Senior ESG Officer at Africa Trade Insurance Agency

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Job Description – Senior ESG Officer


The Senior Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Officer is responsible for developing and overseeing environmental, social, and corporate governance policies and procedures, as well as reviewing and appraising proposed underwriting transactions to be socially and environmentally sustainable and comply with ATI safeguarding policies and internationally recognized best practices.


The role works with underwriters and clients to define steps necessary to address compliance gaps where they arise from policy and identifies opportunities to add value proactively, beyond
compliance and risk mitigation, and contribute to the long-term developmental impact and sustainability within Africa.


The ESG Officer formulates recommendations and requirements for client action and
incorporates these into applicable internal and client-related documentation to facilitate
underwriting or financing. The role is responsible for monitoring the environmental, social, and governance performance of deals in the ATI portfolio.
The Senior Environmental, Social and Governance Officer reports to the Chief Risk Officer within the Risk Department and works closely with external stakeholders to achieve the policy goals of ATI in regards to ESG’s best practice and standards.


Main Functions and Responsibilities
Provide technical expertise on key issues related to environmental and social impact
assessment and on sustainability risks in the design, preparation, implementation and
supervision of ATI’s operations taking into consideration best industry practices and
standards
Manage and conduct environmental and social safeguarding due diligence for underwriting
Identify all key potential social and environmental impacts and risks of transactions and ensure that their magnitude and significance are well understood by internal underwriters and approvers
Ensure that the policyholder understands the applicable ESG policies, guidelines and
project-specific requirements, and has the necessary commitment and capacity to manage social and environmental impacts and/or risks adequately and supported by mechanisms that facilitate the implementation
Work with member countries, donors and other relevant units of the ATI to mobilize
technical and financial support to enhance the environmental and social sustainability of operations, adding value to operations, including through external expertise where deemed necessary
Conduct consultations with stakeholders in accordance with relevant policies and
guidelines and be responsible for reporting on such
Report on and disseminate good practices and generated knowledge.
Qualifications & Attributes

Education
An advanced degree (at least Masters or equivalent) in engineering, environmental management, environmental sciences, or relevant field.

Language Skills
Oral and written professional proficiency in English; in addition, French is desirable

How to Apply
Please submit the following to [email protected]
1. An Application Letter (cover letter)
2. CV (to include details of your current remuneration package and details of three referees)
3.
Personal History Form

DEADLINE: Saturday, July 11th, 2020

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