The African Regional Communication Manager is a volunteer role within the Africa Regional Executive Team. When selected, the applicant will work alongside the  Regional Coordinators to fulfill the responsibilities of the role. The role will expose the applicant to work at the regional level, work with partners and audiences across Africa, and spearhead initiatives for social media, visual content, and media collaborations. If you are an SGAC member from the African region looking for an opportunity to become more involved in a role that offers challenging, rewarding, and professional skill-building experiences, apply today!

Deadline for Applications: 25th March 2023

Role Description

The Regional Communication Manager (Africa) is part of the African Regional Team and works under the supervision and in close collaboration with the Regional Coordinators. 


The Regional Communication Manager’s tasks include:

  • Communicate in a timely manner with the Regional Coordinator to share the workload, set deadlines, and manage tasks. Communicate with the other members of the Regional Executive Team and attend monthly meetings
  • Develop and execute social media strategies with goals including audience growth, tracking and growing engagement, and identifying relevant social media content and sharing them. Current social media platforms include the African Instagram and Facebook
  • Create content (static graphics, video) to post on social media pages and the African newsletter
  • Create and manage region-specific brand identities, and ensure quality control

This is an appointed volunteer position. The appointment will be for 2 years with the possibility of renewal for 2 consecutive years. 

Approximate Time Commitment: Estimated at 4-6 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 (e.g., Google Apps,
  • Microsoft Office Suite, GIMP/Photoshop)
  • Excellent written English skills
  • Speedy email response time
  • Experience/familiarity with your region’s space sector

Role Benefits

  • Opportunities to network closely with the current, high-level international space sector
  • Unequaled leadership opportunity and a chance to lead a team from around the globe
  • A chance to shape the organization to SGAC’s short-medium term strategic plans
  • Opportunities to lead and head important projectsWorking with the next generation of international space sector leaders in the world’s largest youth space network

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete our Vacancy Application Form by 25 March 2024 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: Now
Applications Close: 25 March 2024

Review of applications and interviews will be done during the months of March and early April. 

The outcome of the application will be communicated at the end of April or beginning of May.