World Kidney Day Steering Committee ISN Member/ISN Deputy Chair
Call for expressions of interest and nominations
The ISN welcomes expressions of interest and nominations for one position on the World Kidney Day (WKD) Steering Committee (SC) – ISN Member/ISN Deputy Chair.
This call for expressions of interest and nominations is open to all ISN members in good standing.
Deadline to apply extended to Friday, 30 October 2020
WKD started in 2006 and is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).
It is the leading kidney health awareness campaign at a global level and strives to raise awareness about the importance of kidney health and reduce the frequency of kidney disease and its associated health impacts worldwide.
The WKD SC represents the two partner organizations who founded WKD (ISN and IFKF) with the aim to oversee the implementation of the WKD campaign. The WKD SC’s role is to agree on the specific goals and deliverables of the campaign plan as developed by the campaign partners, to approve the budget, assist in raising funds for WKD and foster the success of the campaign. Each organization appoints five members to the WKD SC. The ISN members on the WKD SC reflect the diversity policy of the ISN, and thus represent as best as possible geographical, age and gender perspectives.
ISN Member/ISN Deputy Chair of the WKD SC
The ISN welcomes expressions of interest and nominations for the position of ISN Member/ISN Deputy Chair of the WKD SC. The role of the ISN representative as a Member/Deputy Chair is to ensure that the WKD campaign continues to grow as a key advocacy, communication and awareness raising campaign aimed at fostering kidney health worldwide with external stakeholders including international and national decision-makers, patients, media and the general public.
The ISN Member/Deputy Chair of the WKD SC is a key link between the WKD SC and the ISN so that information flow is maintained. ISN Leadership and members need to be updated as to the latest developments of the campaign. Furthermore, within their respective regions and regional boards, ISN WKD SC members will promote and increase the visibility of the WKD campaign.
This is a volunteer position for a period of approximately 2 years.
Following the end of their term, the ISN Member/Deputy Chair is expected to succeed the ISN Co-Chair of the WKD SC. The ISN Co-Chair of the WKD SC is responsible for facilitating committee meetings and reporting the committee’s findings to ISN leadership if required. Further to the requirements of a WKD SC Member, as Deputy Chair and then Co-Chair, a clear voice and good presentation and facilitation skills are important skills for this role in order to ensure that all committee members participate effectively and meetings run smoothly.
You need to be an ISN member to be eligible for the position.
ISN staff provides operational support to the partnership with IFKF, and the ISN Member/Deputy Chair of the WKD SC is also supported by their Regional Board and by the ISN Executive Committee representative for strategic issues as required.
Timelines and next steps
Please direct expressions of interest and nominations for this position to Anne Hradsky by Friday, 30 October 2020.
Your expression of interest/nomination should consist of a short CV (max. 4 pages) and statement (max. 500 words) explaining your relevant skills and experience, and reasons you would like to be considered for the position.
Please note that preference will be given to applicants and nominees from regions that are not currently represented on the WKD SC. We will also give priority to members with proven experience in awareness raising and advocacy involvement in their countries.
The ISN Member/ISN Deputy Chair will be appointed during the course of November 2020. The term of the position will start at WCN’21.