SGAC is seeking an ambitious, and highly motivated volunteer to join the African Regional Team as Regional Communications Manager.

If you are an SGAC member from the African region who is looking for an opportunity to become more involved in a role that offers challenging, rewarding, and professional skill-building experiences, then apply today!

Deadline for Applications: 3 October 2020

Role Description

The Regional Communications Manager will work closely with the current PR & Communications Coordinators, Erin Gibbons and Maggie Handler, and report to the Regional Coordinators.


  • Creation of contents for social media and newsletter specifically focused on the region
  • Contribute to the creation, and ensure implementation of the regional PR and Communications Strategy for the organisation
  • Hold coordination meetings with the global PR Team

This is a volunteer position.

Approximate Time Commitment: Estimated at 2-4 hours a week.

Duration of Term: Two Years

Role Requirements

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 34 years of age at the time of recruitment
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, quick turnaround international environment and meet deadlines without compromising the quality of work
  • Strong or competent working knowledge of computer applications and management apps (Google Apps, Microsoft Office Suite, GIMP/Photoshop)
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Speedy email response time
  • Having a previous experience in international organisation is an advantage
  • Working in the space sector is an advantage

Role Benefits

  • Opportunities to network closely with current, high-level international space sector
  • Unequalled leadership opportunity and chance to lead a team from around the globe
  • Special opportunities to contribute to SGAC’s briefings to the United Nations and other industry, agency, and academic organisations in the international space sector
  • A chance to shape the organisation with respect to SGAC’s short-medium term strategic plans
  • Opportunities to lead large teams and head important projects
  • Interaction with senior-level leaders in the international space sector
  • Working with the next generation of international space sector leaders in the world’s largest youth space network
  • Access to relevant space policy materials, documents, magazines, etc.
  • Building the space sector in the African region

Application Process

To apply for this position, please complete our Vacancy Application by 3 October 2020 with the following documents as attachments:

1)    Resume (with date of birth) (limit 2 pages)

2)    Letter of Intent, detailing your suitability for the role (limit 1 page)

3)    List of three past experiences and how they have prepared you for this role

Application Timeline

Applications Open 11 September 2020
Application Close 3 October 2020
Review of applications 4 October – 12 October 2020
Interviews of selected applicants 13 – 18 October 2020
Announcement of Results 19 October 2020