Dear IFSA Friends,

The position of Southern Africa Regional Representative along with Sabelo Sithole has become available to those who are looking for more ways to get involved within IFSA.

Together with Sabelo Sithole, the Regional Representatives serve as the links between IFSA 7 and the Local Committees in their region, which means that they will be receiving and managing information constantly.

Tasks of the Regional Representatives:

  • Update contact details of LCs and officials on an ongoing basis, together with the Council, Vice President & your partner Regional Representative.

  • Together with IFSA 7, encourage local initiatives and regional forestry student meetings to improve exchange and communication within each of the IFSA regions.

  • Enhance information availability and dissemination on the different activities of IFSA

  • Initiate and support regional meetings in every region of IFSA to enhance the global visibility of the association and offer more opportunities for students to join the network.

  • Continue to improve communication within and between each IFSA region.

  • Work with other partners to find contacts in the different IFSA regions and to help IFSA to expand its network. Continue to improve the information available to each region on the IFSA website.

  • Keep in contact with the Web Sub-Commission and update your region’s status.

  • Where possible, attend regional events related to IFSA Activities.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have a high level of self-motivation and strong team building skills;

  • Be a current Ordinary IFSA Member from Southern African Region or have graduated from an LC in the region within one year; and

  • Reside in the Southern African Region for the majority of the IFSA year.

Application Requirements

If you are interested in applying for the position of Regional Representative, please submit the following documents to [email protected] by September 12th at 23:59 CET. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae;

  2. A motivation letter not exceeding two pages (stating why you think you would make a good candidate, what are your goals for this role, and what your motivations are to fulfil this role); and

  3. Letter of verification by your LC President stating that you are a member of your LC or an alumni of your LC.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact the Council at [email protected].

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,

The Council

Jan Joseph Dida (Philippines), Amanda Löfdahl (Sweden) and Sarah Sansa (Ghana)