Head Of Sustainable Finance job at ZANACO
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Vacancy title: Head Of Sustainable Finance

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Banking , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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Deadline of this Job:
Wednesday, July 19 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka, South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, July 06 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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To drive the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) dimensions into the business and operations of the Commercial Division in order to deliver a financially viable business that engages with society and the environment in non-destructive, long term value-creating manner.
Under the supervision of the Chief Commercial Officer the following are among the

Job Key Responsibilities:
• Develop and own a commercial sustainability strategy in collaboration with business unit heads to achieve the Commercial and overall bank’s sustainability ambitions
• Manage relationships with external strategic partners and stakeholders such as regulators, independent reviewers and development institutions in regards to sustainability
• Act as central sustainability liaison for Commercial and drive collaboration with other functions to achieve the bank’s sustainability goals
• Drive the growth of the business (revenue and balance sheet) derived from customers and businesses compliant with recognized sustainability standards and that are contributing positively towards building a green economy in collaboration with business units
• Drive the development of products or solutions that support client efforts in climate mitigation and adaptation, environmental protection and driving positive social impact including gender equity
• Provide analytical support to commercial business units on green projects including screening, identification and appraisal of all prospective and acquired business portfolios.
• Identification and management of ESG risks in the business and customer portfolio
• Conduct an audit of existing client relationships with a view to enabling an alignment to the sustainability framework where the lack of it exists.
• Lead preparation and timely submission of sustainability reports as required by Commercial Division heads, Chief Commercial Officer, Management Board, Board of Directors and other relevant committees
• Conduct evaluations value of existing and potential sustainability partnerships to maximize value for customers and the bank.
• Ensure effective processes are in place to deliver the Commercial Banking CVP and that relevant service level agreements are adhered to.
• Promote a sustainability mindset in the Commercial Division business processes and ways-of-working
• Participate in bank sustainability-related project implementation representing the Commercial Division’s business interests and sustainability objectives
• Act as primary contact with co-operating sustainability partners and providers of sustainability-linked fund lines
• Responsible for overall management of all costs and related expenditure in delivery of the sustainability deliverables of the Commercial Division.
• Identify and mobilize resources required for execution of the sustainability strategy in collaboration with internal functions and guidance of the Chief Commercial Officer
• Any other responsibilities or tasks as assigned by management.

• Customers, funding organizations, co-operating partners and industry associationsInternal:
• Business segment and functional heads
• Relationship Managers
• Business Analysts
• Finance
• Marketing
• Legal
• Risk and compliance
• Strategy and Innovation
• Clients Solutions, Marketing and Communications
• IT (service delivery)
• Products and Channels
• Internal Audit

• Grade 12 Credit or above mandatory in Mathematics and English and any other three subjects.
• University Degree in Business or relevant discipline
• Qualification in climate and environmental studies will be an added advantage
• Commercial credit analysis certification will be an added advantage
• 8 years relevant experience preferably in a banking environment
• Experience in sustainable/development finance, corporate sustainability, or climate/environmental policy as an added advantage:
• Passion for the Green and SDG/Social/Sustainability agenda and the low carbon & climate resilient future as an added advantage

• Results Driven
• High levels of competency in quantitative and qualitative research methods
• Ability to communicate effectively with customers and internal stakeholders with all levels of staff up to and including executive management
• Ability to learn and use complex concepts quickly
• Team player
• Efficient time management.
• Ambitious and energetic, able to get things done.
• High level of maturity, integrity and responsibility in handling confidential information.
• Team work
• Customer service orientation
• Conceptual thinking
• Negotiation Skills

Work Level
Senior Management
Job Type
Market Related
EE Position

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 96

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 19 July 2023
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 06-07-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 06-07-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 06-07-2066
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