Program Director - Talent for Clean EnergyShortlist
Welcome to Shortlist! We’re building a better way to hire, combining the best of tech, data, and human touch to provide executive search and talent technology services across Africa, India, and 20+ countries globally. We have two primary business lines: We offer executive search services to help clients find and hire senior managers and C-suite executives, and an innovative tech-based "Talent Drive" offer to power large-scale recruitment campaigns (campus hiring, internship programs, etc.) for volume hiring, using our in-house recruitment tech platform. Shortlist launched in 2015 in India and 2016 in Kenya, and to date we have worked with 700+ companies, engaged with over 1,500,000+ professionals, and made 3,000+ placements.
We believe in the power of great teams to change the world, and have a significant focus on working with employers across the social impact and philanthropic sector, including dozens of leading social enterprises, NGOs, and foundations. This emerges from the founding team’s longstanding careers in social enterprises and impact investing, and is embodied in our founding and unwavering mission to “unlock professional potential.” We are also a values-driven culture, which you can read more about here, here and here.
We are growing quickly, and we’re now looking for exceptional leaders to grow our Talent Drives team, to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. We are currently seeking a Program Director, Talent for Clean Energy, to lead one or more programs to support green jobs programs across Africa and promote more gender equitable hiring practices in the clean energy sector.
Accelerating Talent and Jobs in Clean Energy
This position would lead one or more programs funded by major global donors to mobilize talent for the clean energy sector across Africa, create job opportunities and subsidized “work experiences” for youth, and ensure greater representation of women in labor value chains across the sector.
We repeatedly hear from clean energy sector leadership that hiring and talent is the #1 barrier to the scaling up of the clean energy sector. This is compounded by the fact that women continue to be significantly under-represented across the clean energy value chain. Over the last three years, Shortlist has been leading work to identify and place high potential youth into clean energy jobs across Africa, and now we are looking to expand the program more broadly and in some new directions. We are considering a more aggressive expansion of job creation targets, more deliberate focus on rural jobs via innovative talent partnerships, more creative use of tech to scale, and more focus on improving diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I) policies and practices across the clean energy sector.
Key Responsibilities | Program Director
Who you are
Shortlist is a venture-backed talent technology company that helps companies globally build and develop world-class teams. We’ve grown quickly in India and East Africa since 2016, worked with over 700 companies, and are now looking for exceptional leaders at the Associate Partner and Partner level to help grow our executive search business globally, with big upside and rewards for success.