ESG Analyst (Social Impact Analyst / Private Equity) – Cape Town, South Africa

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Date Posted: 31-05-2017
Reference Number: DVM

  Support Social Impact Programmes
  • To support the Funds and portfolio companies with the development and implementation of small-scale farmer out-grower programmes.
  • To seek NGO support for the programmes.
  • To monitor and report on the success of these programmes through conducting surveys.
  • To establish and design monitoring programs that will produce reliable statistical information to demonstrate changes relating to the impact program.
  • To establish benchmarks to create meaningful comparisons against these benchmarks.
  • To produce statistical analyses of the data and to develop data-based evidence of impact over time.
  • This may include managing Third Party advisors or data gatherers.
Implementation of ESG Investment Codes
  • To oversee the implementation of the company’s Responsible Investment Code (RIC) and IFC performance standards (the “ESG Investment Codes”) where applicable across portfolio companies.
  Provide Portfolio Company Support
  • Support portfolio companies to develop appropriate Social and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) including agreed ESG Action Plans.
  • Support portfolio companies in producing quarterly and annual reports on progress against their ESG Action Plans.
  • Provide ESG training as required at the portfolio companies.
  • Support portfolio company engagement with communities.
  • This may include managing Third Party ESG Advisors.
  Due Diligence
  • ESG due diligence on target acquisitions to assess relative compliance with the ESG Investment Codes and to draw up Action Plans aimed at achieving compliance over a reasonable timeframe.
  • Report on visits to portfolio companies
  • Assist with a range of reporting requirements for the Investment Committee, investors, OPIC and MIGA as necessary.
  Investor, OPIC and MIGA Interaction
  • To participate in meetings with Investors, OPIC and MIGA to present and discuss ESG matters as required.
  • To accompany Investors, OPIC and MIGA on due diligence or monitoring visits to portfolio companies as required.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  •  Relevant ESG postgraduate qualifications
  • At least 5 years’ experience as an ESG analyst
  • Experience on the ‘social’ aspects of ESG e.g. resettlement, community liaison, stakeholder engagement reporting, monitoring social impact, conducting surveys
  • Working knowledge of the International Finance Corporation Performance Standards
  • South African national
  • Highly numerate and comfortable working with statistics
  • Statistical training is preferred
  • Comfortable to travel across Africa and Europe (on a frequent basis)
  • Comfortable to work alone
  • Good written, analytical and presentation skills
  • Language: Good English. Other useful languages: Afrikaans, Portuguese, Swahili, Bemba etc.
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