Scientific Advisory Committee on Global Health - Recruitment

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Global Health (SAC-GH) is recruiting new members

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Office of International Affairs for the Health Portfolio (OIA), on behalf of Health Canada (HC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), are seeking applications from qualified global health experts in Canada to fill vacancies on the Scientific Advisory Committee on Global Health (SAC-GH).

The mandate of the SAC-GH is to provide independent and objective scientific advice and guidance on global health issues for the above listed federal departments. The SAC-GH provides a structured platform for decision makers within these federal organizations to discuss current and emerging global health issues with one another and with external scientific experts.

Key responsibilities of SAC-GH includes:

The deadline for applications is September 10, 2021.

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:

Appointments to the SAC-GH will be made in a way that ensures:

The appointments will start on November 1, 2021 for a term of one to three years, and members may be renewed for a second term that will usually be three years in length.

For more information:

Note: At least one candidate will be invited to join the SAC-GH in the fall of 2021, and the recruitment process may be leveraged to add additional members to the committee in 2022. Therefore, a broad range of nominations are encouraged.


The SAC-GH meets at least twice a year (in person, or virtually), with the possibility of additional ad-hoc discussions if needed. Members are expected to come prepared to meetings having read the materials provided and any additional materials they feel would be beneficial in discussing the proposed topics. Members will also be asked to sign a Confidentiality Agreement before participating on the SAC-GH.

Remuneration and Expenses

Members are not compensated for their service; however, travel and accommodation expenses are reimbursed in accordance with the Government of Canada Treasury Board Guidelines.

How to Apply

Interested individuals are invited to apply in English or French by sending the following documents to CIHR at

Applicants will be asked to complete a self-identification questionnaire.

Successful applicant(s) will be contacted in fall 2021.

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