Specific information on the role and expectations of SAGE members and how to apply
How to apply
To apply you must confirm interest, availability and commitment to serve on SAGE, provide a curriculum vitae (CV), a letter of motivation highlighting what your contribution to SAGE could be, and a completed declaration of interests form.
The CV should include your career history and list your main areas of employment or other relevant activity and other public appointments. You should also include details of any relevant academic, professional or vocational qualifications. Your CV will be used in the assessment of your expertise. It is important that the CV and/or letter of motivation provide evidence that you have the “Qualities required for membership”. The CV should be written in English. Provide all contact details including, if available, a cellular phone number. Please give details of two referees, at least one of whom must be related to your recent professional and/or voluntary activity. They may or may not be approached prior or after review of nominations by the selection panel.
Nominations can be submitted at any time and will be kept by the Secretariat for review at subsequent meetings of the selection panel. Scheduling of such meetings will depend on seats becoming vacant. Specific calls for nominations are issued at least 2 months ahead of meetings of the selection panel.
Please review the dates of the forthcoming SAGE meetings to ensure that you would be available to attend the meetings at the scheduled dates.
Please send your completed applications for the attention of SAGE Executive Secretary: email@example.com.
Once we receive your application
We will process nominations as quickly as possible and will keep nominees informed at key stages. Self applications are expected to be submitted with all necessary information. For nominations submitted by a third party, the nominees will be contacted by the Secretariat and expected to confirm their interest through submission of a complete application package.
After receipt of the applications:
- we will acknowledge receipt of your application and its completeness (by e-mail) and we will check it for eligibility.
- we will rely on only the information you provide on your application form and CV to assess whether you have the experience required at the appropriate level. Please ensure that you provide written evidence to support how you meet all of the relevant criteria, which are identified in the “Qualities required for the role” section and are included in the “Overview”;
- telephone interviews may be scheduled between nominees and the Secretariat or members of the selection panel to clarify areas of uncertainties about your experience and expertise and ask specific questions to explore whether you meet the specified qualities;
- nominations will first be screened for eligibility by the Secretariat. When a large number of nominations are received, it is possible that your application will be “pre-assessed” and compared with other applications before it is passed to the selection panel for consideration. Therefore, an application might not be considered in full by all the panel;
- candidates who best fit the criteria and match the needed expertise with due consideration to ensuring a proper balance will be proposed for appointment to the Director-General of WHO who will make the final decision;
- to facilitate a smooth rotation process, candidates may also be preselected for seats expected to become vacant;
- a successful candidate will receive a letter inviting them to serve on SAGE and that will specify the beginning and duration of term; some nominations may not be successful but will be kept on an open roster of qualified nominees for later consideration depending on new vacancies and subject to adjustment of balance on the Group. Nominees will be notified accordingly.
- unsuccessful nominations will also be notified by the Secretariat;
- if your application is unsuccessful and you would like feedback, please write to us at :
SAGE Executive Secretary
Last updated: 25 April 2013
Last updated: 25 April 2013