Call for applications: Join a FP2020 Working Group

Deadline for submissions: 30 APRIL 2013

Request for applications posted: 29 March 2013

Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2013

Family Planning 2020 is seeking applications from individuals interested in participating in a FP2020 Working Group or a FP2020 Consultative Network to the Working Groups. All FP2020 Working Groups will consist of two co-leads and a core membership of 10 to 20 individuals representing a wide range of stakeholders and expertise.

Working Group: Participation in the Working Groups is on an unpaid volunteer basis and members are required to give 10% of their time (approximately four hours per week) over a two-year term. Three Working Groups are currently accepting applications for membership: Country Engagement Working Group; Rights and Empowerment Working Group; and Performance Monitoring and Accountability Working Group- see application process below.

Consultative Network to the Working Groups: Each Working Group also has an affiliated consultative network of stakeholders who will be engaged periodically for input. The Consultative Group members will be asked to participate a few hours approximately twice a year. Everyone is accepted into the consultative group and it is unpaid.

Application process

Country Engagement Working Group

The Country Engagement Working Group seeks to work with existing partners to provide additional support to countries as they develop, implement, and monitor progress against their transformational family planning plans, building on existing country plans wherever possible, and within the context of countries’ wider RMNCH and health sector plans.

Performance, Monitoring & Accountability Working Group

The Performance, Monitoring & Accountability Working Group seeks to a) monitor and evaluate progress towards the goal of ensuring that girls’ and women’s rights to voluntary contraception are respected and promoted; and b) strengthening accountability for implementing financial, policy, and programming commitments made by country governments, donors, the UN, civil society and others.

Rights & Empowerment Working Group

The Rights & Empowerment Working Group seeks to 1) Ensure that all FP2020 efforts are underpinned by a rights-based approach and that women’s and girl’s perspectives and rights are observed in all programs and activities; 2) Support the development of approaches to address the full range of barriers that prevent and limit women’s and girls’ ability to make reproductive decisions/choices for modern methods of family planning and to act on these decisions; and 3) Help guide the on-going research and implementation agenda for rights and empowerment in family planning programs and services. Rights & Empowerment will work closely with the three other Working Groups to provide advice, materials, information, research, examples of good practice and other inputs, including on indicators that will strengthen their work.

Market Dynamics Working Group

The application process for the Market Dynamics Working Group will open at a later date. To stay informed about when the application process will be launched, sign up for updates.