Senior Specialist; Sustainable Financing Projects & Programmes at CRDB Bank

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Senior Specialist; Sustainable Financing Projects & Programmes at CRDB Bank

Job Summary.

To ensure adequate oversight of Sustainable Finance initiatives within the bank operation, and externally to projects financed by the bank while supporting implementation and monitoring of projects/programmes in conformity with bank’s environmental management system and climate finance agenda in the areas of climate resilience.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support bank’s identifying both sustainability and climate finance opportunities in coordination and collaboration from various partners and stakeholders.
  • Review and implement Environmental and Socia Action Plan (ESAP) as per the requirements of international investors/Financiers/Funders for the group.
  • Responsible in the Implementation of Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) implementation as per local and international best practices that include:- Awareness and Training on ESMS and
  • Environmental and Social Risks Assessment (ESRA) to lending and business staff; Internal awareness and capacity building on Sustainability: Environmental Social and Governance (ESG), green and climate finance risk and opportunities, E&S categorization and periodic review of exclusion list; Environmental and Social Due
  • Diligence including site visits to Projects and Business activities with high E&S risks; IFC’s Performance Standards Risks Assessment etc
  • Working closely with experts in the implementation of Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESS). Gender and Environmental and Social (E&S) Audit as pr the required standards.
  • Periodic preparation and reporting of Annual Environmental Performance Report (AEPR) that communicates with Investors and Lenders and management.
  • Technical Assistance (TA) grant funds management and implementation from Various Funders/Financiers:
  • Global Climate Partnership Fund (GCPF)-responsibility; NORFUND; IFU etc
  • Development and implementation of the bank green initiatives such as Green HR guideline; Green procurement; Green Insurance etc, and follow up on the implementation of the Bank sustainability initiatives such as Sustainability habits to endorse etc
  • Attending strategic periodic meetings and engagements with the National Designated Authority (NDA) and dialogues on sustainability opportunities and other environmental and social meetings and dialogues.
  • Coordination of departments and or business units in monitoring and of Internal Sustainability initiatives, training and data collection for Sustainability Annual Reports.
  • Enhancing strategic partnerships and Collaboration with local and international stakeholders, lenders and stakeholders to widen sustainable financing opportunities. Strategic partners collaboration and outreach.
  • Coordinate initiatives in greening CRDB Premises using green Building Certifiers such as IFC Edge
  • Certification, promoting retrofitting processes for the bank’s own properties eg. the use of solar power.
  • Improvement/inclusion of Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD) and Environmental and Social
  • Risks Assessment (ESRA) in the credit process, including credit pro system.
  • Integration of the ESMS and ESG into Bank’s key function including Credit, Business banking, Finance, Innovation, procurement, facility etc

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Experience, Knowledge, and Skills Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environment Engineering, Environmental Science, Project Management, Climate Change, Banking, Finance, Economics, Accountancy, and or Environmental related subjects/ qualification from an accredited institution.
  • Project Management Professionals (PMP), will be an added advantage.
  • Individual with in-depth knowledge and experience on Environmental, Gender and Social Safeguards applicable in credit operations and Sustainable Finance.
  • An individual with deep understanding in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Projects.
  • An individual with in-dept knowledge and experience in Local and International Projects Management.
  • Individual with practical experience in Environmental management operations.
  • Environment management skills, gender and social Safeguards.
  • Climate/Sustainable Finance background.
  • Knowledge on sustainable banking and project management & monitoring including fundable proposal.

Deadline: 29th May 2024


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