18 Mar 2023

Environmental and Social Specialist at CrossBoundary Group

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Job Description

CrossBoundary Group is a mission-driven investment and advisory firm that unlocks the power of capital for sustainable growth and strong returns in underserved markets. CrossBoundary Advisory has advised on over US$700 million of closed transactions in underserved markets across a broad range of impactful sectors, including agriculture, health, education, manufacturing, ICT, infrastructure, and clean power. Our investment platforms, CrossBoundary Energy, CrossBoundary Energy Access, and CrossBoundary Educational Infrastructure, directly finance projects to bring cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable electricity, as well as education infrastructure, to developing countries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Environmental and Social Specialist

Location: Nigeria
Employment Type: Full-time
Experience: Experienced

Job Description

  • We are currently hiring an Environmental and Social (E&S) Specialist to assist prospective DFC investees.
  • The Specialist will work with the DFC’s Office of Development Policy (ODP).
  • The Specialist will evaluate existing processes and procedures for ODP’s impact, environmental, and social clearances and assist prospective and current DFC clients to create and implement policies and procedures that comply with DFC policy requirements.
  • Further, the Specialist will coach DFC clients to assist them in building long-term capacity to enhance impact and reduce risk. Finally, they will monitor DFC clients for performance, conformance, and adherence to their newly adopted policies over time.


  • Experience managing and reporting on International Finance Corporation (IFC) performance standards
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience living and/or working in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • French language skills are advantageous

Who You Are:

  • Finds Strength in Diversity. Skilled at creating professional relationships across countries, personalities, and the political spectrum to achieve a positive impact.
  • Thinks Deliberately. A practical thinker who can deliver simple, robust solutions. Both your oral and written communications are clear, concise, and accurate.
  • Biased to Action. High tolerance for ambiguity and ability to operate effectively amid change. Eager to take on new types of work, even without prior experience or direct supervision.
  • Humble. Thrives in a non-hierarchical, collaborative environment and welcomes input on their approach from any teammate.
  • Relentlessly Curious. A diligent, patient problem-solver; you have the composure and skill to approach an issue from many angles until you unlock a solution. You persevere and find a way.
  • Acts Like an Owner. Takes personal accountability for delivering success. Identifies and acts on opportunities to influence outcomes rather than waiting for others.
  • Prioritizes Results: Systematic and highly organized project manager; you can track multiple activities across diverse workstreams while delivering results on time.
  • Champions Integrity: You hold yourself to rigorous international standards for E&S excellence, going beyond the minimum standard to improve outcomes for people and projects.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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