The Women in Rwandan Energy (WIRE) Initiative is a two-year activity funded by the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative and implemented by the USAID-funded Power Africa East Africa Energy Program. The goal of WIRE is to promote women’s and girls’ participation and inclusion across the energy sector in Rwanda, including by expanding the pool of women workers.
Application form for EAEP apprenticeship opportunities
The East African Energy Program (EAEP) apprenticeship Program is a capacity building activity aimed at equipping young female graduates with energy skills and experience to enable them to launch careers in Rwanda’s energy sector. The EAEP Apprenticeship Program places talented recent female graduates or graduating students from engineering or other sought-after technical energy skills, in paid apprenticeships in energy sector institutions and private energy companies in Rwanda.
Benefits to participants
This three-month paid Apprenticeship Program offers University and TVET graduates with engineering/ energy-related qualifications and no prior work experience in the energy sector the opportunity to gain skills, first-hand experience, applied methodologies, and techniques while working at one of Rwanda’s energy sector organizations. This may include working on the implementation of energy generation, transmission, and distribution projects, including maintenance and related energy planning and logistics. This on-the-job training in critical energy skills and mentoring is designed to increase employability and lead to permanent employment in the energy sector. The first group of apprentices begun in July 2020 with subsequent groups in 3-month intervals through July 2021.
In addition to the on-the-job experience, participants will receive a stipend and may also take advantage of training in workforce readiness skills that EAEP will provide. This includes report writing, assertive communication, presentation skills, CV writing, time management, teamwork, and business communication. They will augment technical skills gained on the job and help apprentices succeed in gaining employment in the sector.
Energy apprentice requirements:
- Must be a female Rwandan
- Must be a recent graduate (2017-2019) with a Bachelor or in the final year of a Bachelor or a Master’s degree program in energy or related fields (e.g. electrical engineering, electricity and telecommunications, renewable energy, mechanical engineering, electronics, civil engineering, computer sciences, energy economics, planning & logistics).
- IPRC graduates (Advanced Diploma or A1 holder) or in the final year in energy or related fields mentioned above
- Basic understanding of the energy sector in Rwanda
- Demonstrated IT proficiency
- Strong verbal and written communication skills (Kinyarwanda & English/French)
- Motivation and strong desire to take on new challenges and willingness to work in rural settings throughout Rwanda
To participate in this apprenticeship opportunity, candidates must demonstrate that they fulfill the above requirements by completing the application form . Candidates must also submit copies of academic degrees, attach their CV, and include a motivation cover letter specifying the job skills and experience they need to be employed in the energy sector at [email protected] no later than November 25, 2020.
Applications that are incomplete or arrive after the closing of business on November 25 th , 2020 will not be considered.