PAWA 774

GENERAL QUESTIONS

What is PAWA 774?
PAWA 774 is a private sector-led initiative to deploy 10MW of clean, renewable energy power plants to each of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.

PAWA 774 is a unique power generation and distribution model and the first of its kind in Nigeria. Read more.

Where is PAWA 774 located?
Our headquarters is under construction in Ondo State. We have liaison offices in Lagos and Abuja.  The addresses are listed in the Contact Us section of our website.

Why doesn’t PAWA 774 have a physical office?
We have physical liaison offices in Abuja and Lagos and the addresses can be found on our website. We have, however, built our communications on a largely electronic platform until our headquarters are fully constructed.

Staff at our liaison offices are on hand to assist you with your questions or concerns. You can also email info@pawa774.com for general questions, careers@pawa774.com for job-related questions, or press@pawa774.com for media inquiries.

Is PAWA 774 an accredited company?
Yes. We are registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission. Our initiative is recognized by the federal government’s renewable energy programme under the Federal Ministry of Environment.

Is PAWA 774 a government agency?
No, PAWA 774 is a privately owned, privately funded organization. Our operations are wholly independent of the government at all levels: federal, state and local.

Who are your partners?
PAWA 774 is comprised of: The PNN Group, MIDATCO Group, the Nigerian Clean Energy Access Programme (NCEAP), Juwi Solar GmbH, S & C Electric Company, Suntech, Fully Power, SMA Solar Technology, Kevin Power Solutions Ltd, and EcoXchange Ltd.

We have also established delivery partnerships with the Renewable Energy Training Institute (RETI) and the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN).

How long has PAWA 774 been in existence?
We have been executing pilot projects in Ondo State with franchise partner TechVille since 2010. PAWA 774 was legally formed on 13 October 2011.

Where are your projects?
Our completed projects include:
-       Off-grid solar power farms completed between February and November 2011, for:

  • Alagbaka, Akure (Ondo State Government Secretariat)
  • Okitipupa (ultra-modern market)
  • Ikare (ultra-modern market)
  • Ondo (Gani-Fawehinmi Diagnostic Centre)
  • Isinkan, Akure (ultra-modern market)
  • Akure (International Auto Mart)

-       An energy audit of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) campus in Yola, February 2011.
-       An energy audit of 4 South-South communities in Rivers State, in partnership with Shell Nigeria, September 2011.

I need to speak to someone at PAWA 774. What should I do?
For general questions, please email info@pawa774.com.
Questions related to job applications should be sent to careers@pawa774.com.
Media inquiries may be sent to press@pawa774.com.

APPLYING FOR WORK WITH PAWA 774

Who can apply to work with PAWA 774?
Anyone with at least a secondary school certificate may apply for work at PAWA 774. Please see the job listings at www.pawa774.com/careers.

How do I apply to work with PAWA 774?
Log on at www.PAWA774.com/careers and click the link at the bottom of the page. This page will pop up, with instructions on how to complete your PAWA 774 application.

The registration page will remain active for the duration of the recruitment exercise. For further enquiries please send an email to careers@pawa774.com.

I applied to PAWA 774 last year. Do I have to apply again?
You do not have to apply again if you already applied successfully last year.

However, you are required to visit the website at www.pawa774.com/careers to conclude your application using the reference code you received on November 30, 2011. Follow the instructions on our website or in the email you received.

I applied for a job on your website, but have not received a confirmation email. Was my application received?
Please send an email to careers@pawa774.com with your full name, and the email address and mobile phone number you used in your application and someone will assist you.

What is my unique ID?
If you are a new applicant, your unique ID is the mobile number you entered when filling out your application.

If you applied prior to November 30, 2011, your unique ID is the reference code you received via email. After your first log-in, your unique ID will become the mobile number you entered when filling out your application.

I applied for a job before November 30, 2011. What should I use to log in to the application website?
You should use your reference code, which starts with REF and should have been sent to you in a confirmation email in November.

I don’t have my reference code.
If you do not have your reference code, please send an email to careers@pawa774.com with the subject line “NEED REFERENCE CODE”. Include your full name and the email address you used in your application.

How do I get a PAWA 774 recruitment PIN?
To get a PAWA774 recruitment PIN, please visit any bank near you and request to pay for PAWA774 recruitment PIN via eTranzact.

How much is the PAWA 774 recruitment PIN?
The PAWA 774 recruitment PIN is N3000 (three thousand naira) only.

