ESG Manager




Posted 3 months ago

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Acre has been engaged by a leading West African focussed private equity firm based in Lagos, Nigeria, to recruit an ESG Manager.

Working across multi sectors, including but not limited to healthcare, agriculture, education, light manufacturing, and consumer goods the firms key ideals are that successful investing is not incompatible with responsible investing.

The ESG Manager is an exciting new role and represents the first full-time, dedicated ESG professional within the team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the creation, implementation, and monitoring of ESG processes and policies within the firm and across portfolio companies in compliance with international best practices, IFC Performance Standards and national regulations. It will report directly to the CEO.


  • Manage and monitor the firm's business integrity policies and procedures and ensure compliance across portfolio companies
  • Manage all firm and portfolio-level ESG obligations
  • Lead proactive community and stakeholder engagement in communities the firm invests in
  • Conduct ESG training for firm employees and associates, and coordinate portfolio-level ESG training and development programs.
  • Manage environmental, health & safety (EH&S) matters in accordance with international best practices, firm policy and regulatory requirements across all portfolio companies
  • Report frameworks for ESG standards, IFC performance standards
  • Represent the firm at key ESG and private equity industry events

Experience and Competencies

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in sustainability or international development in the private or public sectors (experience gained at DFIs particularly welcome)
  • Practical experience with ESG due diligence, audits, implementation and monitoring of Action Plans and E&S Management systems
  • Strong interpersonal and advocacy skills, with the ability to effect organisational change and influence senior management and Investment Committee
  • Work effectively with all levels of employees and Management (both at firm and portfolio levels)
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to extract, compile and analyse data;
  • Requires advanced written communication and presentation skills;
  • Post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Willingness to travel and work on-site at portfolio companies when required is key part of the role

This is a great opportunity to drive strategy and develop the firm's position and reputation as a leader in ESG.

If you have the relevant experience and are local or open to relocation; please apply via the link above. If you have any questions, please email Kate Halstead

Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Kate Halstead 02074005585

Job Ref. BBBH8439