Join the Global Youth Advisory Council for Youth Excel

Join the Global Youth Advisory Council for Youth Excel

The USAID Youth Excel: Our Knowledge, Leading Change program seeks to recruit two young leaders from the disability rights community in Europe and Eurasia for the program's Global Youth Advisory Council.


Youth Excel is looking for passionate and active young leaders with interest and experience in leveraging data, research, and learning to improve outcomes for youth with and without disabilities in their community.

Who is eligible to apply

Young leader from the disability rights community in Europe and Eurasia are eligible to apply.


November 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m., Central European Time.

How to submit an application

Begin Your Application

If you have questions or requests—including requests for accommodations and requests to receive the form in a different format—please send an email to

We will make reasonable accommodations for all persons with disabilities.

About the Global Youth Advisory Council

The Global Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) is Youth Excel’s youth governance body that will incorporate input from diverse youth leaders into project governance and decision-making. The GYAC provides input about strategic and tactical project decisions, and about Youth Excel’s collaboration, learning, and adaptation approach. The GYAC scope of work includes:

  • advising, including providing input into the program's youth engagement approaches, work plans, and policies,
  • representation, including speaking opportunities to represent Youth Excel externally, and
  • decision-making, including providing consequential input into grantee selection, thematic priority selection, and more.

Learn more about the council (PDF, 2.3 MB).