SGAC is Calling for NPoCs for African Countries

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The Space Generation Advisory Council seeks applications from interested individuals to be their respective countries’ National Point of Contact (NPoCs). The NPoCs are expected to form a local team that coordinates SGAC activities at the national level. Each country can have up to two NPoCs who will work together to coordinate activities in the country.

Responsibilities 

  • Act as a communication channel between national student and young professional space networks and the SGAC;
  • Form/maintain a local network of volunteers in your country;
  • Represent SGAC in your country;
  • Keep regular contact with your Regional Coordinator
  • Using the local network, help raise awareness about SGAC and its goals and conduct activities ranging from events, national newsletters, national scholarships, policy discussions and contributions to national space policy activities;
  • Submit a work plan for your activities at the start of the year;
  • Submit a 1-2 page annual report around November each year; and
  • Maintain your national webpage up to date.

In summary, selected applicants would be responsible for creating awareness about the SGAC. They will assist in the spread of space education. In addition, they will be responsible for informing the SGAC about current developments in their respective countries. It should be noted that the executive office has to approve all presentations made on behalf of the SGAC, including using the SGAC logo.

The voluntary role is for two years and renewable for two years, depending on performance. The expected time commitment is two to seven hours a week. This depends on the nature of the activities that the NCoP would participate in on a particular week.

Necessary Qualifications and Skills 

  • NPoCs shall be citizens of a United Nations (UN) member state or territory. They may only represent their country of citizenship and should preferably be residents in the country they represent;
  • NPoCs shall be 18 years of age or older at the time of appointment and shall complete their term by their 36th birthday;
  • The Executive Committee appoints NPoCs. They shall serve for two years and may serve a second consecutive term if nominated and elected legitimately according to the SGAC Statutes and Bylaws. NPoCs may serve a maximum of two terms;
  • NPoCs shall demonstrate leadership and teamwork experience, possess good communication skills in English and preferably in other UN official languages, and understand space and cultural issues well; and 
  • NPoCs shall have knowledge of the UN and its objectives, have knowledge of the UN COPUOS and its objectives and preferably have hands-on experience in youth and space-related projects.

In addition to the above, applicants must be SGAC members.SGAC is seeking applicants with a background in the space sector. If you are passionate about the space sector or want to engage with the sector and are eager to help others with their professional and personal development.

SGAC has open slots in several African countries, you can get more information and apply for the positions here. The deadline for application is 28 February 2023.

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