IFBA Equity-Focused Coordinating Committee

See the Equity-Focused Coordinating Committee Flyer here

The International Federation of Biosafety Associations’ Equity-Focused Coordinating Committee (IFBA ECC) serves to identify and implement objectives aimed towards sustainable equitable practice within global biosafety and biosecurity. The IFBA ECC is composed of a diverse set of professionals with demonstrated knowledge and experience in biosafety, biosecurity, and/or disciplines related to gender and intersectional equity. IFBA ECC Members steer the production of focused, quantifiable outcomes that are designed to empower, retain, and amplify the voices of marginalized members and leaders within biosafety and biosecurity communities. As such, the IFBA ECC intends to promote a global professional culture of accountability and inclusivity.

Members of the ECC serve two-year terms, during which they will work directly with the IFBA Secretariat and IFBA governance to help steer existing and emerging IFBA programming through feedback to the IFBA Board of Directors and Certification Body. IFBA ECC activities include continued relevant literature and policy review, IFBA Member Association Engagement, and collaboration with other relevant IFBA regional and institutional partners to foster sustainable and inclusive professional networks in biosafety and biosecurity.

Application Details

The IFBA Secretariat is currently accepting IFBA ECC Member and IFBA ECC Chair applications for the 2020-2022 term. Before applying, please review the application criteria below:

Member applicants should:

  • Have a working knowledge of English
  • Provide the Following:
    • Current CV (English only)
    • One (1) letter of reference

To apply, IFBA ECC Member applicants are asked to fill out the form linked below, including a recent copy of their CV/resume, as well as have one letter of reference sent to Stephanie Norlock, IFBA Program Officer at s.norlock@internationalbiosafety.org. Reference letters should reflect a candidate’s abilities in interpersonal skills, leadership abilities, and dedication to community engagement, advocacy, and/or other support of marginalized identities.

Chair applicants should:

  • Have a working knowledge of English
  • Provide the following
    • Current CV (English only)
    • Two (2) Letters of reference

To apply, IFBA ECC Chair applicants are asked to fill out the form linked below, including a recent copy of their CV/resume, as well as have two letters of reference sent to Stephanie Norlock, IFBA Program Officer at s.norlock@internationalbiosafety.org. Reference letters should reflect a candidate’s abilities in interpersonal skills, leadership abilities, and dedication to community engagement, advocacy, and/or other support of marginalized identities.

The deadline to apply for the IFBA ECC is July 6, 2020. Please note that the IFBA is not able to accept late or incomplete applications. Applicants will be notified via email upon review of their written application.

If you have any questions regarding the IFBA ECC, including the application process, please contact Stephanie Norlock, IFBA Program Officer at  s.norlock@internationalbiosafety.org