Join Youth Advisory Board for IPPF-Africa Region Project: Strengthening Coordination to Increase Access of Adolescents and Young People


IPPF Africa Region and the African Union with support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation are implementing a regional Youth Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) project titled: ‘Strengthening Coordination to increase access of Adolescents and Young people’ (SCAA & YP/ SRHR). The project currently seeks 10 active youth-led and youth-serving organizations representing the five African regions of (Eastern Africa; Western Africa; Central Africa; Southern Africa and Northern Africa) to join its first Youth Advisory Board (YAB).

The project aims at coordinating interventions to increase the access of adolescents and young people to SRHR in the continent.

The Youth Advisory Board members, who will serve for a period of 12 months; from 1 November 2015 – 31 October 2016 will advise, assist, support and advocate for the programme, as well as facilitate direct youth engagement at local, national, regional and global levels. They will devote their creativity, skills and time to advance the SRHR agenda in the continent.

Benefits

The organizations:

  • will be part of Africa’s future success. Your contribution will be acknowledged through different opportunities and platforms.
  • will be a lead advocate involved in pushing for a continental SRHR agenda to opinion, policy and other decision makers including the media, governments and youth leaders.
  • will have an opportunity to participate in fundraising activities for worthy SRHR causes
  • will have networking and exposure opportunities that will contribute to strengthening your capacity and the capacity of fellow youth as African youth leaders, SRHR champions and advocates.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Organisations must meet the following criteria:
    • Regional youth-led or/and youth serving.
    • Registered in at least one AU member state.
    • Active, well represented and recognized as such by key stakeholders in the region they would like to represent.
  • Youth and/or gender-focused or addressing marginalised communities Institution delegates to the YAB shall meet the following criteria:
    • Citizens of an African country.
    • 15 – 35 years of age as defined by the AU Youth Charter.
    • Familiar with key issues affecting adolescents and young people’s development in his/her region, particularly in the area of SRHR.
    • Must have good oral and written skills in English, French, or Portuguese. Fluency in other Africa Union languages will be an asset.
    • Should have access to, and be reasonably proficient in internet and mobile communication technologies.
    • Must be available and accessible for conference calls.
    • Must be willing to travel when called upon.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must send their applications at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit this link.

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