacy activities many of which are embedded within various programs, initiatives and events. Each of these activities has links to Regional Boards, committees, initiatives, and other programs within ISN and externally.

The ISN Advocacy Working Group brings together like-minded kidney care professionals who have experience and interest in advocacy, general public education and awareness raising in their own countries or region, as well as worldwide.

The ISN Advocacy Working Group aims to:

  • Objective 1: provide advice and expert input to the ISN Executive Committee / ISN Advocacy Director on ISN Advocacy Strategy and related Work Plans.
  • Objective 2: provide advice and expert input to the ISN Advocacy Director and staff on the content of advocacy documents such as official position papers, messaging, policy statements, social media updates, news articles and updates as requested and according to the official ISN Advocacy Position and Official Statement Approval Procedure.
  • Objective 3: review, analyse, investigate politically relevant issues to inform decision making of the Executive Committee / ISN Advocacy Director. If appropriate, research, produce and develop content relevant to advocacy.
  • Objective 4: attend and represent ISN at official meetings, working groups, consultations or other as appropriate in coordination with the ISN Advocacy Director.

The Deputy Chair will be selected according to these eligibility criteria:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Proven understanding of advocacy and public health
  • Proven experience in awareness raising and advocacy involvement in their countries
  • Availability to devote regular time and effort for active participation and input
  • Willingness to travel on behalf of ISN
  • Proficiency in English
  • ISN member in good standing, and with a demonstrated interest in ISN activities.
  • Email accessible and able to regularly connect to conference calls

Additional information

The term of the Deputy Chair will start at the WCN 2023, and end at WCN 2025. It is expected that the Deputy Chair will then succeed the Chair following completion of the Chair’s term at WCN 2025.


To apply for this position, please email your expression of interest or nomination to Anne Hradsky by Friday, September 30, 2022. Your expression of interest/nomination should consist of:

  1. a short CV (maximum 4 pages), and
  2. a statement (maximum 500 words) explaining your relevant skills and experience, and why you wish to be considered for the position.

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To learn more about:

  • this position, please email Jorge Cerdá, current ISN Advocacy Working Group Chair
  • Advocacy at the ISN, click here
  • the Advocacy Working Group, click here