Standard Chartered Bank Job for a Sustainability Manager

Standard Chartered Bank is a leading international bank, with more than a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets.
We bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

With 1,600 branches and offices in 70 countries, we offer exciting and challenging international career opportunities.

Job Title:  Sustainability Manager
Manage, monitor and report the Bank’s
activities and procedures to ensure compliance with the regulatory
requirements of the Nigeria Sustainability Banking Principles, namely:

  • E& S Management System for Business Activities
  • E&S Footprint Management for Business Operations
  • Human Rights
  • Women’s Economic Empowerment
  • Financial Inclusion
  • E&S Governance
  • Capacity Building
  • Collaborative Partnerships and
  • Reporting.
  • Oversee the co-ordination of the Sustainability Working Group to
    collate the required data across the Bank to prepare the regulatory
    returns to the Central Bank of Nigeria.
  • Support the Group
    Sustainability team to meet the requirements of the Group Key Control
    Standards (KCS) as part of the Operational Risk Framework.
  • Engage with the Brand team, internal business teams and support
    functions to further develop and deliver the Bank’s Sustainability
    strategy aligned with the Bank’s Here for Good brand promise.
  • Keep key stakeholders up to date on progress against key milestones.
  • Give direction towards the achievement of the Bank’s Sustainability
    Strategy, in line with the Group’s Sustainability goals and objectives.
  • Ensure the departmental heads are kept informed of industry
    developments which are relevant to the operation of an efficient
    sustainability function.
  • Carry out any further tasks for which your qualifications & experience are suited as directed by the senior management.
  • Ensure that the Bank’s Sustainability strategy is articulated to
    internal and external stakeholders through key communication channels.
  • Report the progress made regarding the Bank’s Sustainability Strategy to the Management Team and the Board.
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Risk Management

  • Responsible for identifying, assessing, monitoring, controlling and
    mitigating risks to the Group. Also, an awareness and understanding of
    the main risks facing the Group and the role the individual plays in
    managing them
  • Identify the case for change regarding key
    issues impacting the region; assess whether there’s a global or regional
    impact and respond accordingly
  • Use data and factual evidence
    to drive and underpin day-to-day management actions and decision-making
    (including driving compliance, identifying opportunities for
    improvements and driving for gap resolutions)


  • Responsible for assessing the effectiveness of the Group’s arrangements
    to deliver effective governance, oversight and controls in the business
    and, if necessary, oversee changes in these areas
  • Awareness
    and understanding of the regulatory framework, in which the Group
    operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to
    the role.
  • Responsible for supporting ‘effective governance’;

Regulatory & Business conduct

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of
    ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard
    Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance
    with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines
    and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
  • Ensure effective compliance to the Central Bank’s Assessment Criteria for Approved Persons’ Regime for Financial Institutions

Other Responsibilities

  • Embed Here for good and Group’s brand and values in Nigeria
  • Perform other responsibilities assigned under Group, Country, Business or Functional policies and procedures.
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Key Stakeholders

– Chief Executive Officer
– Chief Risk Officer
– Compliance
– Operational Risk Management
– Corporate Affairs
– Management Team
– Head, Sustainability & Community Engagement, AME

– Regulators
– Peers in the industry
– External contractors or companies
– Sustainability Consultants

Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum of a second class degree from a reputable university.
  • A Master’s degree or professional qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Relevant experience in Environmental and Social Risk Management.
  • Excellent writing, communication (including public speaking), and project management skills.
  • Ability to influence and communicate at all levels within an organisation, including executive level engagement.
  • Commercial and pragmatic approach, dedicated to operational excellence.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, with excellent time management skills.
  • Experience working in or with the markets where the Bank operates across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
  • Good working knowledge of the Nigeria Sustainability Banking Principles of the CBN.
  • Demonstrated experience managing networks and delivering programmes within diverse international organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience managing stakeholder relationships and strong
    understanding of sustainability and corporate community investment.


  • Role models ethical values and demonstrates a strong moral compass in all decision making
  • Embraces matrix reporting lines
  • Inculcates confidentiality

How to Apply
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