Youth Steering Committee Members

Closing Date2024/01/12
Reference NumberHSR231219-1
Job TypeFreelancer
Job TitleYouth Steering Committee Members
Business AreaEquitable Education and Economics – EEE
Number of Positions12
Workplace TypeRemote
Location – Town / CityN/A
Location – ProvinceWestern Cape
Location – CountrySouth Africa
Minimum Education LevelNQF 7 – Degree or equivalent
Application Closing Date12-Jan-2024
Job CategoryOther
Job Advert SummaryThe Equitable Education and Economies (EEE) division, at the HSRC, is looking to appoint 12 Youth Steering Committee Members for a period of 5 years to be based in any of the 12 focus countries (Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Romania, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, or Vietnam) of a research programme commencing 1 February 2024. The project for which this appointment is to be made is called U’Good!? and aims to test and further develop relational approaches to wellbeing (RWB); and generate empirical insights into key contemporary challenges to young people’s wellbeing, and how they are addressing these. Through the adoption of a RWB framework, it embraces people-centred, collaborative, and participatory approaches to conducting research, generating insights into how the relational aspect of multiple domains may make contributions to well-being. The programme is structured into four thematic areas that act as entry points for investigations on the wellbeing of Young People: Livelihoods, Climate change, Digitalisation and Mental Health. An important component of the project advisory group is a Youth Steering Committee comprised of 12 young people representing organisations, projects, or communities of young people across the focus countries of the research call. The successful applicants will be appointed on Freelance contracts.
Project advisory group – Youth Steering Committee Members x12 (Freelancers)
Ref. No: U’GOOD-PAG YP-12/2023
Minimum RequirementsKey requirements:

Must be between 18 – 30 years of age.
Resident in any of the 12 focus countries of the research call: Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Romania, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, or Vietnam.
Must have access to a reliable, high-quality, and stable internet.
Must have access to remote conferencing facilities/software such as Zoom.
Must be available to travel to attend a minimum of 3 research project conferences.
Experience in youth and civic engagement work with a willingness to learn.
Some exposure to multi-stakeholder and/or multi-country engagement would be an advantage.
Documented leadership experience.
Writing and presentation skills.
Availability to contribute to the programme over a 5-year period as a freelancer.
Competency in computer programmes such as Word, OneDrive, Excel, PowerPoint.
Proactive with a problem-solving mindset, the ability to multi-task and with great attention to detail.
Willingness to build capacity to work in a multi-cultural context and meet deadlines.
Proficient in English.

Duties & ResponsibilitiesKey Responsibilities

Document the process of doing relational research focused on young people.
Provide comment and input reflective of the experiences of young people from your country context.
Support the decision-making process on the Expression of Interest (EOIs) and the selection of funded projects.
Form an important part of the Community of Practice (CoP) and guide its development and activities to remain youth focused.
Provide guidance on priority areas and topics that are youth focused.
Address any knowledge gaps as they might emerge through the research implementation as it pertains to collaboration and partnership building with young people; and
Act as ambassadors for the programme internationally.
Attend CoP events (a minimum of 3 per annum) to be offered in a hybrid (in-person and online) format.
Attend CoP meetings (1 per annum) to be offered in a hybrid (in-person and online) format.
Attend project conferences in person (3 over the course of the programme)

Remuneration for this position will be based on inputs and attendance over the five-year period, as listed below:

Categories of payment



Attendance and input into Advisory meeting

Half Day Meeting (2024-2028)


Attendance and input into Advisory meeting

Full Day Meeting (2024-2028)

$300 each

Attendance and input at three Project Conferences


$750 each

Critical review of mid-term report


$300 for 2 days

Critical review of final report


$300 for 2 days

Ad hoc tasks


$37,5 per hour


A 1-2 pages cover letter indicating your suitability for the position by highlighting: 1) your experience in Relational Wellbeing (RWB), 2) the contribution you would make towards advancing RWB, and 3) your experience in youth wellbeing.
A detailed CV with a list of publications (if any) and an indication of your country of origin.Shortlisted applicants may be required to undertake a written competency exercise for this position.

Please register and submit your application on-line at
Application Instructions:
Candidates can make use of their mobile devices or any browser to register on the Neptune recruitment site, as well as to make application for available vacancies
Candidates will be prompted to upload their CV’s; Please not that currently the system cannot accept multiple, separate, attachments, please ensure that you PDF your C.V and ALL your supporting documents into one file, and attach it when prompted to do so for your C.V document, ensuring that it complies with the file size below;
Attachments must be less than 1MB, there is an on-screen option to resize.
Enquiries (NOT Applications or CVs) may be directed to Dr Angelique Wildschut email
Closing date: 12 January 2023. We encourage applicants to submit their applications prior to the closing date. If you do not receive any response from us within eight weeks, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Only candidates who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of their application.
The HSRC reserves the right not to make an appointment.

All the best with your applications

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