Monday, December 11, 2023 – 22:00

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has received grant from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada to implement the project titled: Women and Clean Energy in West Africa (WOCEWA). The project works to meet the objective of the ECOWAS Policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access, specifically relating to mainstreaming gender in the private sector and increasing the participation of women as clean energy consumers and suppliers.

WOCEWA will consolidate and build on gender-responsive investment initiatives implemented by ECREEE in the past years, especially the AfDB- funded project titled: Feasibility Study on Business Opportunities for Women in a Changing Energy Value Chain in West Africa. WOCEWA will achieve this by working with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in West Africa’s energy sector, transforming them into vehicles that empower women and address gender barriers through their business operations. To accomplish this, WOCEWA will work with energy sector SMEs to identify limitations to their meeting gender-specific requirements, devise solutions and support them to adopt these solutions. Furthermore, to upscale the results from this project, WOCEWA will work with policymakers to implement actions that institutionalize the solutions from WOCEWA, increasing the number of direct beneficiaries of WOCEWA even after the project ends.

In view of this, ECREEE is seeking to recruit an experienced gender and energy specialist to serve as Project Manager. The Project Manager must have both the educational experience and work experience to be recruited for this position.  Thus, a Project Manager will be one that has a master’s degree in Gender Studies and has a track record in implementing similar projects as WOCEWA. The Project Manager will also be expected to demonstrate capacity for gender and energy research through publications in notable peer reviewed journals.


  1. CV, Cover Letter and Certificates, should be submitted by email to ONLY
  2. Clearly state in the subject line GENDER AND ENERGY SPECIALIST_PROJECT MANAGER – WOCEWA.
  3. The deadline for submission is no later than 23:59 GMT-1 (Cabo Verde time) on the 11th December 2023.
  4. Further information/clarification can be obtained at the following email addresses: and  Please do not copy any of these two email addresses when submitting your documents. Your application will be disqualified if you do so.