Call for nominations: Cochrane seeks two external members to join Board

Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better.

During the last 20 years Cochrane has helped to transform the way health decisions are made. We produce systematic reviews that summarize the best available evidence generated through research to inform decisions about health, and publish them online in the Cochrane Library.

Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health.

Our mission is to promote evidence-informed health decision-making by producing high-quality, relevant, accessible systematic reviews and other synthesized research evidence.

Now, for the first time, Cochrane is seeking external Board Members to join us.

We are looking for experienced leaders to contribute their skills and experience to our Board. You will drive forward Cochrane’s Strategy to 2020 to build a strong, sustainable organization that provides internationally recognized, gold standard, synthesized research that enables health practitioners, policy makers, patients, carers, and anyone interested in health to make informed decisions about treatments.

You will possess strong leadership skills, vision and expertise, able to play a pivotal role in Cochrane’s future success.

With current or recent Board level experience, you will understand the complexities of working in a multi-cultural, geographically diverse organization. You will also bring high levels of personal and business integrity, able to ensure exemplary standards of quality, probity, integrity, and governance. With the ability to challenge and debate constructively, you will easily demonstrate your high levels of understanding and commitment to patients, carers, and the community.

You will be a strategic thinker and a clear communicator with a demonstrated commitment to Cochrane’s vision and mission.

Successful candidates will work alongside internally elected members.

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from people with the following skills and experience:

  • board membership or other leadership of a large not-for-profit organization
  • financial management and business development in the not-for-profit sector
  • health or other publishing
  • patient/consumer engagement and advocacy
  • evidence-informed health care or policy
  • organizational operations across an international network

Cochrane is a not-for-profit organization with collaborators from more than 130 countries working together to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest.

Applications close on Tuesday, 23 February 2016.

For more information on this opportunity and the application process, download the complete call for nominations.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016