Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Manager at FairMoney

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Manager at FairMoney


FairMoney is building the leading mobile bank for emerging markets. We started with a digital microcredit application on Android, and currently roll out additional financial services (current account, savings, debit card) while expanding the product to Western Africa and South-East Asia.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Manager

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job type: Full time

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordinating environmental and social initiatives and compliance with the law and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide guidance to internal teams on sustainability programs, risks, and opportunities including ESG due diligence.
  • Developing, implementing, and monitoring a corporate-level Environmental & Social Management System (ESMS), which will be implemented in all business areas, across all operational levels.
  • Coordinating with teams in all business areas to ensure adherence to the ESMS frameworks.
  • Coordinating and working with the HR teams and business leaders across all regions we operate in.
  • Monitor performance towards ESG goals and publish periodic reports on ESG and the impact created by FairMoney.

Framework Adherence Role:

  • Support in driving the sustainability and ESG agenda, objectives, goals, and programs by coordinating with different business units
  • Monitor the effectiveness of implementing the appropriate Policies, Processes, Procedures, and Guides and provide for their updating in line with changes in laws, regulations, and corporate directives
  • Review corporate activities and ensure compliance with E&S Policies, Management Plans, and Procedures.
  • Provide guidance and advice to the Country HR teams on the requirements of identifying and implementing local E&S-related laws and regulations and monitor compliance.
  • Support the Management in driving the education, communication, training, and implementation of the ESG Policies. across the company in all operational areas, including its associated business activities, sub-contractors, and supply chains, where relevant.

Risk Management Role:

  • Work with various business regions to identify E&S-related compliance & risks.
  • Develop the appropriate strategies to make sure the company is compliant with ESG regulations.
  • Address the E&S risks and their potential impacts.
  • Carry out E&S risk assessments through support from local Country HR teams.
  • Prepare, organize, and maintain inspection records and investigates complaints and suspected violations.
  • Monitor follow-up actions in cases where violations were found, and review compliance monitoring reports.


  • Bachelor / Master’s in a relevant field (e.g. Economics, Public Policy, International Politics, Business).
  • Experience working in (or demonstrated passion for) ESG compliance, social responsibility, or sustainability issues.
  • 4+ years of experience in the ESG domain.
  • Experience in setting up ESMS at a Fintech.
  • Experience in measuring impact and financial inclusion.
  • Good networking & skills to liaise with shareholders & leadership.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work successfully in an ambiguous and fast-moving environment, to meet tight deadlines.
  • Fintech and/or experience working in emerging markets / developing economies would be favorable.


  • Private Health Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Work From Home
  • Training & Development

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Recruitment Process

  • A screening interview with one of the members of the Talent Acquisition team for 30 minutes.
  • Technical interview with the Hiring Manager for 45-60 minutes.
  • Interview with the relevant stake holders for 45 minutes.

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