SANSA is Hiring an Executive Director  


The South African National Space Agency has an open position within its Space Engineering Programme for an Executive Director on a permanent contract. The successful candidate will report to the Chief Executive Officer and provide leadership in developing programmatic, organisational, and financial plans for the SANSA Space Engineering Programme 

Key performance areas will include, but are not limited to:

  • Strategy planning, development, and implementation;
  • Corporate governance;
  • Financial management;
  • Stakeholder management;
  • Programme and project management;
  • Space engineering management;
  • Space acquisitions and contract management; and
  • Technology, innovation and industrial management. 

The ideal candidate must have the following qualifications and experience:

  • MSc (Engineering)/MEng in electrical, electronic, mechanical, aeronautical, or industrial;
  • An MBA will be an added advantage;
  • A formal project management qualification;
  • At least ten (10) years of programme management experience in advanced manufacturing industries (aerospace, defence, nuclear, electrotechnical) and systems engineering experience;
  • At least ten (10) years of experience at the senior management level and
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience at the executive management level.

Interested individuals must please submit their completed CV here by 29 February 2024.

For queries, contact Mr Selaelo Motalaota

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