Call for youth advocates/professionals for the The Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

Application Deadline: 21st AUGUST 2017.

The lancet is looking for six young health advocates and/or professionals (18-29 years) from diverse backgrounds, to work with them to set up a Youth Network for The Lancet Standing Commission. This expression of interest comes with an expectation (funding dependent) that those who set up the Youth Network will also have an ongoing role as a member of the Network.

The Lancet is establishing a Standing Commission to continue the work of The Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing. The 2016 Commission report included recommendations for engaging and partnering with young people as agents for change. We are looking for six young health advocates and/or professionals (18-29 years) from diverse backgrounds, to work with us to set up a Youth Network for The Lancet Standing Commission. This expression of interest comes with an expectation (funding dependent) that those who set up the Youth Network will also have an ongoing role as a member of the Network.

Requirements:

  • Advocacy or communication related to adolescent health and wellbeing.
  • Work (paid or voluntary) at a local, national or international level in an area related to adolescent health and wellbeing.
  • Work (paid or voluntary) for an organisation that has a national and/or international role in adolescent/youth health and wellbeing.
  • Work in a related area of practice (i.e. law, health, journalism, economics, education, research).
  • Majority of successful applicants will be between 18-24 years, however applicants up to 29 years are also encouraged to apply.
  • All applicants must have a valid passport with a minimum of 1 year until expiry.

The Lancet Commission are particularly interested in the participation of young health advocates and professionals from low and middle income countries (LMIC). For that reason, priority will be given to applicants with origins from LMICs.

How to Apply:

  • A two-minute video application, on “how you would like to contribute to the Lancet Standing Commission.” (Please note we may use successful video applications in our communications.)
  • A completed application
  • Your curriculum vitae

 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Call for youth advocates/professionals for the The Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

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