Process and Timelines for Election / Appointments of SIGA’s Internal Organs


Applications for the below SIGA roles are now open. Please email [email protected] to register your interest. 


After the election of the SIGA Chairman, the Nominations Committee (NC) mandate will be concluded with the selection process of the CEO.

The election of the CEO will, however, coincide with the elections or appointment of members for all other SIGA Internal Organs, i.e. members of the Council (including Vice Chairs), Standing Committees, Ethics Committee & ACC.

1.     CEO – Proposed Timeline

  • 9 October - 20 November 2017 – candidature process for the CEO is open and published on the website. During the above period prospective candidates with the requisite credentials, as set out in the CEO Role Profile, and eligibility requirements foreseen in Art. 6.1 of the Electoral Regulations (ER), may submit a letter of interest and CV to [email protected] and [email protected]. Candidates must be proposed by a Member of SIGA, in accordance with Art. 6.1. (b) of the ER.
  • 24 November 2017 - NC make their provisional recommendation to the ad interim Council on preferred candidate, subject to integrity checks.
  • 27 & 28 November 2017 – ad interim Council deliberates on candidate for CEO.
  • 28 November to 20 December 2017 – integrity checks carried out by Quest and report submitted back to the ad interim Council.
  • By no later than 18 January 2018 - the ad interim Council elects the CEO and notifies the General Assembly for ratification purposes (Art. 5.1 of the ER).
  • 31 January 2018 - Ratification of the election of the CEO by the General Assembly

2.     Council

2.1. Composition

The Council is composed of up to 15 members (including the Chairperson and five Vice-Chairs) appointed by the General Assembly, pursuant to Art. 16.1 of the SIGA Statutes. The CEO is member of the Council ex officio (Art. 16.12 of the SIGA Statutes).

It must include at least two (2) representatives from each of the SIGA Member categories as identified in Art. 9.1.2 of the SIGA Statutes and Art. 16.6 of the SIGA Statutes. The Council shall include independent members (Art. 16.7 of the SIGA Statutes) and observe the SIGA Universal Standards on Good Governance, namely on gender balance and diversity.

2.2. Proposed Timeline:

  • 9 October 2017 - 11 January 2018 – candidature process for the SIGA Council Members is open and published on the website. In accordance with ER 4.1, an application must be received by the CEO at least 20 days before the General Assembly.
  • 1-31 January 2018 – integrity checks to be carried out by Quest and reported back to SIGA administration.
  •  31 January 2018 – The Council will be elected by the General Assembly.

3.     Vice-Chairs - Proposed Timeline:

  • 31 January 2018 - Appointed by the Council (Art. 3.1(b) of the ER) and ratified by the General Assembly (Art. 3.1(b) of the ER).

4.     Standing Committees - Proposed Timeline:

No integrity checks required in accordance with Art. 8.1 of the ER

  • 18 January 2018 - Appointed by the SIGA Council (Art. 3.3 of the ER) upon proposal of the SIGA Coordinator (Art. 3.3 of the ER)

5.     Ethics and Audit & Compliance Committees Proposed Timeline:

  • 1-31 January 2018 – integrity checks to be carried out by Quest and reported back to SIGA administration.
  • 18 January 2018 – SIGA Council, via SIGA Coordinator, to notify that these Committees will be voted on at General Assembly (Art. 5.1 of the ER).
  •  31 January 2018 - Proposed by Council to the General Assembly (Art. 3.4 and 3.5 of the ER) and elected by General Assembly (Art. 3.4 and 3.5 of the ER).