Why do I have to pay for the recruitment PIN?
We are all aware that the Nigerian educational system, unfortunately, has been unable to provide the expected quality of graduates required for this type of work. Therefore, we can only rely on our standardized test results for the selection of people we will train. We cannot afford to train everybody, and so we have chosen to train only those who meet our basic expectations as determined by our psychometric computer-based test.

Am I paying to get a job?
PAWA 774 applicants are NOT paying to get a job with our company. Purchase of the PAWA 774 recruitment PIN is only for the smart test.

Which banks are selling the PAWA 774 recruitment PIN?
All national banks sell the recruitment PIN, via their eTranzact portal.

I went to the bank but they say they don’t know anything about a PAWA 774 PIN. What should I do?
The PAWA 774 recruitment PIN is available at any bank in Nigeria, via eTranzact.

If the staff of the bank says they are not aware of this, please tell them to open their eTranzact link and PAWA774 will be on their list for payment.

I have gotten my recruitment PIN from the bank, but am now having trouble logging in. What should I do?
If you applied before November 30, 2011, please ensure that you are logging in with your reference code, which starts with REF. After you log in, your mobile number becomes your UNIQUE ID.

If you are a new applicant, your mobile number is your UNIQUE ID and should be used to log in to the application.

I cannot complete my online application. What should I do?
If you are unable to register on our online application platform, it may be due to the bandwidth of your internet facility or a firewall. Kindly contact your Internet Service Provider and try again, or you may visit another cyber café.

Why can’t I generate my test date schedule?
We have not yet set any dates for the smart test. When your date is set, you will be notified via email at the email address you provided in your application.

When and where will the smart test be held?
Test dates are scheduled according to the number of applicants received in each region.  Applicants will be informed via email of their test date and location no less than 14 days prior to the test.

What is the deadline for PAWA 774 job applications?
PAWA 774 does not have a fixed deadline for applications as we aim to employ almost 1 million people over the next 5 years. However, we will recruit trainees in batches. Applications for the first batch of trainees must be submitted by 31 March 2012. Kindly follow us on Twitter and Facebook to receive up-to-date information on all PAWA 774 news and events, including deadline announcements.

My question is not answered here. What should I do?
Please send a detailed email with your specific problem to careers@pawa774.com. You will receive a response within 48 hours.

TRAINING WITH PAWA 774

What does the PAWA 774 training programme consist of?
We will provide intensive, practical training in the design, installation, operation, maintenance and management of renewable energy systems. This training will last four weeks, and will be onsite at various renewable energy plants around the country.

Who will be accepted into PAWA 774’s training programme?
All applicants who successfully pass our computer-based smart test will be accepted to the training programme.

I am not a technician. Why do I need to be trained in all aspects of renewable energy systems?
PAWA 774 requires that all employees under this initiative have a basic understanding of all aspects of building, running and maintaining renewable energy plants. Specialized training will be available for different types of employees in their designated field.

How much does the training programme cost?
Our training programme is 100% free of charge.

Who will conduct the training programme?
The PAWA 774 training programme will be conducted by the Renewable Energy Training Institute.

Where will the training be held?
All training is onsite, at various locations around Nigeria. Initially, we will send graduates of the training programme to Ondo State (Ondo town) or Plateau State (Jos), but eventually all graduates will be able to train and work in their own local government area.

What will I get out of the training programme?
All participants will receive four weeks of world-class training in all aspects of building and managing renewable energy systems, 100% free of charge. After four weeks, graduates will receive certification from the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN). This certification is required for all who seek job placement in the power sector. Graduates of the PAWA 774 training programme will also receive skills and knowledge which will serve them wherever they go in the world as renewable energy professionals.

What is the benefit of my getting a NAPTIN certificate?
All job seekers in the power sector are required to have NAPTIN certification.  This usually takes one to two weeks to acquire, and can cost anything from $600 to $2000. PAWA 774 provides this opportunity free of charge. NAPTIN certificate holders will be able to work anywhere in the country, with any company in the power sector.

How can I participate in the training programme?
You must take and pass a computer-based smart test prior to being accepted into the PAWA 774 training programme.

How will I know when my training workshop starts?
You will be notified via email when your training workshop is scheduled. Once you pass the smart test, you are guaranteed a place in our free training programme and you will receive further information no less than 14 days before training starts.

Will I be employed after training?
Yes, all PAWA 774 trainees are eligible for employment in the renewable energy sector after completing the training workshop.

JOINING PAWA 774 

I am interested in becoming a PAWA 774 partner. What should I do?
Click here to read more about the various PAWA 774 partnerships, and how you can become a partner.