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Head Sustainability Strategy & Solutions

Closing: Aug 30, 2022

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Published: Aug 19, 2022 (2 months ago)

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Description

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in Sustainability, Development Economics, Finance, or other comparable studies.
  • Commercial and client oriented, with an ability to persuade and influence a wide range of people.
  • Knowledge and experience with Financial Institutions, including supporting institutions in embedding Sustainability into their Strategy and the products and services offered
  • Over 10 years of relevant working experience in sustainability.
  • 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.
  • Ability to build productive lasting working relationships with clients and strategic partners.


Responsibilities

Description

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in Sustainability, Development Economics, Finance, or other comparable studies.
  • Commercial and client oriented, with an ability to persuade and influence a wide range of people.
  • Knowledge and experience with Financial Institutions, including supporting institutions in embedding Sustainability into their Strategy and the products and services offered
  • Over 10 years of relevant working experience in sustainability.
  • 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.
  • Ability to build productive lasting working relationships with clients and strategic partners.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for research and thought leadership in Sustainability for the Group;

  • Coordinating the development of the Sustainability strategy for the Group;
  • Leading the development of sustainable products and services to be offered by Group;
  • Providing advisory support on technical and emerging sustainability areas;
  • Alignment and collaboration with the Equity Group Foundation (EGF) on the twin engine business model, Group Strategy and delivery of the Social and Environment Transformation Pillar (Pillar 5) of the Africa Recovery and Resilience Plan;
  • Investor and key stakeholder relationship management focused on strategic partnerships, funding, group positioning and brand development, advocacy and policy;
  • Leading the sustainability aspects of funding initiatives with the Strategy, Finance and Treasury teams.
  • Representing Equity at technical subject matter meetings and other external events;
  • Contributing to the wider organizational ESG policy, procedures and tool development and implementation thereof.


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