Our client is a well-established entity focusing on Health Asset Management in Africa.  They are looking to hire a Global Head for Environment and Social Governance based in Nairobi.

Work Station: Nairobi


The ideal candidate should be responsible for the development and implementation of investment strategy for long-term sustainable investment returns; ensuring effective communication of its approach to external and internal stakeholders and develop risk methodologies that help manage key exposures and achieve its long-term investment objectives.



 MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES;                                   

Environmental, Social, and Governance role:

  • Provide leadership to the team to ensure policies, procedures, and templates for identifying, managing, and monitoring environmental, social and governance issues (ESG) are up-to-date and in compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Work with the investment teams, consultants, and potential investees to agree on ESG action plans for each investment.
  • Manage the engagement and output of external consultants to address specific issues with potential investors and portfolio companies.
  • Provide country-level reviews of the existing portfolio to ensure adherence to local laws as well as relevant international standards, and to ensure relevant guidance in place for each jurisdiction.


Risk Management role:

  • Develop a total portfolio ESG evaluation framework to allocate and attribute ESG risk in support of organizational goals.
  • Research, develop and continuously refine industry-leading methodologies and best practices in ESG risk management.
  • Model and monitor cross asset-class ESG risk exposure to assess potential impacts of both action and inaction on the existing and potential investment portfolios.
  • Understand the company’s ESG risk profile and tolerance; investigate, report, and make investment recommendations on specific issues/topics raised by relevant stakeholders.
  • Developing ESG training, guidance, and toolkits to support investment teams with their ESG knowledge and responsibilities.


Due Diligence role:

  • Engaging with the investment team to support pre-investment ESG due diligence, typically alongside external ESG consultants.
  • Manage the investment teams on both investment-specific and industry-wide risks and potential mitigations during the Due Diligence/ESG screening phase.
  • Engaging with portfolio company management teams to identify and support the implementation of ESG value creation initiatives and ESG policies.
  • Analyzing the ESG data of portfolio companies for performance enhancement and reporting.



  •        A Bachelor’s degree in Business Management/Commerce, Finance, or Economics.

•          A Postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline and/or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is a necessity.

•          7-10 years experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis, modeling, forecasting, and programming as it pertains to the evaluation of ESG-related risk on financial assets and investments.

•          Direct experience managing ESG risks

•          Excellent research and analytical skills; can locate and interpret relevant information to provide well-thought-out recommendations and produce insightful reports.

•          Experience of working in ESG functions of an investment firm, preferably in the healthcare industry.

•          Technical experience and/or an appreciation of conducting ESG reviews, due diligence assessments, monitoring, and reporting in alignment with the IFC Performance Standards

•          Robust influencing and engagement ability; adept at building relationships and credibility with external and internal clients.

•          Ability to provide leadership, diplomacy, and work competently across a wide range of areas at all team levels.


All applications should be done on or before the close of business 10TH May 2021 on the link below:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted    

Job Details

Level : Senior level
Industry : Financial Services
Salary : Confidential
Experience : 7 Years
Applications : 0
Locality : Nairobi, Kenya
Eligibility : Bachelor
Company : Reeds africa co...
Posted By Reeds africa co... / 30 Apr 2021

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