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  • Posted: Aug 26, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Nedbank Group Limited is a bank holding company that operates as one of the four largest banking groups in South Africa. The company's shares have been listed on the JSE Limited since 1969. The group offers a wide range of wholesale and retail banking services through four main business clusters, namely Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking, Nedbank Retai...
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    Senior Environmental Manager

    Job Purpose

    To provide expertise; advice; assistance; consultancy services and general support required by Nedbank Cluster for all governance; policy; process and procedural matters or issues for all risk related services and compliance matters.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards specifically in relation to EIAs and reviews.

    • Execute comprehensive Environmental and social reviews in line with the IFC Performance and Equator Standards;

    • Evaluate/ review and opine on the adequacy of EMP’s; EIA’s; Scoping report and closure documents

    • Contribute and assist in the co-ordination of awareness training courses on environmental risk management systems within various divisions of the Bank

    • Attending project site visits on an ad hoc basis – this may require local and international travel (less frequent). This may also include managing teams of consultants on site visits.

    • By direction of senior staff, gathers inputs, contributes to risk assessments, and provides information relevant to assessment of decisions affecting internal and external stakeholders

    • Liaison with internal/ external Legal teams and  clients on environmental matters upon senior staff request or as part of the social and environmental management process

    • Build and sustain business relations to ensure satisfied internal and external stakeholders.

    • Ensure continued satisfaction of stakeholders by meeting turnaround times for requests and identifying and addressing issues or concerns through the provision of risk advice.

    • Manage stakeholder expectations by providing management information; risk analytics; insights and strategic motivation resulting in the optimal management of these risk disciplines.

    • Participate in and provide advice to Cluster Executive Committee; Management Committee and sub committees on governance; regulatory; procedural and practice matters by attending; preparing and submitting papers; challenging and monitoring.

    • Manage the relationship between Nedbank Cluster Nedbank Group Risk to ensure alignment and embedding of policies and the Group Operating Manual.

    • Contribute to a culture conducive to the achievement of transformation goals by participating in Nedbank Culture building initiatives

    Preferred Qualification

    • An appropriate 4 year Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, or any other equivalent qualification.

    Essential Certifications

    • Compliance Institute of South Africa (CISA) Institute of Risk Management of South Africa (IRMSA) and/or similar

    Minimum Experience Level

    Minimum of  8 + years of environmental management experience with the following background:

    • Compilation and submission of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) applications / application of various parts of the National Environmental Management Act(NEMA- WASTE ACT; WATER ACT)

    • Environmental audits/due diligence against IFC and Equator Principle Standards

    • Understanding of contaminated land risk

    • A background in mine closure and rehabilitation liability estimates

    • Understanding of Equator Principles, Human rights and IFC performance standards

    • Good relationship/ project management skills

    • Understanding of climate change risk and/ or carbon- foot printing will be advantageous together with any experience working within the financial sector on the same

    • Experience working within heavy manufacturing/ gas industry would be advantageous



    • Lender technical advisor experience

    • Knowledge on  Contamination risk  (Soil, Water and Groundwater)

    • Climate change risk and/or carbon foot printing background

    • Environmental auditing

    • ESG advisory/ reporting

    Type of Exposure

    • Conducting root cause analysis

    • Developing ways to minimize risks

    • Influencing stakeholders to obtain buy-in for concepts and ideas.

    • Sharing information in different ways to increase stakeholders understanding

    • Comparing two or more sets of information Working with a group to identify alternative solutions to a problem

    • Building and maintaining effective relationships externally and internally

    • Interacting with all levels of management

    • Participate in multiple projects

    • Communicating complex information

    • Identifying universal risk trends that could affect Nedbank in the short to long term

    Technical / Professional Knowledge

    • Banking knowledge

    • Industry trends

    • Relevant regulatory knowledge

    • Risk management process and frameworks

    • Business writing skills

    • Business Acumen

    • Risk Management

    • Principles of Programme Management

    Behavioural Competencies

    • Applied Learning

    • Coaching

    • Communication

    • Customer Focus

    • Decision Making

    • Influencing

    • Quality Orientation

    • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Nedbank on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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