Equity Bank Kenya Group Head ESG Governance & reporting – Jobs in Kenya

Equity Bank is one of the region’s leading banks whose purpose is to transform the lives and livelihoods of the people of Africa socially and economically by availing them modern and inclusive financial services that maximize their opportunities. With a strong footprint in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan and DRC Congo, Equity Bank is now home to over 12 million customers – the largest customer base in Africa. Currently the Bank is seeking additional talent to serve in the role outlined below.

Key Responsibilities
Key integration and change management lead for the Group ESG department;
Responsible for managing the Governance, Assurance programs, Systems, Reporting and Capacity Building/Training requirements of the Group with respect to ESG;
Supporting the Group Director in preparation of Group Board Sustainability Committee reports, managing the responsibilities as secretary to the Committee and coordinator/lead for the Group Management Sustainability Committee;
Drive implementation of ESG frameworks, policies, procedures and processes across the Group.
Implement programs and systems to track and monitor ESG metrics, key performance indicators, and disclosures in Group reports.
Effective monitoring of ESG related credit approval conditions and covenants and ensuring timely reporting in relevant credit committees.
Coordinate engagements with various stakeholders including commercial, credit and risk management teams in resolution of ESG related issues as identified by DFIs, risk, compliance and audit.
Leading on all other ESG governance requirements as defined within the Group policies and procedures including the Enterprise Risk Management Framework;
Defining, agreeing and monitoring progress for the Group ESG Assurance Program;
Monitoring compliance with applicable laws and regulations; Group policies and procedures; and contractual obligations;
Identifying and managing the implementation of ESG systems required to manage the Group Strategy and Objectives;
Managing the delivery of the Group’s ESG Training and capacity building requirement;
Collating and preparing all internal ESG reporting deliverables as required for effective management and decision-making;
Leading on all external reporting and disclosure requirements as defined by regulations, contractual obligations and other key stakeholder management requirements;
Contributing to the wider organization policy, tools and systems development and implementation.

Degree in business related discipline
Knowledge and experience in applying Good International Industry Practices relating to Governance, Assurance, Reporting, Systems and Training
Over 10 years’ experience working in similar roles
Experience helping organisations enhance their systems, procedures, controls and reporting.
Previous experience banking sector critical
Broad understanding of sustainability matters in a financial institution
Strong skills in planning, organizing, and prioritizing when working on several assignments at the same time and under pressure.
Excellent analytical and communication skills, both written and verbal.
Strong team skills, contributing to team success and to a constructive, positive, and collaborative work environment.
Able to collaborate cross-functionally

Organization: Equity Bank Kenya Ltd
Employment Type: Regular
Job Level: Manager with Direct Reports
Job Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Aug 19, 2022, 4:31:34 PM
Location: Kenya
Closing date: Aug 30, 2022
How to apply
For more information and job application details, see; https://equitybank.taleo.net/careersection/ext_new/jobdetail.ftl?job=220000D3&tz=GMT%2B03%3A00&tzname=Africa%2FNairobi

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