Who we are?

Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESP) aims to enable innovative, scalable, and profitable enterprises to build prosperity. Our mission is “to foster entrepreneurial solutions for prosperity.” We believe that sustainable transformation requires an entrepreneurial approach to deploy scalable and innovative solutions to foster prosperity. ESP enables people, firms, institutions, and nations to articulate, implement and disseminate solutions to their economic challenges.

Created in January 2011 in Washington DC, ESP through its principals boasts more than 19 years of experience. The firm operates today across the continent through two regional offices: one in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, covering West Africa, and a second in Kigali, Rwanda, for East, Central and Southern Africa operations; ESP has conducted programs and consultancy assignments in over 15 countries in Africa and is expanding its presence.

ESP’s approach is to provide Intelligent CapitalTM—the right combination of insights and capital—to address critical societal issues. We provide advisory services to diverse clients, including entrepreneurs, SMEs, businesses, governments and development partners in Africa. We support innovative models and provide leadership training and entrepreneurial boot camps.

ESP is organized into two practice areas to deliver on varied aspects of our mission.

Scale – Entrepreneurial workshops, seminars, competitions and platforms to foster the emergence and development of current and future leaders with real potential for transforming societies in developing countries. Inspiration, incubation, and acceleration programs offered across enterprise’ lifecycle with financing via various vehicles.

Insights – Consulting services aimed at creating and implementing innovative solutions for sustainable development through the competitiveness of value chains, business strategies, leadership and change mentality. We combine the best of a global expertise, a local perspective, and structuring initiatives for the financing of SMEs such as la « Finance S’Engage™! » and data such as “Data for Growth”.

Position Overview

We are looking for an ambitious and motivated Sustainability and Impact Manager to join our team!  ESP is currently undergoing a period of organizational growth, with new complex programs being added to our portfolio on a regular basis and implemented in several countries.

As a Sustainability and Impact Manager, you will be in charge of accelerating the integration of Sustainable Development into the company’s different activities.

We are looking for a Sustainability and Impact Manager with proven experience and expertise in the design and the implementation of sustainability strategies with the private sector, especially SMES. He should be able to assist ESP and its clients in identifying and taking into consideration the Environment Social and Governance (ESG) aspects and improve their impact on society.

If, in addition, you have excellent interpersonal and business skills, are a self-starter and have an outstanding work ethic, we would love to hear from you!

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Define and implement ESP’s sustainability strategy, both internally and at the level of its various programs.
  • Lead the process and train teams on ESG issues.
  • Develop the ESG and impact component at the level of the various programs: tool design, delivery of training, etc.
  • Support and train clients at program level on ESG and impact themes.
  • Participate in the business development of ESP on the sustainability aspect.


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in a multidisciplinary course with a specialization in ESG / Sustainable Development (business school, engineering school, etc.).
  • Minimum of five years of experience in a company, auditing or consulting firm, in the design and implementation of sustainability in companies.
  • Proven experience in the monitoring and evaluation of sustainability performance and impact.
  • Good understanding of entrepreneurship and private sector development, preferably SMEs context and strategic framework.
  • Professional or extra-professional experience on the African continent/knowledge of the realities of the continent.
  • Multi-skilled and strong analytical skills.
  • Fluent in English and French.


We offer

  • An opportunity to become part of a highly professional, motivated and dynamic team.
  • A unique opportunity of having strong impact in building the African entrepreneurial sector.
  • An entrepreneurial adventure to be lived on a daily basis.
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train / Help the next generation of entrepreneurs.
  • A structuring and expanding initiative.
  • High level contacts.
  • A good opportunity to challenge and grow with a competitive rewarding package.


ESP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity.

Apply now by sending your CV to:  esptalent@espartners.co  with the reference Sustainability and Impact Manager

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