Work with Space in Africa

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 new space startups in the African Space industry, remarkable developments occur every day.

Our domain focus enables us to offer our clients cutting-edge expertise and data from the African space industry. Our proprietary, research-based business and market analysis predict critical outcomes in what happens next in the industry and the opportunities available. We believe it is time for a commercial space ecosystem in Africa. Our data-driven analysis, free of vested interests and pre-conceptions, helps shape the ecosystem by making available accurate information critical for the change.

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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.