MENA Board elections—call for applications (GCC subregion)

Call for applications for AOCMF Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) Board member representing GCC South subregion (Oman, United Arab Emirates, Yemen) 

03 July 2019

AOCMF MENA Elections


The GCC south subregion position at the MENA Board is currently vacant therefore the AOCMF MENA Board is looking for a representative of GCC South subregion, comprising Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria are invited to submit their applications by midnight Central European Summer Time (CEST) on July 31, 2019.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for this position, the candidate must fulfill the requirements provided in the job description. The AOCMF MENA Board position has been created for a highly-motivated individual of professional repute and excellent scientific and clinical recognition, both within the subregion of practice and the Middle East and Northern Africa region.

The elected member should be a resident of one of the countries in the GCC South subregion (Oman, United Arab Emirates, Yemen) 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 AOCMF community and help the regional organization set new standards in positioning AOCMF as a global leader in craniomaxillofacial surgery education and research.

The successful candidate will become a member of the AOCMF MENA Board for a three-year term (August 2019 to June 2022). In this role, she/he will contribute to all AOCMF MENA board activities for AOCMF MENA, with a special focus on the countries in the GCC South subregion.

Election process

Applications must be submitted by e-mail to AOCMF Project Manager Education Sonia Rebustini at by midnight CEST on July 31, 2019. The nomination committee will review all applications and, by early August 2019, select the candidates who fulfill 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 achieves an absolute majority.

Eligible voters

The electorate includes all voting members of the AOCMF MENA Board, active AOCMF MENA faculty members with educational experience within the last five years from the GCC South subregion, voting members of any AOCMF Global Commission or task force (Community Development Commission, Web Editorial Group, TK System, R&D Commission, Global Education Task Force) who are residents of the GCC South subregion. 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 August 30, 2019. She/he is expected to assume the post as of immediate after the annoucement.

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 July 31, 2019 to:

Sonia Rebustini
Project Manager Education AOCMF
AO Foundation / AOCMF
Clavadelerstrasse 8, 7270 Davos, Switzerland
Phone +41 81 414 21 11, Fax +41 81 414 22 80

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

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