Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Officer Job Vacancies – African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)

Organisation:
African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)
Duty Station:  Uganda
About US:
The African Trade
Insurance Agency (“ATI”) is a pan-African multilateral financial institution
established in 2001 by African States. ATI was originally launched with the
technical and financial support from the World Bank Group and has had more
recent support from the African Development Bank.
Job Summary:  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 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 best practice and standards.
Key Duties 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
implementation
·       Work with member
countries, donors and other releva
nt 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 st
akeholders
in accordance with relevant policies and guidelines and be responsible for
reporting on such
·       Report on and
disseminate good practices and generated knowledge.




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must hold an advanced
degree (at least Masters or equivalent) in engineering, environmental
management, environmental sciences or relevant field.
·       At least 6 – 8 years of relevant experience
in working with private sector firms across industry sectors (including
infrastructure, agribusiness, and/or manufacturing) to identify
environmental/social risk and issues and develop mitigation measures to ensure
compliance with good international industry practice
·       Exposure to African and global development
institutions and their operational practice will be a desired attribute.
·       Oral and written professional proficiency in
English; in addition French is desirable.
How to Apply:
Please submit the following to
recruitment@ati-aca.org
  • An Application Letter (cover letter)
  • CV including details of your current
    remuneration package along with details of three referees
  • Personal History Form, Click Here
  • Candidates are expected to be completely
    fluent in English therefore all applications must be submitted in English
    only
NB: Please
note that once your application is submitted, ATI will only contact
short-listed candidates. ATI does not accept unsolicited job applications.
Deadline:  11th
July 2020 at 5:30 pm
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