Become our new IAPSS Africa Country Coordinator

🔺 Deadline: February 15, 2021

You are…

…passionate about Africa and Pan Africanism? Resident in an African country?Dedicated to bringing together different regional and global actors? And cannot get enough of working within international environments? Then you should apply to be the next IAPSS Africa’s country coordinator. Join the largest network of political science students[1] worldwide with six regional chapters and participate in various projects that you can manage and develop independently!

Internally, we are a team of highly dedicated students and junior professionals devoted to make an impact on a global scale. We look for individuals motivated to move mountains and thereby bringing together political science students worldwide to shape the future.

🔺 You must be a Citizen and resident in

Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde,Central African Republic, Chad, Camoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo ,Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea,Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast,Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania,Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger , Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe,Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

🔺 Your benefits

Training and professional development by experienced volunteers;
Exposure to high-level multinational organisations and institutions;
Exposure to the development of legal documents such as Memorandums of Understanding (MoU);
Access to an extensive alumni network that can fire up your career in political science and related professional fields;
A volunteering certificate;
A truly flexible and self-organizing work environment with colleagues worldwide.

🔺 Your tasks

You will be coordinating the membership drive and creating local part ways for the IAPSS in your country. Your core area of work will be to create a structure for the IAPSS in your country and push the membership drive initiative with various organisations and institutions in collaboration with the African Chair. You will be reporting to the African Chair and the Regional leadership committee.

🔺 Your skills and experiences

Independent in your work ethics: we are specifically looking for proactive people who anticipate problems and solve them before they occur;
Be a citizen of an African country
Resident in an African country
Coordinate the membership drive for the IAPSS in Africa
Availability for around 10 hours per week;
Working experience in INGOs;
Communicative skills within both formal discussions and informal conversations;
Excellent oral and written skills in English .
Ability to speak other African language is an added plus

🔴 Attention!

You must be a member of IAPSS during the time you hold the position.
You are a volunteer! This is no paid position.

Do you see yourself in this position? Even if you don’t match the description in every aspect, we would be happy if you get in touch with us. We are looking for forward-thinking people that are driven by making an impact and believe that everybody can do that!

Please send your CV, and a cover letter to africa@iapss.org

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and the successful applicants will be contacted..

IAPSS is a community of political science students. However, we appreciate the diversity and reality of politics and political science. We welcome applications from all related disciplines including business, gender studies, law or environmental sciences. You are currently not enrolled because you are for example in a gap year between your Masters and your PhD? No problem: the enrollment in a university program is no disqualifier for the position.