The Oxford University Africa Society is calling for applications for the following positions on the 2018-2019 Committee:

  • Treasurer
  • Social Secretary

The powers, duties and responsibilities of these respective positions are reflected in the below extract from the Constitution and By-Laws to the Oxford University Africa Society as approved on 20 May 2018.   

All applicants must:

  • be matriculated students at the University of Oxford,
  • be registered members of the Africa Society for 2018/2019
  • have at least one full academic year remaining in Oxford after Michaelmas 2018/19.
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To Apply

Send your 1-page CV and a 1-page Cover letter to: and copied to  

Your email should have the following subject:

Afrisoc – Application – [Position].

All applications are due by noon (12:00PM) on Wednesday 10th October 2018.  Applications must include a one page resume and cover letter explaining your suitability and passion for the role.

Applicants who meet the requirements will be evaluated and a successful applicant will be appointed by the committee including our senior member through a process of cooptation. Successful applicants will be announced by Thursday 11th October 2018.

Do not hesitate to get in touch with any issue or query 

Description of Committee Positions

The Treasurer’s powers, duties and responsibilities are outlined in section 22 of the Constitution and include: keeping a proper record of the Society’s financial transactions in accordance with current accepted accounting rules and practices; develop and implement control procedures to minimise the risk of financial exposure; ensure that bills are paid and cash is banked in accordance with the procedures developed; prepare an annual budget for the Society, and regularly inform the Committee of progress against that budget; lead fundraising efforts of the Society and manage relationships with sponsors.

The Social Secretary’s powers, duties and responsibilities shall include: Managing the social agenda of the Society which includes the discussion, planning and execution of social and intellectual events; Considering the integration and accommodation of all members of the Society all parts of the African continent in the planning of the events;giving an account to the Members of the events held during the year at the annual general meeting; if necessary, leading the appointment of an assistant social secretary to aid in the execution of the duties and responsibilities.

For the full list of duties, powers and responsibilities, please refer to the Oxford University Africa Society Standard Constitution and its By-Laws available here.


Call for Applications – Oxford University Africa Society Committee