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Space in Africa produces authoritative business and market analysis reports for the African Space and Satellite Industry segments. We are the premier source of space-related news from Africa. We travel across the continent to document milestones, discoveries and events in the African Space Industry. From interviews & events to policies & milestones in notable projects and NewSpace companies in the African Space industry, remarkable developments occur every day.

Our expertise in the domain enables us to provide cutting edge analyses and data about the African space industry. Our proprietary, research-based products and market analyses predict outcomes, what happens next in the industry, and the available opportunities. We believe it is time for a commercial space ecosystem in Africa. Our data-driven analyses, free of vested interests and pre-conceptions, help shape the ecosystem by making accurate information pivotal for the change available.

Intern– Remote

Space in Africa is looking to hire interns to expand the team’s coverage of the African space industry. In this role, the successful candidates will help understand key market trends, policies and programs in the African space industry. In addition, interns at Space in Africa engage with industry leaders, write news and articles. 

Core Responsibilities

  • Research and produce engaging, well-written content on the African space industry for publication;
  • Assist with data gathering on the African space industry;
  • Conduct and transcribe interviews with notable executives/officials in the African space industry;
  • Unravel newsworthy stories and contribute to content idea brainstorm for publication;
  • Represent Space in Africa at conferences, events or webinars; and
  • Keep up with up-to-date local, national and international space affairs.

You are an ideal candidate if you have:

  1. Demonstrated attention to detail and multi-tasking;
  2. Strong analytical, problem-solving, and quantitative skills;
  3. Excellent written/verbal communication skills;
  4. Ability to work with deadlines and under pressure;
  5. Fluency in French (added advantage);
  6. Knowledge of the space and satellite industry;
  7. Bachelor’s Degree (added advantage); and 
  8. African Citizenship (Required).

To apply, send a portfolio to Anna@spaceinafrica.com.

Benefits

  • High quality mentoring;
  • Meeting and working with global space sector leaders;
  • Being recognised internationally as part of the organisation on Space in Africa web-page;
  • All your works and contributions will be attributed to you;
  • Building leadership skills and other skills that are directly translatable to your career prospects; and
  • Monthly stipends and opportunities for scholarships and grants, among others. 

Analyst – Remote

Space in Africa is looking to hire analysts to expand the team’s coverage of the African space industry. In this role, the successful candidates will help understand key market trends, policies and programs in the African space industry. Furthermore, analysts at Space in Africa engage with industry leaders, conduct market analysis, write industry reports and news articles. 

Core Responsibilities

  • Evaluate business opportunities in the industry;
  • Carry out market research and feasibility studies;
  • Lead projects, publications and reports;
  • Support studies focusing on both government and commercial segments of the African Space and Satellite Industry;
  • Write analytical articles;
  • Interview industry executives and government officials;
  • Participate in international and local space industry events and webinars; and
  • Develop and maintain business relationships with industry leaders, clients, and policymakers.

You are an ideal candidate if you have:

  1. 3+ years of professional experience in journalism, market research or consulting;
  2. Bachelor’s Degree- an advanced degree is a plus;
  3. Expertise in conducting interviews and analysing dest sources such as government budget documents and company reports;
  4. 3+ years of relevant experience supporting research and development or related activities;
  5. Demonstrated attention to detail and multi-tasking;
  6. Strong analytical, problem-solving, and quantitative skills;
  7. Excellent written/verbal communication skills;
  8. Experience working in a deadline-driven environment;
  9. Must be fluent in French and English;
  10. Have good  knowledge of the space and satellite industry; and
  11. African Citizenship (Required).

**Please note that candidates that are not fluent in French (able to speak and read French) will not be shortlisted.

To apply, send a portfolio to Anna@spaceinafrica.com.

Benefits

  • This position is entirely remote;
  • Industry-standard salary;
  • We work around delivery-focused, agile sprints with a sustainable work-life balance.
  • You will be making an impact early and regularly contributing to shaping the future of the African space and satellite industry;
  • Potential bonus and equity for excellent impact; and
  • Travel and training bursaries, as needed. 

