General Manager, Sustainability ( ESG strategy / Compliance / Environmental and Social awareness ) – Nairobi, Kenya

Eastern Africa
Posted 3 months ago

Reference No. LCSR04

General Manager, Sustainability ( ESG strategy / Compliance / Environmental and Social awareness ) – Nairobi, Kenya

Reference Number: LCSR04


Job Description:

An exciting client of ours is looking for a General Manager, Sustainability to join their team.

Responsibilities shall include:

  • Develop a focused ESG strategy to identify and manage the key ESG-related risks & opportunities.
  • Lead the effective implementation of the company's Environmental & Social Risk Management Procedures.
  • Work in close partnership with the wider Business and the company's Foundation to develop ESG opportunities and impact related products and services.
  • Champion and build ESG capacity across all the relevant business departments to ensure engagement and improved understanding of ESG across the organization.
  • Manage ESG Governance and Compliance requirements.
  • Build Environmental and Social awareness among the company's clients.
  • Deliver an effective ESG training program to the organization across all levels.
  • Deliver to the internal and external (regulatory and / or contractual) reporting requirements.
  • Introduce best practices and continuous improvement initiatives to support delivery of the organization’s strategy.
  • Provide leadership and management of the ESG team.
  • Generate insights and thought leadership materials on ESG topics and trends.
  • Serve as subject matter expert on ESG, including industry trends, research, regulations, and ESG data gathering, analysis, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Support the Business as required to deliver on the organization and the overall Group’s strategy.


Qualifications & skills required:

  • Degree in ESG related discipline – Environmental Sciences, Sustainable Development, Sociology, Community Development, Geology, Engineering.
  • Knowledge of local environmental, sustainability, employment, health and safety legislations and regulations
  • Strong knowledge of and practical experience in social, environmental sustainability and governance issues across diverse sectors
  • Ability to propose realistic, value-adding, and practical risk management plans.
  • Able to collaborate cross-functionally.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good working knowledge of IFC Performance Standards, World Bank Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) guidelines, Equator Principles, GRI, TCFD, Other International Sustainability Standards
  • Over 10 years’ experience in ESG related role
  • Previous experience in banking desirable


If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Linda Carstens at

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Linda Carstens

Recruitment Consultant

CA Global Finance


CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful. However, your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.


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