We seek young youth researchers to support our policy reviews in Colombia, the Czech Republic, Guinea, Hungary, Mongolia, Swaziland and Tunisia as research team members. Do you like looking at policies and their impact carefully, differently, persistently and emphatically? Then we would like to hear from you eloquently, sincerely, convincingly and promptly! Deadline for applications is December 14, 2012.

We seek young youth researchers to support our policy reviews as members of the research team.

Deadline for applications is December 14, 2012.


A glimpse at the context of the policy reviews

Many countries have stated their youth policies, but are they executing them? Do these policies allow young people to achieve their rights? How do specific youth policies interact with broader policies that pertain to young people, and what are the results? How can young people get their fair share of policy attention and resources?

The main aim of the review series analysing these questions is to contribute to the elaboration of evidence on which young people and supporting institutions can advocate not only for the adoption of sound national and international youth policies, but for their implementation.

The first round of policy reviews—conducted in six countries across the globe: Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Nepal, Serbia and Uganda—has come to a close, and the final reports will be published as a series here on www.youthpolicy.org. The first two reports on Youth and Public Policy in Kyrgyzstan and Youth and Public Policy in Serbia are available.

The second round of policy reviews, with the continued generous support from the Open Society Foundations, will begin in earnest in January 2013 with reviews in Colombia, the Czech Republic, Guinea, Hungary, Mongolia, Swaziland and Tunisia. An orientation meeting with the lead researchers and international advisors has taken place in early November 2012. It is for this second round that we now seek young youth researchers to support the policy reviews as members of the national research teams. Note that we explicitly seek younger researchers with the ambition to strengthen youth research across the countries.

Profiles, competences & tasks of the young youth researchers

As a member of the research team, we expect you to:

  • be resident in and knowledgeable about the youth situation in the country;
  • have very good command of the English language, spoken and written;
  • have excellent local and where relevant regional lingua franca competence;
  • have demonstrable experience in youth policy development or evaluation processes;
  • have demonstrable experience in applied (youth) policy research in the country;
  • have a strong connection to youth issues and be engaged in the youth scene of the country;

As a member of the research team, you will have the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • participate in and contribute to the in-country team meeting in the first quarter of 2013;
  • contribute to the development of an overall structure and approach of the review and report;
  • conduct desk and empirical research on policies pertaining to young people;
  • conduct desk and empirical research and the impact of policies on young people in the country;
  • devise and validation mechanisms for the initial (desk and empirical) research findings
  • participate in and contribute to the in-country field visits, likely in the first half of 2013;
  • fully document and archive desk and empirical research as well as the field visits;
  • raise concerns and seek advice when ambiguities arise or when assistance is needed;
  • draft chapters of the research report and comment on the draft of your team colleagues;
  • prepare and organise bibliographic resources according to style for use in the report.

Full details about the application and selection procedure as well as the objectives of the policy review series, the set-up and approach of the review series, the timeline of the second round of policy reviews, and the steps and persons involved in the process of a policy review can be found at https://www.youthpolicy.org/work-with-us/young-researchers/.


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Written by Youthpolicy Team

Youthpolicy Team

At youthpolicy.org, we are building a global evidence-base for youth policy. We are published by Youth Policy Press, a global publishing house on youth issues. We generate and consolidate knowledge and information on youth policies; critically report from and about global youth events; and more. Email us at curious@youthpolicy.org.