By April 28, 2021

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 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.




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 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 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 existing and potential investment portfolio.
  • Understand 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 polices.
  • 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 relevant discipline and/or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is a necessity.
  • 7-10 years’ experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis, modelling, 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 close of business 31st May, 2021 on link below:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Job Information

Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Job level: Top level Years of experience: 7-10 Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 28 Apr 2021

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