Closed Positions

Interaction Designer – Remote (Entry Level)

Job Description

  • Design brochures, decks, reports, newsletters, advertisements, and other communication materials.
  • Design top-notch interactive newsletters that engage our audience and customers
  • Efficiently produce design from concepts and wireframes across multiple media and digital products
  • Conduct research to create accurate designs and Perform edits based on feedback from stakeholders
  • Analyzing consumer behaviour to gain user insights and identify opportunities to optimize the usability of a product.

Requirements

  • A keen eye for aesthetics and details
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A portfolio demonstrating form and function across a variety of product
  • Proficiency in Adobe’s Creative Suite—including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Canva etc.
  • The ability to communicate your ideas clearly.
  • Take on constructive criticism and use this to enhance deliverables.
  • A quick learner possessing a positive ‘can-do’ attitude

To submit an application, send a portfolio to Anna@spaceinafrica.com.
We strongly encourage female applicants. 

Chief Operating Officer – Remote

We are looking for an experienced Chief Operating Officer (COO) to oversee our company’s ongoing operations and procedures. You will be the company’s second-in-command and responsible for the efficiency of the business. The COO role is a key member of the senior management team, reporting only to the Managing Director.

You’ll have to maintain control of diverse business operations, so we expect you to be an experienced and efficient leader. If you also have excellent people skills, business acumen and exemplary work ethics, we’d like to meet you. The goal of the COO position is to secure the functionality of business to drive extensive and sustainable growth.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement business strategies, plans and procedures
  • Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth
  • Establish policies that promote company culture and vision
  • Oversee daily operations of the company
  • Lead employees to encourage maximum performance and dedication
  • Evaluate performance by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics
  • Write and submit reports to the CEO in all matters of importance
  • Develop proposals for new businesses
  • Participate in expansion activities
  • Manage relationships with partners/vendors

Requirements

  • Proven experience as Chief Operating Office or relevant role
  • Understanding of business functions such as HR, Finance, marketing etc.
  • Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development
  • Experience in fundraising and business development will be a plus
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving
  • BSc/BA in Business Administration or relevant field; MSc/MBA is a plus
  • Must be based in Africa.
  • Sc or M.B.A. is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of the space industry is an advantage

To submit an application, send a resume and cover letter to temidayo@spaceinafrica.com.

Industry Analyst (2 positions) – Remote

Space in Africa is looking to hire analysts to expand the team’s coverage of the African space industry. In this role, the successful candidates will help drive understanding of key market trends, policies and programs in the African space industry. Analysts at Space in Africa engage with industry leaders, conduct market analysis, write industry reports and news articles. 

Core Responsibilities

  • Evaluate business opportunities in the industry
  • Carry out market research and feasibility studies
  • Lead projects, publications and industry reports.
  • Support studies focusing on both government and commercial segments of the African Space and Satellite Industry.
  • Write analytical articles
  • Interview industry executives and government officials.
  • Participate in international and local space industry events and webinars.
  • Develop and maintain business relationships with industry leaders, clients and policymakers.

You are an ideal candidate if you have:

  1. 3+ years of professional experience in journalism, market research or consulting.
  2. Bachelor’s Degree is required, an advanced degree is a plus.
  3. Expertise in interviewing industry leaders and analysing desk sources such as government budget documents and company reports.
  4. 3+ years of relevant experience supporting research and development or related activities
  5. Demonstrated attention to detail and multi-tasking
  6. Strong analytical, problem-solving, and quantitative skills
  7. Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  8. Experience working in a deadline-driven environment
  9. Knowledge of space and satellite industry is a huge advantage
  10. African Citizenship (Required)

To submit an application, send a resume and cover letter to temidayo@spaceinafrica.com.

Benefits

  • This position is fully remote.
  • Industry-standard salary.
  • We work around delivery-focused, agile sprints, with a sustainable work-life balance.
  • You will be making an impact early and regularly contributing to shaping the future of the African space and satellite industry.
  • Potential bonus and equity for excellent impact.
  • Travel and training bursaries, as needed.

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