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SEforALL Traineeship Call for Applications – Panama Operation Solar STEM Traineeship: APPLY NOW!

SEforALL Traineeship Context and Objective of Assignment

The just and equitable energy transition cannot be achieved and sustained without ensuring gender equality. The global energy access gap is gendered, and women and girls disproportionately bear the burden of the every-day consequences of energy poverty. At the same time, women are under-represented in the energy sector, from entry- and mid-level positions to boardrooms.

As a result, women are less likely to have a voice in the policy and decision-making that affects them. SEforALL’s Gender & Youth (G&Y) programme centers women and youth in the just and equitable energy transition by supporting their entry into and career progression within the sector, as well as empowering the next generation of women and youth leaders.

SEforALL Traineeship Duties and Tasks for the Role

SEforALL in collaboration with the Secretaría Nacional de Energía Ministerio de la Presidencia República de Panamá is recruiting 3 women, who are recent graduates, for a traineeship programme in Panama. The SEforALL traineeship will provide hands-on technical training with a focus on solar energy. The SEforALL traineeship will focus on the following areas:

The primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist the project team in coordinating activities, meetings, and resources necessary for the successful execution of Operación Solar initiatives.
  • Work closely with volunteers, providing guidance, support, and coordination to ensure their active participation and contribution to project objectives.
  • Maintain accurate records, documentation, and progress reports related to project activities.
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate collaboration, gather feedback, and address concerns or inquiries related to the project.

Trainees will also be expected to participate in daily activities under the supervision of their focal point, scheduled site visits, workshops, and supplementary training programmes arranged by SEforALL.

SEforALL Traineeship Qualifications and Experience

  • Applicants must be 18-35 years of age.
  • Only women applicants will be considered.
  • Recent graduates with bachelor’s or master’s degrees (obtained within the past 2 years) in a STEM field (e.g., sciences, renewable energy, engineering, or related areas). Note that applicants who have not fully completed their degree programme will not be considered.
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in energy, engineering or similar field.
  • Working language proficiency in both English and Spanish is required. 
  • Should demonstrate completion of technical education or courses related to the topics covered in the programme as highlighted above.
  • Should be highly professional and punctual.
  • Should be willing and able to learn and apply new skills.
  • Should have excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Must be available for the entire duration of the training programme.
  • Must be a national or have legal residence and right to work in Panama

Core Competencies for the SEforALL Traineeship Role

  • Professionalism and Personal Leadership: Demonstrates and safeguards ethics and integrity. Demonstrates corporate knowledge, self-development and initiative-taking. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and international environment based on mutual respect and tolerance. Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion and tact in handling sensitive issues. Willingness to “get the job” done with a positive attitude to take on a wide range of tasks.
  • Planning and Organization: Identifies priority activities and assignments. Adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently and is able to work to deadlines and maintain effectiveness under pressure. Excellent organizational and task management skills, with appropriate attention to details and ability to prioritize work among multiple competing demands, and under tight deadlines. Ability to manage multiple workflows at the same time. Proactive approach to managing workflow, with keen ability to multi-task and respond quickly and flexibly to a wide range of issues, some of which come up in ad hoc and unexpected ways.
  • Communication and Teamwork: Excellent communication skills and proven drafting ability; ability to develop relationships, foster collaboration within the team and with other stakeholders, develop presentations, draft speaking notes, prepare meeting briefs and advocate for viewpoints.
  • Analysis and Creativity: Demonstrated excellent analytical skills that can be applied to gather data, analyze and generate knowledge relevant to decision-making functions. Ability to summarize and present key-findings. Share knowledge and show initiative to improve existing practices.
  • Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of relevant available technology; understands applicability and limitations of technology in the context of sustainanable development; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate.

SEforALL Traineeship Application Instructions:

Please make sure that your application includes the following information and documents:

  • A detailed CV (attached to your application online)
  • We recommend candidates include a cover letter on why they should be considered for the opportunity (attached to your application online)

Terms and conditions: The SEforALL Traineeship is designed to provide a training opportunity complemented by on-the-job learning, as opposed to a typical SEforALL internship. Trainees will be provided with a fixed stipend to facilitate participation in the programme. Trainees will remain fully responsible for bearing all their costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses connected to their SEforALL traineeship.



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