SGAC is looking for a volunteer to become Co-Lead of the Space Law and Policy 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: 25 April 2022
About the Space Law and Policy Project Group
The Space Law and Policy Project Group incorporates all aspects of those two broad fields of study. It develops the term ‘space law’ as all types of space-related international and national regulations and laws, whereas it interprets the term ‘space policy’ as all kinds of objectives and action plans of the international space community.
Open to young professionals and university students of all backgrounds, the group serves as a forum to discuss space law and policy topics, looking to have the voices of the young generation heard in the global discussion on the legal, political, ethical, or other social aspects of outer space.
Dedicated to investigating and addressing current issues in international and national space topics in the coming decades, the Project Group pursues projects relevant to the field of space law and policy, and to the broader international space community.
The aims and objectives of the PG are the following:
- Engage in critical debates about actual legal and policy aspects concerning space activities,
- Investigate legal and regulatory challenges faced by the space community,
- Propose space-related policy recommendations,
- Address potentially emerging questions and issues in the space sector,
- Develop research papers regarding trend questions and issues of the space community,
- To contribute and collaborate with the space community on multidisciplinary topics.
For more information on the group’s projects and activities please check the PG 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 Alessandra Vernile 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) organization 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 organization. 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 25 April 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.
|Applications Open:||1 April 2022|
|Applications Close:||25 April 2022|
Review of applications and interviews will be done during the month of April and May.
The outcome of the application will be communicated at the end of April, beginning of June.