Join the Human Sciences Research Council as a Youth Steering Committee Member

Join the Human Sciences Research Council as a Youth Steering Committee Member

Join the Human Sciences Research Council as a Youth Steering Committee Member. The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is seeking 12 Youth Steering Committee Members as part of the u’GOOD Research Programme.

This initiative aims to delve into relational approaches to wellbeing (RWB) and understand contemporary challenges affecting young people’s wellbeing across 12 focus countries.

About HSRC

 The HSRC is Africa’s leading social science and humanities research agency, dedicated to policy-oriented projects benefiting various sectors.

Its focus extends nationally, within the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and throughout Africa.

The organization aims to contribute significantly to poverty alleviation through science and technology.

Join the Human Sciences Research Council as a Youth Steering Committee Member

 The Equitable Education and Economies (EEE) division of HSRC is recruiting 12 Youth Steering Committee Members for a 5-year tenure across the 12 focus countries.

These members will be instrumental in the U’Good!? project, investigating RWB and addressing key challenges faced by young people.


 The selected committee members will document the RWB research process, offer insights reflective of their country’s youth experiences, contribute to project selection, guide a Youth Community of Practice (CoP), highlight priority youth-focused areas, bridge knowledge gaps, and act as program ambassadors.

Additionally, attendance at various events and conferences is required.


 Compensation for the position will be based on attendance and contributions over the five-year period.

It includes various categories such as advisory meetings, project conferences, report reviews, and ad hoc tasks.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must be aged 18–30 and residents of the 12 focus countries.

They should possess reliable internet access and remote conferencing capabilities, demonstrate youth engagement experience, leadership skills, proficiency in English, and the ability to commit to the 5-year tenure.

How to Apply

 Interested candidates should submit a 1-2 page cover letter outlining their RWB experience, their potential contributions, and their youth wellbeing involvement.

Alongside this, a detailed CV indicating publications (if any) and country of origin is required.

Candidates can apply via the Neptune recruitment site, ensuring attachments are within specified size limits. Enquiries can be directed to Dr. Angelique Wildschut via email ([email protected]).

The closing date for applications is 12 January 2023. Candidates are encouraged to apply well before this deadline.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further assessment.

In the event of non-receipt of a response within eight weeks, consider the application unsuccessful.

The HSRC reserves the right not to make an appointment.

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