African Bank Careers: Sustainability Specialist

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29 May, 2013

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African Bank Sustainability Specialist Careers

Job Summary:

To help drive sustainability function within African Bank

Desired Salary: competitive


A relevant degree

A relevant degree

3 years experience as Sustainability officer

4 years experience as Sustainability officer

Maintenance of Sustainability Function
Research and develop strategies including global best practise and implement plans of action on identified areas of sustainability
Ensure that these plans of action are implemented throughout the business units

Communication and Training
Prepare and present on-boarding to new staff to create awareness regarding the Group’s environmental and sustainability philosophy and activities
Plan and implement education and awareness events for staff
Provide input and guidance to all Departments that require information on implementing environmental and sustainability processes
Facilitate training and education on environmental and sustainability issues. Prepare the content of education and awareness training for staff
Develop communication plan and implementation for education campaigns

Follow up with external service providers and internal divisions to obtain reports, and sort, store and analyse data as required for reporting purposes
Facilitate the collation of accurate environmental data on a monthly or quarterly basis as required for inclusion in the annual integrated report as well as for CDP
Prepare and submit quarterly reports on required aspects of sustainability to direct manager.
Prepare reports including for Board and Exco meetings and for the annual integrated report
Ensure that data required is received and that same can be verified
Facilitate the collection and capturing of response on SRI / Dow Jones requirements and submit reports as requested
Facilitate the resolution of any queries received from the JSE and Dow Jones.

General Functions 
Co-ordinate environmental Committee meetings, follow up with committee meeting outcomes, drafting of minutes and agendas
Attend to any additional matters relating to the portfolio as requested from time to time


Job Responsibilities:

Fundamental Competencies:

  • Communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Peoples Skills
  • Passion for Environmental and General Sustainability
  • Deadline Driven
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Inter personal skills
  • Efficiency
  • Clear thinking
  • Time Management
  • Innovation
  • Team player
  • Willing to go the extra mile and share responsibility
  • Proactive and Innovative


Additional Competencies:

  • Facilitation skills
  • Research skills
  • Project management
  • Report writing skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Understanding and knowledge of
  • Dow Jones SRI
  • CDP
  • Sustainability integrated reporting (GRI)
  • Inter personal skills
  • Stress tolerance
  • Work independently
  • Sense of urgency
  • Efficient
  • High level of professionalism


Core Competencies (technical):

  • Facilitation skills
  • Research skills
  • Project management
  • Report writing skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Understanding and knowledge of Sustainability requirements including
  • JSE SRI/Dow Jones/CDP/GRI
  • Skill to develop written communications
  • Organisational Skills
  • Numeracy
  • Administration skills
  • Query Resolution skills


Location: Midrand Campus

Business Area: Consumer Advocates

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree



How to Apply for African Bank Careers

Click on the “Apply Now” button below or on this link to apply online

Closing date: 05/06/2013


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