Weekly Round-Up Of Opportunities Within The African Space Industry

Weekly Round-Up Of Opportunities Within The African Space Industry

Our Friday weekly round-up curates opportunities listed on opportunities.africanews.space that are still open for application.  The Opportunities portal aggregates job vacancies, internships, scholarships, calls for abstracts, fellowships, contests, exchange programmes and other opportunities that are available for Africans who are interested in space science and technology. Simply put, it’s an aggregator for space and astronomy-related opportunities for Africans.

Have you missed any opportunities this week? Check out the weekly round-up below: 

UNOOSA & JAXA Opens Application For 5th Round Of KiboCUBE 

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are callinf for applications in respect of the KiboCUBE 5th round!

Application Instructions

Fully completed application documents, comprising of a CubeSat Mission Application as well as a letter of endorsement from the head of the applying entity,  should be sent by email to unoosa-hstikibocube@un.org no later than September 30, 2019 at 23:59 CET.

In the email, applying entities are requested to attach scanned copies of the letter of endorsement and the cover page of the CubeSat Mission Application as pdf files (.pdf), and the entire document containing the CubeSat Mission Application in both pdf and Ms-word formats. Please note that the UNOOSA email account only accepts emails with a size limit of less than 10 MB.

Deadline: September 30, 2019 at 23:59 CET.

Click UNOOSA & JAXA Opens Application For KiboCUBE 5th Round to apply and also gather more information.

SANSA Is Recruiting For A Chair In Space Weather

SANSA has announced the availability of a Research Chair opportunity within the Space Science Programme situated in Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa, to be filled by an individual with the relevant skills, drive, competencies, and qualifications.


The ideal candidate must have:

  • Ph.D in Physics, Space Physics, or related fields (preferably with specialisation in Solar Physics)
  • A minimum of 7 – 10 years post Ph.D experience in research.
  • Equivalent credentials for the level of a University Professor.
  • Demonstrated international leadership within the research field with an extensive recent (within the past 5 years) research track record.
  • Demonstrated student mentorship and supervision (should have graduated students over the past 5 years),
  • A passion for research, particularly in the field of  Space Weather.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel both intra-nationally and internationally.
  • An NRF rating is an added advantage (successful applicants who do not have an NRF rating will be required to apply for a rating after appointment)

Individuals who meet the above requirements are encouraged to forward a detailed CV, a copy of their passport, qualification certificates as well as the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three contactable referees, and a covering letter summarising the reasons for their interest in the role to aengelbrecht@sansa.org.za with “SANSA SARCHI CHAIR” as the subject of their mail.

Click SANSA Is Recruiting For A Chair In Space Weather to apply and get further information.

Register To Attend The 31st Chris Engelbrecht Summer School

The Cosmology and Gravity Group at the University of Cape Town would be hosting the 31st Chris Engelbrecht Summer School. This Summer School is motivated by recent advances in the field of gravitational wave science. The lecture series will cover a broad range of topics related to gravitational wave science, such as: numerical simulation of gravitational wave sources, gravitational waves in modified gravity, cosmology, and the gravitational wave background.

The school will take place from January 20-29, 2020 at the
University of Cape Town, South Africa.

The school syllabus will cover the following topics:

  • Numerical simulation of gravitational wave sources
  • Gravitational waves in modified gravity
  • Observational data
  • LISA and the Gravitational wave background
  • Gravitational wave Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Post-Newtonian Calculations

Confirmed Speakers (in alphabetical order)  include:
Irina Dvorkin (MPG, AEI)
Rituparno Goswami (UKZN)
Lavinia Heisenberg (EHT Zurich)
Denis Pollney (Rhodes University)
Alicia Sintes (UIB LIGO collaboration)

Click Register To Attend The 31st Chris Engelbrecht Summer School to register and also qualify for financial support

Apply For The United Nations /European Space Agency Fellowship Programme Opportunity

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) has announced the opening of applications in respect of “United Nations /European Space Agency Fellowship Programme on the Large Diameter Centrifuge Hypergravity Experiment Series (HyperGES)”,as part of the UNOOSA’s “Access to Space for All” Initiative, in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC).


Completed application forms both in PDF (.pdf) and in MS-Word (.doc) formats, together with the Letter of Endorsements in PDF format, should be submitted to UNOOSA via email to Mr. Aimin Niu ( aimin.niu@un.org), Programme Officer at UNOOSA on or before November 30, 2019. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications after the selection process is complete.

Click Apply For The United Nations /European Space Agency Fellowship Programme Opportunity to apply and get more information

ASAL Space Technology Centre Is Recruiting For Its 2019 Fiscal Year

The Space Technology Centre of the Algerian Space Agency is recruiting engineers and other space enthusiasts for its 2019 Fiscal year. The available vacancies and their role requirements are outlined here.

  1. A written application
  2. A resume
  3. A copy of the degree (s)
  4. Records of the course notes
  5. Work certificates (in the case of past activities)
  6. A copy of the CIN
  7. Proof of National Service (NYSC certificate or its equivalent)
  8. A certificate of nationality

Deadline: The application form must be sent by post to the following address by September 30, 2019:

Center des Techniques Spatiales, 01 Avenue de la Palestine, BP 13, 31200 Arzew, Algeria.

Click ASAL Space Technology Centre Is Recruiting For Its 2019 Fiscal Year to apply and get more information

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