Johannesburg or Cape Town - Head of Africa, Signatory Relations


PRI is looking for a 'Head of Africa, Signatory Relations' who will be responsible for enhancing Responsible Investment awareness and providing investors with the tools to implement it in their investment process in the markets in Africa. The role involves the management of PRI's recruitment and signatory coverage, as well as the coordination of PRI's other activities in Africa (today most of PRI signatories in the region are in South Africa).

Other responsibilities include:

  • Raise awareness on Responsible Investment among regional asset owners, investment managers, service providers, and other PRI stakeholders
  • Signatory relationships: servicing African signatories through successful one on one meetings with signatories, including new signatory on-boarding, signatory review meetings, reporting and assessment sessions and other PRI-supported events. Engaging African signatories to adopt PRI led practical implementation initiatives
  • Outreach: Target for recruitment of new signatories amongst public and corporate pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, insurers, endowments/foundations, as well as key investment managers and consultants.
  • Strengthen relationships with key targeted stakeholders in the region, to support the development of responsible investment locally (e.g., by joining local working groups and advisory committees, including the ASISA RI Standing Committee, the CRIS Committee, the South African National Treasury's Climate Risk Forum and the Corporate Reporting Users Forum).