Deadline: 11 May, 2020

The YouthPower2: Learning and Evaluation (YP2LE) Youth Advisory Group (YAG) is a ten-member group of young leaders that play a vital role in ensuring that meaningful youth engagement and leadership occur across all YP2LE tasks and related activities.

YP2LE is a USAID-funded activity focused on building and disseminating the evidence on Positive Youth Development (PYD).  YP2LE’s goal is to give programme implementers, researchers, and young changemakers the information, tools, and resources they need to develop high-quality, impactful, and sustainable youth programmes.

All YAG members will be paid for their time, which must be documented in a form and format to be provided by YP2LE (YAG members will receive quarterly payments for a total of 12 hours per month, to be paid upon the successful completion of their role).

Responsibilities

  • YAG members will support activities across YP2LE, including the global YouthLead.org platform and its related activities and campaigns
  • Provide input into YP2LE activities, tools, products and services
  • Support specific tasks under the YP2LE project such as research, communications, mentoring, capacity building, etc
  • Provide recommendations for how to strengthen youth engagement across YP2LE activities, including meetings and events
  • Support the development and dissemination of learning products from across YP2LE activities and the YouthLead.org platform
  • Promote inclusive approaches for youth (eg gender, youth with disabilities, LGBTQI) across activities
  • YAG members will report to the YP2LE Senior Youth Engagement Advisor

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and one year of work experience, or a High School Diploma and six years of work experience
  • Aged 18–30 years old as at 01 May, 2020
  • Are from a low- and middle-income country and/or very well acquainted with low- and middle-income country contexts and youth issues
  • Spoken and written proficiency in English
  • Demonstrated focus on youth development (for example: youth economic opportunities, entrepreneurship, education, gender, health, peace and conflict resolution, democracy and governance, media, or the arts)
  • Are comfortable using technology such as email, WhatsApp, Google Hangout, Zoom, and Adobe Connect
  • Have an active membership in and/or leadership of a local, regional, or global youth-led organisation  and maintain strong connections with other youth organisations and networks
  • Take the initiative and solve problems creatively
  • Demonstrate they are excellent writers, communicators, and presenters
  • Possess an ability to work effectively and respectfully with others from a range of different backgrounds, cultures, and communities toward achieving a common goal

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: US President’s Malaria Initiative

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