Call for applications

European and Southern African (ESA) Board Member to represent the  Southern African subregion

04 April 2019

ESA elections

 

The AO CMF ESA Board is looking for a representative of the subregion Southern Africa, comprising Angola, Botswana, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, La Réunion, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of South Africa, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, and will soon begin the election process for this position. Candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria are invited to submit their applications by midnight Central European Summer Time (CEST) on May 12, 2019.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for this position, the candidate must fulfill the requirements provided in the job description.

This AO CMF ESA Board position is suited to a highly-motivated individual of professional repute and excellent scientific and clinical recognition, both within the subregion of practice and the ESA region.

The elected member should be a resident of one of the countries subregion Southern Africa (Angola, Botswana, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, La Réunion, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of South Africa, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) 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 to 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 ESA Board for a three-year term (from July 2019 to June 2022). In this role, she/he will oversee all board activities for AO CMF Europe and Southern Africa, with a special focus on the territories belonging to the subregion Southern Africa within the ESA region.

Election process for the position

Applications must be submitted by email to Project manager Education AO CMF Sonia Rebustini at: sonia.rebustini@aocmf.org, by midnight CEST on May 12, 2019. The nomination committee will review all applications and, by the end of May 2019, select the candidates who fulfil 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 reaches an absolute majority. 

Eligible voters

The electorate includes all voting members of the AO CMF ESA board, active AO CMF ESA faculty members with educational experience for AO within the last five years from the subregion Southern Africa (Angola, Botswana, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, La Réunion, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of South Africa, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe); 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 subregion Southern Africa. 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: 

Eligible candidates must submit their completed application no later than midnight CEST on May 12, 2019 to:

Sonia Rebustini
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
email: sonia.rebustini@aocmf.org

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Please contact Sonia Rebustini directly with any questions.



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