Senior Officer – Group Sustainability Operations (ESG / Risk Management / Sustainability) – Nairobi, Kenya

Western Africa#Eastern Africa#Central Africa
Posted 3 months ago

Reference No. MTEB02

Job Description:

Our client is a leading Pan-African financial services holding company based in Kenya. With a strong commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices, they are dedicated to responsible and sustainable business operations. As part of their ongoing commitment, they are seeking a Senior Officer/Assistant Manager for Group Sustainability Operations to join their team. The Senior Officer/Assistant Manager, Group Sustainability Operations will play a critical role in ensuring that ESG is an integral part of the company's strategy implementation. This position will focus on ESG risk and opportunities management and support the implementation of ESG risk management across subsidiaries through a dedicated assurance program, working closely with subsidiaries' ESG teams.



Risk Management:

  • Support the implementation of ESG risk management across subsidiaries through a dedicated assurance program in collaboration with subsidiaries' ESG teams.
  • Ensure subsidiaries meet ESG risk compliance requirements by assisting in the management and monitoring of ESG risks.
  • Assist in implementing the sustainability training plan for subsidiary teams, focusing on business and supply chain areas.
  • Maintain an up-to-date database of ESG risk assessments for subsidiaries and report on the implementation of Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) closure.
  • Support the review of ESG policies across subsidiaries, incorporating market and regulatory developments.
  • Arrange quarterly monitoring of ESG risks for high-risk clients across subsidiaries as part of the quality assurance process.


Sustainability Opportunities:

  • Collaborate with subsidiary teams to ensure ESG risks are complemented by opportunities and work towards their closure.
  • Assist in implementing the Group's sustainable finance goal by evaluating project eligibility against agreed climate taxonomy and supporting data reporting.
  • Support subsidiary teams in client management to enhance the uptake of identified sustainability opportunities.



  • Support the implementation of a decarbonization plan for the bank's operations and financed carbon footprint.
  • Collaborate with the Group's facilities team to gather and analyze data, generating monthly carbon footprint reports for group performance.
  • Maintain an up-to-date monitoring of the Group's resource use data for performance monitoring against the plan.
  • Update and assist in revising the carbon tracking tool for the Group.
  • Work with the supply chain to ensure the integration of ESG in the evaluation process pre and post onboarding.



  • Assist in generating a weekly report covering sustainable risk, operations, and opportunities.
  • Support subsidiary teams in collecting annual data required for the Group's annual sustainability reporting.
  • Serve as a subject expert on ESG, staying informed about industry trends, research, regulations, and ESG data gathering, analysis, monitoring, and reporting.



  • University degree in related field such as Sustainability, Environmental Science, Engineering, or Finance.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in ESG risk and climate financing.
  • Professional qualifications in areas such as GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), ESIA (Environmental and Social Impact Assessment), Sustainable Finance, or Carbon Accounting will be highly advantageous.
  • Understanding of the banking sector will be an added advantage.
  • Strong planning, organizing, and prioritization skills, especially when managing multiple assignments simultaneously and under pressure.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively across functions and work well in a team.


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Full time Position
  • Must be able to relocate to Nairobi, Kenya if applicable.



If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Matthew Taylor at


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Matthew Taylor

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CA Finance


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