W4GF is excited to create synergies with young women in all their diversities at national levels. The W4GF National Focal Points from ten countries will be an important addition to the W4GF Team as they work with the Key Collaborators who ensure strategic and systematic connections as W4GF works towards the expansion of its movement.
The ten W4GF National Focal Points will be made up of young women, strategically positioned and in national dialogues to advocate for programmes and services that work for women and girls and that are financed by the Global Fund.
Ten National Focal Points will be selected from the following regions and countries:
- East and Southern Africa: Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia or Zimbabwe
- West and Central Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal
- Middle East and North Africa: Morocco
- Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Kyrgyzstan
- Latin America and the Caribbean: Jamaica and Haiti
- South and South East Asia: India and Nepal
Why this group?
Through this group W4GF aims to work with young women to:
- Expand the knowledge base around the Global Fund – ensuring that young women are well informed and have access to a proper induction to the Global Fund – its processes at global and national levels.
- Expand the reach of the W4GF movement – connecting to more young women.
- Connect to a network of likeminded advocates and create more supportive structures in countries to engage with Global Fund national processes.
- Build confidence to enable meaningful engagement in Global Fund country processes – enabling a well-informed group that can meaningfully engage in national conversations.
Who should apply?
Apply for this role if you fit the below description. You are:
- A young woman under the age of 30.
- From Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
- Representing civil society or communities on your national Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) or are being groomed to one day be on the CCM.
- Able to show direct links to civil society representatives on the CCM.
- Actively working to improve the lives of women and girls, upholding and promoting their human rights, including the full enjoyment of their sexual and reproductive health and rights and following national budgets to achieve this agenda.
- Engaging with the national Global Fund processes.
How to apply
If you are considering applying then please read the full ToR. And then fill out this form no later than Sunday 24 October 2021. If you have any issues with the form, reach out to Lucy Wanjiku Njenga.