The Global Network of People Living with HIV
is looking for self-nominations for Y+ Advisory Group members starting in July
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 organisation’s vision
is a powerful and united worldwide social movement of people living with HIV.
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
The Y+ Advisory
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
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
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
To integrate YPLHIV into existing PLHIV networks, organisations and
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
Ability to work well in written and spoken English (additional languages are
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
Y+ Advisory Group
It will be expected that members of the Y+
Advisory Group agree as far as possible to:
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 the group)
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).
news and information from Advisory Group members’ constituencies to the Facebook
page at least once per month.
information via the Y+ Listserve and on the Y+ Programme Facebook
working groups to support discrete pieces of work within GNP+. Working group
activities could include:
Support around work dedicated to adolescents living with
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
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@... 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 only);
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 HIV.
Applications without all of the above documentation will be
Successful Candidates will be informed no later
than May 31st 2012.
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