Translating Evidence into Action
TWG election 2017

Get into the Action

The Translating Evidence to Action Thematic Working Group (TWG) is delighted to announce open elections for two positions within the leadership team: Co-Vice chair and Coordinator. The newly elected representatives will be joining the existing leadership team of Chair and Co-Vice Chair elected in September 2016. We invite you to nominate yourself or other HSG members for these two positions by 15 July 2017 and to vote in the election!

The E2A TWG has exciting plans over the next two years and hopes to infuse this excitement with more ideas and energy from equally passionate colleagues dedicated to strengthening the links between evidence and policy and practice. Our TWG's activities focus on sharing of knowledge, facilitating network building, capacity strengthening, and developing new initiatives and partnerships.

The E2A TWG is committed to ensuring diverse leadership and membership (academic, policy makers, practitioners). Our new Co-Vice chair and Coordinator will be selected by the TWG membership through an election. Please note that to apply for the positions you need to be a member of HSG. The posts are voluntary and there is no remuneration.

Even if you aren't standing for election, please do spread the word to make sure our members have the best possible universe of candidates from which to select their leaders. If you have any questions about the positions, please feel free to contact us:

  • Co-Vice Chair(s) - responsible for serving as the Chair in the Chair's absence, and assisting the Chair in carrying out the Chair's responsibilities, including:
    • Chair TWG meeting
    • Assure diversity and engagement across TWG membership
    • Lead the development of an annual work plan
    • Lead the planning and implementation of TWG activities
    • Monitor the implementation of TWG activities
    • Serve as the primary point of contact with the HSG Secretariat
    • Serve as the public face of the TWG to external audiences
    • Identify funding needs and in close cooperation with the Secretariat develop strategies for fundraising
    • Participate in quarterly check-in with the HSG Secretariat
    • Submit annual reports to the Secretariat
    • Assure the TWG page on the HSG website is updated
    • Develop and implement an internal communications strategy for TWG members
    • Look for opportunities for cross TWG collaboration
  • Coordinator - responsible for taking minutes at TWG meetings and distributing minutes to TWG members and the Secretariat. Key responsibilities include:
    • Organize calls/meetings (identifies convenient dates/times for the calls/meetings)
    • Take minutes at TWG meetings (for TWG's virtual business meetings and quarterly calls with HSG Secretariat) and distribute to HSG and TWG members
    • Maintain an updated mailing list of TWG
    • Oversee implementation of internal communications strategy
    • Implement process for selecting TWG leadership

Individuals running for a TWG leadership position must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • All TWG leadership positions must be HSG members and preferably should be representatives of different WHO regions to assure diversity
  • Professional interest and good standing in the subject matter focus of the TWG
  • Commitment to serve a full two-year term
  • Willingness to spend/donate the time required
  • Support from employers to play the leadership role
  • English language fluency
  • Spoken and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of other organisations involved in the topic

You can now see the profiles of those who have been elected for the positions, and view their bios and statements.

View the candidate profiles

Key Dates Calendar event
15 June 2017 TWG election is announced and candidate nominations invited
15 June -
14 July 2017
Current leadership team will be happy to answer questions about the work of the TWG
15 July 2017 Final date for submission of nominations
24 July 2017 Nominated candidate names are published on the HSG websit
27 July 2017 Online voting opens
14 August 2017 Online voting closes
23 August 2017 The committee reviews the election outcomes and verifies the vote count
1 Sept 2017 New co-Vice Chair and Coordinator are announced