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

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 key member of the Value Creation team, you will support the design and implementation of SME and entrepreneurship development strategies and interventions for our projects and clients.

We are looking for a young and self-driven professional with a passion for entrepreneurship development and experience in operations, sales development, finance or strategy.

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  

We are looking for ambitious and motivated professionals to play a key role in leading the development of a portfolio of high-potential companies across Africa. Specifically,

you will: 

  • – Participate in the selection of companies supported;
  • – Contribute to the diagnosis and the development of a tailored action plan and curriculum for companies supported;
  • – Conduct the development of an effective strategy to support the growth of the companies in collaboration with the VC team;
  • – Conduct the implementation of the plan for a portfolio of companies, in collaboration with the VC team;
  • – Identify and develop, trainings, tools and methodologies to accelerate companies supported;
  • – review and identify areas for improvement to maximize the value for our entrepreneurs.


You will get the opportunity to work in collaboration with a diverse and experienced team across different geographies and areas of expertise.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in the fields of Economics, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, or others related field;
  • Minimum of Eight years’ experience in the field of private sector and SME development, enabling environment, and entrepreneurship development;
  • Experience in a strategy role for companies, preferably SMEs, or in a management role for a business unit or a fast-growing SME or start-up;
  • Proven working experience with programs promoting entrepreneurship and SME development, and private sector development projects;
  • Good understanding of entrepreneurship and private sector development context and strategic framework;
  • Professional or extra-professional experience on the African continent/knowledge of the realities of the continent;
  • Versatility 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.


Apply now by sending your CV to:  esptalent@espartners.co  with the reference Value Creation Senior Analyst/ Associate.

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