The ISN welcomes expressions of interest and nominations for the leadership position of
ISN Capacity Building Programs Deputy Chair

Open to all ISN members in good standing

Deadline to apply is 30 September 2022

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) welcomes expressions of interest and nominations for the position of ISN Capacity Building Programs Deputy Chair, succeeding Tushar Vachharajani who will become Chair in replacement of David Harris at the ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2023 (WCN’23).

The ISN has a longstanding mission to build the capacity of healthcare professionals through education, training, and research, particularly in low-resource settings. With the support of a wide range of partnerships, the ISN has developed several core granting programs enabling nephrologists around the world to access or contribute to education, training, and partnerships that help improve nephrology care in low and middle-income countries to reduce the impact of kidney disease worldwide.

The Capacity Building Programs Deputy Chair assists the Chair to lead the Core Programs Committee (CPC), which oversees the strategic coordination of the ISN Capacity Building programmatic activities including, among others, the following activities:

All these activities are linked to ISN Regional Boards, working groups, initiatives, and other programs within the ISN and externally.

The aim of the CPC is to ensure the relevance of ISN Capacity Building activities, evaluate their local and regional impact, build bridges between them, and maximize the synergies across all ISN initiatives in low-resource countries. This position requires extensive strategic input and oversight of the ISN grant-making and capacity-building programs listed above and therefore considerable knowledge about global kidney health challenges.

Previous experience and knowledge of the work of these ISN Programs will be a strong asset.

The Deputy Chair will be selected according to these eligibility criteria

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Proven understanding and experience in educational activities targeted to low-and-middle income countries (LMICs)
  • Availability to devote regular time and effort for active participation and input; email accessible and able to regularly connect to conference calls
  • Willingness to travel on behalf of ISN
  • Proficiency in English
  • ISN member in good standing, and with a demonstrated interest in and commitment to ISN activities

The ISN embraces the principles of diversity and believes that appropriately emphasizing the diversity of our organization and of our teams will make for a stronger, smarter, and more effective ISN. It commits to create, whenever possible, programs committees, leaders and groups that are diverse from a gender, ethnicity and cultural perspective.

Additional information

The work is year-round and consists of regular conference calls with other members of the CPC (i.e. other individual ISN Programs leaders). The CPC as a whole ordinarily has a face-to-face meeting at the WCN and/or other events as applicable.


This is a volunteer leadership position for a period of approximately 2 years, starting at WCN’23 and ending at WCN’25. At the end of this term, the Deputy Chair is then expected to succeed the Chair. There is no honorarium attached to this role.


To apply for this position, please email your expression of interest or nomination to Sophie Dupuis by 30 September 2022. Your expression of interest or 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, This position, please contact David Harris (current Capacity Building Programs Chair), Tushar Vachharajani (current Capacity Building Programs Deputy Chair), cc’ing Sophie Dupuis
  • Capacity Building Programs activities, click here