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ESG Officer at African Trade Insurance Agency

African Trade Insurance Agency is a pan-African institution that provides political risk insurance to companies, investors, and lenders interested in doing business in Africa. With deep roots in Africa, we are best positioned to understand and assess the risks here – and to help mitigate them

Qualifications & Attributes

Education

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

Experience

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.

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 necessary
  • Conduct consultations with stakeholders in accordance with relevant policies and guidelines and be responsible for reporting on such operations, adding value to operations, including through external expertise where deemed
  • Report on and disseminate good practices and generated knowledge.

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