Open call for the Energy Access Talent Initiative

Are you looking to positively impact the future of energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa? Shortlist, a global recruitment firm, is partnering with the UK Government (FCDO) to work with clean energy companies across sub-Saharan Africa to create the next generation of clean energy professionals through the Energy Access Talent Initiative.

What is the Energy Access Talent Initiative?:

  • It’s a multi-year program, from 2023 until 2025, placing 800 youth into clean energy jobs.
  • Enables motivated young professionals (<30 years old) to start or build their careers in the clean energy access sector across Sub-Saharan Africa – this includes off-grid solar, clean cooking solutions, clean energy financing,  and productive use appliances, etc.;
  • Supports clean energy access companies in Sub-Saharan Africa to source, screen, appoint and develop entry to the mid-level staff at significantly subsidised rates, including providing free recruitment services – and, in some cases, financial stipends to support hires through the placement for the first six months;
  • It focuses on connecting clean energy companies with women and other diverse candidates.
  • Candidates placed through the program will undergo a work readiness program provided by our partner African Management Institute.

If you would like more information, please look at the webpage here.

If you want to participate in the Energy Access Talent Initiative program, please get in touch with at Shortlist to learn more.

We look forward to hearing from you and working together to create a brighter future for energy access in Africa. The deadline to express interest is July 28, 2023.