Environment and Social Analyst

Overview

  • 58092
  • Banking
  • Uganda
  • Head Office
  • Crested Towers

Job Details

Risk Management

Job Purpose

The Environment and Social (E&S) Analyst position will be part of the Sustainability Unit in Risk Management and will support the implementation of Stanbic Bank Uganda’s Sustainability Strategy with the aim to enhance responsible business and embed sustainability practices across the organisation

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

Environment & Social Risk Management

  • Champion coordinating and embedding Environmental & Social (E&S) risk processes in line with Stanbic Bank Uganda Bank’s Environmental and Social Management System (including Equator Principles) in our credit approval processes and business operations.
  • To develop effective working relationship with the Standard Bank Group E&S Risk team, Equator Principles, Group Standards.
  • To identify governance and standards setting for credit, facilities and supplier management
  • To support Sustainability systems in defining relevant standards across the Group and have oversight over Sustainability Initiatives by working closely with Group Real Estate Services (GRES) and Procurement Units.

Embedding Environmental & Social Risk Processes:

  • Assist in the execution of agreed Environmental & Social Action Plan to timelines and standards.
  • Assist in embedding centrally developed E&S risk processes/ESMS for the relevant business units within the Bank.
  • Regular Matrix engagement to provide feedback on project progress and new transactions screened.
  • Assist in developing road map for compliance with international frameworks with GRES and Procurement Units and monitor execution.
  • Ensure understanding of and compliance with the Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards
  • Ensure effective governance is maintained over projects/transactions with effective escalation and coordinate periodic project site visits for matrix.
  • Ensure E&S processes are reflected in the annual RCSA’s

Manage Transaction Collation & Reporting

  • Maintain a log of all transactions screened/presented at new business approval committee, credit committee and advise senior management.
  • Supervision and Monitoring of project finance database for reporting to international standard requirements
  • Quarterly: collate information and report on transactions reviewed, funded and monitored for submission to the Head of Risk and Group E&S Risk team.  
  • Monitor E&S metrics on transactions (as defined by SBG E&S Risk team)

Coordinate / Manage Training and Raise Awareness

  • Monitor emerging environmental and social risks and trends and develop (in combination with E&S risk and Finance) a systematic approach for early identification of emerging risks.
  • Facilitate workshops, training and awareness sessions on E&S and the relevant processes within country.
  • Build internal partnerships and expand upon existing relationships to create new alliances for highlighting and managing E&S financial risk and opportunities.
  • Increase awareness of E&S issues through tailored training.

Support key deliverables in the Sustainability Strategy

  • Drive the implementation process of Sustainability business measures and KPI’s: The measures are developed in collaboration with all business units.
  • Champion the Business integration on sustainability:  By feeding sustainability risks and opportunities into their sector reviews and support the SEE &Reputational risk team with their annual review of ESG policies.
  • Ensure the effective implementation of agreed KPI’s: To support the success of SEE/ESG initiatives.
  • Drive internal education and awareness of sustainability priorities to embed the culture of good corporate citizenship.
  • Project management: ensure effective project management and oversight for key sustainability projects
  • Ensure close collaboration with the business teams in all sustainability initiatives.
  • Identify the Bank’s sustainability material issues and formulate business solutions that will promote environmentally friendly practices, positive social impact and good governance

Assist in the Development of New Products

  • Provide support to Head, Sustainability for development of products and services on: Financial Inclusion, Women Empowerment, SME development and much more

Build and Strengthen Team Relationships

  • Foster team collaboration across business functions for effective risk monitoring and mitigation
  • Ensure effective interaction with colleagues on the front line of defence

 

Minimum Qualification and Experience

  • A bachelor's degree in fields of study including: Business Management, Commerce, Risk Management, Environmental science, Sustainable business, business management or related fields
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in any of related fields above.

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