Environmental & Social Risk Officer – Uganda Development Bank Ltd (UDBL)

Organisation: Uganda Development Bank Ltd (UDBL)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of Risk & Compliance
Uganda Development
Bank Ltd (UDBL) is the country’s only Development Finance Institution (DFI)
established in 1972. The Bank has recently re-positioned itself as a partner to
the Government of Uganda in delivering the theme of its National Development
Job Summary:  The Environmental & Social Risk Officer
will lead the design and implementation of a vast array of interventions to
enhance environmental and social compliance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Make recommendations for Environment and Social risk policies and
    guidelines enhancement.
  • Regularly review the framework tools for the measurement and control
    of E&S risks.
  • Verify and confirm that the system, policies and structures of
    E&S are working effectively.
  • Oversee E&S risk due diligence process in the Bank.
  • Define risk indicators and tools to identify, measure, control and
    monitor E&S risks.
  • Research on environmental and social issues and thematic topics that
    affect the Bank’s business.
  • Assess and present E&S opportunities and risks inherent in
    potential Bank investments.
  • Perform regular scenario analyses/stress tests on the environmental
    Key Risk Indicators to test business resilience in case of adverse events.
  • Ensure that the Bank has appropriate and up-to-date preventive
    measures as well as measures to minimize the negative effects E&S
  • Serving as the internal topic area specialist and source for
    information on social and environmental best practices relevant to the
    Bank’s investment activities;
  • Serving as the focal point for interaction with NEMA and other
    regulatory authorities regarding status of projects with NEMA’s regulatory
    process, including questions regarding categorization of projects and
    changes or developments in the regulatory process;
  • Preparing internal and external briefings and guidance notes on
    E&S issues, targeted to staff (internal) and clients (external);
  • Periodic engagement of Bank staff (in particular IM’s) to identify
    potential difficulties encountered in the implementation of the ESMS.
  • Provide training to staff on environmental and social risk.
  • Notifying Senior Management of adverse incidents and accidents

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold an Honors Degree in environmental
    sciences, natural sciences, business or related fields of study
  • At least four years of cognate experience
  • Excellent Communication (oral and written) skills, including
    Strong report & proposal writing abilities, formal presentation
  • Strong self-drive and self-management
  • Technical E & S skills
  • Excellent interpersonal/relational skills
  • Excellent planning & organising skills
  • Integrity and sound judgment
  • Strong Analytical skills
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications by hand delivery to Reception and addressed to:
The Director
Strategy and Corporate affairs,
Uganda Development
Bank Ltd,
Plot 6 Nakasero
1st Floor Wing B,
Rwenzori Towers.
Deadline: 15th February 2019
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