We are grateful to our co-chairs for the time they invest in SID-US. We rely on our co-chairs to provide high quality, relevant, and timely events.
- Digital Development
- Environment & Sustainability
- Health & Nutrition
- Monitoring & Evaluation
- Peace & Security
- Race, Ethnicity, & Diversity
To apply, please send an updated resume, cover letter outlining your interest in the position, and contact information for two references to [email protected].
Our member-led groups are central to SID-US's mission and the purpose is to:
- Provide a forum for exchanging information and knowledge on critical development issues and best practices through participant and co-chair generated events;
- Provide opportunities for networking among development professionals;
- Create potential synergies for joint action and collaboration; and
- Enhance the knowledge and skills of SID-US members.
Co-chairs serve in a voluntary capacity and agree to convene a minimum of three events/discussions per year, including one planning meeting, where members and co-chairs lay out the year's event topics. The majority of workgroups have two co-chairs, who work in concert. Co-chairs identify discussion topics, invite panelists/speakers, and frame the discussion by providing an announcement, which SID-US advertises to its membership listserv. SID-US works with co-chairs to schedule events and provide a venue, when needed. Workgroup events are generally panel discussions with 2-3 speakers followed by a Q&A session, though other formats are welcome. Events are typically 60-90 minutes.
Co-chairs should have relevant experience in the development issue of the member-led group. Co-chairs must be members of SID-US and are tied to the individual and not their organization. If a co-chair moves to another organization, they may continue to serve as a co-chair. If a co-chair chooses to step down, the position is not automatically filled by someone at the co-chair's organization. Instead, SID-US will put out a call for applications to replace the co-chair.
To be fair to our members, organizations can only have one representative co-chair at a time.