SDSN Youth

Project Officer (Operations), SDSN African Network

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At SDSN Youth, we empower young people to take meaningful action on Sustainable Development Goals. By joining our global team, you will be working with a diverse and exceptional group of individuals with a variety of cultural, religious, and political backgrounds, committed to sustainable development.

In order to create a sustainable world for future generations, young people from all fields need to be active participants in addressing pressing global challenges. The SDG Students Program is an initiative of SDSN Youth that aims to engage students in higher education in the global effort to achieve the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, as well as empower them with the knowledge,


  • Cover day to day office and administrative matters.
  • Reach out to Network Coordinators
  • Coordinate the required resources for Network Coordinators
  • Support in the implementation of regional strategies to tackle quarterly goals
  • Project planning
  • Implementation of regional activities/ programs

Please note: As a virtual network, it is IMPORTANT for Project Officers to communicate effectively with their Project Leader and report back consistently. In a network, which operates across several time zones, reporting and communicating proactively is crucial.

Job Qualifications

The Project Officer (Operations) ) will be someone who:

  • Is organized, patient, empathetic, driven and can work autonomously.
  • Has impeccable communication skills.
  • Thrives in supporting the personal and professional development of others.
  • Has a strategic vision and is goal-oriented

Minimum qualifications:

  • Experience in project planning, and strategy-implementation
  • Experience in holding regional activities/programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Professional or volunteer work experience in a team. Must be responsive and able to manage regular communication with the team
  • Knowledgeable about the SDGs, be passionate about the mission of the SDSN, including the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
  • Between age 18-30 in order to be eligible for this role (exceptions may apply).

Preferred qualifications:

  • Excellent command of the English language, including writing, speaking, and listening.
  • Able to demonstrate that they have the time and resources to commit to this role – candidates with too many overlapping commitments will be exempt from running for this position.


Total Weekly Hours:

  • 5-8 hours per week


  • Duration of Position: The first term is 12 months in total, with a 2 months probation period in the beginning. However, subject to review of work performance, this position may be extended on a 12-month basis.
  • Reporting: This position reports to the Regional Focal Point, Africa
  • Payment: Voluntary

Training: All Project Officers are required to complete all SDSN Youth online induction courses, including team training.