1 May 2017

SGAC is planning to organize the first African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW), a two-day regional workshop for students and young professionals in the African region. The 1st AF-SGW will be held on 3-4 November 2017 in Akure City, Nigeria. The theme and key objective of the AF-SGW is: To Ignite the Birth of the Next Generation of African Space Leaders. We are currently looking for volunteers to help organize this event.

Deadline for Applications: 20 May 2017


Role Descriptions


Communication Team (2-3 Positions)

You will support of the Workshop public relations and advertising, working closely with the SGAC Public Relations (PR) and Communication Team and the Event Managers. Your tasks will include:

  • Coordinating media relations and advertising before, during and after the Workshop
  • Writing press releases in social medias
  • Liasing with the Organizing Team and other organizations on promotion
  • Developing brochures and potential sponsor for the workshop

Estimated time commitment: 3-5 hours a week on average


Delegate's Team (2 Positions)

Your will support of the Delegate related processes throughout the Workshop including application, selection, communication before and after the Workshop. Your tasks include:

  • Coordinating all contact with delegates, pre- and post-selection
  • Supporting the selection of delegates
  • Point of contact for delegates on issues/questions
  • Creating Delegates' Database

Estimated time commitment: 3-5 hours a week on average


Program Team (2 Positions)

You will support the organization of the Workshop's program. Your tasks will include:

  • Develop and prepare the plan and the topics for the workshop
  • Select moderators, speakers and coordinate with them for invitation
  • Coordinating a cloud-based collaboration among team members
  • Writing related reports and documents
  • Developing templates and standards for future workshops

Estimated time commitment: 3-5 hours a week on average


Necessary Qualifications

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 33.5 years of age
  • Interest in the space sector

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, quick turnaround international environment and meet deadlines without compromising the quality of work

  • Good English skills with a keen eye for details

  • Good teamwork skills and a high degree of self-organisation

  • Cross Cultural and Communication Awareness: Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with people from various international and cultural backgrounds



Be a part of leading and shaping the organisation! Benefits of this position include:

  • Meeting and working with young space sector leaders from around the world
  • Having a higher chance of receiving SGAC scholarships to attend conferences around the world
  • Being invited to attend United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space meetings and other conferences as part of the official SGAC delegation
  • Building leadership skills and other skills that are directly translatable to your career
  • Having a significant impact on SGAC’s image on the international stage
  • Developing invaluable experience in managing a professional international team

This is a voluntary role and has no monetary compensation. Active members of SGAC teams are considered for nomination for SGAC Scholarships and Awards, including fee waivers or discounts for SGAC event fees.


Application Process

To apply please send an email with subject heading:


with the following information:

  • - Curriculum Vitae (up to 2 pages) with date of birth and citizenship
  • - A headshot photo, and
  • - A letter of motivation (detailing your suitability for your preferred role (limit 1 page)

All applications must be emailed to Event Manager Abraham Tobiloba Akinwale (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Event Co-Manager Maryanne Muriuki (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) before May 20th. Only complete applications will be considered.


Application Timeline

Applications close: 20 May 2017

Review of applications: 20 - 25 May 2017

Announcement of results: 30 May 2017

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