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Employment Opportunities at Britam

Employment Opportunities at Britam

Employment Opportunities at Britam

Employment Opportunities at Britam

Britam is a leading diversified financial services group, listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The group has interests across the Eastern and Southern Africa region, with operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Mozambique and Malawi. The group offers a wide range of financial products and services in Insurance, Asset management, Ban…

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Analyst

Job Purpose:

  • The Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Analyst 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 in compliance with internationally recognized best practices.
  • The role works with investment managers, underwriters and clients to define steps necessary to address compliance gaps where they arise and identifies opportunities to add value proactively, beyond compliance and risk mitigation, and contribute to long-term developmental impact and sustainability initiatives
  • The ESG Analyst formulates recommendations and requirements for client action and incorporates these into applicable internal and client-related documentation to facilitate responsible underwriting. The role is responsible for monitoring the environmental, social and governance performance of clients with the Britam portfolio.
  • The ESG Analyst reports to the Director, Risk and Compliance within the Risk & Compliance Department and works closely with external stakeholders to achieve the sustainability goals of Britam in regards to ESG best practice and standards.

Key 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 Britam’s operations taking into consideration best industry practices and standards.
  • Manage and conduct environmental and social risk assessments to support investment and insurance underwriting process.
  • Support the integration of ESG factors in investment decisions and risk management processes.
  • Conduct ESG research and analysis to support the development of ESG policies and strategies for the group.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key ESG stakeholders, including clients, investors, and regulators.
  • Prepare ESG reports, including ESG ratings and disclosures, to communicate the Group’s ESG performance to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in industry working groups and initiatives to advance the ESG agenda in the financial services industry.
  • Identify all key potential social and environmental impacts and risks related to potential clients 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 other key stakeholders within Britam to mobilize technical and financial support to enhance the environmental and social sustainability of the Group.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of implementation the appropriate ESMS (Policies, Process, Procedures and Guides) and provide for their updating in line with changes in laws, regulations and corporate directives.
  • Review the Group’s activities and ensure compliance with E&S Policies, Management Plans and Procedures.
  • Provide guidance and advice on the requirements of identifying and implementing local E&S related laws and regulations and monitor the compliance.

Knowledge, experience and qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Business, Economics, or a related field. with professional qualifications in ESMS, or related International Standards.
  • 3 years + experience in ESG analysis preferably in the financial services sector, multi-national company or experience in Environment, Health and Safety management.
  • Working knowledge in ESMS and will be a plus if has knowledge in Carbon Footprint Reduction, Responsible Investing, Environmental Discharges, EHS Auditing Techniques etc.
  • Knowledge of ESG frameworks, such as the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). and world-class impact investing standards, e.g., IFC Performance Standards.
  • Professional certifications, such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), are a plus.
  • Broad understanding of strategic environmental and compliance planning in relation to driving environmental improvements across operational and corporate function type environments.
  • Demonstrable experience in the development of environmental and sustainability strategies.
  • Strong experience in Risk and Compliance management within the ESG & Sustainability landscape.
  • Experience in managing Data and Analytics regarding key corporate ESG reporting.
  • Organized, inquisitive and detail-orientated with strong technical and communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to understand and resolve data errors easily.
  • Professional, committed and driven to succeed in their role and deliver to a high standard.

Technical/ Functional competencies:

  • Knowledge of internal audit procedure.
  • Decision making – ability to make strategic decisions in a timely and effective manner.
  • High moral and ethical standing.
  • Highly motivated.

