Application Deadline: 21st October, 2019
Are you a young woman working or involved in Africa’s energy sector? Do you want to take your career to the next level?Are you ready to improve your leadership skills, strengthen your professional networks, secure new opportunities and demonstrate your desire to take on a greater role as a leader in this field?Then, apply now tothePower Africa’s program, at the YALI DAKAR Regional Leadership Center, to benefit from a professional training targeting young women leaders within the energy ecosystem.
Power Africa is a U.S. government-led partnership coordinated by USAID that aims to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. This year, Power Africa joins the YALI DAKAR RLC in supporting the career development of a new generation of women leaders in the sector.The training will focus on basic leadership skills as well as entrepreneurship and public management in the energy sector.
Successful applicants will be provided round-trip transportation to the program, lodging, meals, and course materials.
CANDIDATES MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA :
•Women aged between 18 and 35, on the dates scheduled for the cohort ;
•French language proficiency;
•Must have experience in the Energy sector
•Must work in the energy sector in Africa or lead a project within the field;
•Demonstrated commitment to positively impact their communities, countries, and the African continent;
•Must have the ability to fully and seriously engage in a residential training program in Dakar, Senegal for four (4) weeks;
•Must be a resident and national of one of the following 25 African countries:BENIN, BURKINA FASO, BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CAPE VERDE, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, COMOROS, IVORY COAST, DJIBOUTI, GABON, REPUBLIC OF GUINEA, GUINEA BISSAU, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, MAURITIUS, MADAGASCAR, MALI, MAURITANIA, NIGER, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, REPUBLIC OF CONGO, SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, SENEGAL, SEYCHELLES, CHAD and TOGO
•Must have a passport with a validity of at least 6 months (in relation to the training period) if you are nationals of one of the following 16 countries:BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CAPE VERDE, CENTRAL AFRICA, COMOROS, DJIBOUTI, GABON, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, MAURITIUS, MADAGASCAR, NIGER, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, REPUBLIC OF CONGO, SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, SEYCHELLES AND CHAD.
•Must have a passport or a legible identity document with a validity of at least 6 months (in relation to the training period) if you are nationals of one of the following 9 countries: BENIN, BURKINA FASO, IVORY COAST, REPUBLIC OF GUINEA, GUINEA BISSAU, MALI, MAURITANIA, SENEGAL and TOGO
The program encourages applications from young women with disabilities, coming from economically disadvantaged communities,andother minorities.
TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:
•Go to www.yaliafriquedelouest.org and click on the « Apply to Power Africa » button or click below:
•If you have any questions or difficulties while submitting your application, please contact us at:[email protected]
All costs related to the training program are provided by the YALI DAKAR Regional Leadership Center thanks to the generous support of partners.
For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the YALI Power Africa Leadership Training for Young Women
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