Shortlist, a talent advisory firm bridging the gap between African talent and startups, social ventures, and mission-driven organizations, announced the launch of the Africa Climate Careers Network (ACCN), a resource to mobilize talent for the green economy and help professionals launch climate careers.
Shortlist states ACCN currently has over 1,000 job openings from over 100 companies across the continent and applicants can create an account and view curated jobs for free, with features such as training resources, mentorship programs, and virtual networking. Climate and clean energy organizations seeking talent will be able to work with Shortlist to pinpoint candidates with specific skills, locations, and experience for their hiring needs.
“The ACCN is a big step forward in growing the talent pipeline for a critical African sector: climate. Shortlist Futures is committed to ensuring that African talent can find jobs that lead to meaningful careers and access resources to help them prepare for these careers. We are proud to be launching this new platform,” said Cassandra Kiereini, Director at Shortlist Futures.
Founded in 2016, Shortlist is focused on two core offerings: Shortlist Search, offering executive search for startups and impact organizations across Africa; and Shortlist Futures, focusing on jumpstarting early careers through career prep programs in partnership with major employers, training providers, and donors across Africa. These programs focus in particular on African youth, women, and people with disabilities to provide apprenticeship and “career on-ramp” opportunities in partnership in high-growth sectors like climate, clean energy, and tech.