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?
In light of these questions, the Open Society Youth Initiative (OSYI), which promotes youth
advocacy and participation in all aspects of their communities, started
a pilot program to
research and analyze public policies affecting youth in 2010. The project’s main aim was to
contribute to the elaboration of evidence on which young people and supporting institutions, such
Foundations (OSF), can advocate not only for the adoption of sound national and international
youth policies, but for their
implementation. It further aimed at providing youth civil society and supporting
organizations with what they need for holding governments and international institutions
accountable to the promises they make to young people.
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 starting in
second round of policy reviews, with the continued support from the Open Society
will begin in September 2012 with reviews in Colombia, the Czech Republic, Guinea,
Hungary, Mongolia, Swaziland and Tunisia.
It is for this second round that we seek consultants to support the policy reviews as
international avisors and youth researchers to support the policy reviews as lead researchers of
national research teams.
If you consider applying, please make sure that you send your expression of interest by email
to our team at
firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on July 31, 2012, in full accordance with all the instructions
mentioned in the two documents published
on the website and attached
to this news.
Get in touch via email@example.com to ask any questions we haven’t answered above.