SGAC is looking for a volunteer to become a Co-Lead of the Space and Cyber Project Group. The new Co-Lead will work with one other Co-Lead to support the activities of the Project Group, and will report to the Project Group Coordination Team of SGAC.
Deadline for applications: Extended 30 September 2023
About the Space and Cyber Project Group
This Project Group aims to emphasize the need to reflect on the intersection between space and cyber, what the priorities of governments and international institutions should be, whether data should remain open source or limited in its availability, possible technical solutions to the challenges posed above, ways to consider artificial intelligence, and the shape and origin of threats to cybersecurity in space. To this end, the PG supports SGAC’s goal of providing a dynamic forum, where members can share their thoughts, views and opinions on international space policy issues, and raise awareness among the next generation of space professionals about the global scale of space activities. In addition, the Space and Cyber PG wants to spread these discussions by having the PG create a presentation that can set the basis for members to do cyber-related presentations around the world themselves. Finally, in the longer run it aims to create a cybersecurity test, such as a hackathon. At the end of the test participants can download an awareness poster on how to limit exposure to cybersecurity threats, which can enhance SGAC’s visibility.
For more information on the group’s projects and activities please check their webpage.
SGAC encourages Project Group Co-Leads to take personal initiative within their roles to:
- Recruit new members to join the Project Group and mentor Project Group members
- Spread the enthusiasm for peaceful space activities through the work of their groups
- Prepare the annual work plan of the Project Group at the start of the year based on input from members
- Communicate regularly with their fellow Project Group Co-Leads to update each other on plans and activities, and to coordinate collaborative efforts of the working group
- Assist with and coordinate the activities of the team
- Communicate with members all over the world, in different time zones (International leadership)
- Represent SGAC at conferences and venues on the topics relating to the Project Group
- Prepare the Project Group’s annual report and intermediate updates to the Project Coordinator together with their fellow Co-Leads
Project Group Co-Leads can form subteams as part of the Project Group and delegate tasks to relevant team leads within their teams. They may also request mentors from the SGAC community to advise their members.
Project Group Co-Leads will report to the Project Group Coordinators Morgane Lecas and Joshua Critchley-Marrows, and will also interact with the Co-Leads of other Project Groups for collaborations.
Estimated time commitment: On average 3 – 5 hours per week
- 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 understanding of the topic of the Project Group
- 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 enough time at one’s disposal to successfully be able to commit to the group’s activities and maintain regular communication with their fellow Co-Lead and Project Group Coordinators, as well as the members of the group
Project Group Co-Leads are appointed for a term of two years, and may serve two consecutive terms. Project Group Co-Leads may serve a maximum of 2 terms. The position will have a probationary period of 3 months.
This is your chance to help shape the future of our organisation. You get to:
- Attend international conferences and invitation to join UN COPUOS meetings as an SGAC representative
- 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
- Work with space policy experts
- Access relevant space policy materials, documents, magazines, etc.
- Possibly be nominated for SGAC leadership 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 Extended 30 September 2023 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.
|Applications Open:||7 September 2023|
|Application Close||30 September 2023|
|Review of Applications:||26 September – 17 October 2023|
|Invitation to Interview:||18 – 31 October 2023|
|Announcement of Outcome:||14 November 2023|