Senior Specialist Environmental and Social Management Job Vacancy at CRDB Bank Plc

Full Time

Website CRDB Bank Plc

The Bank that Listens

Senior Specialist Environmental and Social Management Job Vacancy at CRDB Bank Plc

Department

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE UNIT

Location

Tanzania Head Office

Number of openings

1

Job Purpose

Responsible for managing Environmental and Social (E&S) due diligence, portfolio monitoring, technical advice and adding value to ensure quality in bank portfolio/clients. The incumbent should have the knowledge to apply IFC Performance Standards as part of the E&S due diligence; Climate risk management including knowledge on calculation and keeping track on the bank’s GHG emission reduction targets. He/she will also be responsible for E&S management activities within the bank and working closely with the relevant business units.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Assess gaps against the E&S requirements / policies and identify opportunities for value addition.
  • Appoint and manage specialist consultants, including for complex E&S due diligence and / or monitoring.
  • Ensure that all investment decisions are supported by appropriate due diligence documentation, including, but not limited to, an E&S section in each final Investment Memorandum/appraisal report.
  • Support in negotiations with bank clients to ensure that appropriate environmental representations, warranties, and covenants are embedded in legal agreements, including E&S action plans (where appropriate).
  • Post-disbursement, work with clients to improve their E&S management systems, policies and procedures, including the implementation of E&S action plans (where relevant).
  • Supervise portfolio projects’ on-going compliance with the applicable requirements on a regular basis.
  • Conducting site visits, monitoring the implementation of E&S action plan (if any) by the clients, working with clients to improve their E&S management systems, policies and procedures, reviewing clients’ annual reports, and recording clients’ E&S ongoing performance.
  • Resolving E&S issues in case of non-compliance, and where needed, preparing a time-bound corrective action plan with specific follow-up procedures.
  • Contribute to the delivery of E&S training, both for internal business teams, credit risk management and for clients where possible.
  • Mentoring and working with more junior team members.
  • Represent the bank to external stakeholders engagements.
  • Work on ad hoc projects. For instance, external communications on E&S, such as an annual E&S report and case studies highlighting E&S value addition.
  • Support bank’s identifying both sustainability and climate finance opportunities in coordination and collaboration from various partners and stakeholders.
  • Technical Assistance (TA) grant funds management for E&S implementation from Various Funders/Financiers
  • Coordinate initiatives in greening CRDB.

Qualifications Required

  • Advanced university degree (masters or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, preferably environmental engineering, environmental or social studies; Climate Finance; development studies/development finance; or a similar area.
  • 5-10 years’ work experience in a related field (relevant sector, strong experience of E&S due diligences, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Audit), preferably within E&S consulting, development finance or FIs with robust E&S management frameworks and track record.
  • Strong communication skills, including report writing (use of PowerPoint and diagrams to present information in a concise format) and oral communication.
  • Effective negotiation skills, including the ability to be persuasive as well as to listen and pragmatically identify when compromise is required.
  • Highly motivated and results driven with Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent logical reasoning and structure in thought and communications.
  • Proven ability to mentor and grow the skills of team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage and prioritise a busy and diverse workload with a range of deliverables for a variety of stakeholders.
  • Enjoy working as part of a team, collaborating and coordinating where appropriate.
  • Good judgement and attention to detail.
  • Strong knowledge of relevant sectors and E&S issues with insight into the challenges associated with implementing E&S improvements in our markets.
  • Good experience of the IFC Performance Standards
  • Knowledge of the World Bank’s EHS Guidelines and / or similar standards
  • Experience analysing the E&S management systems of companies.

CRDB Bank is dedicated to upholding Sustainability and ESG practices and encourage applicants who share this commitment. The Bank also promotes an inclusive workplace, hence applications from women and individual with disabilities are encouraged.

It is important to note that CRDB Bank does not charge any fees for the application or recruitment process, and any requests for payment should be disregarded as they do not represent the bank’s practices.


Only Shortlisted Candidates will be Contacted.

Deadline

2024-06-30

Employment Terms

PERMANENT

To apply for this job please visit careers.crdbbank.co.tz.