Join the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Youth Health Network

For the years 2022-2024, the Commonwealth Youth Health Network (CYHN) is announcing high-profile volunteer roles on its executive team.

They are looking for young, suitably qualified individuals who are enthusiastic about promoting and improving health and wellness across the Commonwealth to apply.

Under the auspices of the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commonwealth Youth Health Network (CYHN) is one of 13 youth-led associated entities. The Commonwealth Youth Health Network (CYHN) aims to improve the perspectives of young people from across the Commonwealth, particularly those from small island states and indigenous communities, on issues affecting their health and well-being.

CYHN members are students, researchers, health professionals, journalists, development workers and others who are passionate about achieving health for all. Their programmatic focus areas are sexual and reproductive health and rights, non-communicable diseases and mental health and universal health care.

Open positions

Policy Research and Advocacy LeaderPublic Relations and Communications LeadEngagement and Capacity Building LeadPartnerships and Fundraising LeadDiversity and Inclusion LeadRegional Focal Points* (x5, Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe & Americas, Pacific)

Commonwealth Youth Health Network | Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

Be between the ages of 18 and 29 at the time of application; Be a citizen of one of the Commonwealth countries; Have a firm belief in the vision and purpose of the CYHN; Alignment with the Commonwealth Charter and commitment to it; Have worked with youth-led initiatives, programs or organizations that promote health and well-being; willing to volunteer 10-15 hours per week on networking activities; demonstrate the ability to work both independently and with others; Have previous experience working in a multicultural environment; Have excellent time management and organizational skills; Have experience leading and coordinating a variety of subcommittees and project teams; Have you applied for the right position and have the necessary experience? what the Commonwealth’s health concerns and priorities are.

How to apply?

The following information is requested on the application form:

A cover letter discussing the applicant’s suitability (max. 1 page) CV/CV with contact details for two referees (max. 2 pages) Include links to your social media accounts and portfolio if applicable. Examples of writing

Go to this link to apply.

Deadline: March 20, 2022

Visit CYHN for more information.

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