3 June, 2016

The Space Generation Advisory Council is looking for an active young space leader from the African region to become the next Regional Coordinator (RC) in Africa as Ms. Beza Tesfaye's term comes to a close. This two year role is a volunteer position that offers a chance to lead and be responsible for the voice of the next generation of young space leaders from the African region, especially as activities and excitement in the region has expanded over the past years in the space sector.

Deadline for Applications: 20 June 2016 10 July 2016 (extended)

Role Description

The Regional Coordinator sits on the SGAC Executive Council and is tasked with representing the views of their region. S/he also coordinates the activities of SGAC in their region and oversees the work of National Points of Contact. RCs also have votes on SGAC matters and elect the co-chairs of the organization.

If elected, this person will replace Ms. Beza Tesfaye, outgoing regional coordinator for Africa. S/he will work closely with Mr. Suki Sule, current regional coordinator for Africa.


 

Responsibilities

  • - Oversee the activities of NPoCs and their regional planning and events

  • - Coordination with your co-RC on a weekly basis
  • - Represent the region at SGAC Executive Council monthly meetings

  • - Attend quarterly regional meetings with the Executive Director and Co-chairs

  • - Submission of a regional workplan at the start of the year
  • - Submission of a regional annual report at the end of the year

  • - Recruitment of new NPoCs in the region

  • - Coordination of new initiatives in the region

 

Role Requirements

  • - Be a motivated young professional or student between the age of 18 and 35

  • - Secure the nomination of two National Points of Contact (NPoCs) in the region
  • - Regional Coordinators should normally be resident in the region they represent

Benefits

  • - Develop highly desirable leadership and management skills

  • - Opportunity to work with SGAC’s global sponsors and international space partners

  • - Direct contact with the SGAC Executive Council

  • - Invitation to attend the UNCOPUOS Meetings in Vienna

  • - Nomination and increased chances of winning the SGAC Young Leaders Award and other SGAC sponsored scholarship opportunities

  • - Opportunity to attend SGAC events as part of the SGAC team with registration discounts
  • - Being the face of your region at SGAC

Duration of term: 2 years


Application Process

If you are eligible and interested in the position, you will need to secure the nomination of two (2) National Points of Contact (NPoCs) in the region before submitting your application. Eligibility requirements can be found in the SGAC Statutes and Bylaws on the SGAC web page.

To apply, please submit:

1) your headshot photo, (examples may be found on the SGAC team page)

2) Curriculum Vitae (including your Date of Birth), and

3) A letter of intent, INCLUDING the names of your NPoC supporters* and highlighting your plans for your two year term.

*To receive nominations from National Points of Contact, you must reach out to NPoCs in the African region to state your intent, goals of the position, and have at least TWO of those NPoCs give their support to your application.

Complete applications must be sent to the SGAC Chair, Ms. Stephanie Wan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), with the subject line "[LAST NAME, 2016 RC Africa Elections]" no later than 20 June 2016.

Following the deadline, the National Points of Contact in the South American Region will be presented with the letters of intent and CVs of all applicants. Only current NPoCs of the South American region are eligible to vote and will be notified of specific voting instructions.


 

Election Timeline

20 June 2016 10 July 2016 (extended): Final day to apply for the position

20-30 June 2016 10-20 July 2016 (extended): Review of application by NPoCs and voting

First Last week of July 2016: Announcement of results


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