Young Emerging Leaders Program (YEL) of the Global Network of Young People Living with HIV

Leadership Program Short Program in Health
  • Apply Before : March 8, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 228786
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • No. of Opportunity 15
  • Fields of study HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Are you a young advocate passionate about effecting change in your community? Are you actively involved in national or regional advocacy efforts? Ready to amplify the voices of young people on a global scale? Apply for the Young Emerging Leaders Program (YEL).

The Global Network of Young People Living with HIV (Y+ Global) and the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) invite young advocates worldwide to apply for our joint Young Emerging Leaders Program (YEL). This leadership initiative aims to cultivate a cadre of influential young advocates who will actively shape global policy and health governance. The YEL program seeks to enhance youth representation on international platforms such as the United Nations General Assembly, the World Health Organization, and the Global Fund.

GNP+ and Y+ Global will select 15 YEL advocates to address HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) issues.

Key Details and Dates

  • Application Deadline: March 8, 2024
  • Organizer: Y+ Global and GNP+
  • Eligible Countries: All
  • Eligible Gender: Male/Female
  • Target Group: Young advocates aged 18 to 25, particularly those engaged in national or regional advocacy
  • Focus Area: HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
  • Number of Opportunity: 15 emerging youth leader advocates


Benefits of the Young Emerging Leaders Program (YEL):

  • Opportunity to become part of an elite squad of young advocates dedicated to driving positive change in global policy and health governance spaces
  • Strengthened representation of young people on global platforms, including the United Nations General Assembly, the World Health Organization, and the Global Fund
  • Leadership development through participation in the Young Emerging Leaders Program (YEL)
  • Engagement in advocacy activities and virtual training/meetings until December 2024, enhancing skills and knowledge.
  • Platform to publicly represent communities, with value placed on existing social media presence and influence in HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) issues.

Eligibility Criteria

All applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Experience in advocacy and movement-building project implementation is required.
  • Must have a connection or attachment to a Y+ Global country office or Key Population-led organizations and PLHIV networks where Y+ Global doesn’t have an office. A letter of recommendation from these organizations describing the candidate’s skills and experience is necessary.

Required Skills:

  • Proficiency in English reading and speaking is preferred; with translation support available, Arabic, French, and Portuguese speakers are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in mobilizing and recruiting young advocates for community events, campaigns, and meetings.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Basic proficiency in computer or information technology (IT) skills, including Google Drive, Microsoft Word, email, social media, and internet access

Ideal Candidates:

  • Young individuals living with HIV or from key populations: sex workers, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and people who use drugs
  • Applicants must be 18 to 25 years old.
  • Willingness, commitment, and availability to participate in program activities until December 2024, including at least two virtual trainings/meetings monthly
  • Preparedness to publicly represent their communities, with an existing social media presence valued
  • Experience in advocating and engaging with stakeholders at the national level; engagement with global platforms is desirable.
  • Dedication to human rights principles and inclusive approaches
  • Excellence-driven, creative, and proactive work ethic
  • Passion and knowledge about HIV and SRHR activism.

How to Apply?

Complete the application form and submit your CV before the March 8, 2024 deadline.


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Further details are available on the Y+ Global website.


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