Equity Bank Kenya Group Head ESG Risk – Jobs in Kenya

Equity Bank Kenya Group Head ESG Risk – 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
Thought leadership in ESG risk management for the Group;
Accountable for overall ESG Risk Management including ownership and implementation of an effective environmental and social management system (ESMS).
Ensuring the appropriate ESG standards and procedures are embedded within the business;
Responsible for appraising (in accordance with international good practice) and managing ESG Risks of the Group, as first line of defence, in accordance with the requirements of the Enterprise Risk Management Framework and the Group risk appetite, framework and policies as defined;
Working with the subsidiary teams to identify the E&S risks of the Group’s portfolio, including its exposure to high-risk sectors and transactions, and to ensure appropriate mitigations actions are taken;
Negotiating (and compliance monitoring and modification) E&S covenants to be included in the legal documentation;
Representing Equity at technical subject matter meetings and industry events;
Participating in the dialogue with other Equity Stakeholders on topics related to the implementation of the Equity ESG Policies and procedures;
Contributing to the wider organizational ESG policy, procedures and tool development and implementation thereof.

Degree in Sustainability, Environmental Science, Development Economics, Business, Anthropology, or other comparable sustainability studies.
In depth knowledge and experience in applying Good International Industry Practices related to E&S risk and impact management, including but not limited to the IFC Performance Standards, World Bank EHS Guidelines, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and ILO standards.
Knowledge and experience with Financial Institutions, including supporting institutions in embedding E&S/ESG risk management and the development and implementation of an ESMS is required.
Over 10 years of relevant working experience in environmental and social risk management.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. French is considered a strong advantage.
Strong team skills, contributing to team success and to a constructive, positive, and collaborative work environment.
Strong skills in planning, organizing, and prioritizing when working on several assignments at the same time and under pressure.
Ability to effectively strike the balance between facilitating new transactions and upholding E&S standards.
Ability to build productive lasting working relationships with clients and strategic partners.
Client oriented, with an ability to persuade and influence a wide range of people.
Risk aware and able to escalate key issues when necessary.
Ability to support and coach colleagues.

Organization: Equity Bank Kenya Ltd
Employment Type: Regular
Job Level: Director
Job Shift: Day Job
Location: Kenya
Job Posting: Aug 19, 2022, 4:32:20 PM
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=220000D4&tz=GMT%2B03%3A00&tzname=Africa%2FNairobi

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