Director, ESG, Climate and Sustainability

Northern Africa
Posted 5 months ago

Reference No. JA-015

Job Description: 

Supporting Management and investment teams, the Director, ESG, Climate, and Sustainability will have the following responsibilities.


  • Overseeing ESG Management System implementation and ensuring that the ESG Manual and Policy are reviewed on a three-year basis in line with emerging trends.
  • Driving the implementation of Africa50’s Climate Guiding Principles and ensuring that we have an efficient system to monitor and measure the execution of any climate-related actions.
  • Overseeing the execution of the Development Impact framework and the building of a track record stemming from both Africa50 and our portfolio companies and institutional actions
  • Coordinating engagement with internal and external stakeholders where required, including the implementation of stakeholder engagement plans, information packs, thought leadership pieces, attending speaking engagements, and developing relationships with investors, NGO and civil society organisation’s, development finance institutions, and industry bodies.
  • In conjunction with the Senior Director Strategy and Investor Relations, identify potential new investors and build investor relationships, as well as representing Africa50 in meetings/presentations with/to prospective and existing investors.
  • Support the fundraising efforts by:

  1. Building the narrative for securing “green capital” and targeting investors that are sensitive to climate and sustainability.
  2. Collecting market intelligence and seeking to expand the set of potential shareholder/investor relationships.

  • Overall responsibility and management of Africa50’s Corporate Social Responsibility program
  • Responsibility for Africa50’s internal climate impact monitoring and measurement per the Climate Guiding Principles
  • Ensuring implementation and monitoring of efficient data gathering processes for the measuring and monitoring of ESG, Climate and Sustainability to ensure relevant reporting.
  • Overseeing the on-going monitoring and measurement of ESG, Climate and Sustainability metrics by appointed ESG internal and/or external officers and lead and support investment professionals who have been assigned ESG duties.
  • Overseeing and supporting site visits to portfolio companies including on-site audits, monitoring and evaluation activities, provision of support and training, assessing progress and providing support on implementation of prescribed corrective actions, and reviewing post site visit reports
  • Undertaking assessments of project lead sponsors’ ESG capability (where the lead sponsor is not Africa50) and advising the Africa50 investment teams as appropriate on areas of sponsor weakness that require corrective action in order to ensure alignment with the ESG Management System
  • Supporting the Africa50 investment teams in their engagement with sponsors, portfolio companies, and other relevant project stakeholders, to encourage and guide all relevant project stakeholders towards achievement of ESG, Climate and Sustainability standards that align with Africa50’s standards.
  • Overseeing the appointment and management of third-party consultants for complex ESG due diligence and/ or monitoring (i.e. for Category A and selected Category B investment opportunities)
  • Assisting with the scoping of complex ESG due diligence and/ or monitoring exercises (i.e. for Category A and selected Category B investment opportunities)
  • Reviewing and signing-off on ESG DDs for Category A (High) and B (Medium) investment opportunities
  • Contributing to the evaluation of investment proposals, including via investment committee papers and meetings
  • Supporting in negotiations with underlying investments to ensure that ESG, Climate and Sustainability rights are embedded in legal agreements, including relevant action plans (where appropriate)
  • Ensuring effective monitoring of portfolio company compliance with the internal ESG, Climate and Sustainability requirements and policies, including the implementation of agreed action plans or management plans
  • Responding to significant ESG, Climate and Sustainability incidents arising at portfolio companies and ensuring that Africa50 Executive Management and relevant stakeholders are informed of such significant incidents, as appropriate and in a timely manner.
  • Overseeing disclosure of key ESG, Climate and Sustainability information to relevant internal and external stakeholders, including the Africa50 Board and its subcommittees
  • Driving internal ESG, Climate and Sustainability skills development and capacity building of Board Directors, deal executives, investment professionals and lead sponsors through internal and external training
  • Collation and compilation of Sustainability, Climate and ESG Reports as and when required for the Africa50 shareholders.

Candidate Profile

Essential Qualifications & Experience

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience in Environment, Sustainability and Governance, Climate and Sustainability fields in Africa and/or other Emerging Markets
  • Experience within a relevant finance institution or public/private organisation in the financial services industry (e.g., PE, DFI, multilateral, sovereign wealth fund, professional services firm), of which at least seven years will be at a senior management level.
  • Connection to Africa and intent to pursue an Africa-focused career.


  • Casablanca, Morocco (Hybrid)

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Jamie Adams

Recruitment Specialist

CA Finance

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