Launch your career in clean energy!

Clean energy is one of the fastest growing industries in Africa. If you are a woman looking to build your career, there are two ways to apply: share your details by clicking the apply button or apply to one of the jobs below and we’ll share your profile with a network of clean energy companies hiring in your country.

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Welcome to Women for Green Jobs! 

Women for Green Jobs is a jobs program that will hire 750 women into clean energy companies in six countries in Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.

What is clean energy?

Clean energy is energy that comes from renewable sources and helps us reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. Clean energy companies care about preserving the environment and making sure that everyone has access to clean energy solutions. These clean energy solutions can include solar home systems for communities who live in off-grid areas, clean cookstoves for families who don’t want to burn kerosene inside their homes, and solar-powered irrigation systems and other tools for farmers to increase their incomes. If you are a woman and interested in these types of jobs, clean energy companies are looking to hire you!

About You

Women for Green Jobs will hire women across Africa. You are a good fit for the program if you are:

  • A woman at an early-stage in your career
  • Interested in being hired at a clean energy company
  • Passionate about making a difference in your community

About the Employers

Employers at clean energy companies are eager to hire women like you. These employers are:

  • Fast-growing companies in the clean energy sector
  • Committed to achieving gender equity
  • Passionate about expanding energy access

Here are some types of exciting roles that employers are hiring for:


Customer Service

Software Engineering

Supply Chain & Logistics

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering


Human Resources


Look through the roles below, filter by the country you live in and your experience, and apply for the jobs that best fit your skillset, and we’ll review your application!

When you apply for a job, here’s what you’ll experience:

We’ll get to know you better

This is your chance to tell us about your background skills,  experiences, interests, and aspirations. It is fun and easy and feels like an informal conversation.

Approximate Time: 10-15 minutes

Cognitive and Skills Assessment

If you meet the initial requirements, you will be directed to complete a cognitive and technical abilities assessment. This is designed to assess skills that you will need to be successful in any job.The second part of the assessment will test your functional/technical skills you will be required to perform for your role.

Approximate Time:  30 minutes

Phone Call

If your profile is a fit, one of our recruiters will give you a call to learn more about your motivation and interests and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you have.

While we cannot place every candidate we call, we will do our best to find opportunities that match your interests.

Approximate Time: 10 minutes

Our online application is your opportunity to showcase your skills and potential, not just your CV.

Top performers will join a pool of talented and promising young professionals who will be introduced to leading energy sector employers.

Just like all job applications on Shortlist, it’s completely free. As a candidate, you will not be charged a fee during any stage of the process.


Here are just a few of the employers we work with:

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About Women For Green Jobs

“Women For Green Jobs” is a multi-year collaboration between Shortlist (a leading talent advisory firm in Africa), Value For Women (a leading gender advisory firm globally), and the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (a collective action platform of 18+ partners, including philanthropic partners The Rockefeller Foundation, IKEA Foundation, and the Bezos Earth Fund).

Our goal is to increase the representation of women in the clean energy workforce across Africa and to ensure more gender equitable workplaces and hiring processes in the sector. We will directly place and support at least 750 women in getting jobs in the sector, and hopefully support thousands more getting into the field.

The program will initially support job placements in six countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda) and hopes to expand to other African countries over time.