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ESG Specialist

Closing: Jan 16, 2023

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Published: Jan 4, 2023 (26 days ago)

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we are seeking an ESG Specialist to join our team. Supporting the Group Head of Risk and Compliance, this role will be critical in ensuring that ESG remains a key part of our strategy implementation with a focus on ESG and Climate Change-related risks and opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in Sustainability, Environmental Science, Development Economics, or other comparable sustainability studies.
  • Certification in Sustainable Finance/Green Finance and environmental and social risk analysis.
  • In depth knowledge and experience in applying best practice standards in relation to E&S risk and impact management, including but not limited to the UNEP Principles of Sustainable Insurance, Principles for Responsible Investment, UN Global Compact, IFC Performance Standards, World Bank EHS Guidelines, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, ILO standards, among others.
  • Experience and knowledge in the development and implementation of an ESMS is required.
  • Knowledge and experience with financial institutions in relation to embedding ESG.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with developmental institutions would be an added advantage.
  • At least 10 years of relevant working experience in environmental and social risk management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to spot opportunities and follow through.
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Strong project planning skills with the ability to work under pressure.
  • Collaborative, team- working mindset.
  • Ability to develop, build and maintain strong partnerships with clients and strategic partners.


Responsibilities
we are seeking an ESG Specialist to join our team. Supporting the Group Head of Risk and Compliance, this role will be critical in ensuring that ESG remains a key part of our strategy implementation with a focus on ESG and Climate Change-related risks and opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in Sustainability, Environmental Science, Development Economics, or other comparable sustainability studies.
  • Certification in Sustainable Finance/Green Finance and environmental and social risk analysis.
  • In depth knowledge and experience in applying best practice standards in relation to E&S risk and impact management, including but not limited to the UNEP Principles of Sustainable Insurance, Principles for Responsible Investment, UN Global Compact, IFC Performance Standards, World Bank EHS Guidelines, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, ILO standards, among others.
  • Experience and knowledge in the development and implementation of an ESMS is required.
  • Knowledge and experience with financial institutions in relation to embedding ESG.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with developmental institutions would be an added advantage.
  • At least 10 years of relevant working experience in environmental and social risk management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to spot opportunities and follow through.
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Strong project planning skills with the ability to work under pressure.
  • Collaborative, team- working mindset.
  • Ability to develop, build and maintain strong partnerships with clients and strategic partners.


  • upporting thought leadership in ESG and Climate Change within the Group and with external stakeholders.
  • Implementing the Group’s environmental and social management system (ESMS) in accordance with the Group Risk Management Framework.
  • Ensuring that ESG standards and procedures are embedded within the business.
  • Contributing to the wider organizational ESG policy, procedures and tool development and implementation.
  • Working with business teams to identify ESG and climate-related risks of the Group’s client and product portfolio, including its exposure to high-risk sectors and transactions, and to ensure appropriate mitigations actions are taken;
  • Supporting ICEA LION Group’s participation at local and global taskforces, working groups, subject matter meetings and/or industry events.
  • Identifying and following through on local and global partnerships that will support the Group’s ESG and Climate Change strategy.
  • Negotiating (and compliance monitoring and modification) ESG covenants to be included in contracts or other relevant documentation.
  • Support the development and documentation of impact, sustainability and/or integrated reports.
  • Support the Nairobi Declaration on Sustainable Insurance agenda including being an active voice within the network.


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