Leadership category responsibility framework (Core Competencies):

Emerging Leaders in Britam need to:

  • Plan, direct and apply efficiencies and resources in order to optimize output and profitability against time, cost and team targets.
  • Effectively communicate strategic and operational departmental goals and objectives to peers and others in order to ensure proper implementation.
  • Ensure that department priorities are adhered to and effectively communicated.
  • Ensure competent and effective people resources through appropriate coaching, development and people supervision as appropriate.
  • Embody a high performance, proactive culture.
  • Effectively ensure the adherence to key performance areas, deadlines and goals in order to optimize operational effectiveness.
  • Effectively communicate resource needs, possible opportunities and achievements to management in order to aid them in their decision-making.
  • Effectively set and monitor priorities and objectives for more junior staff.
  • Understand and communicate objectives in relation to the larger organizational impact.
  • Effectively disseminate knowledge within the correct context, towards subordinates as well as management.
  • Appropriately model the company values while setting the pace and energy for delivering.
  • Effectively manage and communicate change within the department in order to increase staff and process effectiveness.
  • Provide access to accurate and consistent information and services across all channels.
  • Ensure a seamless experience for clients.
  • Improve service delivery for clients.
  • Engage in continuous brand building to become the trusted partners to clients.

Employment Opportunities at Britam

IT Risk Analyst

Job Purpose:

  • The IT Risk Analyst is responsible for assisting the Risk Manager to provide independent oversight and monitoring of the execution of technology, IT security, and information management to mitigate potential risk exposures. The scope of work also includes enhancing the risk management culture through awareness training, supporting disaster recovery testing and third party risk assessments.
  • The IT Risk Analyst reports to the Risk Manager within the Risk & Compliance Department and works closely with respective IT functional heads and risk champions to implement risk management tools and close agreed action plans.

Key responsibilities:

  • Perform system risk assessments for all IT systems/solutions being implemented and facilitate reporting and tracking and reporting of findings and management actions.
  • Review and ensure that IT changes and incident management procedures are complied with.
  • Provide training and awareness on IT risks and controls.
  • Review and ensure that IT infrastructure and applications have adequate controls.
  • Review and ensure user rights validations are done as per policy.
  • Review and ensure that all open issues identified by risk team, IT security and auditors are closed within the agreed time frame.
  • Keep up to date with, and understand, relevant laws and regulations such as data privacy laws.
  • Participate in UAT and SIT tests.
  • Confirm that staff members are adequately trained on cyber security issues.
  • Review and ensure that the company has adequate IT DR measures in place.
  • Support in Business Continuity Management.
  • Track and report on IT Key Risk Indicators (KRIs).
  • Performs process-level walkthroughs, control testing, etc. for the identification and assessment of IT risks and controls.
  • Undertaking risk reviews of the IT control framework.
  • Incident Management-Track and report on all IT incidents and confirm that the same are resolved in a sustainable manner.
  • Product and partner risk assessment- Review and document all IT related issues in terms of the architecture, API’s etc. and follow up resolution of the same.
  • Delegated authority as per the approved delegated authority matrix.

Knowledge, experience and qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration or related field.
  • Professional certifications in Risk Management desired.
  • 2 – 4 years’ experience in risk management.

Technical/ Functional competencies:

  • Financial Risk Analysis.
  • Risk assessment techniques.
  • Risk response strategies.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Report writing skills.

Leadership category responsibility framework (Core Competencies):

Emerging Leaders in Britam need to:

  • Plan, direct and apply efficiencies and resources in order to optimize output and profitability against time, cost and team targets.
  • Effectively communicate strategic and operational departmental goals and objectives to peers and others in order to ensure proper implementation.
  • Ensure that department priorities are adhered to and effectively communicated.
  • Ensure competent and effective people resources through appropriate coaching, development and people supervision as appropriate.
  • Embody a high performance, proactive culture.
  • Effectively ensure the adherence to key performance areas, deadlines and goals in order to optimise operational effectiveness.
  • Effectively communicate resource needs, possible opportunities and achievements to management in order to aid them in their decision-making.
  • Effectively set and monitor priorities and objectives for more junior staff.
  • Understand and communicate objectives in relation to the larger organizational impact.
  • Effectively disseminate knowledge within the correct context, towards subordinates as well as management.
  • Appropriately model the company values while setting the pace and energy for delivering.
  • Effectively manage and communicate change within the department in order to increase staff and process effectiveness.
  • Provide access to accurate and consistent information and services across all channels.
  • Ensure a seamless experience for clients.
  • Improve service delivery for clients.
  • Engage in continuous brand building to become the trusted partners to clients.

How to apply

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Employment Opportunities at Britam

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