The African Astronomical Society (AfAS) is a Pan-African society of astronomers registered as a non-profit company in South Africa. It is funded by the South African Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), and its offices are located at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) in Cape Town, South Africa. AfAS seeks a young and dynamic graduate with a few years of experience who will assist in efficiently and effectively managing the accounting and office administration functions of the organisation. The responsibilities and education/experience requirements for this position are available Here.

The appointment to this vacancy will be in line with South Africa’s Employment Equity Act (Chapter 2), and applications from previously disadvantaged groups, including those with disabilities, are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be based in Cape Town, and the starting date is 1st April 2023. This is a 3-year contract position which may be renewed.

All applications should be submitted via email to Applications must include a detailed Curriculum Vitae with a cover letter motivating why the applicant should be considered and the names and contact details of at least three referees. Any queries should be directed to the Head of Secretariat, Charles Takalana ( The closing date for applications is 27th January 2023.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.