Apply to be a Member of the Youth Activists Leadership Council (YALC) 2014

Apply to be a Member of the Youth Activists Leadership Council (YALC) 2014

Deadline: November 14, 2014

YUWA is now accepting applications for the membership of Youth Activists Leadership Council (YALC) 2014. YUWA has been hosting an advocacy movement called the Youth Activists Leadership Council, which is designed to develop youth leaders in the areas of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, international family planning and global HIV and AIDS.

The Council consists of 10 members, a diverse group of young people from different regional and academic background. Members should be living in Kathmandu is not mandatory. Council members serve as youth educators, advocates, and spokespersons on the issues of adolescent sexual and reproductive health.

About YALC

YALC is a group of 10 youth activists, aged 16 to 24, who advocate at the national and international level for improved sexual and reproductive health policies that support reproductive health/family planning services, comprehensive sexuality education and programs that support meaningful youth participation.

Their objectives are:

  • To bring together various youth activists under a single platform of Youth Activist Leadership Council.
  • To strengthen advocacy for SRHR issues through formal and informal youth groups to solicit universal access to reproductive health.
  • To maximize the advocacy efforts and widespread the message through use of local media and new technologies.
  • To sensitize public in SRHR issues, global AIDS epidemic and allied issues though peer information sharing and youth friendly activities like music, new media mass campaign etc.

Position Description

Position Title: YALC Member
Duration: December 2014- November 2015
Based at: Preferably, but not limited to Kathmandu
Stipend: Minimum communication support

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for selection in Youth Activists Leadership Council are:

  • Young people between ages 16 to 24 years.
  • Completed school (at least SLC or more) and should have an interest in social involvement regarding adolescent sexual reproductive health and rights & HIV and AIDS.
  • Supportive to the goals of YALC.
  • Be willing to commit at least 20 hours a month to Council activities.
  • Be available to attend the Capacity Building Training after the selection process.
  • Should have access to internet at least once in every two days for the updates.

How to Apply

To apply for a position in YALC, you must fill up the e-form : Application Form and submit your CV along with a motivation letter describing the reason for your wish to be involved in YALC. The letter should be of no more than 1000 words and should include the following aspects

  • What is your understanding of YALC?
  • What makes you a good candidate for YALC?
  • Your experience in the field of Sexual and reproductive Health and Rights (specifically with examples).
  • How do you expect to develop yourself as a part of YALC?
  • What specific skills can you contribute to the YALC?

The form should be attached in your email along with your CV and the motivation letter, then send it to [email protected] prior to the closing date. You will not be able to edit your application once you have sent it.

Please acknowledge that your application will be considered complete only if it contains:

  • Your CV (including at least two referees; one preferably being your academic advisor or recent supervisor)
  • Your motivation letter
  • Duly filled application form

You can also post your complete application to:

YALC, YUWA
P.O.Box-8973 NPC 593, Kathmandu, Nepal
Closing Date

The Selection Process

  • The selection will be based on the motivation letter, online application and interview.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for the second phase of the selection process.
  • If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted within a week of application closing.

To be considered, your application must be submitted by 5:00 PM on November 14 2014. Late applications will not be accepted.

For more information, visit YALC 2014 Recruitment.

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