Fully Funded 2024 ACEP Next Generation Resources Governance Leader Program for Young Africans in Accra, Ghana

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Applications are being solicited for the Next Generation Resource Governance Leaders Program (2024) of the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP).

The Next Generation Resource Governance Leaders Programme is an internship designed to blend theoretical knowledge with practical application, aiming to equip participants with multidisciplinary intellectual growth, practical skills, and research capabilities necessary for addressing complex governance issues innovatively. Moreover, the program serves as a means to cultivate a pipeline of young pan-African leaders, ensuring a sustainable approach to good governance.

At the heart of our endeavor is the objective to train and mentor young individuals within a conducive work environment through a structured capacity-building process. This process encompasses training in transformational leadership development, professional growth, career advancement, and proficiency in digital communication and technology. Beyond the technical aspects of resource governance, interns will receive guidance and tools essential for establishing and attaining realistic personal and professional objectives, along with comprehensive and ethical leadership training.

ACEP invites applications for the 6th cohort of its NextGen Program, with the internship scheduled to run from April to June 2024.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be young Africans who exhibit a dedication to ensuring that Africa’s abundant extractive resources contribute to sustainable and inclusive development. Key qualifications include:

  • Relevant academic background, preferably in fields such as economics (including energy), engineering (petroleum/electrical), oil and gas management, public policy, law, political economy, development studies, development finance, project management, communications, statistics, mathematics, etc.
  • Proficient writing skills characterized by clarity and logical coherence
  • Familiarity with relevant qualitative and quantitative analytical tools (e.g., R, Stata, Eviews, NVivo, Atlas.ti, etc.)
  • Capacity to prioritize activities wisely, oversee several projects, and adhere to deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative mindset
  • Capacity for creative problem-solving and proactive initiative
  • Demonstrated sense of ownership and accountability for decisions and actions
  • Strong leadership qualities

Eligible Regions

All countries within the African continent.

ACEP will offer:

Support for personal and professional development through:

  • Training and skill enhancement opportunities
  • Coaching, mentorship, and peer assistance
  • Encouragement of creativity and innovation

A generous stipend and complimentary meals throughout the internship period

  • Comfortable lodging for international interns
  • Airfare from the NextGen Leader’s home country to Ghana, approved by ACEP

How to Apply

Applications are currently open and will close at 23:59 GMT on Sunday, February 25, 2024.

Applicants must submit a Motivational Statement, CV/Resume, and a Recommendation Letter.

An entrance examination and an interview will be part of the selection process. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For Further Details:

Application Deadline: February 25, 2024.

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