Call for applications
24 April 2019
The AO CMF MENA Board is looking for a representative of Central Africa subregion, comprising Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saõ Tomé, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, The Gambia, Togo, Uganda and will begin the election process for this position in April 2019. Candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria are invited to submit their applications by midnight Central European Summer time (CEST) on May 31, 2019.
To apply for this position, the candidate must fulfill the requirements provided in the job description. The AO CMF MENA Board position has been created for a highly-motivated individual of professional repute and excellent scientific and clinical recognition, both within the subregion of practice and the Middle East and Northern Africa region.
The elected member should be a resident of one of the countries in the Central Africa subregion (Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saõ Tomé, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, The Gambia, Togo, Uganda) and prepared to work in a multicultural environment with no travel restrictions within the region. She/he is expected to have the vision to contribute to the global AO CMF community and help the regional organization set new standards in positioning AO CMF as a global leader in craniomaxillofacial surgery education and research.
The successful candidate will become a member of the AO CMF MENA Board for a three-year term (July 2019 to June 2022). In this role, she/he will contribute to all AO CMF MENA board activities for AO CMF MENA, with a special focus on the countries in the Central Africa subregion.
Applications must be submitted by e-mail to AO CMF Project Manager Education Sonia Rebustini at firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight CEST on May 31, 2019. The nomination committee will review all applications and, by early June 2019, select the candidates who fulfill the prerequisites.
The "first past the post" election mechanism with multiple rounds (runoffs) will be used. If a candidate achieves an absolute majority in any round, she/he will be the winner. The candidate with the least votes will be eliminated at each round. Another round will be carried out if no candidate achieves an absolute majority.
The electorate includes all voting members of the AO CMF MENA Board, active AO CMF MENA faculty members with educational experience within the last five years from the Central Africa subregion, voting members of any AO CMF Global Commission or task force (Community Development Commission, Web Editorial Group, AO Technical Commission, R&D Commission, Global Education Task Force) who are residents of the Central Africa subregion. Candidates running for election are ineligible to vote in the election. Each voting member has one vote.
The name of the elected member will be announced by June 30, 2019. She/he is expected to assume the post in July 2019.
How to apply
Only applicants who fulfill the requirements provided in the job description and who submit the following documents will be considered for election:
- Curriculum vitae (CV)
- A one-page letter of intent describing the candidate’s goals and priorities as a future AO CMF MENA Board Member and subregion representative
- AO Officer Application Form
- Signed copy of the AO Foundation Code of Ethics
Eligible candidates must submit their completed application no later than midnight CEST on May 31, 2019 to:
Project Manager Education AO CMF
AO Foundation / AO CMF
Clavadelerstrasse 8, 7270 Davos, Switzerland
Phone +41 81 414 21 11, Fax +41 81 414 22 80
All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Please contact Sonia Rebustini directly with any questions.