USAID/YouthPower2: Care Leaders Council Application 2021

Applications are hereby invited from youths across the globe for participation in the YouthPower2: Learning and Evaluation (YP2LE) programme. The Care Leader Council is a ten-member group of young leaders who have direct experience with alternative care (e.g., foster care, kinship care, etc.), and who are interested in advocating for improved systems of care.

Young people from multiple countries who have experience with alternative care are given the opportunity to collaborate with each other and USAID to identify ways to increase the effectiveness of systems of care, as well as to develop their own capacities as young professionals and advocates on these issues.

Program Sponsor(s): USAID /YouthPower2

Program Location: US

Program Type: Youth Opportunity/Child Care

Target Group: Young people

Slots: 10

Program Duration: 2years (extendable)

Subject Eligibility: Not applicable

Country/Candidate Eligibility: Worldwide


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YouthPower2 Care Leaders Council Application 2021 | DETAILS

[1] Care Leader Council members will play a vital role in supporting USAID’s Center on Children in Adversity (CECA)’s implementation of the U.S. Government Strategy, Advancing Protection and Care for Children in Adversity (2019-2023) (APCCA).

The Care Leaders Council is expected to start in March 2021 and serve for one year until March 2022 (with the possibility of extension for a second year, from March 2022 until March 2023.

[2] The Care Leader Council is supported by YouthPower2: Learning and Evaluation (YP2LE), a USAID-funded activity focused on building and disseminating the evidence on Positive Youth Development (PYD).

Care Leader Council Qualifications

Care Leader Council members will report directly to Margaret Sullivan, Empowerment and Inclusion Division, Children in Adversity, USAID. Additional member support will be provided by Sarah Sladen, Senior Youth Engagement Advisor, YP2LE, Making Cents International.

Members will meet the following qualifications:

  • Be 21 – 35 years old as of January 1, 2021.
  • Have worked at a local, national, or international level on alternative care reform or similar issues (e.g., child protection) and/or have personal experience, at any age and length of time, with residential care or another type of alternative care.
  • Have a proven ability to inspire and a reputation for inclusive, innovative leadership.
  • Are proficient in English (both written and spoken).
  • Are from a low- and middle-income country and/or are very well acquainted with low- and middle-income country contexts and alternative care issues.
  • Are comfortable using technology for regular meetings and communication such as email, WhatsApp, Google Hangout, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams.


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Application Procedures

How-to-Apply:  The YouthPower2 Care Leaders Council Application 2021 is done online. All qualified candidates for the are encouraged to apply. For youth with disabilities, closed captioning and interpretation services will be provided. Interested candidates should submit their completed applications using the online application form. It is important you read the Application Guide before starting your application.

The Care Leaders Council Application includes the following:

  • Section 1: USAID CECA Care Leaders Council Application (previous page)
  • Section 2: About This Application (this page)
  • Section 3: Candidate Information – Name, age, contact information, affiliations, etc.
  • Section 4: Candidate Experience – Tell us about your experience and interest in the Care Leaders Council!
  • Section 5: Confirmation & Timeline

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Deadline: Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 21, 2020.

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