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Fwd: Y+ Programme for young people living with HIV seeking candidatesfor advisory group
Apr 6th, 2012 - 15:12:33
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From: Laurel Sprague
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:58:07 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Y+ Programme for young people living with HIV seeking
candidates for advisory group
Please see and forward widely this call for self-nominations for young
people living with HIV to join the GNP+ Y+Advisory Group.
Closing Date for all nominations: April 30th 2012 at midnight CET
The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) is a network for
all people living with HIV. Its mission is to improve the quality of
life of people living with HIV. The organisations vision is a
powerful and united worldwide social movement of people living with
GNP+ has been clearly asked by the community of PLHIV, in our
2011-2015 Strategic Plan, to support people living with HIV however
they choose to organise themselves and bring the realities of the full
diversity of the community to global decision making fora. This
requires a mechanism with which GNP+ can ensure that the voices of all
groups within the community of people living with HIV can be heard.
In 2010, GNP+ established the Y+ Programme to ensure that the needs of
young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) were reflected in the
programming and governance of GNP+ and partners. The Y+ Advisory Group
was created to support the implementation of the Y+ Programme. In
2012, the Y+ Advisory Group will be restructured and strengthened to
enhance the contribution that young leaders can make to the work of
GNP+ and the HIV response more broadly.
The Y+ Advisory Group
The Y+ Advisory Group is a voluntary group of young people living with
HIV, who have demonstrated a commitment and a connection to a
constituency of young people living with HIV within their region or
The Y+ Advisory Group was established to support GNP+ to achieve of
the following objectives:
To build and strengthen a global virtual network of young people living with HIV
To advocate for meaningful and engaged YPLHIV participation in the
global response to HIV.
To support the leadership and capacity building of YPLHIV.
To connect YPLHIV to support each other, share experiences,
best-practices and information.
To integrate YPLHIV into existing PLHIV networks, organisations and initiatives.
GNP+ is looking for suitable candidates to join the Y+ Advisory Group
in July 2012 for a period of at least two years.
Aged 29 or under at the date of application (30 April 2012)
Living with HIV
Demonstrated linkages with community networks of people living with
HIV, young people living with HIV (local, national and/or regional
levels) or other relevant organisations
Ability to work well in written and spoken English (additional
languages are valued)
Commitment to a minimum of least 2 hours per week
Consistent internet, email and phone access
Young women living with HIV and young people living with HIV from key
affected populations are particularly encouraged to apply.
Y+ Advisory Group Responsibilities
It will be expected that members of the Y+ Advisory Group agree as far
as possible to:
Give at least 2 hours of time per week to the activities of the Y+
Advisory Group. (Co-chairs are needed to give at least 5 hours per
week to supporting the group, co-chairs will be selected from within
Communicate within members own networks and constituencies news from
GNP+ and the Y+ Programme. Disseminate updates from the Y+ Programme
and GNP+ to national and regional networks accordingly (and act as a
bridge between the global network and the national networks).
Post news and information from Advisory Group members constituencies
to the Facebook page at least once per month.
Share information via the Y+ Listserve and on the Y+ Programme Facebook page.
Join working groups to support discrete pieces of work within GNP+.
Working group activities could include:
Support around work dedicated to adolescents living with HIV.
Support the moderation of the Y+ Leadership Initiative .
Feedback on the development of documents and tools as they relate to
YPLHIV (to be coordinated through the Youth Officer or other relevant
secretariat member at GNP+).
Strategic Representation of YPLHIV at key events.
GIYPA tools distribution use and monitoring.
Support to HIV Young Leaders Fund.
Attend regional or global meetings and events, when necessary, to
represent the Y+ Advisory Group and the Y+ Programme.
The Y+ Advisory Group is a volunteer based body any costs incurred
while carrying out responsibilities of the Y+ Advisory Group will be
met by GNP+.
The following should be sent in ONE email to agarner (at) gnpplus.net
with subject matter APPLICATION FOR Y+
ADVISORY GROUP 2012:
A copy of a current CV or Resume
A statement of interest, explaining your relevant experience and your
connection to the community of young people living with HIV (1 page
A letter of reference/support from an individual or organisation that
is affiliated to the work that you are involved in and that can
confirm your connection to the community of young people living with
Applications without all of the above documentation will be
Successful Candidates will be informed no later than May 31st 2012.
Regional Coordinator, GNP+NA
The Global Network of People Living with HIV, North America
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 USA
+1 734 657 2569