Youth LEAD is a growing regional network of young key populations in Asia and the Pacific. We empower young key populations through capacity building, leadership strengthening and advocacy, and build partnerships between local, national, and regional YKP organizations. We want to ensure more meaningful participation and involvement of YKP in all levels of decision making and to create a new generation of youth leaders in the HIV response.
In the Asia-Pacific region, young trans people face increased vulnerability to discrimination and abuse affecting their ability to access trans-competent healthcare and basic social services. Despite the existence of trans- and youth-led organizations, restrictive legal and policy frameworks limit their capacity to support young trans people. The COVID-19 pandemic has also led to decreased funding for essential health and social services for trans people, compounding the already limited access to such services for trans youth.
Based on survey assessments conducted by the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN), there is a lack of capacity building and development for younger trans people to serve as leaders in their respective organizations and communities. The existing barriers to health and social services for young trans people call for the leadership and meaningful engagement of trans youth to develop appropriate interventions. More efforts must be taken to recognise the realities and intersectionalities of young trans people’s lives, and to enable young trans people to take up leadership roles to address their community’s needs.
In partnership with APTN, under the Project “Transcending Borders: Strengthening trans and gender diverse movements towards transformative leadership, legal protection and trans-competent healthcare in Asia-Pacific and Africa” funded by the Robert Carr Fund (RCF), Youth LEAD aims to develop a Youth LGBTIQ Leadership Training Module to equip young LGBTIQ people, especially trans youth, with the skills needed to take up leadership positions and participate in decision-making bodies within the context of HIV response and programming. The Youth LGBTIQ Leadership Training Module will cover the issues and needs of LGBTIQ youth in HIV response, with a specific focus on trans youth in the Asia-Pacific region. It will build on and adapt existing tools on trans and youth leadership and advocacy developed by Youth LEAD and APTN, including Youth LEAD’s New Gen Training Manual.
- To develop a comprehensive, adaptable, and youth-friendly tool for young LGBTIQ persons on leadership, advocacy, and intersectionality in HIV response;
- To increase the capacity of young LGBTIQ persons in Asia-Pacific through a pilot training using the completed Leadership Training Module.
- A comprehensive, adaptable, and youth-friendly Leadership Training Module has been developed for young LGBTIQ persons;
- A pilot training using the completed Leadership Training Module has been conducted with young LGBTIQ persons in Asia-Pacific.
Scope of Work
Under the overall supervision of the Youth LEAD Secretariat and working reporting directly to the Communications and Project Officer, the Lead Consultant, in collaboration with the Youth Consultant, will develop a Youth LGBTIQ Leadership Training Module (henceforth, “Training Module”) based on Youth LEAD’s New Gen Training Manual (henceforth, “Manual”).
The Lead Consultant is responsible for the overall development of the Training Module, ensuring that it is comprehensive and adaptable to the needs and issues of trans- and youth-led organizations in the context of HIV response and programming in the Asia-Pacific region. This includes using an intersectional approach to discussions, sessions, and activities throughout the Training Module. Given the varying needs and capacities of trans- and youth-led organizations across the Asia-Pacific, the Lead Consultant must ensure that the Training Module can be adapted into the different social/legal/health contexts of implementing organizations. The Lead Consultant should also ensure that the sessions and activities can be implemented in online and offline settings – in order to accommodate situations in which training workshops cannot be held in-person.
The Youth Consultant is an important position which ensures the involvement of young people in the development of the Training Module. The Youth Consultant is responsible for ensuring the Training Module reflects the issues and needs of young LGBTIQ persons in the context of HIV response and programming in the Asia-Pacific region. The Youth Consultant must also ensure that an intersectional approach to discussions, sessions, and activities is used throughout the Training Module.
Details and Further Information
Detailed information is provided on youthLEADap.org website
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Lead Consultant – Youth LGBTIQ Leadership Training Module
Youth Consultant – Youth LGBTIQ Leadership Training Module