Sustainability Manager

at ABSA Group
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted November 27, 2021
Category Banking
Job Type Contract
Currency UGX


To provide specialist advice and support in business enablement and creation of information to inform decision making.

Job Description
Accountability: Role in Society/ Citizenship Management and Execution – 30%
• Contribute towards the development of the Citizenship strategy ensuring that our Role in Society is in integrated within the respective businesses.
• Focus on shared value (triple bottom line reporting) by working with the different business to ensure alignment.
• Supporting society through philanthropy and driving colleague engagement and involvement through COVID safe initiatives
• Developing social impact value propositions with key internal and external stakeholders
• Identifying initiatives that have the potential to disrupt social challenges from the portfolio and work towards supporting the delivery of the SDGs as part of doing business.
• Work with Community Investment Governance forums to plan, implement, and follow up on community investment strategy.
• Manage relationships with charitable partners (both regional partners and those selected at country level) to ensure successful delivery of projects, including driving of profile and employee participation.
• Successfully manage the special funds.
• Take responsibility for agreed country KPIs and MI and report monthly to both regional and country teams working closely with the Head of Communication and Citizenship.
• Taking responsibility for evaluation and measurement of donations and community sponsorships to ensure that they consistent and aligned to the Bank’s strategy.
• Working closely with the Head of Communication and Citizenship to ensure that all pillars of the Citizenship strategy are achieved.
Identifying, establishing, and managing strategic partnerships that help scale up Absa’s Citizenship Programs.

Accountability: Support key deliverables in driving Sustainability – 30%
• 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/Role in society 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.
• Monitor emerging environmental and social risks and trends and develop (in combination with 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.
• Social Impact Reporting

Accountability: Assist in the Development of New Products and Strategic Alliances – 20%
• Provide support to Head, Communication and Citizenship in the development of products and services on: Inclusive Finance, Environmental sustainability, Education and Skills Development and Promoting a Just society.
• Establish strategic alliances that can help scale up our Role in Society.
Accountability: Governance and Controls – 20%
• Ensure adherence to governance and compliance.
• Manage Citizenship budgets including signing off invoices and quotes within mandate. Escalate out of budgets items to the Head Communication and Citizenship for approval.
• Identify areas for process improvement and recommend ways to increase functional effectiveness and operational efficiencies.
Ensure due diligence is done for all community sponsorships and donations.

Bachelors Degree and Professional Qualifications: Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)

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