20 December 2016

The Space Generation Advisory Council is looking for an active young space leader from the Africa region to become the next Regional Coordinator (RC) for this Region. 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 in Africa, especially as activities and excitement in the region has expanded over the past years in the space sector.

Deadline for Applications: 20 January 2017


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 at Executive Council level, and elect the co-Chairs of the organization.

The elected RC will replace Mr. Suki Sule, outgoing Regional Coordinator for Africa. S/he will work closely with Ms. Beza Tesfaye, current Regional Coordinator for Africa.



  • Oversee the activities of NPoCs and regional planning
  • Coordinate with your co-RC on a weekly basis
  • Represent the region at SGAC Executive Council meetings
  • Attend quarterly regional meetings with the Executive Director and co-Chairs
  • Submit a regional workplan at the start of the year
  • Submit a regional annual report at the end of the year
  • Recruit new NPoCs in the region and mentor them
  • Act as advisers for the Space Generation Workshop in the region, and for local events organized by NPoCs
  • Coordinate with NPoCs to activate regional and local partnerships and help achieve SGAC goals in the region
  • Coordinate new initiatives in the region, and formation of local networks within each State

Duration of term: 2 years

Time Commitment: The amount of time spent on this role is dependent on the level of activity of RCs. We expect a minimum commitment of 4 hours per week on average. 


Role Requirements

  • SGAC membership (requires registration on the SGAC website)
  • Be a motivated young professional or student between the age of 18 and 33 (Applications from those above 33 may be accepted, pertaining the decision of the SGAC Co-Chairs)
  • Secure the nomination of two National Points of Contact (NPoCs) in the region
  • Regional Coordinators should normally be resident in the region they represent


  •  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


Application Process

If you are eligible and interested in this 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.

Complete applications must be submitted to the attention of the SGAC Chair, Ms. Stephanie Wan, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line "[LAST NAME, 2017 RC AF Elections]" no later than 20 January 2017.

Please include the following items in your application email:

1) Curriculum Vitae (including your Date of Birth, and a headshot photo), and

2) 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 relevant Region to state your intent, goals of the position, and have at least TWO of those NPoCs give their support to your application.

** We strongly recommend a concrete plan, with measurable goals for 6 month, first year and end of term.

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


Election Timeline

Application Deadline: 20 January 2017

Q&A and Voting Period: 21-30 January 2017

Announcement of results: 1 February 2017

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