SGAC is looking for a volunteer to become the coordinator of the African Space Education Program. The new African Space Education Program will work with the Regional Coordinators, to support the activities of the education program.

Deadline for applications: 6 February 2022

About the Space Education Program

The Space Education Program aims to provide an open source education platform to Africans to support capacity building in the region. It develops Space education in all types of space-related courses with the support of the SGAC core team, national points of contacts as well as the global SGAC team, the alumni and the partners. It will have online courses, workshops and on site events and lectures. It will be across the region with the collaboration of African universities, organisations  and institutions.

It will also have a regional mentorship program to support the Africans that are starting a space career as student or young professional and make sure to provide the necessary professional development.


SGAC encourages the coordinator of the African Space Education Program to take personal initiative within their roles to:

  • Coordinate the activities of the African Space Education Program
  • Make sure to have a good database of lecturers and events moderators and organisers.
  • Coordinate with the partnerships manager for partnered events and lectures.
  • Coordinate with the communication manager and  ensure a good communication of the courses, workshops and events.
  • Prepare the materials and review them.
  • Communicate with the Africans members, as well as the international members in different time zones (International leadership)
  • Prepare the program’s reports and intermediate updates to the Regional Coordinators.
  • The Space Education Coordinator can form subteams as part of the program with the agreement of the regional coordinators and delegate tasks to the selected individuals. 
  • The African Space Education Program coordinator will report to the Regional Coordinators, and will also interact with SGAC African team as well as the different SGAC teams.
  • Follow up with the list of African mentors and mentees and support their requests with the support of SGAC Africa core team.

Estimated time commitment: On average 3 – 5 hours per week

Necessary Qualifications

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 34 years of age at the time of appointment
  • Be a citizen of a United Nations Member State
  • Be between 18 and 35 years old during the appointment
  • Demonstrate leadership and teamwork experience
  • Possess good communication skills in English and preferably in other United Nations official languages
  • Ideally have a good knowledge of the space related topics 
  • Ideally have knowledge of the United Nations (UN) organisation and its objectives, preferably have hands-on experience with youth projects and space-related projects
  • Have the necessary time to allocate to the program’s activities and maintain regular communication with the regional coordinators, core team, as well as the members of the group

African Space Education Program Coordinator will have two years term, and may serve two consecutive terms. He/She may serve a maximum of 2 terms. The position will have a probationary period of 3 months.


  • Interact with senior-level leaders in the international space sector
  • Work with the next generation of international space sector leaders in the world’s largest youth space network
  • Access relevant space materials, documents, magazines, etc.
  • Possibly be nominated for SGAC awards
  • Benefit from SGAC discounts on event registration for team members

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete our Vacancy Application Form by 6 February 2022 with the following documents as attachments:

  • A Letter of Intent (maximum 1 page)
  • Your CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • List of three past experiences and how they have prepared you for this role (maximum 1 page)

Only complete applications will be considered.

Application Timeline

Applications Open: 11 January 2022
Application Close: 6 February 2022
Review of Applications: 10 February 2022
Invitation to Interview: 14-20 February 2022
Announcement of Outcome: 22 February 2022