CallforApplications from #youngleaders from low and middle-income countries: Join Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Well being


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This year, the leading medical journal The Lancet launched a new Commission on Adolescent Health and Well-Being. The Commission is the latest of several major investments by The Lancet on the health of young people over the past six years. These included a special journal series on adolescent health that coincided with the first-ever UN Commission for Population and Development (CPD) focusing on adolescence and youth (2012).  The Lancet series on adolescent health is but one of several high-level reports and activities on youth health and rights in recent years. UNICEF launched its Progress for Children Report focusing on adolescents in 2012, and the International Labor Organization, UNICEF, USAID and UNFPA have increasingly brought attention to the world’s largest-ever generation of young people.  For the first time, there is a sense that adolescent health is on the global agenda. It is a time of great opportunity for the field. However, much remains to be done. The broad model of health and well-being conceptualized in the recent Lancet series remains a long way from reality, both at the national and international levels. 

The Lancet Commission has an academic core (University of Melbourne, Columbia University, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University College-London) with an aim of building partnerships inresearch and training. It also involves those at the intersection between academia and policy making, practitioners and funders. 

We anticipate the Commission to produce a report for The Lancet in 2015. The Commission held its first meeting in October, 2013with around 20 experts from across the world. To ensure that young people themselves are represented, integrally involved in and contributing to its work, the Commission is seeking to add two young people as full members. These members will both contribute to the overall work of the Commission and help lead a section of the report on sustainable models for youth engagement and leadership.  We expect this would involve the development of anoutreach strategy to a much broader global community of young people. 

The new commissioners will be expected to participate in two further in-person meetings of three days each over the next 18 months. They should expect to contribute around 10 – 15 hours per month during this time to the work of the Commission. All expenses associated with attending meetings of the Commission will be covered, and the youth commissioners will be eligible to receive a stipend for their participation. 

 Criteria for applicants

 We are seeking young leaders who can demonstrate:

  •  Experience working in a paid or voluntary capacity at the local or national level in an area related to adolescent health and well-being and/or
  • Experience workinginapaidorvoluntary capacity for organisationthathasademonstrablenationaland/orinternationalreach andmandate in youth development.
  • Outstandingadvocacyand/or socialnetworkingcapabilities.
  • Knowledge about and experience with youth participation and youth leadership.
  • Strong ability to communicate well in English (speaking and writing).

Whileapplicantsundertheage of 30willbeconsidered, weparticularlyencourageyoungpeoplebetweentheagesof 18and24toapply.

Allapplicantsmusthaveavalidpassportwithaminimumof 1 yearuntilexpiry.

We are particularly keen to have the participation of young people from low and middle income countries.  For that reason, priority will be given to applicants from the following countries:

 

Afghanistan

 

Dominican Republic  

 

Libya

 

Serbia

Albania

 

Ecuador

 

Macedonia, FYR  

 

Seychelles

Algeria

 

Egypt, Arab Rep.

 

Madagascar

 

Sierra Leone

American Samoa

 

El Salvador

 

Malawi

 

Solomon Islands

Angola

 

Eritrea

 

Malaysia

 

Somalia 

Argentina

 

Ethiopia

 

Maldives

 

South Africa

Armenia

 

Fiji

 

Mali

 

South Sudan

Azerbaijan

 

Gabon

 

Marshall Islands

 

Sri Lanka

Bangladesh

 

Gambia, The

 

Mauritania

 

St. Lucia

Belarus

 

Georgia

 

Mauritius

 

St. Vincent and Grenadines

Belize

 

Ghana

 

Mexico

 

Sudan

Benin

 

Grenada

 

Micronesia, Fed. Sts.

 

Suriname

Bhutan

 

Guatemala

 

Moldova

 

Swaziland

Bolivia

 

Guinea

 

Mongolia

 

Syrian Arab Republic

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Guinea-Bisau

 

Montenegro

 

Tajikistan

Botswana

 

Guyana

 

Morocco

 

Tanzania

Brazil

 

Haiti

 

Mozambique

 

Thailand

Bulgaria

 

Honduras

 

Myanmar

 

Timor-Leste

Burkina Faso

 

Hungary

 

Namibia

 

Togo

Burundi

 

India

 

Nepal

 

Tonga

Cambodia

 

Indonesia

 

Nicaragua

 

Tunisia

Cameroon

 

Iran, Islamic Rep. 

 

Niger

 

Turkey

Cape Verde

 

Iraq

 

Nigeria  

 

Turkmenistan

Central African Republic

 

Jamaica 

 

Pakistan  

 

Tuvalu

Chad

 

Jordan

 

Palau

 

Uganda

China

 

Kazakhstan

 

Panama

 

Ukraine

Colombia

 

Kenya

 

Papua New Guinea  

 

Uzbekistan

Comoros

 

Kiribati

 

Paraguay

 

Vanuatu

Congo, Dem. Rep

 

Korea, Dem Rep.

 

Peru  

 

Venezuela, RB

Congo, Rep.

 

Kosovo  

 

Philippines

 

Vietnam

Costa Rica

 

Kyrgyz Republic

 

Romania

 

West Bank and Gaza

Côte d’Ivoire

 

Lao PDR

 

Rwanda

 

Yemen, Rep. 

Cuba

 

Lebanon

 

Samoa

 

Zambia

Djibouti

 

Lesotho

 

São Tomé and Principe

 

Zimbabwe

Dominica

 

Liberia

 

Senegal

 

 

 

Application form

 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (REQUIRED)

  1. Please describeyourinvolvement/workexperienceinadolescent health issuesatthenational,regionaland/orinternationallevels.  (Up to 3000 characters).
  1. Please describe your experience on and/or with decision-making bodies, advisory panels and/or networks related to adolescent health, youth participation and/or youth leadership.   (Up to 3000 characters).
  1. Please describe any experience you have in fostering youth participation through social media and/or social networks.  (Up to 3000 characters).
  1. Whatadditionalskills,expertise,orexperiencewouldyoubringtotheLancet Commission andhowwillitpositivelyimpacttheoutcomeofthe Commission?(Up to 3000 characters).
  1. Will you be able to participate in two in-person meetings of three days each between January, 2014 and December, 2015?

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  1. Will you be able to contribute approximately 100-150 hours per year, or an average of 10-12 hours per month in 2014 and 2015 to the Commission’s work?

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REFERENCES (REQUIRED)

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Referee #1

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COMPLETED APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO: KSIEVWRIGHT@ICRW.ORG NO LATER THAN

5 PM WASHINGTON, DC TIME ON NOVEMBER 22, 2013

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