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Call for AfRO RWG 2011-12

Call for AfRO RWG 2011-12

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Call for IPSF African Regional Office (AfRO)Regional Working Group (RWG) 2011-12
IPSF is calling for interested members to run for the positions in the IPSF-APRO-RWG 2011-12.The IPSF Regional Office is a functional extension of the IPSF Executive structured byelected pharmacy students from IPSF member countries of a specific IPSF region, formingRegional Working Group. Its mission shall be to advance and support the aims and objectivesof the Federation at regional level.If you are interested in a particular position listed here, you should contact the relevant IPSFExecutive (contact below) before the deadline for applications in order to get acquainted withthe responsibilities you will handle.
Please submit your nomination form to secgen@ipsf.org, no later than Thursday, 11
th
 August 2011, 11:59pm, Thailand time (GMT + 7).
Please note that there is not going to be an election process due to the fact that there was noRegional Assembly. For this reason, the IPSF Executive Committee will be responsible for theselection of the candidates and will then propose a RWG team to the IPSF GeneralAssembly.Below are the role descriptions of the various positions.All questions should be addressed to
Vladimir Obradović
and
BedanMania (chairperson@afro.ipsf.org)
Chairperson
 As the Chairperson, you are responsible for:
Representing the Regional Office
Co-ordinating and overseeing the implementation of IPSF projects and activities in theregion
Ensuring sound financial standing and administration
Establishing further relations with student and professional organisations in the region asinstructed by the IPSF Executive
Oversee the organisation of regional events
Offering leadership and direction towards strategic goals.You will be required to represent the IPSF Regional Office at all official functions and to makeany public announcements on behalf of the IPSF Regional Office. Confidence and proficiencyin oral and written English; presentation and communication skills; effective time managementand organisational skills are important to the position.One of the most important roles you play is in supporting your fellow Regional Working Groupmembers on projects, reviewing documents, publications and content for projects, and givingfeedback on various issues. Hence, the ability to lead and work well in a team is vital to beinnovative in solving problems, ensuring projects follow timelines and action plans, and toimplement new projects and ideas. Previous experience in a leadership role is necessary.
 
 
To meet these responsibilities you should be prepared to travel to attend local, regional andinternational events. As Chairperson of the Regional Office you are also an IPSF Executivemember and therefore will be expected to correspond regularly with Executive members. Youshould promote IPSF and your Regional Office through all means; monitor progress onprojects and activities; and actively investigate and follow up on opportunities for strategicdevelopment.This position is best suited to someone who is able to take a year off work or study or perhapsundertake part-time commitments only so that you are able to commit at least 15-20 hours aweek to the position.The Chairperson should be able in a financial position where they are able to attend regionalevents, Executive meetings, member association and pharmacy related events. AsChairperson of a Regional Office, it is a wonderful opportunity to become deeper involvedwith IPSF, to be inspired as well as to inspire others
 –
are you ready to take the challenge?
Secretary
As the secretary, you are responsible for ensuring that the Regional Office runs smoothly inclose cooperation with the Chairperson. The Secretary needs to be familiar with the RegionalOffice Documents as it is their responsibility to ensure that the Regional Office complies withthe Regional Office Documents. It is also the responsibility of the secretary to issue noticeand to distribute the agendas and minutes of all Regional Working Group meetings.In addition to administrative activities, the secretary is expected to keep accounts of allfinancial transactions of the Regional Office so it is important for the Secretary to have someexperience or familiarity with budgeting, writing financial reports and bookkeeping.Essential abilities of the secretary are to have proficient in written and spoken English, to beorganised, have an eye for detail and good communication, time management and personalrelations skills. The secretary is expected to maintain contact with all members of theRegional Working Group and will be expected to contact with members, IPSF exec and otherexternal organisations. To complete the activities of the Secretary, approximately 10 to 15hours per week is required.
Internal Coordination and Communication Officer (ICCO)
As Internal Coordination and Communication Officer, you will be responsible for developingpublication materials and updating website for the Regional Office. The main Regional Officepublications are the e-newsletter and the Regional Office Annual Report. The responsibility ofthe ICCO is to take care of the content and the design of the publications. It is also the
ICCO’s responsibility to ensure that the website is maintained and continually up to date. Tobe able to update the Regional Office website it’s essential to have the basic knowledge to
manage a website, and to be familiar with both technical details and the content of thewebsite.Beside that, the ICCO is also responsible for designing, making and inventing new andimaginative ways of promoting the Regional Office and its projects such as flyers, posters,booklets depending on the plans for the year. Time commitment to the position ranges from 5to 10 hours per week.

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