The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) is looking for a volunteer to fill the role of Co-lead for the Space Law and Policy Project Group. The Co-leads will work together and will be expected to report to the Project Group Coordination Team. The Project Group addresses emerging issues in the space sector by engaging with them through debate and research.
About the Space Law and Policy Project Group
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 space law, policy, and the broader international space community.
- Recruit new members to join the Project Group and mentor Project Group members;
- Spread 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 ;
- Represent SGAC at conferences and venues on topics relating to the Project Group; and
- Prepare the Project Group’s annual report and intermediate updates to the Project Coordinator and 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.
The estimated time commitment will be three to five hours a 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, understand the United Nations (UN) organisation and its objectives, preferably have hands-on experience with youth projects and space-related projects
Project Group Co-Leads are appointed for 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 three months.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest that is one page, a two-page CV and a list of three past experiences that have prepared you for this position. Note that only complete applications will be considered.
The application closes on 25 February 2023. The announcement of the outcome will be on April 6, 2023.
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