Applications are Open for AfAS Head of Secretariat


AfasThe African Astronomical Society (AfAS) is a Pan-African professional society of astronomers, registered as a non-profit company in South Africa. It is funded by the South African Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and physically located at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) in Cape Town, South Africa. AfAS seeks an excellent individual who will help realise its vision, as the of Head of Secretariat.

The responsibilities and education/experience requirements for this position are available on the website. The appointment to this vacancy will be in line with South Africa’s Employment Equity Act (Chapter 2) and African nationals permanently resident in an African country are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be based in Cape Town and the starting date is 1st April 2021. This is a 3-year contract position which may be renewed.

All applications should be submitted via email to

Applications must include a detailed Curriculum Vitae with a covering letter motivating why the applicant should be considered and the names and contact details of at least 3 referees.

Any queries should be directed to the Project Manager, Mr Yunus Manjoo ( The closing date for applications is 15th November 2020.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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